2022 Award Recipients
NCCCS Academic Excellence Award
Cassidy Ball, Associate in Arts
This is awarded to one student at each of the North Carolina Community Colleges. In order to be eligible, students must be currently enrolled, must have competed at least 12 semester hours in an associate degree program, and have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.25.
Outstanding Alumni Award
David William Plyler, Class of 2014
Each year one or more Stanly Community College alumni are recognized for their contributions to the College, the community and their profession. Eligibility for this award requires that the student must have participated at the College as either a curriculum (credit-based), continuing education, or basic skills/literacy student. The SCC Executive Leadership Team then selects the award recipient out of the eligible nominations.
Dr. George E. Eddins, Jr. Award of Distinction in Allied Health Education
Erin Nicole Mauldin, Associate Degree Nursing
This award is named in honor of an Albemarle physician whose support of the SCC Foundation has allowed hundreds of students to attend college. This recognition was established in 2003, and to be considered for this award, a graduating Allied Health student must have at least a 3.5 GPA, demonstrated leadership ability and a record of service to the community.
Annie Ruth Kelley Leadership Award
Kathy Little Eudy, Criminal Justice Technology/Emergency Medical Technician
Created in 2001, this award honors the service and leadership of the first chairperson of the College Board of Trustees and the first woman to chair a community college board in this state. Mrs. Kelley served with distinction for 28 years as a college trustee. In keeping with Mrs. Kelley’s record of service, this award is presented to the graduating student who has excelled in providing leadership to fellow students, the College and the community.
Dianne H. Burton Community Service Award
Cameron Michael McFadden, Criminal Justice Technology
The Dianne H. Burton Community Service Award was created in 2006 to honor the service of the past college registrar. This award is presented to the graduating student that has contributed to the community through service learning.
Edward J. Snyder, Jr., Exceptional Scholars Award
Mr. Snyder served as the second chair of the College’s Board of Trustees. He was a member of the State Board of Community Colleges and the first chair of the College Foundation, a position he held for over three decades. His support of the College provided scholarships and other resources for SCC for nearly four decades. An award was established in 2002 in honor of his services. To qualify, a student must be nominated by a faculty or staff member, have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average, and submit an essay.
Jordan Rose Moseley
Associate in Science
Kong Xoua Michael Moua
Associate in Arts
Jason Phillip Livingston
Criminal Justice Technology
Shirley Dennis Basic Skills Outstanding Student Award
Shannon Woods, High School Equivalency
Established 2012 in memory of Shirley Diane Dennis, this award recognizes an exemplary high school equivalency or adult high school graduate who, while overcoming challenges, remains committed to education and demonstrates leadership skills among peers. Shirley Diane Dennis obtained her high school equivalency credential and Associate Degree in Human Services from Stanly Community College, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Pfeiffer University. She was co-owner of “Better Day,” an agency specializing in substance abuse treatments. She also posthumously received the Stanly Community College Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2011.
Jerrie Sue Moffitt Morton Award
Grayson Thompson, Cosmetology
The recipient for the Jerrie Sue Moffitt Morton award is to personify the spirit of the award’s namesake. The recipient demonstrates an ability to overcome adversity, maintain integrity, and keep clients’ needs as his or her priority. The recipient must be known for putting others before self while also possessing a fighting spirit when faced with life’s negative circumstances. Mrs. Jerrie Sue Moffitt Morton leaves behind an enormous legacy, and this recipient’s qualities are to resonate the attributes that set Mrs. Moffitt Morton apart from others.