CCBC names Mikhaela Frondozo as the 2022 President’s Distinguished Graduate
May 20, 2022
Community College of Baltimore County has named Mikhaela Frondozo as its 2022 President’s Distinguished Graduate award recipient. The award, which comes with a $2,500 transfer scholarship and the opportunity to serve as commencement speaker, is given annually to a student who has shown exemplary leadership and a commitment to help others. Frondozo was presented with the award during CCBC’s Commencement ceremony, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 4 at CCBC Essex.CCBC Essex served as Frondozo’s home campus. While taking a full load of classes, she also managed to work part-time and later secured an internship with Delegate Pat Young at the Maryland General Assembly. Described by her professors as “exceedingly diligent and earnest,” her excellence was recognized nationally when she was named a semi-finalist for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Dedicated and focused on her studies, Frondozo managed to complete her degree within two years; yet, she packed a lot into her two-year experience. Despite facing some struggles with online learning brought on by the coronavirus, she persevered and found ways to stay engaged and get involved. Frondozo joined the Honors Program, and she also became a member of Phi Theta Kappa and served as an executive board member of the Student Government Association.
Additionally, she participated in the Mellon Scholars program, an enriched academic opportunity that values research, learning and experience. She graduates from CCBC with a 3.93 GPA and a degree in General Studies. Her plans are to transfer to a four-year college and earn a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Her ultimate goal is to go to law school and earn her Juris Doctor degree.