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ESCC Honors Day scheduled for 6 p.m. April 10

ESCC Honors Day scheduled for 6 p.m. April 10

Enterprise, AL – Five students nominated for top ESCC Student Honor ahead of Honor’s Day

A total of five students have qualified as nominees for Enterprise State Community College’s highest student honor, the President’s Cup. A finalist will be announced during the college’s Honor’s Day Ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, inside the ESCC Student Center.

The students who qualified for the nomination are Maggie Johnson, Haley Rose McInnis, Christie McLendon, Kayla Reese, and Cheyanna Husten-Mccrea. Their bios are included below.

A President’s Cup nominee is a private recommendation made by an ESCC faculty or staff member unknown to the potential candidates until Honor’s Day. Nominees must meet certain requirements, including 36 or more credit hours, a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and be enrolled as a full-time student at least one term during the current academic year. In addition, the student is not only required to be academically gifted, but also involved on the ESCC campus and in the local communities.

Other awards on Honor’s Day include the following: Excellence in Education Awards, All-Alabama Academic & Scholarships, National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Awards, Scholars Bowl Team Awards, Alumnus of the Year, and ESCCEA Scholarship.

Information about the nominees for the President’s Cup include the following:

Maggie Johnson, Accounting major

GPA: 4.0

Maggie Johnson is currently an ESCC Presidential Scholar who has been on the President’s List – and taken a full load of courses – every semester at ESCC. Maggie has been accepted to both the University of Alabama and Troy University. She plans to continue her education after receiving her bachelor’s by completing her master’s and becoming a CPA. In addition to her curricular activities, Maggie is President of the Student Government Association and Vice President of the College Republicans at ESCC. She is also a member of ESCC’s Ambassadors and Diamond Dolls. She was also selected to attend the Student Leadership Institute the previous summer. The event is hosted by the Dean of Students Association. Maggie is also an active member of Elba First Assembly. She has participated in canned food drives, bake sales, and fundraisers for missionary trips. Maggie is an active volunteer with Speed the Light, as student-initiated volunteer program that helps missionaries across the world. Maggie has always been the first to volunteer to help with concessions when needed at campus activities and follows through with her commitments. She works at the Enterprise YMCA.

Haley Rose McInnis, English major

GPA: 3.919

Haley Rose McInnis is an All Alabama Academic Team member, past ESCC Academic Scholar, two-time President’s List and one-time Dean’s List student. In addition to her curricular activities, she is President of the Tau Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and of the Sigma Alpha Pi chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success. She is also a member of the Alabama PTK region Outstanding Officer Team; a PTK Five Star Competitive Edge member, and recipient of the PTK Alabama region Hallmark award for Honors in Action Distinguished Theme. Haley is also President of the American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Unit 73; president of the American Legion Auxiliary Junior Members-Enterprise Cook Clements Unit 73; publicity chairman of the American Legion family: Legion Auxiliary, Sons, Riders; regional Americanism chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary; member of the Flag education program for Girl Scouts; Relay for Life volunteer; American Legion Poker Run volunteer; Friends of the Enterprise Library; female Veteran Appreciation Luncheon guest speaker; and was a Memorial Day celebration guest speaker for American Legion at Meadowlawn Gardens. She has participated in the following through PTK: blood drives; Luke’s Legacy; Quilts of Comfort; Day of Change for the Ronald McDonald House; DHR book drive; Dancing with the Stars and Masquerade Ball for the ESCC Foundation; and Day of Service at ESCC. Haley works as an ESCC SSS tutor.

Christie McLendon, Health Information Technology major

GPA: 3.88

Christie McLendon has been listed on ESCC’s President’s List since the Fall of 2017 and was on the Dean’s List in 2016. Christie is also a Student Support Services Grant Scholarship Recipient. In addition to her curricular activities, Christie is a Student Support Services Student Advisory Board Member, Spirit Club Volunteer, Concessions Volunteer, and Study Group Leader in the HIT program. Christie was also selected as a LEAD Conference Student Supervisor and volunteer coordinator. Christie is also a Socks of Love volunteer for SSS; Children’s Ministry leader, fundraising coordinator for Hardships and Medical Needs, coordinator of Missions Fundraising, and Sunday school teacher at Mt. Olive Assembly of God. She is also a camp counselor for Camp Pentecost and Hospice Volunteer. Christie works as an ESCC Library and SAS Lab Work Study.

Cheyanna Huston-McCrea, Education major

GPA: 3.6

Cheyanna Huston-McCrea was listed on the Dean’s List between Fall 2015 and Fall 2017. She was listed as Who’s Who of Two-Year College Students in the Spring of 2017. She has been consistently listed as a college honoree for a GPA of 3.5 and higher. In addition to her curricular activities, Cheyanna is president of Phi Theta Kappa, and has also served in other capacities for the honor society, including as Vice President of Fundraising, President of College Project, Alabama Regional President, and a Division II Candidate for International Officer. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and was President of World Perspectives in 2016. She received the PTK Vicente Cortez Spirit of Phi Theta Kappa Award in 2018, the Distinguished Officer Award in 2017, and the Distinguished Officer Team Award in 2018. Cheyanna writes the monthly newsletter for the Early Childhood Education Center, volunteers at the New Brockton Elementary School and with New Brockton Pageants, and is a volunteer for the food and pet supply drive for the SOS Animal Shelter. She has also volunteered time making quilts and selling socks for the Quilts for Comfort Organization, has assisted with reading proficiency at the Early Childhood Education Center, and has volunteered time for the Trike-a-thon and Fall Festival at EEEC. Cheyanna works as an ESCC Mathematics Work Study.

Kayla Reese, Music major

GPA: 3.62

Kayla Reese is an ESCC Academic scholar and was listed on the President’s List in Fall 2017. In addition to her curricular activities, she is Vice President of Circle K and has served as treasurer of Phi Beta Lambda. She is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa and has served as Secretary and Treasurer of Circle K. Kayla also serves in dining halls and passes out food at Church of Jesus Christ on various Sundays for different events involving the community. She plays the piano on Friday night and Sunday morning services for the Church of Jesus Christ. Kayla works at the City of Enterprise Parks & Recreation Department.


About Enterprise State Community College

Enterprise State Community College is a comprehensive community college which serves more than 1,700 students annually between its Enterprise campus and the Alabama Aviation Colleges in Andalusia and Ozark. Each campus and site currently fulfill the Alabama Community College System’s mission for education and training which leads to high-wage, high-demand jobs in integral careers worldwide. Students can obtain Associate degrees and certificates through multiple programs at the college.

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