Student Leadership Recognition at Colleges Nine and Ten

  • Our students have a myriad of opportunities to get involved and engaged with our colleges through leadership, internships, volunteering and paid positions. We rely on our student leaders to support our community of students through their amazing efforts.  We simply could not do what we do without our student leaders.  In order to pay tribute and acknowledgment of their efforts, we dedicate this page to our student leaders’ incredible contributions to our Colleges.  Thank you and we hope you are inspired to continue this imperative work here and beyond.
  • Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony

    Every year in May, we gather with our amazing student leaders to celebrate, acknowledge and honor their contributions to our Colleges.  This year, due to COVID-19, we are unable to gather in person and instead, share this video and small gift (in the mail) for each of our student leaders.  Thank you for all you do for our Colleges!  

    Here’s to you, student leaders of College Nine and College Ten 2020!



  • Our Leadership Awards are as follows:

    Jay Johnson Leadership Awards

    College Service Award

    Alumni Association College Service Award/Star Award

    College Leadership Certificates

    Past Awards Recipients 



  • Jay Johnson

    Jay Johnson was a CSO at College Nine and College Ten from when College Nine was first founded through Fall of 2006, when he passed away on duty. Jay cared deeply about the students and took time to learn their names, joke and chat with them about their lives, help them out with their questions, and point them in the right direction. He is remembered for his commitment to our colleges and for the positive impact he had in shaping our community. In honor of this amazing individual, the Jay Johnson awards were created.

    There are two categories of the Jay Johnson award. 

    The Jay Johnson Leadership Award is presented to current student leaders who are in their third year or higher. Recipients are selected by College Nine and College Ten Staff. 

    The 2020 awardees are:

    College Nine: Maria Cordova and Yarethzia Ponce Gallegos

    College Ten:  Sara Nasr and Ramon Ayala

    The Jay Johnson Emerging Student Leader Award is intended for a first or second year student, affiliated with College Nine or College Ten. Recipients are both nominated and selected by a committee of current student leaders.

    The 2020 awardee is: Eddie Resendiz



  • College Service Award

    This next award, called the College Service Award goes to students who have contributed significantly to our colleges and campus during their time here. 

    The 2020 Awardees are:

    College Nine:

    Elena Carrillo

    Sean Fronteras

    Cynthia Huynh

    Mikayla Konefal

    Megan Nguyen

    Melany Jayne Cuevas

    Rebecca Cepeda

    Marisol De Alba

    Joaquin Banuelos

    Zain Shafique

    Stephan Edgar

    Garima Desai

    Vanessa Di Franco

    Samantha Sanchez

    Matthew Halteh

    Yarethzia Ponce

    Yma Airaghi

    Jennifer Arrazola

    Ma. Carmelle Catamura

    Henry Fong

    Jenica Hierman

    Michelle Huang

    Vignesh Iyer

    Winnie Jiang

    Josefine Larsson

    Sanjana Natraj

    Julia Nguyen

    Raynier Ramos

    Soham Shewale

    Saul Soto

    Susana Madrigal

    Jordon Leung

    Megan Spitzer

    Emmanuel Wade

    Eugene Alejo

    Jessie Jiang

    Pateley Johnson

    Parvati Nair

    Jasmine Webb

    College Ten:

    Sydney Chuck

    Kendra Del Rosario

    Sofia-Lissett Kooner

    Delanie Medina

    Cleo Osheroff

    Andrea Rosas Herrera

    Miranda Vasquez

    Holly Waddle

    Gabriela Haro

    Alejandra Ruiz

    Sara Nasr

    Blen Tewodros

    Mario Santos

    David Iturbide-Alvear

    Jillian Lee

    Christina Yu

    Katie Alibrio

    Mallory Mcpherson

    Arianna Rodriguez

    Kareem Bdeir

    Arianna Cazares

    Jonathan Coelho

    Swechchha Parajuli

    Mirella Rivera-Velazquez

    Davon Thomas

    Asia Rubalcava De La Cruz

    Milton Chung

    Vanessa De La Torre

    Jenniffer Perez Lopez

    Ramon Ayala

    Rodrigo Ramos

    Maria Cordova

    Carina Gavino

    Taylor Gravier

    Paola Barreto

    Vishakha Bhushan

    Monica Carrasco

    Kimberly Castro

    Noah Choudhury

    Andrew Doan

    Darren Her

    Emily Ho

    Tom Huang

    Audrey Huerta

    Cyrus Hyett

    Rasika Kale

    Emily Keshner

    Hanette Le

    Lizbeth Leon Beltran

    Mary Mcneil

    Nenetl Mojarro

    David Ngo

    Timesh Patel

    Aravind Patnam

    Elizabeth Pearman

    Rosalinda Price

    Srinivasan Rangarajan

    William Staninger

    Annie Trieu

    Norma Villarreal

    Adriana Zaldivar

    Beckie Phanh

    Irina Borul

    Sophia Kang

    Olympia Li

    Fernando Lopez

    Ashley Morales

    Mya Sonetharath

    Isabella Elmore

    Fuey Saefong

    Andrea Sigala

    Yendrick Porras

    Estela Carreon

    Danielle Del Rosario

    Bridget Hanson

    Courtney Ma

    Camryn Shigaya


  • Alumni Association College Service Award/ Star Award

    The Alumni Association College Service Award and scholarship goes to a student that has demonstrated exceptional service to their colleges and the campus as a whole, and who has also displayed strong academic achievements. Since the Alumni Office is no longer able to support this award, Colleges Nine and Ten have continued the tradition and have re-named the award, Star, to honor all of the bright stars among us.  As you may recall the story of the person who began throwing the starfish back into the ocean one by one, they supported each starfish individually in the hope to inspire collective action, which is what we know our student leaders do every day.

    The 2020 awardee is:

    Samantha Sanchez


  • College Leadership Certificates

    The College Leadership Certificate is an honor that represents significant, sustained leadership connected to one's college community and theme. Over several years, each recipient of the Certificate has participated in various leadership opportunities, ranging from taking college classes, being a member or leader of a college-affiliated group, and holding a student staff position. Through self-nomination and completion of the Leadership Journal, we're able to recognize the graduates that have actively engaged in our college communities and built leadership skills that reflect our themes.

    For more information, please visit this page.

    The 2020 Certificate recipients are:

    College Nine:

    Melany Cuevas

    Megan Spitzer

    Jordon Leung

    Samantha Sanchez

    Mikayla Konefal 

    Yi Lin

    Cynthia Huynh

    Yare Gallegos Ponce

    Mathew Halteh

    Megan Nguyen


    College Ten:

    Taylor Gravier

    Sara Nasr

    Jon Coelho

    Vanessa De La Torre

    Alejandra Ruiz

    Delanie Medina

    Fuey Saefong

    Isabella Elmore

    Christina Yu

    Carina Cavino

    Milton Chung

    Norma “Monse” Villarreal

    Swechchha Parajuli 

    Arianna Cazares

    Jenni Perez

    Maria Cordova

    Sofia Kooner

    Kendra Del Rosario

    Ramon Ayala

    Kareem Bdeir


  • Past Award Recipients

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