Ohlone Student Awards Ceremony

Student Awards Ceremony 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 Student Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 6-9pm via Zoom. The link for the event is https://tinyurl.com/ocawards2020

Ohlone College President and Superintendent Dr. Gari Browning extends the following welcome to those attending the ceremony:


Welcome to Ohlone College’s annual Student Awards Ceremony. This ceremony is presented remotely due to the COVID-19 social distancing requirements. Nevertheless, it is important to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of our students. The students receiving awards tonight epitomize Ohlone’s value in excellence in learning and academic performance.

During this ceremony, you will hear the students’ stories, each genuine and passionate about the education received at Ohlone. The students’ success is accomplished through the guidance and expertise of Ohlone faculty and their dedication to excellent teaching. Appropriately, the awards are determined by these professors.

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. The Student Awards Ceremony is among my favorite events of the year because it celebrates students and inspires great hope for the future.

Gari Browning, Ph.D.

President/Superintendent
Ohlone Community College District

Any questions? Please contact Heather McCarty hmccarty@ohlone.edu or Kyle Livie klivie@ohlone.edu.

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

Recipients of 2019-2020 Student Awards

Name Award
Kristine Silmaro Outstanding Student in Accounting
Dylan Seeley Outstanding Student in Acting and Directing
Kristine Welcher Outstanding Student in Administrative Justice
Joylanda Tambala-Burch Outstanding Student in Anthropology
Leonardo Miranda Outstanding Student in Biology, Health Sciences Emphasis
Sana Allam Outstanding Student in Business Administration
Yu-Chieh Sung Outstanding Student in Chemistry
Kayla Navarro Olvera Outstanding Student in Chicanx Studies
Pine S. Shwe Outstanding Student in Chinese
Jazpreet Virk Outstanding Student in Communication Studies
Samantha Wylder Outstanding Student in Counseling
Phoebe Collver-Freeland Outstanding Student in Dance
Antonia Rodriguez Nunez Outstanding Student in Deaf Studies
Nicholas Phan Outstanding Student in Engineering
Tinise Lee Outstanding Student in Engineering Technology
Tatiana Kemline Outstanding Student in English
Naomi Saraceno Wiemken Outstanding Student in Entertainment Design Technology
Ivonne Streater Outstanding Student in Environmental Studies
Kevin Black Outstanding Student in Ethnic Studies
Heather Carey Outstanding Student in Fine Art
Megan Taitague Outstanding Student in Geography
Noah Pacheco Outstanding Student in Graphic Arts 
Jevons Lin Outstanding Student in Health
Gabriel C. De la O Outstanding Student in History
Hui Ching Wong Outstanding International Student
Stacie Moura Outstanding Student in Kinesiology
Shadi Elaridi Outstanding Student in Mathematics
Curtis Espadera Outstanding Student in Multimedia
Samuel S. Lucero Outstanding Student in Music
Elena Ornelas Outstanding Student in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program  
Alexander Shtov Outstanding Student in Physics
Noreen Jamil Outstanding Student in Political Science
Yanelli Flores Outstanding Student in Puente
Kim Tran Outstanding Student in Registered Nursing
Jay Wangworawut Outstanding Student in Respiratory Therapy Program
Adriana Davila Outstanding Student in Student Accessibility Services
Hiba Zaidi Outstanding Student in Sociology 
Kimia S. Faroughi Outstanding Student in Spanish
Miles Carter Outstanding Student in the Umoja Scholars Program