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SCC Student Government Association Announces November and December Student Leader Award Recipients

Above: Heather McCormick receiving SCCs Emerging Student Leader Award for November, 2014 presented by Ashley Garrett, Casey Center Delegate, and Judy Sapp, Casey Center Director.
Above: Dominic Rodriguez of Somerset is the recipient of SCCs Emerging Student Leader Award for December.
Somerset Community College (SCC) students Heather McCormick of Liberty and Dominic Rodriguez, of Rhode Island, were selected as the November and December SCC Student Government Association (SGA) Emerging Student Leaders.

Heather McCormick
McCormick, a SCC Casey Center student, was selected as the November recipient.

McCormick is majoring in criminal justice and is well known for her efforts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. A ten-year survivor of ovarian cancer, she serves as the chairperson of the SCC Casey Crusaders Relay for Life Team and hosts the annual WE CARE benefit, with proceeds benefitting families in the area.

I always try to support the fighters, I admire the survivors, I honor the taken and I let all cancer patients know to never give up hope, said McCormick.

As a work study student, McCormick also assist students in completing financial aid paperwork, tutoring students, advising students and proctoring ITV classes.

McCormick is the daughter of Frank McCormick of Aynor, South Carolina and Fredia McCormick of Liberty. She expects to graduate from SCC in December 2015.

Dominic Rodriguez
Rodriguez, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, was selected as the December recipient.

Rodriguez, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, and a veteran of the United States Air Force is the founding president of Universal Poetry, an organization that aims to foster creativity, collaboration, awareness and leadership skills amongst its members. Rodriguez also serves the college as a student ambassador and as a contributing columnist to SCCs award-winning publication, The Bridge.

Dominic has been a motivating force here on campus, said Ron Meade, who serves as faculty sponsor for both the Student Government Association and Universal Poetry. He is creative, enthusiastic and hard-working.

Rodriguez will receive his Associate of Arts degree in business administration in May and plans to further his studies in the field of mechanical engineering. He is also interested in becoming an entrepreneur.