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The Academic Awards ceremony, held Tuesday, May 4, honored many students who have shown outstanding performance in their respective fields at the University of La Verne. A total of 79 awards were given throughout the night. Junior Rick Garcia, a philosophy major, was presented with the humanities award for Religion and Philosophy by the chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department, Dr. Jonathan Reed. / photo by Matt Wright

The Academic Awards ceremony, held Tuesday, May 4, honored many students who have shown outstanding performance in their respective fields at the University of La Verne. A total of 79 awards were given throughout the night. Junior Rick Garcia, a philosophy major, was presented with the humanities award for Religion and Philosophy by the chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department, Dr. Jonathan Reed. / photo by Matt Wright

by Alisha Rosas
Staff Writer

University of La Verne students gathered in Founders Auditorium last Tuesday to be recognized by what Dr. William Cook, vice president of academic affairs, called “an Academic Awards Night celebration.”

This year at the annual Awards Night, students were acknowledged by different departments for their determination and accomplishments.

A total of 79 awards were given to students from various departments, and other students were recognized by Who’s Who Among American Colleges.

The night began with Dr. Cook welcoming attendants to the ceremony. He then spoke to students in the audience.

“Old people like me like to give advice,” Dr. Cook said. He gave tidbits of advice regarding youth and life in general. Soon after, the distribution of the awards followed.

The Behavioral Science Department awarded nine students in the anthropology, Behavioral science, criminology, psychology and sociology fields. Kerry Black, Kimberly Shinault, Steve Pennington, Syed Fazlurrehman, Regina Martinez, Desiree Yoro, Maribel Mejia, Veronica Ramirez and Rene Roberg were those honored.

The School of Business and Global Studies awarded 10 students from the fields of accounting, business administration, finance, marketing, economics and international business and language. Students acknowledged were Daniel Jordan, Suzanne Johnson, Eric Noyes, Michael Johnstone-Lemoine, Grant Schmidt, Roxanne Klein, Elisa Gutierrez, Ahlam “Amy” Attiyah, William McIntyre and Graciela Manjarrez.

The department of communications recognized eight students with awards from the broadcasting, communications, journalism and photojournalism areas. Awards were given to: Kelly Young, Jennifer Reh, Simon Bouie, Erin Grycel, Jennifer Parsons, Araceli Esparza, Laura Ambriz and Summer Herndon.

The department of education gave three awards to students from the fields of diversified and child development. Students recognized were Jessica Hunter, Dana Moyer and Ruth Rutte.

The department of fine arts recognized six students that excelled in art, photography and theatre arts. Those students include Kathy Yorba, Carol Guillaume, Ryan Sones, Veero Der-Karabetian, Lisa Manley and Thomas Moese.

The Modern Language Department awarded three students from the fields of English as a second language, French and Spanish. The students who were honored include Yuko Tanaka, Dominik Przybylski and Kenia Magallanes.

Humanities awarded four students in the fields of English, philosophy and religion. Those honored were Heidi Bridges, Dyane Galindo, Ernest Minner and Richard Garcia.

Natural Sciences awarded 17 students in the areas of biology, environmental biology, chemistry, computer science, computer engineering, environmental management, natural history, mathematics and physics. Awards were given to Uyen “Jenny” Pham, Faizul Haque, Jason Spring, Tyson Dusch, Maria Hovnanian, Crystal Mills, Jose Jauregui, Kyle Young, Jeff Chauveau, Erin Parsons, Rhiannon Jensen, Craig Proctor, Stephanie Adams, Matthew Salomon, Hoang-Quyen Nguyen, Daniel Kiminki and Annette Villa.

Movement and Sports Science honored four students in movement and sports science and athletic training. Honored students were Mike Miles, Ryan Christoph, Jeremy Gonzales and Amanda Holmes.

Six students from the department of social sciences were awarded from the fields of history, international studies, political science and social science fields. Honored were William Forbes, Kathleen Lowe, Nathaniel Petkewich, Anthony Loriso, Pamela Foerstel and Sean Luebbers.

Legal studies selected Aileen Lota and Isabel Quintana as scholars from the paralegal field.

The Honors Program acknowledged Roxanne Klein and Anthony Loriso, two students from the field of honors academic excellence, and a “Tutor of the Year” award was presented to Hoang-Quyen Nguyen by Lynn Stanton-Riggs.

Student Affairs awarded Nancy Ikari, Melissa Negrete, Simon Bouie and Eddie Casarez for their contributions to the University.

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