State College students honored

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St. Johns River State College announced to local Historic City News reporters the recent honors presented to students for their local, state and national academic achievements and their participation in campus activities.

The ceremony also provided an opportunity for students to express their gratitude and appreciation to the faculty and staff at the St. Augustine campus.

The SJR State Student Government Association presented sociology instructor Betina Malhotra, Ph.D. with the Professor of the Year award. Mark Lechak and April Sham were acknowledged with the Student Leadership Award.

Josephine Brown, Mary Irvine, Mark Lechak and Leighanna Steiger were recognized as the 2011 inductees into the SJR State Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame award is presented each year to a select number of students who are recommended by the faculty for their academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.

Mark Lechak and Mary Irvine were recognized for the All-USA Academic Team. Two applicants per campus are nominated each year for the Phi Theta Kappa honor society award.

Students recognized for Who’s Who among students in American Universities and Colleges were: Tarek Acosta, Josephine Brown, Sarah Carey, Cori Derringer, Mary Irvine, Rosemary Jones-Inci, Mark Lechak, Matthew Morse, April Sham and Leighanna Steiger.

The SJR State Student Government Association presented Viking Café owners Elizabeth and Ademir Candido with the Heimdall Award for outstanding service to the association.

The college’s active campus life is an open door for students to meet new people and take part in a dynamic teamwork and leadership capacity in clubs and organizations. These clubs and organizations provide extracurricular activities on campus and an opportunity for the students to participate in community service projects.

Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News contributed photograph by SJRSC

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