Recipients of Hall of Fame and other honors were recently recognized by East Central Community College in Decatur during a Virtual Awards Ceremony shared on the college’s website and social media, in lieu of the annual ceremony held on campus each spring that was cancelled due to the Coronavirus and social distancing guidelines.
Selection to the Hall of Fame is considered the highest honor a student can receive at the college, according to ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart.
“To be considered for the prestigious honor,” Stewart said, “students must demonstrate exemplary character, superior scholarship, worthy leadership, and contribute to the betterment of East Central Community College.”
Their photos will hang in the Hall of Fame Collection in the lobby of Huff Auditorium.
Included in the Hall of Fame inductees for 2020 is Garet Jones.
Jones is a business administration major from Lawrence. A President’s and Dean’s List scholar, he serves as Phi Theta Kappa president, vice president for DECA, Men of Dignity, and President’s Council. He participates in intramural sports and attends College Worship. He was also a HEADWAE nominee.
Those nominating him wrote, “I think Garet is a very kind gentleman and a great person overall. He is actively involved around campus and always is willing to lend a helping hand. He takes pride in the things he does and the work he puts in. Garet is a great student and even better person.
“He represents East Central Community College well in everything he does. Garet is a well-rounded student. He is a very hard worker, he is dedicated to his education, and goes above and beyond what is asked of him. Garet loves everything about East Central and the new family it has given him.”