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Student Awards Ceremony 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 Student Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, May 13, 2021 via Zoom. The event began with music performed by Ohlone College student Jazz/Rock Ensemble and was followed by the awards ceremony.

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

Welcome to the 2021 Student Awards Ceremony. As we celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of our students, this year’s awards show that despite learning through a pandemic, our students have continued to engage and excel. We celebrate our students who have persevered and displayed a commitment to their academics. 

On May 13th we will gather virtually to bring time and value to our students’ greatest successes. We gather because teaching and learning is what we have chosen as our passion. The gift of education is one that remains with us forever. This event is one in which we are inspired by the greatness of our students and their accomplishments. Throughout our journey, we are united in our diversity, inside and outside of the classroom and the success in our learning is attributed to the work of the students, our excellent faculty, and the strength of our community. Congratulations.

Eric Bishop, Ph.D.

Superintendent/President
Ohlone Community College District

Any questions? Please contact Heather McCarty hmccarty@ohlone.edu.

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

Recipients of 2020-2021 Student Awards
Recipient Name of Award
Erik Dylan Matibag Outstanding Student in Acting and Directing
Dino Granzella Outstanding Student in Administrative Justice
Carlos Huerta Juarez Outstanding Student in Anthropology
Kelly Egusa Outstanding Student in Biology
Sourish Guntipally Outstanding Student in Chemistry
Marissa Osorio-Agard Outstanding Student in Chicanx Studies
Romonique Edwards  Outstanding Student in Chinese
Kaela Hernandez  Outstanding Student in Communication Studies
Aristides Alvarez II Outstanding Student in Counseling
Melissa Martinez  Outstanding Student in Dance
Mayte Ceballos Santiago Outstanding Student in Deaf Studies
Balagovind Sandeep Outstanding Student in Engineering
Laura Ford Outstanding Student in Engineering Technology
Sergio Duenas Outstanding Student in English
Lilian Mangrobang Outstanding Student in Entertainment Design & Technology
Jiamao Yuan Outstanding Student in Fine Art
Mia Albano Outstanding Student in Geography
Claudia De La Rosa Outstanding Student in Graphic Arts 
Mika Pauline Garrote Outstanding Student in Health & Physical Education
Rishab Shah Outstanding Student in History
Yuan-Yuan (Yona) Lo Outstanding International Student
Zachary Keeler  Outstanding Student in Kinesiology
Kiki Eco  Outstanding Student in Mathematics
Gurmehar Dev Outstanding Student in Multimedia
Joseph Chang Outstanding Student in Music
Marie Claudia Carrillo Outstanding Student in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program  
Katherine Lacaze Outstanding Student in Physics
Montserrat Navarro Outstanding Student in Political Science
Brianna Sandoval Outstanding Student in Psychology
Andrew Escoto Outstanding Student in Puente
Hamza Karim Outstanding Student in Registered Nursing
Lora Oco Outstanding Student in Respiratory Therapist Program
Yanelli Flores Outstanding Student in Sociology 
Diana Barbacioru & Ram Charan Outstanding Students Spanish Tutoring Team
Herve Landry Nzoukou Tankou Outstanding Student in the Umoja Scholars Program