Dr. Steve Tyrell, North Country Community College President, has announced that NCCC students Epril Nossent and Melody Blackmore are recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. The award is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the State University of New York and recognizes those who have best demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, or career achievement.
Epril Nossent is the daughter of Hans Nossent and Kathleen Verzijlenberg of Tromso, Norway. In May, Epril will earn her AS in Math and Science. She represents the College as a student ambassador promoting the college experience to students, families and the community. In addition, she is the captain of the Women’s Soccer Team and recipient of the college’s Science Award for Outstanding Achievement. Epril volunteers her time with athletic department programs including Kids Night Out, Summer Soccer Camp, and the Recreational Youth Soccer League. She also is the videographer during college sporting events.
Melody Blackmore is the daughter of Carol Blackmore and the granddaughter of Ray and Dicki Jenkins of Indian Carry. Graduating with an AAS in Massage Therapy, Melody currently serves as the College’s student trustee on the Board of Trustees. She is a member of the North Country Community College Association Board, College Senate, Technology Advisory Board and the Long Range Planning and Budget Committee. In addition, she is a member of the Environmental and Massage Clubs. Recognized for her academic excellence, she is the recipient of the Massage Therapy Award and Science Award for Outstanding Achievement.
“All of us at North Country are very proud of Epril and Melody. To be recognized with the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence is an incredible honor, and it’s a great testament to not only their achievements during their time at NCCC, but their incredible grasp of civic responsibilities within our communities,” said Dr. Tyrell.
The recipients of this prestigious award will be honored by Dr. Nancy Zimpher, the Chancellor of the State University of New York, in a formal ceremony to be held in April.