Outstanding Graduate Award Winner, Spring 2012
Finalists Spring 2012
Dillon Clancy, a Nokomis resident, served as a student lab assistant in the natural sciences department, as a French tutor, and as the vice president for leadership for the Venice Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. As a member of the Civil Air Patrol since 2005, he was a cadet commander, advisory council vice chair, member of distinction in the Florida Wing Cadet Honor Society and recipient of the Billy Mitchell Award and Cadet Community Service Award. After graduation, Mr. Clancy plans to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government at the University of Florida with a goal of becoming a Foreign Service officer or an analyst for the U.S. Federal Government.
Kimberly Edmondson, a Sarasota resident, found a new direction for her life at SCF after being a stay-at-home mom for 20 years. Ms. Edmondson served as a delegate for the Florida Nursing Student Association and secretary for the SCF Student Nurses Association, coordinating a mentoring program for incoming SCF nursing students. She volunteered for the STEMsmart Summit and participated in Light the Night Leukemia/Lymphoma Walk and Relay for Life. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and recipient of the Florida Nurses Association Helen Dean Scholarship. After graduation, she plans to continue at SCF in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and later earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
James Hybl, a Bradenton resident, is a decorated Army veteran who has found fulfillment helping other veterans transition to college life as a member of the SCF Veterans Collegiate Association. He also is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and United Way and teaches women and children selfdefense. Mr. Hybl is the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Parachutist Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Award, Presidential Unit Citation and other achievements. He will continue at SCF in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Program and pursue a graduate degree.He plans to become a physician’s assistant.
Ileisy Lobaina, a Sarasota resident, has promoted science education as a member of SCF chapter of the American Chemical Society and volunteer for the Biotechnology Alliance for Suncoast Biology Educators. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and serves the community through Keep Manatee Beautiful and The Salvation Army. She was named a Florida Medallion Scholar and received the SCF Golden Opportunity Scholarship and Sarasota High School Foundation Scholarship. Ms. Lobaina will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biology at a Florida university after graduation from SCF. She plans to attend medical school and become a cardiologist.
Jacqueline MacPherson, a Venice resident, served as a student state secretary and student delegate for the Florida Dental Hygiene Association and student delegate for the SCF Student American Dental Hygienists’Association. She participated in Smile Lobby Day held in Tallahassee and volunteered at the SCF Boys & Girls Club Giving Kids a Smile Day, American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Special Olympics Florida, Creekwood Dental Giving Thanks for a Smile and Healthy Smiles for Healthy Kids education program. Ms. MacPherson is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at St. Petersburg College.
Amanda Peebles, a Bradenton resident, is a graduate of SCF’s Dual Enrollment Program and Braden River High School, and she has tutored students and taken mission trips. She is a National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member and was a student ambassador for the Biotechnology Alliance for Suncoast Biology Educators. Ms. Peebles was a first place winner for two years in the Health Care Administration category at the Future Business Leaders of America District Leadership Conference and was named a 2012 Golden Herald Award nominee. She was offered the University of South Florida Presidential Scholarship and accepted into the USF St. Petersburg Honors Program. She plans to enroll in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.