SYLVA- More than 140 graduates earned their associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates from Southwestern Community College in the fall semester.
Among the graduates, 15 earned Cum Laude honors (3.50-3.69 GPA), while 18 were named Magna Cum Laude (3.70-3.89 GPA) and 11 were Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00 GPA).
Thirteen graduates are New Century Scholars, who were identified as “high-potential” students when they were in the seventh grade. After meeting expectations in academics, behavior and service learning, these students were guaranteed last dollar tuition and fees assistance and the opportunity of an education at Southwestern, thanks to the generosity of their respective communities.
The following list of graduates from Cherokee includes each graduate’s field of study, type of academic credential earned and – when applicable – academic honors: Lizzie Renee Bernal, Associate in Arts, College Transfer; Lucretia Hicks Dawkins, Certificate, Accounting-Tax; Jasper Isaac Groenewold, Certificate, Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology; Felicia E. Johnson, Associate in General Education; Amanda Tortalita, Diploma, Cosmetology; Jessica Dawn Santos, Associate in Applied Science, Early Childhood Education; Chase Crowe, Associate in Applied Science, Automotive Systems Technology; Isabel Makena Driver, Associate in Arts, College Transfer – Early College, Cum Laude; Kayla Jean Pheasant, Associate in Applied Science, Accounting, Cum Laude; Sarah Wachacha, Certificate, Health Information Technology – Health Informatics; and Chavis Raylyn Wright, Associate in Applied Science, Medical Assisting.