Calhoun's Top Ten Students among those to be Honored during College's 45th Annual Honors Day this Week


Calhoun Community College will recognize and honor its top students for the 2013-14 academic year during the college's 45th Annual Honors Day program, this Friday, May 2, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Kelley Gymnasium on the Decatur campus.

Among the students to be honored are the college's "Top Ten Most Outstanding Students," the most outstanding student from each of Calhoun's divisions and departments, and students named to Who's Who among Students in American Junior Colleges. Other awards to be presented during the ceremony include the James B. Allen Pin Award, given in honor of the late U.S. Senator James B. Allen of Alabama to the student who has demonstrated order through citizenship, scholarship and service; the Athlete of the Year; and recognition of Mr. and Miss Calhoun for 2014.

Calhoun President Marilyn Beck has announced that beginning with this year's Honors Day program, the college will recognize Outstanding Alumni from each of the four divisions.  “The persons to be honored on Friday were selected from nominations within each department and have distinguished themselves in such areas as medicine, education, industry, and community service,” said Beck. “From this very accomplished group of four, we will then select one as our Most Outstanding Alumnus of the Year and will recognize this person during our graduation ceremonies on May 16,” added Beck.

Academic awards will be given to those students receiving Calhoun scholarships, and scholarships from four-year colleges and universities also will be awarded by representatives from those institutions.

A picnic for students and their families will be held immediately following the program.

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