36 students honored at Superstition Mountain Campus student awards ceremony

SMC WinnersBy Guy Harrison, Media & Marketing Specialist

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - A total of 24 different awards were presented to 36 students during Central Arizona College's student awards ceremony on April 23 at its Superstition Mountain Campus.

Luu Thai (Apache Junction/Apache Junction HS) was tabbed as the campus's Most Engaged Student of the Year, while Nathaniel Bush (Greenbelt, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt HS) received Outstanding First Year Student honors.

In addition to the 22 student awards, Biology Professor Jeff Bunkelmann was also honored as the Superstition Mountain Campus's Faculty Member of the Year:

Outstanding Business Student
James Kimmel (Corpus Christi, Texas/Tuloso Midway HS)

Outstanding Business Student - Accounting
William Faysak (Mesa/Mountain View HS)

Excellence in English Composition
Jeremiah Gentry (Mesa/Westwood HS)

Outstanding Creative Arts Student
Mariah Cole (Buffalo, N.Y./Apache Trail HS)

EMT of the Year
Adam Gomez (Superior/Superior HS)

Paramedic of the Year
William Chester

Outstanding Early Childhood Education Students
Alicia Gonzales (Apache Junction/Apache Junction HS)
Elizabeth Urena

Outstanding Medical Assistant Student
Lauren Roethle (Apache Junction/Apache Junction HS)

Outstanding Massage Therapist Student
Alexis Warden (Mesa/Skyline HS)

Outstanding Honors Students
Amanda Newman (Apache Junction/Apache Junction HS)
Luu Thai

Outstanding Math Student
Kelly Bush (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West HS)

Outstanding Advanced Math Student
Morgan Pedersen (San Diego, Calif./Apache Junction HS)

Outstanding Phi Theta Kappa Members
Stacy Bliss-Lefebvre (Kent, Wash./Kent-Meridian HS)
Aline Kraus (Apache Junction/Apache Junction HS)

Outstanding Biological Science Student
Aline Kraus

Outstanding Physical Science Student
Carly Thalman (Queen Creek/Homeschooled)

Outstanding Social and Behavioral Sciences Division Students
Rachel Berglund (Shelton, Wash./Shelton HS)
Shae West (Mesa/Desert Ridge HS)

Learning Support Student of the Year
Rick Sortais (Fort Collins, Colo./Rocky Mountain HS)

All-Arizona Academic Team
Aline Kraus (First Team and 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholar)
Carly Thalman (Second Team)

Student Public Policy Forum Representative
John Young (Apache Junction/Apache Junction HS)

Recognition for Student Leadership Team
Gabriella Quintana (Hayden/Apache Junction HS) (Executive Coordinator)
Mariah Cole (Administrative Coordinator)
Aline Kraus (Club & Community Outreach Coordinator)
Amanda Newman (Correspondence Coordinator)
Luu Thai (Programming/Special Events Coordinator)
John Young (Publicity Coordinator)
Carly Thalman (Student Leadership Representative)

Student Achievement Awards
Luu Thai (Most Engaged Student)
Nathaniel Bush (Outstanding First Year Student)
David Anderson (Phoenix/Central HS) (Outstanding Veteran Academic/Service Award)

Faculty of the Year
Jeff Bunkelmann

In addition to the individual awards, 18 students were honored by Who's Who Among American Junior College Students.

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