TNCC Announces President’s Award Winner

Published: May 17, 2006

Nicholaus Gutierrez of Newport News, Va. is the recipient of the President’s Award for the Thomas Nelson Community College 2005-2006 graduating class.

Gutierrez is being recognized for his academic achievements during the pursuit of an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts. He is graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA). In the fall semester, he will attend The College of William and Mary. He plans to become a college professor.

Gutierrez has been a student at Thomas Nelson since fall 2003. He views his educational experience at the college as positive and rewarding. “When I decided to go back to school and continue my education, I was looking for three important criteria: quality of education, quality of staff and an environment conducive to learning. Thomas Nelson Community College has provided me with each of those and more. No place else could have provided me with the same opportunities. For that and my experience at the college, in general, I’m grateful.”

The President’s Award and the Vice-President’s Award are presented at commencement ceremonies each spring. Criteria for these awards include, attaining the greatest cumulative GPA, completing at least 60 semester hours of course work, receiving an associate’s degree for the current year, and taking an active role in college activities.

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