KVCC names 2014 Student of the Year
Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) has named Timothy McDonald of Madison Student of the Year for 2014.
McDonald, better known by his nickname, “Tug,” is 41 and completing his final semester in the Precision Machining Technology program. He will graduate in May of this year with a two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree.
McDonald was honored April 23 at a ceremony at the Senator Inn in Augusta along with recipients of the honor from Maine’s six other community colleges.
“Tug sets an example for adults who are uncertain about their capacity to excel in college after many years away from the classroom, or who question the relevance of higher education in their lives,” KVCC President Dr. Richard Hopper, said. “He shows us that it's possible to overcome hardships and achieve at the highest levels. Tug also has personal qualities that make the college experience a whole lot of fun for himself and for everyone around him."
Seven students, one from each of Maine's Community Colleges, are honored each year as their institution’s Student of the Year. Nominated by faculty, staff and administration, the students are selected for their academic success, campus and community involvement, and their ability to achieve in the face of adversity. Each student is awarded a John H. Lapoint, Jr. Leadership Award in the amount of $1,000.
Thirteen KVCC students were nominated for the honor. McDonald was selected based on his academic excellence, service, leadership, and ability to be a role model for other students.
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