ACC’s Student Government Association has named Kim Johnson of Prospect Hill, NC as its nominee for the 2017 Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award.
The award was created by the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents as a way to highlight outstanding curriculum student leadership and service.
Kim Johnson was the winner in the inaugural Clapp Entrepreneurial Opportunity (CEO) Initiative competition that provides an ACC student or alumnus with $10,000 to launch a business venture. A panel of six Alamance County area entrepreneurs and business persons served as judges.
With a bachelor’s degree and 15 years of experience in martial arts, Johnson won for her presentation on a Ninja-style exercise gym. She enrolled in ACC’s Business Administration program in 2015 and decided to compete in the Clapp Initiative competition. She anticipates earning her Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration this summer.
Johnson is a member of ACC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Rotaract Club, is treasurer of the Martial Arts Society, and is a student representative in the Student Government Association. She has been inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success and was an award winner in the ACC student writing competition.
Johnson earned her NC State EMT Certification following Emergency Medical Technician training at the college. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the Small Business Center. Outside ACC, Johnson has volunteered for Dream Align Ministries, which works to feed, clothe, and find employment for those in need.
Each community college may nominate one student for the Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award. Six finalists are selected from regions of the state. One award winner is selected by community college representatives, including college presidents. The state award winner receives a plaque and $1,000; finalists receive $250. Announcement of the state-wide winner will be announced at the state SGA conference in April.
The Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award is named for Alamance County native Robert W. Scott who, with his aunt Elizabeth Scott Carrington, donated farmland on which Alamance Community College stands today. The historic archives of the Scott family are housed in ACC’s Scott Family Collection in the Gee Building across from the library.