Sarah Mitchell, owner of Sarah Lynn Studios, has earned the prestigious title of Certified Professional Photographer from Professional Photographers of America. According to PPA, “the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) credential serves to identify professional photographers who have demonstrated technical competence through a written examination and photographic image submission.”
In 2016, Sarah earned her degree in Photographic Technology, Portrait Studio Management. Sarah’s studio, based in Rockwell, NC, serves clients in the counties of Cabarrus, Davidson, Rowan and North Mecklenberg.
Photo by Nathan Richards – Curriculum Award and Academic Award – Commercial
Photo by Whitney Keller – Academic Award – Photojournalism
Photo by Sarah Mitchell – Academic Award – Portrait Studio Management
RCC’s Academic and Curriculum Awards were presented at RCC’s seventh annual Student Academic Honors Awards Ceremony on April 14, at Oakhurst Baptist Church.
The Academic Award is based on the highest GPA in each degree and diploma program of study. Students must have been enrolled in two of the last four terms, have completed at least 40 credit hours in a degree program or 10 credit hours in a diploma program, and have a program GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Academic Awards were presented to the following (listed with their program areas):
Nathan Richards, Photographic Technology/Commercial Photography
Whitney Keller, Photographic Technology/Photojournalism
Sarah Mitchell, Photographic Technology/Portrait Studio Management
The Curriculum Award goes to a student in each degree and diploma program who is both outstanding in his/her academic achievement and has potential for success in the particular field he/she has chosen. To be eligible, the students must have been enrolled in two of the last four terms, have completed at least 40 credit hours in a degree program or 10 credit hours in a diploma program, have a program GPA of 3.0 or higher, have demonstrated expertise in their field of study, and have participated in departmental, campus and community activities that promote the College.
The Curriculum Award for the department of Photographic Technology was presented to Nathan Richards of Oxford, N.C.