Students’ many achievements and contributions at Highline College took center stage at the 2015 Student Awards Ceremony on May 20. Nearly 60 students received well-earned recognition for their efforts during the 2014–15 academic year and were honored in front of friends, family, fellow students and college staff and faculty.
An annual event since 1999, the Student Awards Ceremony was hosted by Highline student body vice president, Ruth Krizan, who is also fondly known as Chancellor of Cheers.
Each academic department could select up to two students to be recognized. Winners were also chosen from leadership programs and clubs that are funded by student activities fees.
All told, 14 programs recognized 25 students for their outstanding scholastic achievement and 15 programs recognized 38 students for their campus involvement and outstanding contributions to their respective programs. Five students received two awards. Approximately 16,500 students attend Highline each year.
The event was funded by Student Services and Activities fees and sponsored by the Associated Students of Highline College with the Center for Leadership and Service.
Awards for Outstanding Program Contribution
|Advertising Club||Jenny Lee
|Animation Domination||Matthew Silva|
|ASHC Student Government||Laura Yanez
|Burmese/Myanmar Student Association||Tha Dah Hser|
|Center for Leadership and Service||Richelle V. Enriquez|
|Cooking Club||Tetyana Matsyuk|
|Culture Exchange Club||Takuho Yoshida|
|Design Team||Cody Scott
|Environmental Club||Rebecca Ring|
|Highline Table Tennis Club||Alvin Indalecio
Paul Fernando King-Sanchez
|Honors Leadership Team||Olga Zhosyan
Tha Dah Hser
|Leader of Excellence||LaTonya Brisbane|
|Mahjong Club||Hui-Wen Hsiao
|Math Resource Center||Jered Ataky
|Multicultural Affairs||Amy Menjivar
|Music Department: Choir||Alexander Crawford|
|Outreach Student Ambassador||Michelle McBride
|Student Employee of the Year||Jacqui Silva|
|TRiO Student Support and Retention Services||Octaiviea Townsend|
|Women’s Programs and WorkFirst Services||Alvin Goode III|
|Yamato Taiko Drumming Club||Dom Oliveros
Awards for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement
|Biology Department/MaST Center||Jacqui Silva|
|BTECH Department||Francis Hernandez Torres
Melissa Silvana Brown
|Communication Studies||Maria Iraheta
Xavier L. Henderson
|Economics||Pa Ousman Jobe
|English Department and Writing Center||Addison Peabody
|Hospitality Management||MacKenzie Connolly
|Music Department||Alexander Crawford|
|Respiratory Care||Jonathan Vasquez
|Speech Communication||Robert (Chase) Wyland-Sturmer|