– Recent Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) graduate, Allentown-resident, James Szabo, was recognized with the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennACE) JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award.
The award, designed to recognize achievements and contributions made by undergraduate students enrolled at member institutions who have completed an internship or co-op assignment, grants $500 to each winner of its four categories, respectively.
While the award categories are broken into four sections-Technical, Liberal Arts, Business and Associates Degrees-this is the first year that PennACE has offered the award on the associate degree level, and Szabo is its very first recipient.
The JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award was created in honor of a career development professional. JoAnne Day was a longtime colleague and friend of many involved in cooperative education, academic internships, and career services and was active in many professional organizations. She was the first president of PennACE in 2002 before losing a two year battle to cancer in March 2005.
Szabo completed an accounting internship at LCCC and also worked as a grants assistant while pursuing his associate degree in applied science degree in accounting. Now employed in the business office at LCCC, Szabo achieved academic excellence at LCCC where he was honored with Dean's List in Spring 2013.