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Merced College Foundation Awards Scholarships

Laura Gavilan and Joey TrujilloJune 18, 2007

More than $135,000 in scholarships was awarded to Merced College students for the 2007-2008 academic year, according to the Merced College Foundation.

“Because of the generosity and commitment of our donors, more than 250 awards were made available to our students,” said Dave Wood, President of the Merced College Foundation. “These scholarships will help them continue their studies.”

Following is an alphabetical list of the scholarship recipients.

Acki, Keiko (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000); Adams, Matthew (Elmo Giampaoli Ag Business and Accounting Scholarship, $1,000); Aguilar, Vanessa (Merced College Hispanic Alumni Scholarship, $500); Alvernaz, James (Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship, $1,000; Ferrero Family Trust Scholarship, $800); Andersen, Mallory (Yosemite Farm Credit, ACA Scholarship, $750); Armenta, Ramona (Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $500); Avila, Phebe (Chrysalis/PEO UC-Marvel Labelle Memorial Scholarship, $550); Avila, Nicole (Michael Evans Memorial Trust Scholarship, $200; JoAnne Ingels Memorial Scholarship, $500; Merco Credit Union Scholarship, $250; Margaret Randolph Scholarship, $300; Dr. Robert Ballengee Harvey Music Memorial Scholarship, $300); Azevedo, Marline (California Women for Agriculture Women Scholarship, $500; Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta Gamma Scholarship, $600; Ken Randol Memorial/Merced Rotary Scholarship, $1,000; Hughes & Margaret Smith Scholarship, 1,000).

Baker, James (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000); Beard, Tanya (Society 40 & 8, Stanislaus Voiture Scholarship, $500); Bellamy, Rosa (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Belt, Taniko (Deloris Anenson/Sheryl Wiens Scholarship, 300); Bernardo, Luis (Brookfield Land Scholarship, $500); Bertaletto Jr., Jeffrey (John & Nancy Westerholm Scholarship, $600); Bogoukalos, Lindy (Christine Coats Ichord Memorial Scholarship, $650); Bougoukalos, Amy (Merced Garden Club Scholarship, $300); Bravo, Jorge (University of California Merced Transfer Scholarship, "$1,000).

Cardoza, Justin (Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Carlos, Cesar (Merced College Faculty Association Scholarship, 200; James & Barbara Cox Scholarship, $600); Cha, Xeng (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Clendenin, Stephanie (Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $600); Cordova, Paul (Shepherd of the Valley Scholarship, $400); Cornejo, Carla (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship ($500); Correa, Joe (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Costa, Angela (Roger & Gudi Ross Scholarship, $400); Cruz, Maria (Merced College Faculty Association Scholarship, $200); Curtis, Kerrie (Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $500).

Daclan, Jessica (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Jack Wright Memorial Scholarship, $200); Donaldson, Scott (Disabled American Veterans #31 Scholarship, $500); Downey, Samantha (University of California Merced Transfer Scholarship, $1,000).

Emus, Arthur (Associated Students of Merced, $200; Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500; Pre Medical Club Scholarship, $100); Enriquez, Daisy (Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Enriquez, Daisy (AAUW-Los Banos Branch Scholarship, $500); Estrada, Elizabeth (Jean Carlson Memorial Scholarship, $350).

Fernandes, Daniel (Don Avila Mechanized Ag Scholarship, $500; Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Fister, Jacob (Marilyn & Don Fister Memorial Scholarship, $300); Fuentes, Martha (Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta Gamma Scholarship, $600; Merced College Faculty Association Scholarship, $200; Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $500); Fuller, Brooke (AARP Chapter 282 Merced, $500; Delta Kappa Gamma Zeta Gamma Scholarship, $600; Catherine & Ted McVey Scholarship, $350; Merced Breakfast Lions Club, $500; Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $500).

Gaines, Analise (Merced Continuity of Care Scholarship, $250; E & J Rose Scholarship, $500); Garibay, Andrea (Associated Students of Merced, $200; Larry Clark Memorial Scholarship, $850); Gavilan, Laura (AAUW--Merced Branch Scholarship, $1,000; Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship, $1,000; Merced Breakfast Lions Club, $500); Gonzalez, Cynthia (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Guadian, Anthony (Los Banos Kiwanis Club Scholarship, $500); Guzman, Monica (American Legion Post #83 Scholarship, $300).

Hallman, Dylan (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Hamel, Kenneth (David Basmajian Memorial Scholarship, $350; James W. Barger Memorial Scholarship, $400); Henson, Karee (Mercy Medical Center Merced Scholarship, $500); Hermreck, Judd (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; James Kubo Memorial Scholarship, $1,000); Hernandez, Adriana (Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Scholarship, $400); Hernandez, Maria (Coca Cola Scholarship, $500); Hill, Dallas (Computer Science Scholarship, $500); Hodge, Heike (Merced Continuity of Care, $250).

Ingram, Devon (Louis P. Gonella Memorial Scholarship, $300; Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Inman, Richard (University of California Merced Transfer Scholarship, $1,000; Ferrero Family Trust Scholarship, $800); Ishihama, Yuko (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000); Ito, Miki (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000).

Jeronimo, Maria (Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $500); Johnston, Theresa (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Juarez, Adriana (Associated Students LB Scholarship, $200); Jung, Hyunjoo (James E. Shepard Memorial, $500).

Kaur, Bhupinder (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000); Killian, William (Chuck & Sylvia Fennessy Scholarship, $500; Merced United Methodist Church Scholarship, $300; Steven & Donna Grenier Scholarship, $500); Kinsey, Kristi (Los Banos Science and Math Scholarship, $300); Kleiber, Michael (Iver K. Brand/Stanislaus Farm Scholarship, $1,000; McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Knapp, Jonathan (Fred Wack Scholarship for Public Information, $300); Koehn, Justin (John Deere Agriculture Scholarship, $500; Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Scholarship, $400; McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000; Howard Nutcher Memorial Trust Scholarship, $300).

Lagale, Jennifer (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Latham, Rose (Jeanet M. Barker Memorial Scholarship, $600; Delta Kappa Gamma Society Iota Lambda Scholarship, $300); Lewis, Sarah (California Women for Agriculture Women Scholarship, $500; Les & Liz McCabe Family Scholarship, $500); Lidhar, Supinder (Lakireddy Family Foundation Scholarship, $1,000); Linares, Yanina (Chrysalis/PEO UC Zoella Hansen Scholarship, $550); Lockerby, Christina (John & Nancy Westerholm Scholarship, $600); Loera, Alfredo (Taher Scholarship, $400); Lopez, Brandy (Foster Farms Scholarship, $500; Marianne Spevak Memorial Scholarship, $300); Lovato, Anita (California Women for Agriculture Women Scholarship, $250;Castle Air Force Base Officer's Wives Club Scholarship, $650; Crawford Family Scholarship, $300; Jeff Denham Future Leaders Scholarship, $1,000; J.W. "Doc" Preston Memorial Scholarship, $300); Luera, Abraham (Bud Stout Memorial Scholarship, $300); Magana, Soledad (Taher Scholarship, $400).

Maldonado, Elizavet (CSEA Chapter #274 Scholarship, $300); Marchese, Mary Ann (May Grant Robbie Scholarship, $600); Marean, Cheyanne (Foster Farms Scholarship, $500); Martin, Amanda (Associated Students of Merced, $200; McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Martin, Robert (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Mendoza, Nadine (Castle Air Force Base Officer's Wives Club Scholarship, $650); Michaelis, Michellem (Randy Nahas Memorial Trust, $250); Minor, Romanica (Taher Scholarship, $400); Mitchell, Amanda (Elmo Giampaoli Ag Business and Accounting Scholarship, $1,000); Mooney, Margaret (Disabled American Veterans #31 Scholarship, $500); Moreno, Olivia (Davis Family Scholarship, $200); Moreno, Saida (Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $700); Mori, Josh (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Don Odishoo Memorial Scholarship, $700; Philiosphy Scholarship, $300; Red Prichard Memorial, $300); Muro, Efrain (Merced Breakfast Lions Club, $500; Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union Scholarship, $1,500).

Navarro, Maribel (Mercy Medical Center Merced Scholarship, $500); Negrete, Marieli (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Nomicos, David (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000); Nuno, Daisy (Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Scholarship, $400; Pac Bell Pioneers Scholarship, $350).

Orozco, Iniquez Maria (Pacific Gas & Electric Scholarship, $250; ASMC Roy Savage Scholarship, $200); Osby, Ginger (Foster Farms Scholarship, $500).

Pacheco, Joey (Ralph Kaufman Memorial Scholarship, $300); Padilla, Marcus (Lakireddy Family Scholarship, $1,000; June Prowell Scholarship, $200; Shepherd of the Valley Scholarship, $400); Parker, (Johanna Trust Scholarship, $200; Merced County Historical Society Scholarship, $500; Merced/Mariposa Retired Teachers Scholarship, $400); Parker, Melissa (Jeff Denham Future Leaders Scholarship, $1,000; Cynthia E. Garcia Memorial Scholarship, $600; Gateway Quilter's Guild Scholarship, $500; Merced -Mariposa County Medical Society Scholarship, $200; Mary Keating Memorial Scholarship, $600); Parker, Rachel (Shepherd of the Valley Scholarship, $400); Penate, Mariana (ASMC Bob Lynn Scholarship, $200); Pereira, Brandie (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Lakireddy Family Scholarship, $1,000); Perez, Jaime (Club Mercedes Women's Auxiliary Scholarship, $300); Poe, Lisa (University of California Merced Transfer Scholarship, $1,000; Angela Williams Memorial Scholarship, $400); Polk, Arrielle (Dance Teachers Cooperative Scholarship, $300); Potter, Sarah (Juanita Dolores Burnett Memorial Scholarship, $350; Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Lakireddy Family Scholarship, 1,000; Silva Family Scholarship, $300; Society 40 & 8, Stanislaus Voiture Scholarship, $500); Pressler, Samantha (Educational Employees Credit Union Scholarship, $500); Puckett, Darell (Associated Students of Merced ,$200).

Ratemo, Rodah (Eagle of Millerton Little Fox Woman Scholarship, $400); Rodriguez, Fatima (Theodore & Doris Koerner Jr Scholarship, $350); Rodriguez, Midia (E & J Rose Scholarship, $500.00); Rudich, Mollie (Elmo Giampaoli Ag Business and Accounting Scholarship, $1,000; Lawrence Migliazzo Memorial Scholarship, $250).

Saephanh, Meyching (Stephan Gray Memorial Scholarship, $600; Lakireddy Family Scholarship, $1,000); Saetern, Cheng (Vivian Grace Reyburn Broddrick Scholarship, $250); Saetern, Khae (Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union Scholarship, $250); Saini, Ritu (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Sanchez, Ana (Annabelle Broddrick Klinger Scholarship, $750); Sanchez-Mendez, Bertha (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Saulsbury, Brent (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000); Schindler, Daralee (E & J Rose Scholarship, $500); Schmithuber, Tyson (County Bank Scholarship, $250); Seaborn, Rose (Bernice Cooper Scholarship, $200); Shahbaz, Sharol (Lakireddy Family Scholarship, $1,000); Silva, Ashley (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Singh, Amarinder (Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship, $1,000; Merced Breakfast Lions Club, $500; Pre Medical Club Scholarship, $100; Science, Math, & Engineering Scholarship, $1,000); Smith, Renee (AAUW--Merced Branch Scholarship, $1,000; Soroptimist of Los Banos Scholarship, $500.00); Snelling, Rachel (Merced Breakfast Lions Club, $500); Solis, Jose (Merced College Faculty Association Scholarship, $200); Soto, Alise (Jim & Bernice Kidd Scholarship, $300); Sousa, Christina (Schelby Agricultural Advisory Committee Scholarship, $200); Sparks, Justin (Roger & Gudi Ross Scholarship, $400); Spork, Joshua (CSEA Chapter #274 Scholarship, $300; McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Stephens, Melissa (Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Scholarship, $400; McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000) Stephens, Belinda (Foster Farms Scholarship, $500; Society 40 & 8, Stanislaus Voiture Scholarship, $500).

Thao, Pakou (Arnold, Ione & Brynhild Grasmoen Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Shepherd of the Valley Scholarship, $400); Thiel, Matthew (Byron Cunningham Memorial Scholarship, $300; John Deere Agriculture Scholarship, $500; Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, $400); Thomas, Lena (University of California Merced Transfer Scholarship, $1,000); Thomason, Daniel (University of California Merced Transfer Scholarship, $1,000); Trujillo, Joey (AARP Chapter 282 Merced, $500; Coca Cola Scholarship, $500; Ann Johnson Memorial Scholarship, $200; Merced Breakfast Lions Club, $500; Pre Medical Club Scholarship, $100); Tunzi, Steven (Jjm & Diane Glidden Scholarship, $200).

Valenzuela-Riveros, Luisa (Pre Medical Club Scholarship, $400); Van Deusen, Jodi (California Women for Agriculture Women Scholarship, $250; Randy Wittenborn Memorial Scholarship, $200); Vandenberg, Shannon (Melissa Smith Scholarship, $500; Yosemite Farm Credit, ACA Scholarship, $750; A.H. Tony Rose Scholarship, $200); Vang, Xia (McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Vega, Jose (John J. Latorraca Law Enforcement Scholarship, $550); Velasco, Beverlyn (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Velasquez, Ricardo (George A. Fuller Memorial Scholarship, $350; Merced College Faculty Association Scholarship, $200); Villanueva, Leonardo (County Bank Minority Scholarship, $500; George Mack Memorial Scholarship, $200); Vineyard, Amber (Foster Farms Scholarship, $500; Rahilly Scholarship, $200; Roger & Gudi Ross Scholarship, $400); Vue, Xai (Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union Scholarship, $1,500).

Watts, Kristen (Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, $400; McConnell Honors Trust Scholarship, $1,000); West, Shelby (Glen Sheesley Memorial Trust Scholarship, $300); Wood, April (Janice Dryja Memorial Scholarship, $300); Wooster, Kate (Merced Medical Clinic Scholarship, $600); Wright, Amy (Joseph F. Branco Memorial Trust Scholarship, $200).

Yanez, Abdiel (Fraternal Order of Eagles #2194 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, $400; Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500); Yang, Jiaqi (Dean S. Lesher Trust Scholarship, $1,000); Yang, Pa Nhia (Merced Continuity of Care Scholarship, $250).

Zepeda, Bernardo (University of California Merced Transfer Scholarship, $1,000; Merced College Hispanic Alumni Scholarship,k $500; Frances Luxhoi White Scholarship, $600); Zippilli, Anthony (Merced College Foundation Golf Scholarship, $500).



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