Wake Tech Honors Students for Academic Excellence

David Wingler, Kumar Chandrashekaran, Diwash Thapa, Katherine Dougherty, Vesal Bizieff, Lori Jackson

March 31st, 2014


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David Wingler, Kumar Chandrashekaran, Diwash Thapa, Katherine Dougherty, Vesal Bizieff, Lori Jackson
Kumar Chandrashekaran, student; Bryan Ryan, Sr. VP Curriculum Education Services

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 31, 2014) - Six Wake Tech students have been earned the college’s highest achievement award, the President’s Award for Excellence. The 2014 winners are: 

Kumar Chandrashekaran, Business and Public Services Technologies. He is pursuing an Associate in Arts for college transfer and an associate’s degree in Business Administration. Chandrashekaran is president of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), a national academic organization for students in business and leadership, and won two awards at the 2013 PBL State Leadership Conference. He plans to transfer to NC State after he completes his degrees at Wake Tech. Chandrashekaran has received the additional honor of being selected as the 2014 Student of Academic Excellence. 

Diwash Thapa, Mathematics and Sciences Division. He is pursuing an Associate in Science degree and hopes to transfer to UNC Chapel Hill. 

Katherine Dougherty, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division. She maintains a 3.9 GPA and is active in two honors societies, Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Delta Mu.

Lori Jackson, Health Sciences Division. She is pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. Jackson is also the president of Clinical Laboratory Scientists Student Association (CLSSA). 

Vesal Bizieff, Computer Technologies Division. She is pursuing an Associate in Applied Science degree in Advertising and Graphic Design. Bizieff maintains a 4.0 GPA and is the president of Wake Tech’s Future Designers Association. 

David Wingler, Applied Engineering and Technologies Division. He maintains a 3.9 GPA while completing an associates’ degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. Wingler also completed a co-op with ABB in Wisconsin in the summer of 2013. 

The annual President’s Award for Excellence is presented to the most outstanding student in each degree-awarding division. Winners are selected for achievement, attitude, motivation, participation inside and outside the classroom, contributions to benefit the program, and involvement in student organizations. Each student receives an engraved plaque, and their names are engraved on the President’s Award for Excellence trophy, on display in Holding Hall on Main Campus.  

 

 

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