Student Awards Ceremony 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 Student Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Smith Center on the Fremont campus. The ceremony was preceded by a reception in the lobby of the Smith Center.

Were you there? View photos from the May 2017 Student Awards Ceremony!

In the event’s program, Ohlone College President Gari Browning extended the following welcome to those attending the ceremony:

Welcome to Ohlone College's annual Student Awards Ceremony. This year Ohlone is celebrating fifty years of providing excellent quality education to students in our community. Our college continues as a high-performing institution not because of our student achievement alone. Ohlone faculty are highly qualified experts in their disciplines and are wholly dedicated to teaching. As we move into our second fifty years of excellence, we are relying on this strong faculty and our institution-wide excellence.

The Student Award Ceremony celebrates the achievement of our students–excellence in learning and superior academic performance–as determined by their faculty. The students here tonight represent some of Ohlone’s greatest successes. I am certain as these students tell you their stories, you will appreciate their dedication to their educational goals. I am inspired by their accomplishments, and I think you will be too.

I extend my most sincere congratulations and good wishes to our outstanding student award recipients and thank the faculty for their continued commitment to our students.

Gari Browning, Ph.D.

President/Superintendent

Ohlone Community College District

Any questions? Please contact Barbara Duggal at bduggal@ohlone.edu or call (510) 742-3127.

The awards ceremony is coordinated by the Student Awards Committee, a subcommittee of the Ohlone College Faculty Senate.

Recipients of 2016-2017 Student Awards
Name Award
Kory Hui  Outstanding Student in Accounting
Luis A. Lujan  Administration of Justice Award
Luis Nunez Outstanding Student in Anthropology
Kenneth Padilla Outstanding Student in ASL & Deaf Studies
Rebecca Rodgers Outstanding Student in Fine Art
Anika Varma  Outstanding Student in Biology
Karen Rodriguez  Outstanding Student in Business Administration
Kayla Lanapar Outstanding Student in Chemistry
Fiani Johnson Outstanding Student in Communication Studies
Karina Navarro Outstanding in General Counseling
David Malle Outstanding Student in the Deaf Program
Yumna Urfi  Outstanding Student in Economics
Katherine Maze Outstanding Student in Engineering
Leo Acosta Outstanding Student in Engineering Technology-Electrical
Cory Loob Outstanding Student in Engineering Technology-Mechanical 
Tristan Perona Outstanding Student in English
Lenna Withrow  Outstanding Student in Environmental Studies
Vrinda M. Suresh Outstanding Student in Spanish
John J. Consolati Outstanding Student in Chinese
Sam Campbell  Outstanding Student in Forensics
Juan Cortes  Outstanding Student in Geography
Helen Frost  Outstanding Student in Graphic Arts
Grace F. Kusuma Outstanding Student in Multimedia
Raymond Joseph A. Cal-Ortiz   Outstanding Student in Health & Wellness 
Rachel Murray Outstanding Student in History
Ying Wang Outstanding International Student
Camaryn Bricker  Outstanding Student in Kinesiology
Andres Franco  Outstanding Student in Mathematics
Phoebe Lin Outstanding Student in Music
Miranda McDonald Outstanding Student in Nursing
Erica DeGuzman Outstanding Student in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program
Denisse Gonzalez Outstanding Student in Sociology
Michael Aldrete  Outstanding Student in Acting & Directing
Destinee Camacho Outstanding Student in Dance
Rudy Lopez-Guerra Outstanding Student in Entertainment Design & Technology 

View Past Student Award Recipients. ]

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