Student Awards

Nominate a Deserving Student or Club/Organization!

Nominations open now through March 06, 2023!

Rising Star Award

Nominate a student who has a high-level of involvement in campus leadership activities and helps to increase the level and quality of student engagement.

Inclusive Excellence

Nominate a student, student organization, or initiative that has demonstrated a significant contribution toward creating a diverse and inclusive environment.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Colorado Academic Team

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) student Alex Rivas

Alex Rivas

Alex Rivas will graduate from MCC in the spring of 2023 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electromechanical Technology. A first-generation student, Alex grew up in a single parent home with older siblings. He has been motivated to accomplish his goal of being an Electrical Technician to support his future family and to honor his mother and the struggles she endured to raise her children.  

After graduation, Alex plans to enter the workforce as an Electrical Technician and work for a pipeline and maintenance company. Alex is a member of MCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) student Jacqueline Mendez

Jacqueline Mendez

Jacqueline Mendez is a first-generation student pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology at MCC. Jacqueline experienced the loss of her father and brother at an early age, influencing her decision to enter the health care industry. The memories of her father and brother motivate her to stay strong and persevere during tough times.

Jacqueline plans to utilize her degree in a hospital setting working as a Radiologic Technician on a trauma ward providing diagnostic imaging services. Jacqueline is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter at MCC.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) student Khadro Abdi

Khadro Abdi

Khadro Abdi is pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in Biology at MCC.  The oldest daughter of immigrant parents and a first-generation student, Khadro will graduate summer of 2023 with an Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Biology.

Growing up in Somalia, Khadro was faced with the challenge of being able to access education. After moving to America, her dream of an education became a realization. Khadro plans to transfer to Colorado State University after graduating from MCC to pursue a degree in Pediatric Medicine. Her desire to become a doctor was influenced by the poor medical care in Somalia, and she wants to provide access to quality health care in her community.  

Khadro is an advocate for others and has helped Somali students achieve equity.  She was active in the Fort Morgan High School Diversity Club, involved in the One Morgan County International Music Festival, and has served as a volunteer with AmeriCorps.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) student Riley Sorenson

Riley Sorenson

Riley Sorensen, a first-generation student, will graduate from MCC in the spring of 2022 with an Associate of Applied Science degree with a concentration Biology.  Riley plans to transfer to Colorado School of Mines, where she will pursue her goal of earning a Doctorate Degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Riley is an active volunteer in her community through the Teen for Change organization. She enjoys being a leader and helping others be successful. Riley is a member of MCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.