MCC Lake Havasu graduate receives $10k as 2023 Kathy Hodel Most Outstanding Student award | The Buzz -The buzz in Bullhead City – Lake Havasu City – Kingman – Arizona – California

Mojave County – Adam Romano has been described by his colleagues as tenacious, inquisitive, insightful and many other great things. Romano won the 2023 Kathy Hodel Best Student Award.

In addition to this year’s honoree, Romano will also receive $10,000 in cash to spend on anything she wants.

“It’s absolutely amazing to be named the 2023 Kathy Hodel winner. My supportive wife said she knew I was going to win, but she had her doubts.” said Romano. “I was stunned when I found out I had won, but when I regained her composure, I was humbled, honored and very happy.”

Romano said MCC’s student body contributes to the community in such diverse and diverse ways that so many deserving students attending MCC this year could win the award. .

He will use the funds to continue his education and help his growing family build a solid foundation. Winning this award also fueled his passion for teaching and service.

Kathy Hodel is known for her community service, which is one of the criteria students applying for the award must meet. Romano spent countless hours in community service while attending her MCC and is often referred to as a great community leader.

“He is known by so many in and outside the MCC community as an empathetic leader and team builder who fearlessly enters the field and gets the job done when needed,” Lake Havas said. said Dr. Maria Ayon, Dean of the Faculty of Student and Community Engagement. campus. “I am very proud of Adam because he sees challenges as opportunities to make effective change for the greater good.”

When asked what community service means to him and how he serves the community, Romano said that as an advocate for the arts and humanities, he serves the community and encourages innovative people and ideas. It supports and connects people and communities.

Romano graduates from MCC with art associate artist. He attended the University’s Lake Havasu City campus and is currently attending Arizona State University for a BA in Museum Studies.

During the 2021-2022 academic year, he will All of the Arizona Academic Team This means he won a full tuition scholarship to a public university in Arizona.Romano was also selected for 2022Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and received a $1,500 scholarship.

Mojave Community College is currently enrolling students for fall semester classes starting August 14th. For those who want to become a student, the first step is to create an account and fill out a free online application at For more information, visit his university’s website,, or call 1-866-MOHAVECC.

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