Over 100 students honored at Signal Peak Campus student awards ceremony
By Guy Harrison, Media & Marketing Specialist
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - A total of 107 students were recognized for their achievements on May 2 during the annual Central Arizona College Signal Peak Campus Student Awards Ceremony.
Students were honored for their efforts in and out of the classroom, in their respective fields of study, and in the arena of athletic competition.
Richard Santigate, Jr. (Las Vegas, NV) was tabbed as the Outstanding Academic Student of the Year, while Katelyn Roth (Casa Grande, AZ/Casa Grande Union) received Outstanding First Year Student honors.
Women's cross country runner Catherine Crinigan (Fremont, CA) and Vaquero baseball player Max Rossiter (Gilbert, AZ/Highland) were chosen as CAC's Student-Athletes of the Year.
The following list of awards includes the recipients, their hometowns, and their high school information if provided:
Outstanding Business Students
Jeff Fox (Carson City, NV)
Cassandra Mitchell (Florence, AZ/Florence)
Arlene Villanova (Maricopa, AZ)
Mary Arrison (Maricopa, AZ)
Kenneth Martinez (Casa Grande, AZ)
Outstanding Communication Division Students
Nikki Oxford (Chandler, AZ/Hamilton)
John Ruane (Casa Grande, AZ)
Outstanding Art & Graphic Design Student
Bryan Gekas (Casa Grande, AZ)
Outstanding Theater Student
Ashley Jo Deaton (Casa Grande, AZ/Casa Grande Union)
Outstanding Culinary Arts Student
Rendel Lawrence (Tempe, AZ)
Outstanding Dietetic Technician Student
Jenna McCormick (Gilbert, AZ/Mesquite)
Outstanding Early Childhood Education Student
Joyce Ann Koerth (Casa Grande, AZ)
Education Student of the Year
Brandon Terrazas (Arizona City, AZ)
Outstanding First-Year Education Student
Kaitie Van Buren (Queen Creek, AZ)
Outstanding Technology Student
Shane Baum (Peyton, CO)
Outstanding EMT Students
Micah Pace (Casa Grande, AZ)
Steven Brehmer (Arizona City, AZ)
Outstanding Honors Program Student
Savannah Melius (Tempe, AZ/Corona Del Sol)
Developmental Math Student of the Year
Pamela Brown (Eloy, AZ)
Advanced Math Student of the Year
Kasey McEvoy (Florence, AZ/Home Schooled)
Outstanding First-Year Nursing Student
Stephanie Nielsen (Eloy, AZ)
Outstanding Second-Year Nursing Student
Carrie Soliday (Maricopa, AZ)
Outstanding Physical Science Student
James Johansen (Maricopa, AZ)
Outstanding Biological Science Student
Dwight Hawkins (Florence, AZ/Florence)
Sports & Fitness Student of the Year
Eric Wooten (Thornton, CO)
Nearly 80 CAC Signal Peak Campus students were honored by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.
Each year, a select group of students is called forward to accept one of the most prestigious awards the academic community can bestow - selection to Who's Who Among Students. This exclusive honor is conferred by more than 2,842 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and is symbolized by the presentation of an award certificate.
Through the years of serving higher education, Who's Who Among Students has become one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation, having earned the overwhelming respect of college faculties and administrations. And for the students - the outstanding campus leaders of the year - national recognition by the Who's Who program marks a pinnacle of scholastic achievement.