April 2007

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2007

Mt. SAC to Honor Students of Distinction

WALNUT, Calif.— Fifteen Mt. San Antonio College students will be honored as winners of the 2007 Students of Distinction award at the college's annual awards ceremony and dinner on Saturday, April 28, 5 p.m., in the Student Life Center.

The annual award recognizes students for service to the college as well as academic and personal achievement.

Winners of this year's Academic Achievement award, who earned a minimum 3.75 GPA, are Marian Fregeolle of Covina, Michael Glasser of Chino Hills, Laura Holmes of Chino, Kyung Jun Min of Rowland Heights and Irma Ortega of La Puente.

Recipients of the 2006 Service Achievement award, who earned a minimum 3.0 GPA and are honored for their volunteer service to the college and community, are Keri Cush of Walnut, Sarah Dodge of San Dimas, Vanessa Evoen of West Covina, Betty Green of Chino Hills and Claudia Lennear of Pomona.

Winners of Personal Achievement award, who were selected based on a minimum 2.75 GPA and overcame personal hardship, are Zeara Alvarez of Rowland Heights, Felipe Barajas of Walnut, Richard Hackett of Chino, Gloria Martinez of Baldwin Park and Charles Kohnle of Alhambra.

Tickets for the awards dinner are $15 and must be purchased in advance.

For tickets, call the Student Life Office at (909) 594-5611, ext. 4525.

Two Mt. SAC Students Selected for State Academic Team

WALNUT, Calif.—Mt. San Antonio College students Vanessa Evoen and Jeremy De Nieva are two of the 69 community college students throughout the state recently selected for the 2007 All-California Academic teams, chosen by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international community college honor society.

Evoen and De Nieva, both students in Mt. SAC's Honors Program, received medallions and cash stipends during the Community College League of California’s awards ceremony held at the Sacramento Convention Center. The academic team award is based on grades, leadership and community service.

Evoen, 18, is a chemical engineering major at Mt. SAC and carries a 3.88 GPA. She was selected for the All-California Academic Second Team. A West Covina resident, Evoen is active in Mt. SAC’s student government and serves as a vice president for PTK. She has volunteered for community service through the college’s chapter of Alpha Gamma Sigma, the two-year college honor society. She has also been selected as one of this year’s Mt. SAC Students of Distinction and hopes to transfer to either Cornell or Columbia as a chemical engineering major.

De Nieva, 20, is a liberal studies major and carries a 3.77 GPA. He was named to the All-California Academic Third Team. A resident of Rowland Heights, De Nieva is the president of the Mt. SAC’s Future Teachers of America club and is active with the AmeriCorps program on campus. He is the recipient of an AmeriCorps National Service award for his work at Roynon Elementary School in La Verne where he tutors third and fifth graders. He hopes to transfer to UC Berkeley as a social welfare major.

The 23 first-team, 23 second-team, and 23 third-team winners represent some of the best of the 2.5 million students enrolled in California’s community college system.