CCC&TI TRIO/SSS Program Honors Students

HUDSON, NC (May 9, 2017)…Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute recently held its annual TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Awards Celebration at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir. Students, college officials and community supporters gathered for a reception to pay tribute to the program’s students.

TRIO/SSS provides opportunities to CCC&TI students for academic development, assistance with basic college requirements and motivation toward the successful completion of a post-secondary education.

A total of 40 TRIO/SSS students, representing both CCC&TI campuses, will graduate this spring. As part of the ceremony, students were presented white cords to designate their affiliation with the college’s TRIO program as they march at graduation.

Other awards presented to students included Academic Excellence, Outstanding Personal Growth, Outstanding Persistence and Outstanding Participation and Service.

For more information on TRIO programs at CCC&TI, call 828-726-2727 or visit

TRIO Graduates – TRIO/SSS students who are graduating this spring or transferring to another institution were honored at the ceremony. They included, from left to right: (front row) Katelyn Anders, Tammy Anderson, Lakia Dula, Elba Euceda, Linsy Pina, Patricia Gryder and April Baker. (back row) Dallas Brown, John Evans, Katrina Nelson, Linda Picazo, Callie Tester, John-O Williams.


ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE – (3.5 GPA or higher) TRIO/SSS Academic Excellence Award recipients were, from left to right: (front row) Tammy Anderson, Rachel Buchanan, Shirley Daniels, Lakia Dula, Elba Euceda, Kristyn Hafner and JoAnn Land. (back row) Cindy Smith, Callie Tester, Monica Vecchione, Linda Picazo, Katrina Nelson, Linsy Pina and Patty Vines.


PERSONAL GROWTH – Recipients of the Certificate of Personal Growth included, from left to right: (front row) Amanda Ashline, Valeria Cruz Garduno, Vanessa Enamorado, Nancy Robinson and Jordan Zuzolo (back row) Dallas Brown, Lakia Dula and Celina Houston.


PERSISTENCE – Recipients of the Certificate of Outstanding Persistence included, from left to right: (front row) Tammy Anderson, April Baker, Rachel Buchanan, Shirley Daniels, Nancy Hawkins and Melissa Hopper. (back row) Patty Vines, JoAnn Land, Linda Picazo, Linsy Pina, Nancy Robinson, Cindy Smith, Monica Vecchione and Brooke Wilson.


PARTICIPATION – Several were honored for Outstanding Participation and Service to TRIO/SSS. Pictured are left to right: (front row) Katrina Nelson, April Baker, Valeria Cruz Garduno, Kristyn Hafner, Samantha Licona and Nancy Robinson. (back row) Dallas Brown, Nathan Minton, James Tatum, Callie Tester, Monica Vecchione and Patty Vines.