Stanly Community College student receives ACTE award

Stanly Community College student Toby Neal was one of four college students from throughout the country to receive the 2022 Leadership and Academic Success Award from the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

Students were nominated by various student organizations related to career and technical education. Neal was nominated by Future Business Leaders of America, Inc., and the award was presented by Sean Crevier, president of the ACTE Business and Marketing Division.

Neal, a straight-A student, is president of the FBLA-Collegiate chapter at SCC and is the public information officer for the Student Government Association. He also serves as vice president of communications for the North Carolina state FBLA-Collegiate chapter and as parliamentarian at the national level.

He has received numerous awards, including the college’s recipient and state nominee for the North Carolina Community College System’s 2021 Robert W. Scott Leadership Award and SCC’s recipient of the Community College System’s 2022 Academic Excellence Award.

“The ACTE award is a tremendous honor for Toby and for Stanly Community College,” said Dr. John Enamait, president of SCC. “The trustees and administration are pleased to support our student organizations and the faculty advisors who provide leadership opportunities to our students. Toby has immersed himself in our student activities while still maintaining a 4.0 academic average, and we are very proud of his accomplishments.”

An associate of arts student from Mount Pleasant, Neal plans to work toward a bachelor’s degree in history and political science, with career goals of teaching and serving in public office.