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Roger Denkhoff: Recipient of the Spring 2015 Outstanding JCTC MC Student Award.
…what started out as a small personal goal is leading to an associate degree and possibly a new career
Roger Denkhoff was the recipient of the Spring 2015 Outstanding JCTC MC Student Award. Roger was honored on April 21, 2015 at the Annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony, which was held at the Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) downtown campus.
Roger is a non-traditional student at JCTC. He majors in engineering electronics technology and successfully completed the spring semester with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.921. He has completed four semesters of coursework as a Metropolitan College participant, and he expects to graduate with his Associate of Applied Science in Engineering and Electronics Technology in May 2017.
He contributes his success in the Metropolitan College program to hard work, perseverance, and strong time management skills. He strongly believes that through education and a willingness to learn, there are opportunities to advance. “The Metropolitan College program has greatly helped me broaden my horizons. For me, what started out as a small personal goal is leading to an associate degree and possibly a new career,” said Denkhoff.
His full-time UPS supervisor had this to say:
Roger [is] definitely a good recipient for [the Outstanding MC Student Award]. He works hard and is willing to do what it takes to get the job done. He never complains about it being too much work and is always willing to help. He is an outstanding employee and I would be certain that he is the same with school. I couldn't think of a better person to receive this award.
Roger currently works at UPS as a tug driver. His short term goal is to pass the UPS maintenance test and finish his associate degree. His long term goal is to continue to grow, learn, and look for career opportunities related to his career field. He has gained valuable experience while working at UPS and considers himself to be a more marketable individual as a result of this experience. Specifically, while working at UPS, Roger has learned to work with others, be considerate of others, and appreciate the hard work of his co-workers.
Roger has advice to give to current and future Metropolitan College participants. Roger says, “Don’t give up. Think about what career you want for yourself and focus in on it.”
Metropolitan College congratulates Roger Denkhoff on his outstanding achievements. We wish you well in your educational and personal endeavors.
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