Emmanuel Wallace

Emmanuel Wallace is the 2016 Academic Excellence Award winner at CCC.

Cleveland Community College’s winner of the 2016 Academic Excellence Award is Emmanuel S. Wallace of Shelby.
“Receiving the Academic Excellence Award is an honor and a blessing. I never would have thought, as the high school student I was, that I would receive an award like this,” said Wallace. “Coming to CCC where I could be part of smaller classes and have the opportunity to interact with instructors, as well as participating in the Student Government Association (SGA) has helped me grow.”
During his time at CCC, Wallace has grown into a leader, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, volunteering as a mentor to the FIRST Robotics competition team, and becoming an SGA Senator and later serving as Vice President and President.
For the 2015-2016 school year, CCC’s leadership nominated Wallace for the North Carolina Community College System – Student Leadership Development Program (SLDP). He was one of only 30 students from across the North Carolina Community College System selected to participate.
At the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association’s spring conference, Wallace was presented with the Dr. Michael Taylor Award for Servant Leadership. This award is given to a student who exemplifies a desire to lead by serving others in their community, on their campus, or in the community college system.
In addition to these honors, Wallace has been a recipient of the North Carolina Space Grant Scholarship, and served as an intern with Duke Energy.
Wallace is graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, and plans to transfer to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to pursue a bachelor’s degree.