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Classified Excellence Awards

The Classified Excellence Awards were created to recognize and celebrate the many creative, hard-working, enthusiastic and dedicated classified employees that help make Mt. SAC the best.

There are 5 nomination categories, and nominees/recipients of these prestigious awards are annually announced at the Classified Recognition Ceremony. Classified employees may be nominated by Managers, Faculty or Classified colleagues. Click on the links for the nomination form and criteria for each classified award.

Criteria for 'Classy' Awards and Nomination Form

    • 2019 Award Winners
      • Rookie of the Year - Kasteel Gumban
      • Innovative Thinker- Pedro Suarez
      • Student Champion - Samantha Rangel
      • Guiding Force - Barbara Carillo
      • Humanitarian -  Abigail Morales
      • Legacy - Elmer Rodriguez
    • 2018 Award Winners
      • Rookie of the Year - Melissa Candell
      • Innovative Thinker- Matthew Bidart
      • Student Champion - Renu Katoch
      • Guiding Force - Laura Martinez
      • Humanitarian -  Sue Hothi
      • Legacy - Linda Diaz
    • 2017 Award Winners
      • Rookie of the Year - Diane Jette
      • Innovative Thinker- Zak Gallegos
      • Student Champion - Erica Ledezma
      • Guiding Force - Ana Thatcher & Denise Franco
      • Humanitarian -  Elmer Rodriguez
      • Legacy - Jim Jenkins
    • 2016 Award Winners
      • Creativity & Innovation - Krystal Yeo
      • Commitment to Student Service - Krystle Bybee
      • College Appreciation - Jacolyn Martinez
      • Outstanding Achievement - Linda Small
      • Citizenship -  Guillermo Monterroso
      • Best Attitude - Leonard Ortiz
      • Rookie of the Year - Norma Vizcarra
      • Campus Improvement - Marcell Galatiano
      • College Leadership - Marlene Espina
      • College Excellence - Carol Nelson
      • Joe Mountie Lifetime Achievement - Dr. William Scroggins
    • 2015 Award Winners
      • Creativity & Innovation - Chuong Tran
      • Commitment to Student Service - Sue Ceja
      • College Appreciation - Martha Ramirez
      • Outstanding Achievement - Cathi Alvarado
      • Citizenship - Loralyn  Isomura
      • Best Attitude - Caitlyn Rodriguez
      • Rookie of the Year - Guadalupe De La Cruz
      • Campus Improvement - Ricky Tackett
      • College Leadership - Sandra Bollier
      • College Excellence - Peggy Amaro
      • Joe Mountie Lifetime Achievement - Donna Burns
    • 2014 Award Winners
      • Commitment to Student Service - Kathleen Clarke
      • College Appreciation - Patti Boyer
      • Outstanding Achievement - Troy Lyon
      • Citizenship - Rondell Schroeder
      • Best Attitude - Rick Nguyen
      • Rookie of the Year - Jazmin Vargas
      • Campus Improvement - Carlos Duarte
      • College Leadership - Edwin Romero
      • College Excellence - Larry Poncetta
      • Joe Mountie Lifetime Achievement - Clarence Brown
    • 2013 Award Winners
      • Creativity & Innovation - Kenneth Frank
      • Commitment to Student Service - Linda Diaz
      • Outstanding Achievement - Pam Childs
      • Citizenship - Sean Kelly
      • Best Attitude - Karen Johnson
      • Rookie of the Year - Beverly Heasley
      • Campus Improvement - Beth Quinlan
      • College Leadership - Mary Lange
      • Joe Mountie Lifetime Achievement – Virginia Burley
    • 2012 Award Winners
       
      • Rookie of the Year – Hawk Yao
      • College Leadership - Bill Ito
      • Creativity & Innovation – Duneen Duffin
      • Best Attitude – Cliff Saunders
      • College Excellence – Sue Hothi
      • Campus Improvement – Jose Briceno
      • Outstanding Achievement – Margaret Palumbo
      • College Appreciation – Ron Titus
      • Commitment to Student Service – Maria Iniguez
      • Citizenship – Deejay Santiago
      • Joe Mountie Lifetime Achievement – Larry Redinger
    • 2011 Award Winners
      • Rookie of the Year – Marlene Ward
      • College Leadership – Laura Martinez
      • Creativity & Innovation – Dena Schumaker
      • Best Attitude – Jeff George
      • College Excellence – Donna Lee
      • Campus Improvement – Jose Briceno
      • Outstanding Achievement – Anna Acosta
      • College Appreciation – Karen Naveda
      • Commitment to Student Service – Caridad Oppenstein
      • Citizenship – Darlene Vale
      • Joe Mountie Lifetime Achievement – John Nixon

Outstanding Achievement Winner - Troy Lyon