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African-American students to be honored for academic achievement

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Forty-one Jefferson Community and Technical College students will be honored Thursday, March 31, during the annual African-American Students of Excellence Awards program on the college s Downtown Campus.

Each year African-American students who have at least 30 credit hours at JCTC and a cumulative 3.5 GPA are recognized at the event.

The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the Health Sciences Hall Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Republic Bank Foundation Atrium.

The ceremony also will feature remarks by Dr. Ty Handy, who joined the college as president in January, and Michelle Evon Patrick, an alumna of Jefferson, the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University. Patrick has had a distinguished career as an educator and administrator at Spalding University and Midway College.

Students to be recognized Thursday are:

Yewa Ivone Adamenou
Augustin Dihondjo Ahamba
Herve Ayefounin Akakpo
Keleshia Romonda Alston
Beruke Asmerom
Jacqueline A. Barbour
Telecia Darshea Barfield
Teclu Asefaw Berhe
Anthony Zuri Bonner
Stephanie Ladonna Bosco
Sonya Marie Bowman
Kenneth Louis Brown Jr.
Jessica Lynn Bullard
Terri Antoya Cowherd
Jonda Denise Cross
Fadumo Yare Darur
Fikreyesus Garredew Desta
Angela Kirstin Devries
Ethel Lou Graham
Regina Diane Harper
Delisa Shantelle Hobbs
Marcus Christen Hudson
Georgi-Anne Paula Johnson
Stephanie Johnson
Lungu Drcongo Kapita
Habiba Ibironke Malik
Cameo McGuire
Sheila Y. Moorman
Leslie Delane Morrow
Jude Nkeng Njuafac
Shalarra Britiana Ordway
Katie Lavel Ramsey
Candice Nicole Richard
Kasheka T. Robinson
Tymisha Robinson
Mercedes L. Russell
Abrahale Mahari Solomon
Gloria Anne Lucette Tassy
Pascaline Uwizeyimana
Clarence Arthur Watson
Frandolyn Y. Youngblood