20th Annual Undergraduate Honors Convocation

By Karen Wong, Student Intern of CHASS College Computing

CHASS students were honored at the 20 th Annual Undergraduate Honors Convocation. The 2006 awards presented were the Tomás Rivera Awards, Academic Excellence Awards, and the Outstanding Student in the College Award.

The Tomás Rivera Awards is presented to two graduating CHASS students and is based on outstanding academic and/or creative achievement. The students must also demonstrate commitment to community service. This year’s award recipients are Allison Johnson (English/History) and Yanet Parra (Spanish).

This year’s Academic Excellence Award is presented to one outstanding student nominated by his/her department for individual research/assistance to a faculty research project or other creative activity such as writing, publications, and performance in dance, art, music, or theatre. The recipients for this award are Karen Mitchell (Anthropology), Gregory Maclaughlin (Art), Rebecca Slaton (Business Administration), Marco Antonio Urias (Chicano Studies), Bryan Ziadie (Comparative Literature), Pamela Mikkelsen (Dance), Nicholas Pham Huynh (Economics), Allison Johnson (English), Ana Marie Hernandez-Bravo (Film and Visual Culture), Shannon Smith (History), Christy Anne Nichols (Liberal Studies), Crystal Parker (Music), Jin Hee Yoo (Music and Culture), Raymond Naylor-Hunter (Native American Studies), Rhodel Christine Swaniker (Philosophy), Casey Hall (Philosophy), Olivia Lara (Political Science/International Affairs), Gloria Luong (Psychology), Michelle Sangalang (Religious Studies), Noel Valencia (Sociology/Law and Society), Miranda Jasper (Spanish/Spanish Language), Yanet Parra (Spanish/Spanish Literature), Joshua Callahan (Theatre), and Shiva Darbandi (Women Studies).

The Outstanding Student in the College is a student selected from the list of Academic Excellence nominees to be recognized for his/her exceptional contribution and work. This year’s Outstanding Student in the College is Gloria Luong (Psychology).

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