Mario Hobbs is an outstanding student, and Shenika Thorb is honored for community service.
Two JCC students won excellence awards at the recent North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association (N4CSGA) conference in Durham.
Mario Hobbs of Selma received the Daryl Mitchell Outstanding Student Award for the eastern division. A TRIO student at JCC, Hobbs is also vice president of SGA at JCC, treasurer of N4CSGA, president of National Society of Leadership and Success, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. After graduation in May, he plans to transfer to East Carolina this fall to study economics.
"I was surprised and shocked but I am so honored and grateful to represent JCC and receive this award," Hobbs said.
Shenika Thorb of Garner received the Outstanding Community Service Award for the second year in a row. She is also a member of NSLS at JCC. She will also graduate with an associate in science in May and hopes to transfer to N.C. Central University this fall.
Thorb helped coordinate SGA's Thanks4Giving food drive at the College this fall and is currently working on a collection drive for the Kennedy Home for children.
"Community service is a way to pay it forward," Thorb said. "Here at JCC we are always here for the student, but we are here for the community as well."