Kishwaukee College honored current students for excellence in the classroom. Faculty and staff recognized and celebrated the academic achievement of students during the month of May. Winners for the College’s literary & arts journal, The Kamelian, were also recognized. Students received certificates commemorating their achievements.
The following students received awards for their academic excellence:
Achievement Award in Mathematics: Hannah Lager, Rochelle; and Nicholas Patrick Shay, DeKalb
Excellence in History Award: Austin G. Arndt, Malta; and Colin Strader, Genoa
Natalie Calhoun Award: Cecilia Schmitt, Rochelle
Outstanding 2D Artist: Kerstin Henke, DeKalb
Outstanding 3D Artist: Cecilia Schmitt, Rochelle
Outstanding Academic Achievement and Peer Support in Theatre: Kayla Mingus, Oregon
Outstanding Academic Achievement in General Chemistry: Anthony Castaldo, Paw Paw
Outstanding Academic Achievement in Organic Chemistry: Caleb Vejvoda, DeKalb
Outstanding Creative Writing Student: Luke Martin, Sycamore
Outstanding Criminal Justice Student: Zachary Prosser, Rochelle
Outstanding English Student: Stephanee Dries, Genoa; Luke Martin, Sycamore; Peter Skaret, DeKalb; and Cody West, DeKalb.
Outstanding Financial Accounting Student: Nicholas Iscra, Genoa
Outstanding Managerial Accounting Student: Ramses Garcia, DeKalb
Outstanding Massage Therapy Student: Sierra Goddard, Freeport; and Jenna Lyn Hansen, Rochelle
Outstanding Photography: Leslie D. Wilcher, DeKalb
The College’s award winning literary and arts journal, The Kamelian, also announced literature, arts and best of show for this year’s edition.
The winners in the literature categories are:
Short Fiction: 1st Place: Sophie West, Oregon; 2nd Place: Adriana Aumann-Weyenberg, DeKalb; and 3rd Place: Rosemary Komes, DeKalb
Poetry: 1st Place: Carley Anne Ackland, Rochelle; 2nd Place: Amerald Wheatley-Johnson, DeKalb; and 3rd Place: Maria Hernandez, DeKalb
Essay: 1st Place: Amerald Wheatley-Johnson, DeKalb; and 2nd Place: Anna Walter, Genoa
The winners in the art categories are:
Photography: 1st Place and 2nd Place: Olivia Napiorkowski, Genoa; and 3rd Place: Susan E. Pfotenhauer, DeKalb
2D: 1st Place: Callie Ackland, Rochelle; 2nd Place: Susan E. Pfotenhauer, DeKalb; and 3rd Place: Elsie Gordon, Dixon
3D: 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place: Susan E. Pfotenhauer, DeKalb
This year, the art judges unanimously selected Callie Ackland's two-dimensional entry Hatching as Best of Show, citing both the quality of the work and the story told through the piece.
To read nominations for each recipient of a student award, visit www.kish.edu/campusevents. For a digital copy of The Kamelian, visit www.kish.edu/artevents.
Photo: Kishwaukee College presented the annual student awards during the month of May, honoring students for excellence in the classroom and announcing the winners in the College’s literary & arts journal The Kamelian. Picture: Susan E. Pfotenhauer, DeKalb, 2D Art, 2nd place winner. Photo provided by Susan E. Pfotenhauer.