Outstanding student achievement recognized at 2022 RCC Honors Night

Rogue Community College faculty and administrators recognized the achievements of more than two dozen students who have excelled in academics or student leadership positions at the 22nd annual RCC Honors Night ceremony held at the Redwood Campus on April 22, 2022.

RCC Vice President of Student Affairs Kori Ebenhack hosted the event, which included opening remarks by Roger Stokes, chair of the RCC Board of Education, as well as special awards presented by RCC President Cathy Kemper-Pelle.

Kemper-Pelle introduced four RCC students who were named to the Oregon Community College Association’s 2021-2022 All-Oregon Academic Team: Megan Capp, Devin Ireland, Max Rodbell and Bryce Charles Shoppert. Each year, 45 community college students from around the state are recognized for their academic excellence, leadership and community service.

Capp, a manufacturing major, was also named to the 2022 All-USA Academic Team. Ireland was selected as a 2022 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar.

The recipient of the President’s Appreciation Award was Laura Quintero Antón, a student leader and community volunteer who has provided mentorship and support to other Latino students through the RCC Latinx Club and HOLA program. She also serves on the board of directors of Talent Maker City and volunteered at the fire help center in Talent, assisting Spanish speakers and others who were displaced by regional wildfires.

Outgoing ASG President Isabella DeVlaeminck, right, receives an award from ASG Faculty Advisor Chelsea Daugherty during the 2022 RCC Honors Night ceremony.
Outgoing ASG President Isabella DeVlaeminck, right, receives an award from ASG Faculty Advisor Chelsea Daugherty during the 2022 RCC Honors Night ceremony.

The following students were recognized at Honors Night:

All-Oregon Academic Team — Megan Capp, Devin Ireland, Max Rodbell and Bryce Charles Shoppert

President’s Appreciation Award — Laura A. Quintero Antón

Outgoing ASG President — Isabella DeVlaeminck

ASG Leader (RWC) — Mia Cossio

ASG Leader (RVC) — Kaloa Mantilla Neukan

ASG Club Leader — Abraham Reyes, Latinx Club

TRIO SSS Achiever (RWC) — Carolina Gonzalez

TRIO SSS Achiever (RVC) — Lela Miatke

Student Employee (RVC) — Franco Melgar Martich

Student Employee (RWC) — Kelsey Carlson

Student Employee (TRC) — Sawyer Olson

Student Veteran (RWC) — Keaton Fournier

Student Veteran (TRC) — Gary Prewitt

Student Veteran (RVC) — Ricky L. France Jr.

Student-Athlete (Volleyball) — Devin Ireland

Student-Athlete (Men’s Soccer) — Josue Reyes

Social Science — Brina Collins and Holly Lee Smyth

Welding — Bryce Charles Schoppert and Iain Pangburn

Dental Assisting — David Reyes Garcia

Visual Arts and Design — Whitney Elizabeth Barnard

Electronics Technology — Steven Van Ert

Science — Nikolas Sorensen 

Computer and Information Sciences — Jeovanni Mendez Valencia

Math — Sage Bushman and Benjamin Walter Davis 

Early Childhood & Elementary Education — Rhonda R. Schock

Business Technology — Kristen S. Morales