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