LBW students get state recognition

Published 11:59 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Chelsea Powell

Chelsea Powell

Two LBW Community College students will soon receive prestigious recognition in Montgomery for exceptional academic achievement, distinguished leadership, and community service.

Chelsea Powell of Andalusia and Sarah Elizabeth Godwin of Greenville are named as 2016 All-Alabama Academic Team members with the Alabama Community College System.

All-Alabama Academic Team students are nominated by their respective colleges and must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25, be involved in campus activities, and have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours at the institution.

Powell, daughter of Eugene and Leigh Powell of Andalusia, completed an associate of science degree in December. She transferred to Troy University to earn a bachelor’s degree in math education and plans to teach math at the high school level.

While attending LBWCC in Andalusia, Powell served as an Ambassador, served as president of the Alpha Beta Eta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and participated in the Student Government Association and Relay for Life Team.

“To be recognized for my service to my campus and community, and not just my grades, was great,” she said. “LBW gave me so many opportunities to better my education as well as my leadership and service skills.”

Godwin, daughter of W.S. and Rebecca Godwin of Greenville, will complete an associate of science degree in May and plans to transfer to Auburn University at Montgomery to pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

Sarah Elizabeth Godwin

Sarah Elizabeth Godwin

“I knew this profession was something I would want to do ever since my first niece was born. I’ve always had a passion for helping and loving others and also because I love understanding how the body works,” said Godwin.

“I know in this degree field I will not only be able to help others physically, but I will be able to connect with them emotionally and spiritually as well, which I hold as very important.”

She said she is also honored to be a part of the All-Alabama Academic Team this year.

“Being selected shows me that hard work does pay off. Being one of many to have applied for this honor, and then being selected, just means so much. My time at LBW has been awesome and I could not think of a better way to end my chapter here at LBWCC.”

“I believe I have received a very good core education at LBWCC. This school is everything I was looking for, even if I didn’t realize it in the beginning. I not only learned academically, but also socially. I have been so blessed to have had the opportunity to spend the first two years of my college experience at LBW.”