Richland College to Honor Current and Former Students in Annual ‘Wall of Honor’ Ceremony

Wall of Honor recipients standing in a line

2015 Wall of Honor ceremony

Five current and former Richland College students will be honored at Richland College’s 2016 Wall of Honor ceremony at 10 a.m. April 20 in Crockett Hall for their outstanding academic achievements, perseverance through adversity and/or contributions to the community.

This year’s Wall of Honor recipients are Hardeek Barot, a former IT professional from Africa who started his college career at the age of 29 at Richland College and is now on his way to completing two master’s degrees; Cynthia Cano, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who thrived at Richland College before going on to become a television journalist in the DFW market and soon-to-be U.S. citizen; Omar Demachkie, a current Richland College student who dreams of someday researching pathogens and cancers that specifically target children; Sana Hussein, a former Richland College student who now attends Southern Methodist University with a full scholarship due to her incredible academic achievements; and Vicki Wood, a tennis professional, instructor and lifelong learner who got her start at Richland College.

Each year, nominations are gathered from members of the college community, and from these nominations a committee chooses approximately five people who exemplify Richland College’s mission of teaching, learning and community building to receive the distinction. Photos and biographies of this year’s Wall of Honor recipients will be displayed in Crockett Hall until next spring, when the next honorees will be selected.