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HCC Club Awards

DATE: Monday, May 8, 2017

Students on the Autism Spectrum named Club of the Year

Sylvia Nkrumah, Karianne Santiago, and Teddy McCormick received the "Commitment Award" Friday at HCC's annual spring Club Award celebration.

The Students on the Autism Spectrum club was named Club of the Year Friday during a rousing celebration that recognized HCC clubs and the students and staff who make them possible.

The annual spring Club Awards ceremony was held in the Leslie Phillips Theater, followed by a reception in the Picknelly Dining Room.

Students on the Autism spectrum also won awards for several other categories, including Outstanding Advisor, Phoenix Award, Excellence in Leadership, Starfish
Award and Best Awareness Project.

Here is a full list of Club Award winners:

Club Advisor of the Year:
Tricia Kiefer and Sheila Gould, Education Club (SEAM)

Outstanding Advisor:
Stevie Converse, Radio Club
Maureen Conroy and Andrea Holjacki, Students on the Autism Spectrum
Myriam Quinones, CommITTED Club

Event of the Year:
Paint Night, Military Club. Last fall the club raised more than $400 for the Vietnam Vets Welcome Home dinner.

Humanitarian Effort Award:
Anime Club
Student Senate

Phoenix Award (For an HCC club returning after a hiatus):
Students on the Autism Spectrum Club
Education Club
Military Club

Rising Star Award (For a new member who has shown great potential, leadership skills, and promise and will be returning next year, as an officer or leader.):
Jared Hawk, Education Club
Heather Paiva Perez, Student Senate
Muhammed Azmi Bin Zainal Abidin, CommITTED and International Students Club
Chris Miller, Radio Club

Heart and Soul Award (A friend to all, this giving person listens to others with patience and understanding and always goes the extra mile for the club, its mission, and its members):
Chloe Soto, Student Senate
Jess Krolicki, Radio Club
Chet Wilson, Military Club
McKenzie Wilson, Education Club

Team Work Award (Two individuals who work best together to get things done):
Amanda Rooke and Teddy McCormick, Student Senate
Chet Wilson and Jon Jasmin, Military Club
Chloe Soto and Jonathan Mendez, Student Senate

Excellence in Leadership Award:
Harry Farris, Anime Club
Tiffany Cavanaugh, Students on the Autism Spectrum Club
Gina Burke, Education Club

Commitment Award:
Sylvia Nkrumah, Education Club
Karianne Santiago, Student Senate and CommITTED Club
Teddy McCormick, Student Senate and STEM Club

Charisma Award:
McKenzie Wilson, Education Club
Karianne Santiago, CommITTED Club and Student Senate
Natalie Richards, Student Senate
Jonathan Mendez, Student Senate and CommITTED Club
Jared Hawk, Education Club
Chloe Soto, Radio Club and Student Senate

Best Volunteer Project of the Year:
CommiTTED Club (Traffic box painting in Holyoke)

Starfish Award (This person helps others unconditionally despite their own personal obstacles, notices everyone's contributions no matter how small, encourages others, and expects little in return):
Mariya Primako, Student Senate and Emerging Business Leaders Club
Heather Paiva, Student Senate
Jay Everson, Students on the Autism Spectum Club
Lindsay Pare, Military Club and Student Senate
Frances Rivera Diaz, Queer Straight Alliance, STEM Club, Student Senate

Best Awareness Project:
Create and Learn about STIM Toys, Students on the Autism Spectrum
22 Push-up Challenge, MIlitary Club

Best Cultural event:
Ask a _____ , International Students Club
Holocaust Remembrance Table, Shalom Club

PHOTO by Noah Koski: Sylvia Nkrumah, Karianne Santiago, and Teddy McCormick received the "Commitment Award" Friday at HCC's annual spring Club Award celebration.



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