Beaufort County Community College student Kelli Lozano has been chosen to receive the prestigious Academic Excellence Award. She is one of 58 award-winners statewide who were recognized at a meeting in Raleigh in April.
Academic Excellence Awards are offered annually to recognize and promote scholarship among the more than 750,000 students in the N.C. Community College System.
Nominations for the award are based on a grade point average of 3.5 or better and a student's involvement on campus and in the community. Instructors within their academic divisions nominated the students.
"Kelli Lozano enrolled in Beaufort County Community College because she knew she would find the resources she needed to put her on a path to success," said college President David McLawhorn. "She had the guidance of talented instructors and the support of loving family and friends to encourage her towards excellence. BCCC is proud of her achievement."
Lozano, 20, is pursuing an associate's degree in Business Administration from BCCC. A graduate of Southside High School, she is employed as an eye technician at Washington Eye Clinic. She is the daughter of Troy and Kim Congleton of Chocowinity. She and her husband, Javier, live in Chocowinity. After graduating from BCCC, she hopes to get a management job in either the field she is currently working, or in the banking or insurance industry.
Lozano serves as a BCCC ambassador. She is also a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. She is a member of Union Chapel Church where she participates in the adult church choir.
"I am very grateful and honored to receive this award on behalf of my community and the college," she said.
Lozano has a 4.0 grade point average at BCCC.
"If you ask her instructors how she stands out, they will quickly tell you how prepared she is," wrote BCCC Business Division Chairman Donna Dunn, in nominating Lozano for the award. "She comes to class with the necessary chapters and material read and assignments ready to turn in. She is always on time for class and is attentive and interested in what is happening."