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Kirkwood Honors Top Students and Clubs

By April 28, 2014January 7th, 2019No Comments

“Night to Treasure” spotlighted more than 30 individuals and organizations

Kirkwood Community College once again embraced a long-held springtime tradition on April 24, showcasing student achievements and contributions to charities, service and quality of life.

Kirkwood’s 17th Annual Awards Banquet, “A Night to Treasure” was held at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. The dinner and awards presentation honored 31 recipients for their participation and accomplishments in co-curricular activities on campus.

The awards recognized top-performing clubs and organizations, as well as individual accomplishments of athletic coaches, musicians and artists. Honors were also bestowed on leading faculty/staff advisors for their guidance of student organizations.

Student Life Associate Director Seth Vander Tuig noted the wide scope of volunteerism and involvement evident in the roster of awardees.

“Our awards banquet is always one of the highlights of the year. It’s nice to see the accomplishments and contributions we see from 80 organized groups and teams on our campus. And, it is simply enjoyable to have so many people together on one night to show their appreciation for everything going on at Kirkwood,” Vander Tuig said.

The following are individuals, clubs and organizations honored at the event:

Most Memorable Event: Phi Theta Kappa
Community Service Award: Kirkwood Veteran’s Club
Outstanding Educational Event: Active Minds
Most Active Club: Kirkwood Saddle Club
Most Active Organization: Business Professionals of America
Outstanding International Student: Hoa Nguyen
Outstanding Club Leader: McKenzie Feld
Outstanding Advisor: Angie Ziesman Weiler
Outstanding Advisor: Terry Brase
Outstanding Non-Traditional Student: Dean Striegel
Outstanding Non-Traditional Student: Cinna Lewis
Outstanding Student – Iowa City Campus: Tom Ferguson
Outstanding Student – Iowa City Campus: Brad Hutchinson
Nick Hagen Most Active Intramural Sports Participant: Ben Putz
Men’s Basketball Captain’s Award: Taylor Olson
Men’s Basketball Captain’s Award: Jalen Currie
Athletic Appreciation Award: Hepburn & LaReatha Hentrich
Outstanding Ambassador: Jacob Bran
Outstanding Ambassador: McKenzie Feld
Coach of the Year: Joe Yegge
Outstanding Cheerleader: Jessica Driscoll
Outstanding Instrumental Musician: Ian Draves
Outstanding Vocal Musician: Katie Knight
Impact Award: Tim Hadsall
Outstanding Artist: Javier Herrera Ducker Novoa
Women’s Basketball Excellence Award: Mikayla Fallon
Golf Leadership Award: Drew Digman
Volleyball Freshman of the Year: Heather Poula
Volleyball Coach’s Award: Cali Beyer
Baseball Leadership Award: Ozzie Adams
Outstanding Team Involvement: Kirkwood Baseball Team

More information on clubs, organizations and activities at Kirkwood Community College is available on the Student Life website: