By Sharon Green
NYCLSA is pleased to announce that Tianna Hunt, a junior at Niagara County Community College, is the 2020 winner of our Promising Student Award. Tianna, a Liberal Arts & Science major, hopes to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a nursing degree.
Tianna, who returned to school after an eight-year absence, initially struggled. She credits her developmental reading class for "helping her tremendously" to prepare for her future classes. Tianna now has a 3.5 GPA and was accepted into Niagara County Community College's Honors Institute. See http://niagaracc.suny.edu/honors/.
Tianna was nominated for this award by NYCLSA member Pamela Lange, Reading and Honors Coordinator at Niagara County Community College. Pam was impressed that Tianna sought help from her instructors, other students, and reading tutors on campus. Pam praised Tianna's "tenacity and determination" in seeking the assistance she needed.
Pam pointed out that as a first-generation college student, Tianna has always needed financial support. NYCLSA is pleased to be able to help Tianna. She plans to use this $300 award to pay for the extra expense of an Honors course that is not part of her nursing program.
Thank you to NYCLSA members Maureen Maas-Feary of Finger Lakes Community College, Michelle Bogdan of Medaille College, and Lindsay Masters of Daemen College for serving as judges.
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More information on funding options for the Kellogg Institute can be found at Appalachian State University's website: https://ncde.appstate.edu/kellogg-institute/funding-sources
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NYCLSA is pleased to announce that the winner of our 2019 Promising Student Award is Kayla Robinson. Kayla, a first-year student at Niagara University, earned a B in the integrated reading-writing course she took in her first semester. This developmental course inspired her to become a better writer. She also met faithfully with her academic coach, got involved on campus, and worked a work-study job. Kayla is a very serious, hard-working student but she struggles to afford tuition and books. This award will help her a great deal. NYCLSA congratulates Kayla Robinson, clearly a student with promise.