The Sammy Awards 2016

Student Stars Hit the Red Carpet

Photos by Patricia Canavan,

The International Students' Parade of FlagsNorthampton Community College students rejoiced in their academic and non-academic achievements in clubs, athletics and more at the annual Student Celebration on April 19 in the Student Life Zone. 

Based on the Academy Awards, "The Sammys" featured a star-studded red carpet for participants to walk down, and student senators in their best formal dress. Masters of Ceremonies were Omar McGill (secretary) and Emmanuel Maxwell.

Student performances interspersed with the awards included the NCC Instrumental Ensemble playing as guests entered, a solo guitar and vocal performance by Nathan Smith, a modern dance piece by two members of Acta Non Verba, and a rousing rendition of "The TimeWarp" performed by NCC's theatre department (and Dr. Erickson!)

Awardees were:

Environmental Excellence
Nathan Smith

ADDY Awards  
Andrew Bisson, Skylar Fehnel, Alec Hank, Rudy Ortiz, Susie Sewell The Time Warp

Day of Service Raffle Winners
Band of Brothers, Christian Fellowship, CHARTS, ISO, Muslim Student Association, Secular Student Alliance

Club of the Year
Phi Theta Kappa

Prism Award
Tishwan Fullwood

Freshman Leadership Award
Ryan Armbruster

Jennifer Simrell Resident-Student Award
Will Feliciano 

Club Adviser
Kevin Manna (Ski Club)

Most Memorable Student Event
"Honky," an NCC Theatre production

Club Wars
Laconic/Bad Apple Book Club

Radiography Techni-Bowl Winner
Peter Kelchner

Special recognition was also given to Student Services secretary Maudell McCurry, NCC's AV Services team, and Student Senate Chairperson Elizabeth Segreaves.

Highlights of the celebration included a cavalcade of clubs and an international student parade.   Check out more photos in this photo gallery.