Maggie Ralph, the recipient of the prestigious President’s Medallion award truly exemplifies all of the qualities of a Presidents Medallion winner. She excels at being a well-rounded leader that has been engaged on campus and throughout the community. While on campus, Maggie had fully immersed herself into the college culture and became involved in multiple aspects of campus life. From active roles in Student Senate and being a member of Phi Theta Kappa as well as being the Treasurer of the Art Guild and aiding the NCCC Pride Alliance to become an active force on campus. She has used her free time to attend community services projects such as rebuilding home in New Orleans, volunteering at St. Jude’s Research Hospital and packing meals at Mid-South food bank through NCCC’s Alternative Spring Break program for the past two years. She is a bright, thoughtful, talented and likeable young woman who is receptive to new ideas and willingly accepts academic and creative challenges.
Maggie is a very hard working and passionate individual and has excelled in her academics. She has been on the dean’s list every semester she has been here at NCCC. She will continue her education at SUNY Fredonia which she was awarded a scholarship to attend there this fall. She is a highly motivated student with a strong work ethic. Maggie spends long hours in the studio completely absorbed in her work. Her thinking is clear and her work methods are impressive. She has been consistent in transforming her class assignments in to meaningful expressive statements. Her artwork has been included in every art department student exhibition while enrolled and she received an honors award during the spring 2017 and 2018 semesters. This year her work was singled out for inclusion in the prestigious SUNY wide student exhibition in Albany, N.Y. This exhibition represents the best work produced by students enrolled in all SUNY art programs this honor distinguishes her among all SUNY students and brings statewide recognition to the NCCC Art Department. Along with that her exhibit presented at the 1st annual showcase was selected as the people’s choice award.
This is just some of her accomplishments and her impact as a role model at NCCC. She will continue on a successful road as leader to others and become an active member as an NCCC alum and student leader at SUNY Fredonia.