Whatcom Community College honors students at annual ceremony
Bellingham, Wash. – Whatcom Community College held its 24th annual Honors and Awards ceremony on June 6, recognizing more than 30 students for exemplary academic excellence and community service. Students were nominated throughout the year for the various awards by WCC faculty and staff. The top honors—the Laidlaw and President’s Award—went to Mason Green and Emmanuel Valencia, respectively (pictured left to right below with WCC President Kathi Hiyane-Brown).
Outstanding Service to Students Awards: Mohamed Sheikh-Aden
International Service Award: Taufek Adib-Thaqif
All-USA Academic Team Nominees: Alejandra Hobi, Rukhsar Sadat, Emmanuel Valencia & Elizabeth Sugarman
All-Washington Academic Team: Alejandra Hobi and Rukhsar Sadat
Transforming Lives Award: Steve Gnyp
Laidlaw Award: Mason Green
President’s Award: Emmanuel Valencia
Academic Excellence and Achievement Awards
|Accounting: Kayla Wiest||Japanese: Mary Peters|
|Anthropology: Amber Owen||Massage Therapy: Spencer Belsvik|
|Biology: Benjamin Petropoulos||Mathematics: Kelland Harrison|
|Chemical Dependency Professional: Lourdes V. Liera||Student Math League Award: Shahrul Kamil Hassan|
|Communication Studies: Dhiyaa Ramadhan||Medical Assisting: Katreyna Garrison|
|Computer Information Systems: Josephine Hollandbeck||Medical Interpreting: Nicolas Linares|
|Computer Science: Anna Thomas||Music: Austin Smith|
|Criminal Justice: Angela Cash||Nursing: Aaron Brandt|
|Early Childhood Education: Joey Standley||Parenting Education: Rachel Bjarnason|
|Engineering: Benjamin Shtunyuk||Philosophy: Ian Brewer|
|English Composition: Leslie Mendez||Physical Therapist Assistant: Erin Kimber|
|English Literature: Danielle Kennedy||Physics: Jared Rapp|
|English as a Second Language – Academic: Ariel Susanto||Political Science: Carolyn Stewart|
|English as a Second Language, Transitional Learning: Victor C. Gutierrez||Psychology: Benedict Yeoh|
|Film Studies: Kenny Mendez||Sociology: Lukas Harrington|
|Geography: Thi Le||Visual Arts: Elyse Lynch|
|Humanities/Interdisciplinary Studies: Violet Harris|| Visual Communications: Alejandra Hobi
Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees! More photos from the event are available on WCC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/whatcomcc.
About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA is regularly recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. The College, a destination for cybersecurity, healthcare and business studies, offers a bachelor of applied science degree, transfer degrees, career preparation, online courses and community education classes. WCC’s accomplished faculty and staff serve 11,000 students annually. For more information, visit whatcom.edu.
Contact: Marisa Ellis, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310, email@example.com
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