By John Anthony, Staff Writer
FM’s Student Life Committee is making sure a high GPA isn’t the only way for students to receive a cash award by offering the Distinguished Student Service Award.
The award, created by Sharon Poling, current Fulmont Association of Community Educators president and Bill Pierce, former director of Student Activities, recognizes graduating students who have contributed their time and efforts to their community and the FM campus.
According to Paula Weinsock-Brown, chair of the Student Life Committee, GPA is not a consideration for the award.
“It is intended to honor students’ exemplary service during their time at FMCC,” Weinstock-Brown said.
The Student Life Committee selects up to three students to receive the award with a cash prize, funded by FACE, presented at the Phi Theta Kappa ceremony held the night before graduation.
Individuals can be nominated for the award by faculty, staff or other students. Once nominated, students need only submit an application to the committee listing their service. Winners are selected at the end of March.
In addition to the Distinguished Student Service Award, the Student Life Committee also oversees the Who’s Who Among Junior Colleges Award and the SUNY Chancellor Award for Student Excellence.