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SPC recognizes outstanding students during commencement ceremony
LEVELLAND – South Plains College students Brianne Inmon of Levelland and Patrick Alan Tone of Lubbockwere named recipients of the Vera Sue and Thomas Spencer Awards for Outstanding Achievement at SPC’s 55th Commencement Ceremony on Friday (May 10) in Texan Dome.
Inmon, an anthropology major, is the reigning Miss Caprock for 2012-2013. She has served as a Campus Ambassador, sings in the SPC Concert Choir and she worked as a scholar assistant for the Biology Department and the Library. Inmon is a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and she is listed on the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor List. She was named Outstanding Psychology Major for 2013. She is a graduate of Levelland High School and the daughter of Robyn Inmon of Levelland. She received an Associate of Arts degree and plans to continue her college education at the University of New Mexico where she will major in anthropology.
The Vera Sue Spencer Award is presented to a SPC female student who demonstrates the qualities of outstanding leadership and service to the college and community. The cash award was established by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Spencer in memory of their daughter, Vera Sue, who died while Dr. Spencer was president at SPC. The award was established by the Spencer Family 1971, and recipients are recognized each year at commencement. A committee comprised of faculty and administrative personnel nominate and select the award recipient.
Tone, a chemical engineering major, is a participant of the College Aerospace Scholars program at NASA. He was named Outstanding Engineering Scholar for 2013 and Outstanding Freshman in Mathematics for 2012. Tone is a member of the SPC Chapter of the American Chemical Society, Phi Theta Kappa and he is listed on the Dean’s and President’s Honor List. He is a graduate of Monterey High School and the son of Mike and Teresa Tone of Lubbock. He received an Associate of Science degree and will continue his college career at Texas A&M University where he plans to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.
The Thomas Spencer Sr. Award is presented annually to an outstanding male student who demonstrates the qualities of leadership and service to the college and community. The late Dr. Thomas Spencer, Sr., played an important role in the formative years of South Plains College as its founding president. In recognition of his leadership at the college and later as president of the Texas Community College Association, the college established the Thomas Spencer Sr., award in 1998 in celebration for its 40th anniversary. A committee comprised of faculty and administrative personnel nominate and select the award recipient.