University of California, Riverside

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 Award Recipients


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2016/2017

These awards recognize students, one from each undergraduate program, who are selected by their faculty for achieving excellence in their academics, and research or creative activity.

Bourns College of Engineering
  • Preston Giorgianni, Computer Engineering
  • Jeremiah Griffin, Computer Science
  • Jonathan Lee, Mechanical Engineering BS + MS
  • Jesse Mendoza, Environmental Engineering
  • Jasmine Moreno, Electrical Engineering
  • Jorge Sanchez, Bioengineering
  • Dung To, Chemical Engineering
  • Julian Tsai, Materials Science and Engineer

College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

  • Nasiha Alicic, History
  • Kristen Asada, Theatre, Film, and Digital Production: Acting/Creative Writing
  • Maryam Baig, Religious Studies/Middle East and Islamic Studies
  • Alexandra Bustamante, Languages and Literatures/Russian Studies; Political Science
  • Joana Chavez, Spanish/Cultural Studies; Ethnic Studies
  • Kristi Coy, Sociology/Law and Society
  • Katrina Damaso, Languages and Literatures/Germanic Studies
  • Dorian De La Garza, Languages and Literatures/Japanese
  • Riley Doyle, Philosophy/Law and Society; English
  • Halah Elsahar, Languages and Literatures/Chinese
  • Samuel Finch, Languages and Literatures/Classical Studies; Anthropology
  • Priya Garcia, Theatre, Film, and Digital Production: Literature/History/Criticism/Dramaturgy; English
  • Andrew Hardin, Theatre, Film, and Digital Production: Writing for the Performing Arts
  • Sierra Lapoint, Philosophy; Art History/Religious Studies
  • Ghorban Miarkiani, Art
  • Aaliyah Muhammad, Sustainability Studies
  • Yujia Niu, Media and Cultural Studies
  • Crystal Odabe, Languages and Literatures/French; Psychology
  • Danielle Oleskiewicz, Psychology
  • Gloria Olivas, Theatre, Film, and Digital Production: General Theatre
  • Laura Pontow, Anthropology
  • Rashaun Richardson, Theatre, Film, and Digital Production: Film Making
  • John Rodriguez, Linguistics
  • Cynthia Romero, Spanish/Linguistics; Chicano Studies
  • Romel Singleton, Business Economics
  • Alexia Stockton, Sociology
  • Maricela Toops, Spanish/Literature
  • Kimberly Valladares, Gender and Sexuality Studies/Political Science
  • Konysha Wade, English
  • Mark Watson, Languages and Literatures/Comparative Literature
  • Kevin Wong, Dance
  • Brian Yang, Languages and Literatures/Languages
  • Bianca Zabala, Art History
  • Khaled Zalloum, Economics

College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

  • Rohan Boone, Plant Biology
  • Pedro De La Cueva, Statistics
  • Kollan Doan, CMDB
  • Sara Drake, Neuroscience
  • Danielle Hamilton, Chemistry
  • Aaron Lai, Environmental Sciences
  • Geoffrey Logan, Microbiology
  • Rosa McGuire, Biology
  • Christ Ordookhanian, Biochemistry
  • Louis Penafiel, Physics
  • Shannon Sweitzer, Mathematics
  • Dylan Turner, Geology

School of Business Administration

  • Long Din, Business Administration-Marketing
  • Thompson Ebeigbe, Business Administration-Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Hannah Lerstad, Business Administration-Management
  • Shraddha Patel, Business Administration-Management Information Systems
  • Turner Stanton, Business Administration-Finance
  • Barry Wilson, Business Administration-Accounting

2016/2017

Selected by their respective college deans this award recognizes students for their exemplary achievement in academics and research or creative activity, their breadth of involvement in the college, and for their commitment to service and citizenship.

Bourns College of Engineering

  • Andrew Scott, Materials Science and Engineering

College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

  • Sierra Lapoint, Philosophy

College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

  • Adam Green, Physics

School of Business Administration

  • Turner Stanton

2016/2017

UCR Alumni Association Commencement Award 
Established in 1965 by the UCR Alumni Association this award includes a lifetime membership in the organization. It is given to a distinguished student leader who has devoted significant time and effort to community services projects and programs.

  • Matt Llamas, Neuroscience

Dean Loda Mae Davis Award
Established in 1964 by the Prytanean Women’s Honor Society, this award is given in memory of UCR’s first Dean of Women, This award recognizes a graduating woman for her outstanding participation in extracurricular campus activities, leadership in campus organizations and academic achievement.

  • Kianna Maldonado, PoliSci/Int'l Relations

Dean Thomas L. Broadbent Award 
Given in memory of UCR’s first Dean of Students and established in 1965 by the Associated Men Students, this award recognizes a graduating male student for his outstanding participation in extracurricular campus activities, leadership in campus organizations and academic achievement. 

  • Matt Llamas, Neuroscience

Marguleas/Weiman Humanitarian of the Year Award 
Established in 1990 by Anthony Marguleas in honor of his grandparents, Joe and Belle Marguleas and Louis and Jessie Weiman, who dedicated their lives to the betterment of their community, this award recognizes a UCR undergraduate student who serves as a role model and inspiration to others.

  • Joshua Little, History & Native American Studies

Rosemary S. J. Schraer Awards
Given in memory of Rosemary S.J. Schraer, UCR Chancellor, 1987-1992, this award recognizes the academic excellence of two outstanding graduating seniors in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

  • Mariejo Plaganas, Environmental Sciences
  • Gabriel Ruiz, Statistics

Marlan and Rosemary Bourns Awards for Bourns College of Engineering 
Given in honor of the continuing commitment of Marlan and Rosemary Bourns and Bourns, Inc., this award recognizes the academic excellence of two outstanding graduating seniors in the Bourns College of Engineering.

  • Mitchell Scott, McDonald Electrical Engineering
  • Lydia Slyker, Chemical Engineering

Delta Sigma Pi Key Award 
The Delta Sigma Pi Key Award honors the graduating senior business student with the highest grade point average.

  • Barry Wilson, Business Administration-Accounting

Tomás Rivera Awards 
Given in memory of Tomás River, UCR Chancellor 1979-1984, this award recognizes the academic excellence of two graduating seniors in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences for outstanding academic and/or creative achievement and demonstrated commitment to community service. 

  • Aldo Martinez, Religious Studies
  • Joshua Thunder Little, History/Native American Studies

Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement 
These awards are given to graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves by conducting an outstanding research project or creative work.

  • Natalie Fisher, Entomology

2016/2017

Recognizes undergraduate students maintaining a GPA of 3.90 or above by awarding a pin each year that the GPA is maintained. In their graduating year, the award includes a medallion on which their pins may be placed. The decorated medallion may be worn over their graduation gown during Commencement Ceremonies.

Bourns College of Engineering

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College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

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College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

TBA

School of Business Administration* & Pre-Business CHASS students

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2016/2017

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

  • Shannon Sweitzer, Mahematics

Donald A. Strauss Scholarship

  • Phong Hong, Entomology

Fulbright English Teaching Award

  • TBA

Fulbright Research Award

  • Joselyn Soto, Cell, Molecular, and Developme
  • Travis Wrightsman, Biochemistry

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

  • TBA

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Zizhong Xiao, Psychology
  • Joselyn Soto, Cell, Molecular, and Developme
  • Peter Stokes, Plant Biology
  • Travis Wrightsman, Biochemistry

Public Policy & International Affairs Program

  • Phong Hong, Entomology

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