Lorain County Community College Students Named to 2010 All-Ohio Academic Team

{mosimage}Lorain County Community College students Jordan Ladikos, of Elyria, and Mike Jackson, of Berea, earned All-Ohio Academic Team honors and were honored at an awards ceremony Tuesday, April 27 at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus.

Ladikos was selected to the All-Ohio Academic Team Second Team and received a $500 scholarship. Jackson was named to the All-Ohio Academic Team and received a $100 scholarship. Both students received an All-Ohio medallion.

“Jordan and Mike are wonderful examples of the students at Lorain County Community College,” said LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church. “They each faced unique challenges and were able to use LCCC to transform their lives.”

After working more than 10 years in a factory, Jackson, now 37, sensed instability in the industry and began courses at Lorain County Community College in the quality control program. A high school dropout, he chose LCCC because he felt the program meshed with his existing skills and that faculty would give him the support he needed. Three semesters into his coursework, Jackson was laid off and became involved in several LCCC organizations.

As president of LCCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, he helped rebuild the chapter and organized community service events. He served at treasurer of Gamma Tau Sigma, and created a Web site, www.oldschoolbacktoschool.net, to help other nontraditional students navigate college courses.

Jackson’s achievements were recognized when he was given the honor of leading the Pledge of Allegiance during President Barack Obama’s visit to LCCC on January 22.

Jackson earned a 4.0 grade point average and will graduate from LCCC in May with an associate’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. He is also attending The University of Akron, where he is working toward a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

 “As I move forward, I will take with me the kind faces who lectured in the afternoon after a long day at work, those who helped me with term papers, the long hours spent in the tutoring center getting help with math problems and the small-town atmosphere that only exists at a community college because community colleges represents community,” Jackson said.

When Ladikos received his GED after completing his homeschooled education, he wasn’t sure what to do next. After hearing positive reviews from his friends, he decided to enroll at Lorain County Community College.

“Once I started, I quickly realized that excellence in education is its own reward and in this I have not been disappointed,” Ladikos said. “The great reputation of LCCC has been proven true time and time again; from the teaching experience of the faculty to the cutting edge dynamics of the facilities, I have had every expectation met to the fullest.”
Ladikos, 22, is extremely active in his church, Church on the North Coast Ministries, where he both volunteers and is employed in the media department. Through his multi-media skills – which he is honing through courses at LCCC – Ladikos shares the message of church mission trips. He designed T-shirts and logos to promote a trip to Uganda and ran media screens during a benefit concert. Ladikos also volunteered at a homeless shelter in Lorain, where he learned the value of warm smile and friendly conversation, and works with urban outreach programs through his church.

On campus, Ladikos has created promotional material for the theater department, filmed a summit on standardized testing and participated in campus debates.

Ladikos carries a 4.0 grade point average and will complete an Associate of Arts degree this year. He plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in visual arts.

 

Created in 1997, the All-Ohio Academic Team provides recognition to outstanding students in Ohio’s 23 public two-year colleges.  The program is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC); Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society; Honda of America Mfg., Inc.; KnowledgeWorks Foundation; and the Robert and Lynne Haehnlen Sprague Scholarship Fund in honor of Joshua Haehnlen Sprague and Sean Haehnlen Sprague.

 To be eligible, students must be nominated by their college president to the All-USA Academic Team.  Nominees must be graduating during the 2009-2010 academic year, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25.  Winners are selected based on leadership qualities, community service and academic performance.

Lorain County Community College Students Named to 2010 All-Ohio Academic Team

{mosimage}Lorain County Community College students Jordan Ladikos, of Elyria, and Mike Jackson, of Berea, earned All-Ohio Academic Team honors and were honored at an awards ceremony Tuesday, April 27 at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus.

Ladikos was selected to the All-Ohio Academic Team Second Team and received a $500 scholarship. Jackson was named to the All-Ohio Academic Team and received a $100 scholarship. Both students received an All-Ohio medallion.

“Jordan and Mike are wonderful examples of the students at Lorain County Community College,” said LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church. “They each faced unique challenges and were able to use LCCC to transform their lives.”

After working more than 10 years in a factory, Jackson, now 37, sensed instability in the industry and began courses at Lorain County Community College in the quality control program. A high school dropout, he chose LCCC because he felt the program meshed with his existing skills and that faculty would give him the support he needed. Three semesters into his coursework, Jackson was laid off and became involved in several LCCC organizations.

As president of LCCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, he helped rebuild the chapter and organized community service events. He served at treasurer of Gamma Tau Sigma, and created a Web site, www.oldschoolbacktoschool.net, to help other nontraditional students navigate college courses.

Jackson’s achievements were recognized when he was given the honor of leading the Pledge of Allegiance during President Barack Obama’s visit to LCCC on January 22.

Jackson earned a 4.0 grade point average and will graduate from LCCC in May with an associate’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. He is also attending The University of Akron, where he is working toward a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

 “As I move forward, I will take with me the kind faces who lectured in the afternoon after a long day at work, those who helped me with term papers, the long hours spent in the tutoring center getting help with math problems and the small-town atmosphere that only exists at a community college because community colleges represents community,” Jackson said.

When Ladikos received his GED after completing his homeschooled education, he wasn’t sure what to do next. After hearing positive reviews from his friends, he decided to enroll at Lorain County Community College.

“Once I started, I quickly realized that excellence in education is its own reward and in this I have not been disappointed,” Ladikos said. “The great reputation of LCCC has been proven true time and time again; from the teaching experience of the faculty to the cutting edge dynamics of the facilities, I have had every expectation met to the fullest.”
Ladikos, 22, is extremely active in his church, Church on the North Coast Ministries, where he both volunteers and is employed in the media department. Through his multi-media skills – which he is honing through courses at LCCC – Ladikos shares the message of church mission trips. He designed T-shirts and logos to promote a trip to Uganda and ran media screens during a benefit concert. Ladikos also volunteered at a homeless shelter in Lorain, where he learned the value of warm smile and friendly conversation, and works with urban outreach programs through his church.

On campus, Ladikos has created promotional material for the theater department, filmed a summit on standardized testing and participated in campus debates.

Ladikos carries a 4.0 grade point average and will complete an Associate of Arts degree this year. He plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in visual arts.

 

Created in 1997, the All-Ohio Academic Team provides recognition to outstanding students in Ohio’s 23 public two-year colleges.  The program is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC); Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society; Honda of America Mfg., Inc.; KnowledgeWorks Foundation; and the Robert and Lynne Haehnlen Sprague Scholarship Fund in honor of Joshua Haehnlen Sprague and Sean Haehnlen Sprague.

 To be eligible, students must be nominated by their college president to the All-USA Academic Team.  Nominees must be graduating during the 2009-2010 academic year, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25.  Winners are selected based on leadership qualities, community service and academic performance.

Lorain County Community College Students Named to 2010 All-Ohio Academic Team

{mosimage}Lorain County Community College students Jordan Ladikos, of Elyria, and Mike Jackson, of Berea, earned All-Ohio Academic Team honors and were honored at an awards ceremony Tuesday, April 27 at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus.

Ladikos was selected to the All-Ohio Academic Team Second Team and received a $500 scholarship. Jackson was named to the All-Ohio Academic Team and received a $100 scholarship. Both students received an All-Ohio medallion.

“Jordan and Mike are wonderful examples of the students at Lorain County Community College,” said LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church. “They each faced unique challenges and were able to use LCCC to transform their lives.”

After working more than 10 years in a factory, Jackson, now 37, sensed instability in the industry and began courses at Lorain County Community College in the quality control program. A high school dropout, he chose LCCC because he felt the program meshed with his existing skills and that faculty would give him the support he needed. Three semesters into his coursework, Jackson was laid off and became involved in several LCCC organizations.

As president of LCCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, he helped rebuild the chapter and organized community service events. He served at treasurer of Gamma Tau Sigma, and created a Web site, www.oldschoolbacktoschool.net, to help other nontraditional students navigate college courses.

Jackson’s achievements were recognized when he was given the honor of leading the Pledge of Allegiance during President Barack Obama’s visit to LCCC on January 22.

Jackson earned a 4.0 grade point average and will graduate from LCCC in May with an associate’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. He is also attending The University of Akron, where he is working toward a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

 “As I move forward, I will take with me the kind faces who lectured in the afternoon after a long day at work, those who helped me with term papers, the long hours spent in the tutoring center getting help with math problems and the small-town atmosphere that only exists at a community college because community colleges represents community,” Jackson said.

When Ladikos received his GED after completing his homeschooled education, he wasn’t sure what to do next. After hearing positive reviews from his friends, he decided to enroll at Lorain County Community College.

“Once I started, I quickly realized that excellence in education is its own reward and in this I have not been disappointed,” Ladikos said. “The great reputation of LCCC has been proven true time and time again; from the teaching experience of the faculty to the cutting edge dynamics of the facilities, I have had every expectation met to the fullest.”
Ladikos, 22, is extremely active in his church, Church on the North Coast Ministries, where he both volunteers and is employed in the media department. Through his multi-media skills – which he is honing through courses at LCCC – Ladikos shares the message of church mission trips. He designed T-shirts and logos to promote a trip to Uganda and ran media screens during a benefit concert. Ladikos also volunteered at a homeless shelter in Lorain, where he learned the value of warm smile and friendly conversation, and works with urban outreach programs through his church.

On campus, Ladikos has created promotional material for the theater department, filmed a summit on standardized testing and participated in campus debates.

Ladikos carries a 4.0 grade point average and will complete an Associate of Arts degree this year. He plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in visual arts.

 

Created in 1997, the All-Ohio Academic Team provides recognition to outstanding students in Ohio’s 23 public two-year colleges.  The program is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC); Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society; Honda of America Mfg., Inc.; KnowledgeWorks Foundation; and the Robert and Lynne Haehnlen Sprague Scholarship Fund in honor of Joshua Haehnlen Sprague and Sean Haehnlen Sprague.

 To be eligible, students must be nominated by their college president to the All-USA Academic Team.  Nominees must be graduating during the 2009-2010 academic year, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25.  Winners are selected based on leadership qualities, community service and academic performance.

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