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92 students honored at Central Arizona College’s Signal Peak Campus student awards ceremony

Joshua Mayes (Maricopa/Hamilton) was tabbed as campus’s Most Engaged Student of the Year, while Anthony Clubb (Coolidge/Coolidge) received Outstanding First Year Student honors.

Felipe Estrella (Phoenix/Trevor Browne) also was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Dora Vasquez Award, an honor given to one student out of all of those eligible from the district’s 10 locations.

Heather Moulton was selected by the student body as the recipient of the campus’ Faculty of the Year award, while women’s basketball player Katrina Ottesen (Chandler/Hamilton) and baseball player Jordan Kipper (Phoenix/Mountain Pointe) were named CAC’s Female and Male Athlete of the year, respectively.

“These students are some of CAC’s best and brightest,” Dr. Steve Gonzales, the college’s acting associate vice president of academic affairs, stated.

Dr. James Moore, CAC’s acting vice president of learning services, addressed the students in attendance at the conclusion of the ceremony.

“You remind us of the value of what we get to do every day,” he said.

In total, 22 program specific awards were given to 25 different students for their work in the classroom. The following information includes the name of the award, the recipient and the hometown and high school of the recipient.

  • Outstanding Honors Seminar Student - Maxwell Akorli (Africa/Maricopa)
  • Outstanding Dietetic Technician Student - Victoria Angel (Castaic, CA/Valencia)
  • Outstanding EMS Student - Craig Antone (Sacaton, AZ/Coolidge)
  • Outstanding Second Year Nursing Student - Kristina Baer (Casa Grande, AZ/Casa Grande Union)
  • Outstanding Student in Administration of Justice - Anthony Clubb (Coolidge, AZ/Coolidge)
  • Outstanding Visual Arts Student - Robert DeFalco (Arizona City, AZ/GED)
  • Outstanding Communication Students - Felipe Estrella, Cammi Hawker (Laveen, AZ/Tolleson Union), Joshua Tidwell (Casa Grande, AZ/Coolidge)
  • Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology Outstanding Student - Rafael Galdamez (Casa Grande, AZ/Coolidge)
  • Outstanding Business Students - Julie Hagemann (Casa Grande, AZ), Steve Lopez (San Bernardino, CA/Florence, AZ)
  • Outstanding Education Student - Rachel Honeybone (Casa Grande, AZ/American School)
  • Outstanding Phi Theta Kappa Students - Ronny Hood (Chillicotat, IL/Peoria Alternative), Kenneth Martinez (Queens, NY/Bayside)
  • All-Arizona Academic Team - Kenneth Martinez (Queens, NY/Bayside), Vijayant Kanwar (Coolidge, AZ/Coolidge)
  • Outstanding Theatre Student - Angelica Krueger (Casa Grande, AZ/Casa Grande Union)
  • Outstanding Honors Colloquium Student - Gerardo Lona-Rios (Tijuana, Mexico/Coolidge)
  • Outstanding Graphic Arts Student - Sarah Martel (Phoenix, AZ/Glendale)
  • Outstanding Student in Archaeology - Natalie Moore (Dayton, OH/Wayne)
  • Outstanding Online Math Student - Phillip Newton (Chandler, AZ/Coronado)
  • Outstanding Physical Science Student - Joseph Ramos (Coolidge, AZ/Grayslake Central)
  • Outstanding First Year Nursing Student - Michelle Roles (Oregon/Roseburg)
  • Outstanding Culinary Arts Student - Allen Rubio (Casa Grande, AZ/St. Columbian College)
  • Outstanding Student in Mathematics - Danica Stephens (Coolidge, AZ)
  • Outstanding Biological Science Student - Danica Stephens (Coolidge, AZ)

CAC also witnessed 61 students earn the honor of Who’s Who Among American Junior College Students.

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