Daniel Hammond of Macomb was the recipient of a Student Achievement Award for a career and technical student at the Spoon River College Commencement held May 12 at the Canton Campus. It was presented by Student Trustee Zoey Lane.

Student Achievement Awards are presented each year to one transfer student and to one career and technical education student who possess individual initiative, personal development, and have made progress toward achievement of goals, along with participation and success in college extra-curricular activities.

Hammond, who earned his Associate in Applied Science degree-Diesel and Power Systems Technology, was described as going above and beyond to complete his work and to help other students, and one who could be counted on to be prepared to take on any task that is put in front of him. “Daniel has the mindset and drive to never give up on something. He thrives on learning as much as he can, which makes him a better person and technician,” said Joe Clemens, Diesel and Power Systems Technology instructor. Hammond was also recognized for maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

Hammond is employed at Martin Equipment in Macomb.

Photo credit Sha Lyn Photography.

Daniel Hammond