CCC Announces 2009 Outstanding Student Scholars
From: Caitlin Wright
Clatsop Community College
Clatsop Community College Announces 2009 Outstanding Student Scholars
Clatsop Community College is proud to announce the Outstanding Student Scholars for 2009, Victoria Lagerquist of Astoria and Andrew Jobe of Seaside. Faculty and staff nominate students whom they believe are most outstanding in terms of excellence in the classroom, general intellectual curiosity, service to the college and their community and the ability to share their talents with others.
In April, the two finalists will be honored with a trip to Salem for a luncheon with student scholars selected by other Oregon community colleges and their presidents. On that day, they will be presented to the House and the Senate where the governor will meet each scholar individually and present them with a plaque noting their academic accomplishments. They also receive a $1,000 Oregon transfer scholarship and a chance for national recognition by becoming a member of the “All-USA Academic Team.”
Victoria Lagerquist is working towards her Associate of Arts, Oregon Transfer Degree at Clatsop Community College, but is not sure which college or university she will transfer to after graduation. She has been on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll, and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Victoria is a member of the ROV Club (a club that designs remote underwater robotics for competition) and is a Calculus tutor.
“During the course of my studies in Astoria, OR, I have discovered a wide range of interests spanning from music and foreign language to math and science. I have played various instruments, learned a couple of languages and tutored calculus, but ultimately my future lies in science,” says Victoria. “I intend to continue my education beyond Clatsop CC but more so beyond school itself. I believe that the world is a college and each day is yet another opportunity to learn.”
Andrew Jobe is interested in medicine and plans to transfer to Oregon State University. He has been on the President’s List and Honor Roll, and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Andrew is an ECU and hospital volunteer. He is part of the Science Club and has participated in Beach clean-up and vacation bible school.
“Living in a military family, I have moved around and seen people in many situations both good and bad. I have seen wealth and utter poverty. The later has stuck with me and those are the people I want to help,” says Andrew. “I am currently studying for a medical degree. I believe that as a doctor I would be able to provide medical care for these people and their families, hopefully bettering their situation and their lives.”
Liz Hylton, one of CCC’s Mathematics Instructors, coordinates the Outstanding Student Scholar selection process, which is sponsored by the Oregon Community College Association. For further information, please contact Liz at 503-338-2507.
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.