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Calhoun Top 10 Students, including Carlos Perez, Daniel Martin, Lacey Keenum, Christopher Hornbuckle, Kimberly Haney and Seth Austin, bow their heads during a moment of silence for Virginia Tech on Thursday.
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Calhoun Top 10 Students, including Carlos Perez, Daniel Martin, Lacey Keenum, Christopher Hornbuckle, Kimberly Haney and Seth Austin, bow their heads during a moment of silence for Virginia Tech on Thursday.

Calhoun holds reception for Top 10 Students

Calhoun Community College President Marilyn C. Beck presented the college's Top 10 Students during a reception in their honor Thursday morning at the Aerospace Training Center.

The students were chosen for college and community service and academic achievements from among the approximately 8,800 students.

? Seth Austin is a nursing major from
Decatur. He serves as a Calhoun War-hawk. He is a member of Sigma Kappa Delta and Baptist Campus Ministries. He is among two Calhoun students honored recently as a member of the All-Alabama Academic Team for 2007.

Austin is active in the Teen Transition Clinic, a rehab program designed to assist adolescents and young adults with disabilities. He plans to become a nurse anesthetist and work in foreign missions. His GPA is 3.8.

  • Kimberly Haney is a secondary education major from Athens. She serves as a Calhoun War-hawk and plays on the softball team. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Her GPA is 3.8.

  • Christopher David Hornbuckle is a biology major from Danville. He serves as a Calhoun Warhawk and an Upward Bound tutor. He is active in Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta. He is active in his church youth group and as an assistant coach for a local high school basketball team. His goal is to attend The University of Alabama at Birmingham and major in physical therapy. His GPA is 3.9.

  • Lacey Elizabeth Keenum is an accounting/business major from Athens. She serves as a Calhoun Warhawk and plays on the Calhoun softball team. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is active in church and volunteer work. Her goal is to attend Athens State University and major in education and become a math teacher. Her GPA is 3.8.

  • Siedyria Mallard is a Nursing/Pre-Med major from Decatur. She is a member of the National Dean's List and President's List. She is community volunteer, and works in her church. Her goal is to "become a successful doctor and travel to give medical aid to people in other countries." Her GPA is 3.9.

  • Daniel Martin is a Theater major from Trinity. He is a member of the Drama Club. He acted in four productions and assisted with many more productions. He also contributes to the campus literary magazine "Muse."

    Martin volunteered as a counselor for the Summer Shakespeare Camp and acting coach at a local fine-arts studio. His goal is to act professionally or teach theater in high school or college. His GPA is 3.8.

  • Jennifer Moore is an English major from Huntsville. She is an active member of Sigma Kappa Delta, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Student Government Association and was honored recently as a member of the All-Alabama Academic Team for 2007.

    She also served as the assistant editor to the school newspaper and was chosen by her peers as Ms. Calhoun 2006. She has been a Salvation Army volunteer at Christmas.

    Moore's goal is to become an English professor. Her GPA is 3.8.

  • Carlos Perez is an international student majoring in chemistry. He is involved in Phi Theta Kappa as well as the Spanish Club. He is the recipient of several scholarships to Calhoun and volunteered as a high school tutor at Butler High School in Huntsville.

    He volunteers as an English/Spanish translator. His goal is to become a doctor and practice either in the United States or in Mexico. His GPA is 3.7.

  • Dorothy Laquinn Richey is a general education major from Hartselle. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and works full time for Calhoun as secretary to the Student Support Services Emerging Scholars Program.

    She is active in her church and with her musical abilities. Her GPA is 4.0.

  • Melinda Simpkins is a theatre major from Athens. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta. She received a Calhoun theatre scholarship. She assisted with set design and performances.

    She is active in 4-H. Her goal is to obtain a degree in business and marketing and eventually operate her own theatre/café business. Her GPA is 3.8.

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