The Student Government of Cerro Coso held their annual Student Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2017, in the Gymnasium. Designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Cerro Coso students, faculty, and staff, the event is a time honored tradition to celebrate and bid adieu to graduating students. The following awards were presented:
President’s Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards: Scott Benedettini, Devyn Durham, Benjamin Miller, Carol Blair, Denise Ellison, Ashley Nielson, David Blair, Chance English, Ryan Richard, Jonathan Blair, Aubrey Farrar, Leta Robinson, Heather Borden, Daniella Fish, Michael Rouse, Britney Brown, Fiona Fuller, Robert Shaw, Lisa Burt, Angelica Gabaldon, Alexxa Varela, Leslie Carter, Danielle Hensel, Kayla Voigt, Bailey Crocoll, Jessica Hiatt, Bailey Voss, Jenna Daugherty, Kelsey Hire, Eric Warda, Josh Dibble, Anita Keller, Leeanne Zajicek, Vitalii Dubytskyi, and Kaitlin McGee
Phi Theta Kappa All-California Academic Team: Alejandro Tellez-Cruz and Theodore Valdez
Honors Transfer Council of California Exemplary Achievement Award: Enrique Carrillo-Sulub and Kelsey Hire
CCCC Foundation Athletic/Academic Award: Troy Hughes, Men’s Baseball
Department Awards: Alfie Mullins, Allied Health; Angelica Gabaldon, Business and Information Technology; Jenna Daugherty, English and Foreign Languages; Joseph Kumm, Industrial Arts; Shantaal Hernandez, Kinesiology; Tina Koivu, Mathematics; Caitlin Peterson, Science; Kelsey Hire, Social Science; and Kai Kelley, Visual and Performing Arts.
Site Student of the Year: Devyn Durham, Eastern Sierra College Center; Eric Warda, East Kern Tehachapi Campus; and Anthony McFarland, Kern River Valley Campus.
CCCC Excellence in Education Award: Rebecca Pang and Justin Witt
SGCC Awards for Teaching Excellence: Clifford Davis, Full-Time Faculty; Deborah Lessany-Abdi, Adjunct Faculty; and Thomas Foggia, Online Faculty.
Staff Awards: Jessica Kawelmacher, Admissions and Records Tech. I – Classified Staff of the Year. Deborah Gregory, Graphic Designer – Academic Senate Staff Award.