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2010 Terry O'Banion Student Technology Awards

The League for Innovation in the Community College and League Platinum Partner Microsoft Corporation are pleased to announce the selection of the 2010 Terry O'Banion Student Technology Champions, Richard Quiroga, Bevill State Community College, Sumiton, Alabama, and Grace Terc, Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida. The awards are given annually in honor of Terry O'Banion, Senior League Fellow and President Emeritus of the League.

The students selected for this year’s awards stood out as passionate individuals. After receiving an abundance of compelling letters of recommendation, Microsoft’s U.S. Education team selected one Student Technology winner and one Student Developer winner. These two winners clearly demonstrated a passion for technology through their commitment to their education and to their community.

Each student possesses a unique quality and offers something special that stood out to the selection committee. “The committee was impressed with Grace Terc’s dedication to technology and her desire to excel in all forms of IT developing fields,” said Tristan Gorringe, Microsoft Corporation. “Richard Quiroga’s name made its way to the top of the committee’s list by inspiring all of us by supporting himself throughout school and receiving high honors while pursuing multiple degrees despite all his hardships growing up.”

Student Technology Champion Richard Quiroga and Student Developer Champion Grace Terc each received $4,500, plus a variety of software products from Microsoft. Announcements of the winning scholars are available on the League's website.