Pasco-Hernando State College awarded 10 students with the Dr. Felisha R. Barker Outstanding Student Leader award at the 2016 Student Activities Awards Banquet held in April at the West Campus in New Port Richey. The prestigious awards are presented in memory of the late Dr. Felisha R. Barker, a past outstanding student leader, and PHSC academic and club advisor. Barker was a student advocate and advised and inspired students to excel and attain excellence inside the classroom, on campus and in their communities.
Dr. Felisha R. Barker Outstanding Student Leaders named in 2016 include:
Skyler Brake (Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch) served as Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society president and has been described as a student that sees the big picture in life and wholeheartedly wants to change the world.
Virgil Carter (East Campus, Dade City) is the true definition of a servant leader, recognized as an honor student with an enthusiastic work ethic and can-do attitude.
Michael Dumas (West Campus, New Port Richey) served as a peer mentor as well as an active participant of the Synergy and Human Services clubs and was a member of the PHSC Select Team, a group of outstanding students trained to lead other students, staff and guests in team building exercises.
Marie Gill (North Campus, Brooksville) was an active member of Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa, who built membership by encouraging others to attend meetings and campus events throughout the year.
Casandra Renteria Granados (East Campus, Dade City) served as a Student Government Association president, student ambassador and a member of the PHSC Select Team.
Kayla Moulds (Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch), who served as Psi Beta Psychology Honor Society president and as a student ambassador, is known as a kind, motivated leader always finding the silver lining in every situation.
Danielle Opdycke (West Campus, New Port Richey) was recognized as a quiet and consistent leader, spearheading two large events with great success.
Spencer Szasa-Daubert (Spring Hill Campus) assisted in nearly every student life activity on campus, demonstrating leadership and support beyond the classroom.
Norman Widamen Jr. (West Campus, New Port Richey) served as student ambassador, member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and a winning competitor at the Phi Beta Lambda Business Organization state competition; and is recognized as an individual with strong leadership skills and a deep sense of commitment to helping other students.
Tyler Williams (North Campus, Brooksville) is respected for his dependability, versatility and his desire to help others.
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Photo Caption: (L-R) Back—Spencer Szasa-Daubert; Bob Bade, PHSC vice president of student affairs and enrollment management; Joyce Barker; Norman Widamen Jr.; Skyler Brake; Maria Gill; Tyler Williams; Kayla Moulds; Virgil Carter; and PHSC President Timothy Beard, Ph.D.; Front—Michael Dumas; Danielle Opdycke; and Casandra Renteria Granados. Photo by Erik Stellmach with Event MugShots.
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