ESCC NAMES PRESIDENT’S CUP RECIPIENT
Enterprise, AL May 3, 2012 – Enterprise State Community College announces Rechelle Caldwell as the 2012 President’s Cup recipient.
“We are proud of Ms. Caldwell’s achievement and are pleased to have so many accomplished students at ESCC,” said Dr. Nancy W. Chandler, ESCC President.
Caldwell is an honor student, member of the spirit club, music club, Phi Theta Kappa, and a student worker for the ESCC Math department. She aids Math Division Chair Kathy Haynes and Instructor Ms. Roberta Lammons.
“When I think about winning, it actually makes me cry,” said Caldwell. “I have never received a big award before. This is the first trophy I have ever won.”
A President’s Cup nominee is a private recommendation made by an ESCC faculty or staff member unknown to the potential candidates until Honor’s Day. Nominees must meet certain requirements including 36 or more credit hours, a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and be enrolled as a full-time student at least one term during the current academic year. In addition, the student is not only required to be academically gifted, but involved on the ESCC campus in the local communities. There were two nominees in 2012: Rechelle Caldwell and Seth McCollough.
Caldwell attributes her love for math to an Enterprise High School pre-calculus instructor, Ms. Price. Her teaching methods included patience and acceptance of all student, and quirky anecdotes to remember formulas.
“The way that she had such patience with teaching others really inspired me to love math,” said Caldwell. “There are also so many people here at ESCC that have mentored me and I am forever thankful to all of those that have encouraged me along the way.”
Caldwell is one of many students from Enterprise High School that spent all four of their high school years on the ESCC campus due to the devastating tornado on March 1, 2007. The familiarity of the campus and the ease of taking basic classes within her major close to home made the decision to attend ESCC an easy one.
Caldwell is planning to graduate from ESCC Fall 2012. She is a Mathematics Education major and intends to transfer to Troy University.