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Two Students to Receive Highest Academic Honors during 50th Commencement

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05/28/2020 - 10:49am
May 3, 2019

Thomas Nelson Community College named Teresa Bishop and Jacob Andrewsas recipients of the 2017-2018 President’s and Vice President’s awards, respectively. In acknowledgement of their exceptional academic performance, the awards will be presented during the College’s 50thcommencement exercises on Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Coliseum. 

Criteria for the awards include attaining a high cumulative grade point average, completing at least 60 semester hours of course work, receiving an associate degree for the current year and more.

Bishop is a 53-year-old mother of two who earned an associate of applied science degree in Administrative Support Technology (medical office administration specialization) in December 2018. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges, and is pursuing a Pathways Internship with the federal government. Additionally, she volunteers with the Peninsula Agency on Aging, delivering Meals on Wheels for the past two years, and helps the elderly with grocery shopping. She enjoys gardening, walking and the outdoors.

Andrews earned an associate degree in Information Technology, and the CISCO Networking Career Studies certificate. A home-schooled student from Newport News, he will attend George Mason University beginning in the fall as he pursues a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology.

At Thomas Nelson, he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, serves as a peer tutor in the Library, and also worked at the Library Tech Help Desk. His community pursuits include service as an adult leader with Trail Life USA, a faith-based outdoors scouting organization for boys. He primarily works with those in middle school. His hobbies include camping, hiking and swimming.