FAIRFIELD — Kennebec Valley Community College recently named Tammy Jones, of Oakland, as the College’s 2013 Student of the Year, according to a press release.

Jones, who will graduate in May with an associate in applied science degree from KVCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, was selected for the honor based on her academic success and campus and community involvement.

“Tammy’s energy is contagious and her love for this College is evident in all that she does,” KVCC Dean of Students Karen Normandin said in the release. “She embraces the experience of being a community college student — using resources well, giving back to her community and working diligently to achieve the status of dean’s list each semester in a competitive health program.”

Jones entered the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at KVCC in the fall of 2011 after taking a number of general education electives in preparation for admittance to the rigorous program.

Through her educational journey, Jones has maintained a grade-point average of 3.7, achieving the dean’s list each semester and joining the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society for two-year colleges.

As the president of the KVCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Jones has led the chapter to a new level of membership enrollment and involvement. In the spring of 2012, she was selected to attend the Maine Leadership Institute for Women held at the University of Maine. She was one of 28 women in the State selected to attend the event.

In 2012 Jones was named to the All-Maine Academic Team. The team is part of the Phi Theta Kappa program. Students are nominated and selected for the team by their college based on outstanding academic achievement, leadership and service.

After graduation, Jones plans to complete her certification exam this summer and then seek employment as an occupational therapy assistant in the local area. She plans to be an active member of the KVCC Alumni Council and to continue to connect with the KVCC community.

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