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Delta College celebrates 2020 Graduate Student Awards

May 4, 2020

Each year, Delta College celebrates its best and brightest students at the Graduate Student Awards Ceremony. These outstanding graduates represent the future of the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond.

“Although the ceremony was canceled this year, that doesn’t diminish the achievements of these talented award recipients and our joy in celebrating them,” said Dr. Reva Curry, vice president of Instruction and Learning Services. “These special individuals proved their academic abilities in the classroom, demonstrated strong leadership skills and generously gave their time to their community.”

Thanks to the generosity of many businesses, organizations and individuals, winners will receive lasting recognition on plagues displayed at the college and monetary gifts to assist with their future endeavors.

  • The William R. Collings Award of Excellence recipient will receive $1,250
  • The Robert and Joyce Hetzler Family Award recipient will receive $1,000
  • Board of Trustees recipients will receive $500 each
  • Graduate Student Award recipients will receive $750 each

Highest Recognition Awards

Academic Achievement & Superior Citizenship
William R. Collings Award of Excellence
Catherine M. Shuler

Shuler’s passion for volunteering stems from her experiences volunteering at a soup kitchen with her grandmother when she was a young girl. The Freeland native continues her community involvement with organizations including Saginaw Township Police Explorers, Women’s Lawyers Association of Michigan and Knights of Columbus. At Delta, she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Women’s Inclusive Network. She plans to earn a law degree and will continue her education at Saginaw Valley State University this fall. Her dream job is to be a prosecutor for Saginaw County.

Service & Leadership
Robert and Joyce Hetzler Family Award
Sydney E. Hollis

Hollis, a native of Saginaw, is enrolled in the joint 3+1 marketing program with Delta and Northwood University. During her time Delta, she was in the Honors Program, joined Phi Theta Kappa, studied abroad in Costa Rica, served in a leadership role for Delta’s DECA Club, and volunteered for many civic engagement and community projects. Last year, she raised more than $800 for victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Hollis plans to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, and work in a marketing role for a sustainability-focused organization.

Board of Trustees Award Recipients
Student graduates with a 4.0 GPA

Joel R. Angle
Timothy S. Burnett
Serena M. Chase
Kyle C. Elizalde
Janessa R. Kozubal
Jacqueline Lee
Kaitlyn H. Malo
Evan D. Orban
Alexandra Piehl
Cherie L. Powers
Patrick A. Rapin
Nathan P. Richardson
Jay L. Schimmoller
McKenna L. Schwab
Dana H. Seiler
Catherine M. Shuler
Doug S. Szczepanski

Graduate Student Award Recipients

Applied Industrial/Technical
Gougeon Employees Foundation Award
Maggie J. Zimmerman

Peter B. and Suzanne Frantz Award
Gloria M. Heye

Business Management
Morley Family Foundation Award
Kayla N. Dybas

Edward and Kathryn (Dunn) Langenburg Award
Natalie B. Norris 

Margaret T. Timm Award
Morgan C. Carter

Finance & Information Technology
Chemical Bank, a Division of TCF National Bank
Serena M. Chase 

Foreign Language
Lola Bishop Whitney Award
Scott M. Rutherford

Health Sciences
James R. McIntyre Award
Grace G. Kozfkay

Law Enforcement
Fraternal Order of Police, Bay City Lodge 103 Award
Catherine M. Shuler 

Life Sciences
Julius and Irene Sutto Award
Taylor S. Ryle 

Jim and Janis Van Tiflin Award
Waseem Alsayed 

Frances Goll Mills Award
Quentin J. Papajesk

Office Administration & Technology
Delta College Award
Jacey J. Morey

Physical Science
Dow Michigan Operations Award
Andrew C. Hogan 

Social Science
Wesley C. Timm Award
Sydney E. Hollis