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McGehee Honored with Academic Excellence Award

May 15, 2018

Curtis McGehee, of Reidsville has been selected as the 2019 Academic Excellence Award recipient for Rockingham Community College. McGehee, earned an Associate in Art and an Associate in Science during the May 11 Commencement Ceremony. He will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall.

Each year one student is chosen at each of the state’s 58 community college to receive this prestigious award.

“One of the greatest gifts that the community college has given me is direction,” said McGehee. “I plan to major in biology at UNC and earn advanced degrees in the field as well. I am interested in a career in academic research.”

In addition to the classroom, McGehee was involved in a variety of campus clubs, organizations, and activities where is made wonderful friends and great memories of his community college experience.

When nominating McGehee for the honor, Professor of Biology Dr. Lori French, wrote, “When asked to think critically when performing lab experiments, Curtis was able to assimilate various sources of information and formulate his thoughts into well-written lab reports. He is one of the most academically gifted students that I have had the privilege of teaching.”


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