Honors & Awards
A summary listing of colleges Receiving institution and individual honors and awards
Jennifer Kossar was recently awarded the Jerry L. Culberson Nursing Scholarship, a distinguished scholarship from Gadsden State Community College (Ala.). Kossar, a nontraditional student at Gadsden State Cherokee, enjoys working with people and loves learning the skills associated with nursing. The Culberson scholarship was established by the Cherokee County Health Authority in 2012. This partial tuition scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving nursing student attending Gadsden State Cherokee. Recipients of the scholarship must have demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 in all courses attempted and completed toward the nursing degree, show financial need and reside in Cherokee County.
The Central Carolina Community College (N.C.) Board of Trustees has honored Susan Laudate for her service as a member of the board. Laudate served on the board for four years, from 2011-2015. Julian Philpott, board chairman, said that Laudate served faithfully. “She was at every meeting, and was a strong contributor in the committee process and the board process. When she had something to say, we all listened to her because we knew it was coming from her heart and it was well thought out,” said Philpott. Laudate thanked the trustees, adding that when she came to Lee County 30 years ago she taught English in the CCCC Evening College. “When I had the opportunity to come back and serve, it was really an honor and a treat to see it from the administrative side,” said Laudate. “I’m really proud of all we have done and all that you will continue to do, and I certainly will continue to support in whatever way I can.
Larry Gawthrop, chief financial officer at Mott Community College (Mich.), has been named the Outstanding Chief Business Officer for 2015 by the Community College Business Officers Region V. This award recognizes business officers who have made outstanding contributions to business and financial management in higher education. Criteria for the award include examples of outstanding accomplishments, participation in collegewide strategic planning and implementation of policies supporting the college’s mission, professional activities in state, regional and national associations and community leadership, service and involvement. CCBO is committed to providing educational and professional support, networking opportunities, and timely trend and demographic information for business officers representing community colleges and community college system offices in the US and in Canada. The association works to help business officers better prepare for successful professional roles in the business and service enterprise of the community college.