IRSC Student Engagement and Leadership Awards Recognize Student Accomplishments in 2022

Fort Pierce – Wednesday April 13, 2022: Indian River State College (IRSC) students and faculty were recognized for their leadership, community outreach, and contributions to developing a dynamic and engaging campus environment for students at the Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) Awards Celebration held Wednesday, April 13, at the Bailey Auditorium at the IRSC Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex in Fort Pierce.

The program celebrated the people behind the more than 70 student clubs, organizations, and athletic teams at IRSC and the hard work and initiative of the outgoing Campus Coalition Government (CCG) executive board throughout the academic year.

SEAL Awards Celebration Recognize Student and Faculty Accomplishments

* All-Florida Academic Team

Sixteen (16) high-achieving IRSC students were selected for the 2022 All-Florida Academic Team for their academic achievements, leadership and service to the community. These students represent the largest-ever All-Academic team in the College’s history and the second-largest team in the state: Gavin Crum, Stuart; Chelsea Pennington, Stuart; Janelle Price, Jensen Beach; Marissa Nicole Salguero, Palm City; Clara Breuer, Port St. Lucie; Ella Gates, Boyton Beach; Shelby Cheung, Fort Pierce; Hunter Cottone, Port St. Lucie; Salvina Dipaola, Port St. Lucie; Victoria Hamel, Fort Pierce; Desiree Colon, Vero Beach; Katerina Moyer, Sebastian; Mikelle Petersen, Vero Beach; Shannon Price, Jensen Beach; Erik Bustamante, Port St. Lucie, and Kayleigh Cunningham, Palm City. Cunningham was also named a 2022 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar.

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IRSC recognized the work of some outstanding students at its College Awards Ceremony on March 31 at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center on Massey Campus in Fort Pierce.

* Student of the Year

The inaugural IRSC Student of the Year award recipient is Victoria Eniola of Port St. Lucie. Starting at IRSC in Fall 2021, Victoria focused on good grades and graduation. After meeting Emlyn Anderson, Professor and HOSA Advisor, she decided she wanted more than just good grades—she wanted to be a better leader and an example for other introverts like herself. Victoria recounts that taking on a leadership role in HOSA helped her leave her comfort zone and become a better person: “Being the President of HOSA and a leader at IRSC has helped me grow professionally and personally,” shares Victoria. “It has taught me how to be a better person, listener, observer, and communicator.”

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IRSC Student of the Year award recipient is Victoria Eniola

Victoria recently earned three top recognitions at the 2022 HOSA State Leadership Conference—two gold medals in the competitive event categories “Medical Law and Ethics” and “Courtesy Corp” and a $600 scholarship. She graduated this spring with her AA plans to attend the University of Central Florida (UCF) to pursue her BS in Biology (pre-med).

* Academic Awards

While achieving a 4.0-grade point average as a college student is never easy, doing it as a student-athlete is even more challenging. Stepping up to challenges is what the Associate in Arts Academic Award recipient Lola Dragosavac of Lake Mary, FL, is all about. The motto “Whatever it takes to do it right” is her story. In addition to her classes, Lola’s commitments include 5:30 am practice sessions every week, afternoon practices, and participate as a volunteer at local swim and dive competitions. Lola has earned As in every class she has taken at IRSC. She has received a full scholarship to dive for the University of Richmond in Virginia.

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