May 11, 2020
Tallahassee Community College is recognizing two students with the 2020 Academic Support Awards (ASP) from Transitional Studies. Muraiye Pierre earned the Dr. Bertha Flowers Murray Award and Deyon Watson received the Dr. Sally P. Search Award.
Pierre is a native of St. Maarten, she is a scholar student, who has also been active on campus and in the community. Pierre is a member of the Math Champions peer mentoring program, the International Student Organization and the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. Additionally, Pierre is a proud member of the St. Maarten Tallahassee Student Association, which strives to give back to the Tallahassee community. In that association, Pierre served as the chair of the hurricane relief committee responsible for sending care packages to Caribbean countries affected by hurricanes. Among her many accolades at TCC, Pierre is a recent recipient of a Spring 2020 TCC Eagle Award. She holds a 3.65 GPA and plans to transfer to Florida A & M University in the fall.
The Dr. Bertha Flowers Murray Award acknowledges academic excellence and is conferred upon a student who has completed two or more developmental education courses and currently has a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
Deyon Watson is from Pensacola, Fla. He was a member of the Math Champions peer mentoring program and the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. Additionally, he served as an orientation student leader and assisted with the 2019 Eagles RISE Summer Academy. Watson graduated with honors in December of 2019 with his AA degree and is continuing his education in the field of nursing at Tallahassee Community College. Throughout his stellar academic tenure at TCC, Deyon appeared on both the dean’s and president’s lists. Watson is a recent recipient of a Spring 2020 TCC Eagle Award and currently holds a 3.42 GPA. In his spare time, he loves doing cardio whenever he can and watching lots of horror movies.
The Dr. Sally P. Search award is for a student who has taken any developmental education course and has shown exceptional leadership ability through community service and involvement in campus activities and organizations.