black advisory committee honors eighteen valencia students

On Friday, December 7, 2012, the Black Advisory Committee (BAC) held its 36th annual Incentive Awards to recognize the achievement of Valencia students who are succeeding in school and life, despite the adversity and personal challenges they face.

To be eligible for the BAC award, students must be nominated by faculty or staff, have completed at least 12 hours of course work at Valencia with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better, and be seeking an A.A. or A.S. degree.

This year, eight students were selected as award recipients and were presented with an etched glass picture frame and a check for $400 dollars, and 10 nominees were presented with gift cards to the Valencia Bookstore.

This year’s honorees are:

Award Recipients: Doris Beccara (A.A. General Studies); Daniel Hatcher (A.A. General Studies); Thomas Howard (A.A. General Studies); Adonis Labady (A.S. Nursing); Steven Patterson (A.A. General Studies); Lecia Paul (A.S. Business Management, Marketing & Administration); Angel Sanchez (A.S. Paralegal Studies and A.A. General Studies), Sharrina Ward (A.S. Radiology).

Nominees: Nadirah Burgess-Gutierrez, Tashawna Hannam, Stephen Hernandez, Colon Jones, Agueda S. Alfonso Martin, Grevener Mertune, Hieu T. Nguyen, Graham Oakley, Giancarrios Toro-Caraballo, Angel Troncoso .

For questions about the event, please contact Deborah Xavier at or at extension 8054.

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