are encouraged to decorate their cars and bring family and friends with them, as
well as invite them to view the live stream. Each graduate will be allowed one car
and will have their diploma handed to them by Dr. Ball and their name read by
Dr. Mince. A professional photographer will be taking photos of each graduate.
The College asks that participants wear masks and remain in their cars at all
times to ensure the safety of the community.
congratulations go to the Class of 2021,” said Dr. James D. Ball, President,
Carroll Community College. “Your dedication to your studies, as well as your
resilience during these rapidly changing times, is to be commended.”
speaker Tiffany Rhoten, a resident of Hampstead is receiving her Associate of
Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education/Special Education. Tiffany is a
member the College’s Hill
Scholars Honors-Program in which a cohort of high-achieving students
participate in honors classes and various leadership and career development activities.
Rhoten applied her learning at Carroll
to her job at a local childcare center. She also served as the Vice President
of the Early Childhood Education Club. One of her professors notes that she “exemplifies
the college motto of “Empowering learners. Changing lives. Building Community”
and that she “accepts new perspectives and difficult situations as learning opportunities.”
“I am honored
to speak on behalf of my fellow students. I have learned so much about myself
as a professional, as a student and as a member of the community,” said Rhoten.
“I will forever be grateful for my experiences here at Carroll as they have
helped to shape the person I am today.” Rhoten plans to
transfer to Frostburg State University in the fall to pursue a dual degree in Early and Elementary
College’s highest academic honor, the President’s Academic Achievement Award, is
presented to Hailey Gee, a resident of Westminster and a 2016 graduate of
Manchester Valley High School. She is graduating with an Associate of Applied
Science degree in Graphic Design and plans to attend Stevenson University this
fall to continue her studies in graphic design.
addition to her outstanding academic record at Carroll, Gee won the College’s
Holiday Greeting Card Design Contest in 2020 and was part of the app
development team that won Best Design at the 2021 Hackathon hosted by MAGIC, a technology
laboratory and collaboration center based in Westminster. She also works in the
College’s Student Life Office as a graphic designer. “Hailey’s accomplishments
inside and outside the classroom are exceptional and set an incredible example
for her fellow classmates,” said Dr. Ball.
Reflecting on her upcoming graduation,
Gee notes that she “will be leaving knowing that Carroll has given a new
meaning to my life and has helped me strive to always better myself.”
will mark the first year the College will recognize a student athlete. Adam
Bowersox, a resident of Hampstead, will receive the President’s Outstanding
Scholar Athlete Award in recognition of his outstanding academic performance as
well as his achievements on the field as part of the men’s soccer team. A
member of the Hill Scholar cohort, he also juggled two jobs while at Carroll.
He plans on transferring to James Madison University to major in Sports
Management. “It was truly a blessing to attend Carroll Community
College. I was hesitant on my decision at first and seeing a lot of my friends
deciding to attend four-year universities. However, looking back on these past
two years at Carroll, this was the best decision I have ever made. The ability
to have a more personable relationship with your professors and advisors because
of the size of the college and the chance to play on a collegiate sports team
allowed me to experience way more than I would have at a four-year school.”
“While I am looking forward to the
celebration on June 4th, I am even more excited to hear about the
achievements the Class of 2021, as they make an impact on the world and serve
their communities in the future,” said Ball.
Community College’s mission is Empowering learners. Changing
lives. Building community. Carroll Community College (Carroll)
provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to advance careers,
enrich lives, and strengthen the community we serve.
academic and career preparation leading to transfer to four-year colleges and
universities, and for direct entry into professional opportunities.
Personalized learning, small class size, individualized attention from expert
faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and customized training and
services to the business community all make Carroll a popular choice. Since
1993, the College has served more than 144,000 students of all ages and
backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road,
Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit us on our website at www.carrollcc.edu.