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Merced College Foundation Awards Scholarships 

June 1, 2006

During its 28th annual Scholarship Sunday ceremony on May 28, the Merced College Foundation awarded more than $104,000 to 141 students. A total of 219 scholarships were given to students who will either continue their studies at Merced College or transfer to four-year institutions.

“We have many wonderful donors who make this possible,” said Robin Shepard, executive director of the Merced College Foundation. “It’s because of their generosity that we are able to help our students achieve their educational goals.”

Following is the list of scholarship recipients and their awards.

Acker, Elise (Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, $400); Adam, Amanda (Eagle of Millerton Little Fox Woman Scholarship, $400); Aguilar, Vanessa (County Bank Scholarship, $250); Allen, Caleb (Ferrero Family Trust Scholarship, $500); Alvares, Tjesda (Chrysalis/PEO UC Zoella Hansen Scholarship, $500); Alvernaz, James (John & Nancy Westerholm Scholarship, $600); Arellano, Daniel (Castle Air Force Base Officer's Wives Club Scholarship, $500); Armenta, Ramona (Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $500); Avila, Nicole (JoAnne Ingels Memorial Scholarship, $250; McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000; Margaret Randolph Scholarship, $250; Chrysalis/PEO UC-Joanne Ingels Scholarship, $350); Ayala, Alba (Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Scholarship,$400); Azevedo, Marline (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Baker, Amanda (AAUW-Los Banos Branch Scholarship, $500; California Women for Agriculture Women Scholarship, $500; Hughes & Margaret Smith Scholarship,$1,000; J.W. Doc Preston Memorial Scholarship, $250); Baron, Patricia (Elmo Giampaoli Ag Business and Accounting Scholarship, $500; Christine Coats Ichord Memorial Scholarship, $500; Randy Nahas Memorial Trust Scholarship, $200; Bickford, Beth (Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $700); Birdsall, Jeanine (June Prowell Scholarship, $200); Blake, Tandrea (Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship,$600); Boer, Christina (American Legion Post #83 Scholarship, $250; Merced Continuity of Care Scholarship, $250); Brooks, Marisa (Merced College Faculty Association Scholarship, $200); Burns, Leah (Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship, $1,000; Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $500); Byrne, Philip (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Cardoza, Ashley (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Cardoza, Justin (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship,$1,000); Carillo, Ricardo (Frances Luxhoi White Scholarship, $500; Merced Medical Clinic Scholarship, $500); Carlos, Cesar (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Cha, Xeng (Chrysalis/PEO UC-Phyllis Woodruff Memorial Scholarship, $500); Clendenin, Stephanie (Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $600); Cordova, Paul (harles Ostrander Memorial Scholarship, $200); Correa, Joe (Celebrating Chem 2A Scholarship, $500; James Kubo Memorial Scholarship, $750; Melissa Smith Scholarship, $500); Crafts, Tawni (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship,$1,000); Cristwell, Curtis (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000; Patrick Pressly/Jeffrey Brown Memorial Scholarship, $200); Cross, Carole (Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Davidson, Laura (AAUW--Merced Branch Scholarship, $500; Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship, $1,000; Denney, Christopher (Associated Students of Merced, $200; Foster Farms Scholarship, $500); Diaz, Linda (Jean Carlson Memorial Scholarship, $300); Donnell, Stefanie (California Women for Agriculture Women Scholarship, $500; Crawford Family Scholarship, $250); Downey, Samantha (Yanagi Technology Scholarship, $500; Jeff Denham Future Leaders Scholarship, $1,000); Dugan, Jessica (Soroptimist International of Merced Scholarship, $250); Farmer, Melissa (Chuck & Sylvia Fennessy Scholarship, $300; Society 40 & 8, Stanislaus Voiture Scholarship, $500); Flores, Kelly (Mercy Medical Center Merced Scholarship, $500); Friedland, Anna (Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship,$1,000); Fuentes, Martha (Shepherd of the Valley Scholarship, $300); Gallichio, Eric (ASMC Roy Savage Scholarship, $200); Garcia, Janene (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship,$1,000); Garibay, Andrea (Associated Students of Merced, $200); Gavilan, Laura (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Gonzalez, Cynthia (Foster Farms Scholarship, $500); Gudgel, Derek (Merced Valve Burners Scholarship,$500; Howard Nutcher Memorial Trust Scholarship, $250); Haller, Clarissa (Joseph F. Branco Memorial Trust Scholarship, $200; Iver K. Brand/Stanislaus Farm Scholarship, $1,000; Yosemite Farm Credit, ACA Scholarship, $500); Henson, Karee (Gateway Quilter's Guild Scholarship, $500; Stephan Gray Memorial, $250; E. & J. Rose Scholarship, $1,000; Jeff Denham Future Leaders Scholarship, $1,000); Her, Mary (Shepherd of the Valley Scholarship, $300); Hernandez, Adriana (Club Mercedes Women's Auxiliary Scholarship, $300; CSEA Chapter #274 Scholarship, $300; Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Scholarship, $400); Heyer, Tiffany (James W. Barger Memorial Scholarship, $250; California Women for Agriculture Women Scholarship, $250; Randy Wittenborn Memorial Scholarship, $200; Marilyn & Don Fister Memorial Scholarship, $250); Hickman, Priscilla (Merced Continuity of Care Scholarship, $250); Hosada, Masami (Merced College Faculty Association Scholarship, $200); Imamura, Ryoko (Foster Farms Scholarship, $500); Ingram, Devon (Louis P. Gonella Memorial Scholarship, $250); Jung, Boram (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $500); Kaur, Bhupinder (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Killian, William (May Grant Robbie Scholarship, $500; Society 40 & 8, Stanislaus Voiture Scholarship, $500); Kim, Jun Gyu (Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship,$1,000); Kinsey, Kristi (Associated Students LB Scholarshp, $200); Kleiber, Michael (John Deere Agriculture Scholarship, $500; McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Kobayashi, Rie (James E. Shepard Memorial, $250); Landrum, Katherine (Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta Gamma Scholarship, $600; Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $400); Ledford, Marilyn (John Deere Agriculture Scholarship, $500); Loa, Jennifer (Los Banos Kiwanis Club Scholarship, $500); Loera,Alfredo (Merced College Classified Senate Scholarship, $300; Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Lomeli, Guadelupe (Bernice Cooper Scholarship, $200; Delta Kappa Gamma Society Iota Lambda Scholarship, $300); Lopez, Reynaldo (James & Barbara Cox Scholarship, $500); Math, Science & Engineering Alumni Scholarship, $400); Lovato, Anita (California Women for Agriculture Women Scholarship, $250); Luxon, Julie (California Women for Agriculture Women Scholarship, $250; Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $400; Ken Randol Memorial/Merced Rotary Scholarship, $1,000; Glen SheesleyMemorial Trust Scholarship, $250); Marean, Loretta (Foster Farms Scholarship, $500; Society 40 & 8, Stanislaus Voiture Scholarship, $500; Shepherd of the Valley Scholarship, $300); Matsuzaki, Sawako (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship,$1,000); Mayo, Steven (Merced Valve Burners Scholarship, $500); McVey, Daniel (Catherine & Ted McVey Scholarship, $400); Mechsner, Barbara (Merced College Faculty Association Scholarship, $200); Medeiros, Angela (Janice Dryja Memorial Scholarship, $300; Merco Credit Union Scholarship, $150: Silva Family Scholarship, $500; Soroptimist of Los Banos Scholarship, $750); Montiel-Romero, Eve (Marianne Spevak Memorial Scholarship, $300); Montoya, Susan (Cynthia E. Garcia Memorial Scholarship, $500; Montoya, Susan (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Moreno, Saida (Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta Gamma Scholarship, $600; Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $700); Mori, Josh (Don Odishoo Memorial Scholarship, $600; Philiosphy Scholarship, $300); Muro, Efrain (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Naranjo, Marilu (County Bank Minority Scholarship, $500); Newcomb, Kathy (Disabled American Veterans #31Scholarship, $500); Nichols, Ashley (California Women for Agriculture Women Scholarship, $250; Ralph Kaufman Memorial Scholarship, $250); Nichols, Roseli (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Padilla, Clarissa (Coca Cola Scholarship, $500); Pailo, Christiane (AAUW--Merced Branch Scholarship UC Merced Transfer, $500; Jeanet M. Barker Memorial Scholarship, $500; Pre Medical Club Scholarship, $100); Palmquist, Stefanie (Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship,$1,000); Paplos, Dimitra (Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union Scholarship, $250); Parreira, Marlene (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Payton, Amber (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship,$1,000); Peelman, Kenneth (A.H. Tony Rose Scholarship, $200); Poe, Lisa (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship,$1,000); Polk, Dyana (Dance Teachers Cooperative Scholarship, $500; Merced County Historical Society Scholarship, $500); Potter, Sarah (Juanita Dolores Burnett Memorial Scholarship, $300); Powers, Kimberly (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship,$1,000); Ramirez, Inez (Vivian Grace Reyburn Broddrick Scholarship, $250; Foster Farms Scholarship, $500; Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Scholarship, $400; Shepherd of the Valley Scholarship, $300); Rios, Erica (Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Scholarship, $400); Robinson, Bethany (Bud Stout Memorial Scholarship, $250; Red Prichard Memorial Scholarship, $250); Ruddicks, Ronda (Merced Continuity of Care Scholarship, $250); Rudich, Mollie (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Rupp, Lauren (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship,$1,000); Ruzbarsky, Myrianna (David Basmajian Memorial Scholarship, $300); Sanchez, Liliana (Byron Cunningham Memorial Scholarship, $250; John Deere Agriculture Scholarship, $500; McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Sanchez-Mendez, Bertha (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Saulsbury, Brent (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Shifflett, Joseph (Castle Air Force Base Officer's Wives Club Scholarship, $500; Rahilly Scholarship, $200); Shim, Ilmin (Ferrero Family Trust Scholarship, $500; George A. Fuller Memorial Scholarship, $300; Science, Math, & Engineering Scholarship, $1,000); Simmons, Coell (University of California Merced Transfer Scholarship, $750; Annabelle Broddrick Klinger Scholarship, $500; University of California Merced Transfer Scholarship, $750); Simmons, Madison (Fred Wack Scholarship, $250); Singh, Kanwar, Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $500; University of California Merced Transfer Scholarship, $500); Soria, Mikel (Michael Evans Memorial Trust Scholarship, $200); Spork, Joshua (CSEA Chapter #274 Scholarship, $300; McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship,$1,000); Stephenson, Travis (Yosemite Dental Society Scholarship, $200); Telesco, Bonnie (Mercy Medical Center Merced Scholarship, $500); Thomas, Lena (Jim & Bernice Kidd Scholarship, $250; Angela Williams Scholarship, $300); Trevino, Priscilla (Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta Gamma Scholarship, $600); Trindade, Julie (California Women for Agriculture Women Scholarship, $750; Les & Liz McCabe Family Scholarship, $500); Trujillo, Joseph (Merced College Faculty Association Scholarship, $200; Merced United Methodist Church Scholarship, $250; Pre Medical Club Scholarship, $100); Tunzi, Steven (Don Avila Mechanized Ag Scholarship, $500; Jjm & Diane Glidden Scholarship, $200; Yosemite Farm Credit, ACA Scholarship, $500); Udave, Irma (Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, $400); Valdez, Valerie (Johanna Trust Scholarship, $200); Valenzuela-Riveros, Luisa (Pre Medical Club Scholarship,$100); Van Deusen, Jodi (Lawrence Migliazzo Memorial, $250; Yosemite Farm Credit, ACA Scholarship, $500); Vandenberg, Shannon (Merced Garden Club Scholarship, $500); Vang, Zoua (Merced -Mariposa County Medical Society Scholarship, $200; E. & J. Rose Scholarship, $800); Varney, Chale (George Mack Memorial Scholarship, $200); Villagomez, Claudia (Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, $400); Villanueva, Leonardo (National Recoveries, INC Scholarship, $200); Villasenor, Cecelia (John Deere Agriculture Scholarship, $500); Viveiros, Sarah (Associated Students of Merced, $200); Willingham, Kimberly (Coca Cola Scholarship, $500; E. & J. Rose Scholarship, $500); Wood, April (ASMC--Bob Lynn Scholarship, $200); Woodring, Sherae (Merced College Faculty Association Scholarship, $200); Wooster, Kate (Pacific Gas & Electric Scholarship, $150; E. & J. Rose Scholarship, $350); Yang, Jiaqi (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500; Pre Medical Club Scholarship, $400); Zepeda, Bernardo (Associated Students of Merced, $200; Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500; John & Nancy Westerholm Scholarship, $600); Zimmerman, Janice (Pac Bell Pioneers Scholarship, $300); Zumkehr, Andrew (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Zurilgen, Erin (Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $700.


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