Carroll Community College will be open on time.
The Manufacturing Fair is canceled.
Noah Simmons, a
20-year-old Westminster resident who earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences
degree in General Engineering at Carroll, received this year’s prestigious
President’s Academic Excellence Award at the College’s 2018 Commencement ceremony last May.
College President Dr. James D. Ball chose Simmons for the honor in recognition of his outstanding academic and
co-curricular performance. The President’s Academic Excellence Award selection
involves a competitive process and is the President’s highest award to
numerous achievements as a Carroll student. He was a STEM Scholar and the
president of the campus STEM Club. He participated in the Leadership Challenge program
and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Simmons was also on the College’s Mathematics team and one of four
Carroll students who captured the top prize in the 10th annual SMMART
(Student Mathematics Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament) competition.
“Being selected to
receive the President’s Academic Excellence Award is by far one of the
experiences for which I am most proud,” said Simmons. “This award means more to
me than just the scholarship and the recognition. It is a validation that my
endeavors at Carroll had an impact. I am so grateful to Dr. Ball for awarding
me this honor.”
had been home-schooled before
coming to Carroll, is transferring this Fall to the
University of Maryland to study Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His longtime passion for STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) led him to choose Engineering as an area
of academic concentration in college.
“When I first started at
Carroll,” explained Simmons, “I did not know enough about myself and about my
options to make a decision about which type of engineering I wanted to pursue… At
Carroll, I've really been able to find out who I
am and feel like I've really matured as a person. Carroll has allowed me to
explore my interests while also moving forward in my education.”
his accomplishments, Simmons credits all the opportunities he has had at
Carroll and the amazing help he’s received from its faculty. “With the lessons I learned at Carroll, I most
certainly feel prepared to face the challenges that lay ahead academically and
throughout my life.”