Students Awards Ceremony Recognizes Achievements

Baseball player Corey Young (center) receives the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation’s Athletic Academic Achievement Award for the graduating athlete with the highest GPA from Foundation President Deidre Patin (left) and Director Derrick Hue (right). His award came with a monetary grant and his name engraved on the trophy on display in the College Gymnasium.

The Student Government of Cerro Coso (SGCC) celebrated the achievements of students, faculty, and staff at all CCCC campuses and across all academic programs at their 34th Annual Spring Awards Luncheon held on May 3, 2018. The following awards were presented:

President's Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards: Macklin Arbiola, Alison Baker, Carol Blair, David Blair, Britney Brown, Tanya Brown, Kathleen Delacruz, Vitalii Dubytskyi, Devyn Durham, Chance English, Gladys Reynoso, Danielle Hensel, Holly Hill, Anita Keller, Greg Kutzbach, Grace Lloyd, Vanessa McAllister, Luke McGowan, Heather Menzel, Benjamin Miller, Caitlin Peterson, Yvonne Reyes, Ryan Richard, Justin Searle, Bryce Simonsen, Carlos Solorio, Nayeli Villalobos Rodriguez

Phi Theta Kappa All-California Academic Team: Britney Brown, Caitlin Peterson, Mariela Germann, and Greg Kutzbach

Honors Transfer Council of California Exemplary Achievement Award:  Britney Brown and Caitlin Peterson

CCCC Foundation Athletic/Academic Award: Corey Young, Men's Baseball

Department Awards for Outstanding Achievement: Greg Kutzbach, Business and Information Technology; Jenna Daugherty, English and Foreign Languages; Ryan Richard, Industrial Arts; Shantaal Hernandez, Kinesiology; Britney Brown, Mathematics; Vitalii Dubytski, Science; Holly Hill, Social Sciences; Britney Brown, Visual and Performing Arts; Laurie Alderman, Paralegal; Samuel Kelley, Allied Health.

Site Student of the Year: Nayeli Villalobos Rodriguez, Eastern Sierra College Center; Lisa Burt, East Kern Tehachapi Campus; Kimberly Dochterman, Kern River Valley Campus

Tutor of the Year: Ryan Richard

CCCC Excellence in Education Award: Nikki Gardepe, Julianne Maikai, Ashlin Mattos, and Paul Kuttig

SGCC Awards for Teaching Excellence: Matthew Crow, IWV Full-Time Faculty; Nakysha Cummings, Online Faculty; Karen Moore, IWV Adjunct Faculty;  Carlos Wright-Tkacz, ESCC Faculty; Debra Rundell, KRV Full-Time Faculty;  Jeff Welsh and Jennifer Flenner, KRV Adjunct Faculty; Melissa Bowen, East Kern Faculty. 

Staff Awards: Ashley Nichols-Lampkin, Library Technician I - Academic Senate Staff of the Year.  Kathryn Bachman, Administrative Assistant - Classified Senate Staff of the Year.  Inge Olsen - KRV Staff of the Year.