Undergraduate Celebration

Spring 2021

 

Dear Sociology Graduates,

 

Congratulations! As we stand in this shining moment of your accomplishment, we know that you have worked hard and appreciate that you succeeded despite incredible challenges. We lift up your hard work and all that you have learned. We recognize this important milestone and acknowledge all the sacrifices that you and your families have made to get here.  

 

The past year has been filled with loss—loss of experiences and loss of loved ones, whose memory we honor and cherish. Although vaccines are rolling out and pandemic restrictions are easing, there are real challenges. We trust your education in sociology has prepared you with the quality of mind needed to recognize the interplay between history and biography, and personal troubles and public issues in this unprecedented time. We are confident that you will take your sociological imaginations on your journey forward to make sense of our transformed and shifting reality. And it is our deep hope that you find joy, peace, love, and fulfillment.

 

We are honored to be your teachers. More importantly, we are honored to have learned from you – in class presentations, in papers, in online forums, in emails, in our offices, and in many class discussions. We are proud of you Sociology graduates! And we celebrate the positive force for good in this world that we know you will be.

 

Your sociology faculty 

Undergrad Commencement Speaker:

Jeimmy Orellana-Quezada,  B.A.


 

Undergrad Commencement Speaker:

Emily Pruitt, B.A.


 

Outstanding Community Leader Award Recipient:

Jeimmy Orellana-Quezada, B.A.


 

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This award honors a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in community service and leadership

Outstanding Undergraduate Award Recipient:

Emily Pruitt, B.A.


 

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This award honors a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and community and/or departmental service

Excellence in Application of Sociology Award Recipient:

Cassandra Walsh, B.A.


 

Elephant wearing cap and gown

This award honors a graduating senior who has demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to progressive social activism and social justice

 


 

Congratulations to our top 5 undergraduate students with the highest GPA for Class of 2021!

We celebrate these students achieving the honors distinction of Summa Cum Laude, which notes those who earned a GPA of 3.90 or above:

  • Rebecca Cisneros
  • Grace Johnson
  • Emily Pruitt
  • Vanessa Roseren
  • Jennie Ruesga

 

Transfer Student Learning Community, Cohort II

Congratulations to our second TSLC cohort for completing the program requirements!

Please view this pamphlet to commemorate our TSLC students.

Download: TSLC, Cohort 2 PamphletPDF File Opens in new window

 


 

Congratulations to all our Sociology degree candidates, Class of 2021!

  • Melanie Acosta, B.A.
  • Nathan Acuna, B.A.
  • Isabella Aguilar, B.A.
  • Monique Akioyame, B.A.
  • Alana Albarran, B.A.
  • Maria Alday, B.A.
  • Maria Almeralla Quiroz, B.A.
  • Arlene Alonso, B.A.
  • Andrea Alonzo Hernandez, B.A.
  • Marissa Altshule, B.A.
  • Alexandria Alvarado, B.A.
  • Daisy Andrade, B.A.
  • Karla Andrade, B.A.
  • Gabriela Angeles, B.A.
  • Jessica Arechiga, B.A.
  • Soreilly Armenta, B.A.
  • Nancy Armenta, B.A.
  • Karla Artiga, B.A.
  • Kristina Balaguy, B.A.
  • Alysia Balderama, B.A.
  • Nancy Barajas, B.A.
  • Gabriela Barajas, B.A.
  • Estefani Barragan Cornelio, B.A.
  • Emily Barraza, B.A.
  • Melissa Barrera-Garcia, B.A.
  • AMBER BEAIRD, B.A.
  • Hope Becker, B.A.
  • Jillian Becker, B.A.
  • Floyd Grover Bellingan, B.A.
  • Jessica Beltran, B.A.
  • Jeremy Beltz, B.A.
  • Nicole Berg, B.A.
  • Jazmin Bergara, B.A.
  • Kylie Betancourt, B.A.
  • Fernando Betancourt, B.A.
  • Nicole Beydler, B.A.
  • Natalie Boardman, B.A.
  • Chloe Bogardus, B.A.
  • Elizabeth Boghdady, B.A.
  • Alyssa Bojorquez, B.A.
  • Alex Bolanos, B.A.
  • Phoebe Bonfield, B.A.
  • Lucia Bravo, B.A.
  • Graciela Bravo-Morales, B.A.
  • Kristina Brittain, B.A.
  • Emmett Brock, B.A.
  • Jayla Browne, B.A.
  • Trenten Burke, B.A.
  • Mario Cadenas, B.A.
  • Joanna-Carmela Calleja, B.A.
  • Katy Carrillo, B.A.
  • Elvia Castillo, B.A.
  • Luis Castillo, B.A.
  • Kalpana Chand, B.A.
  • Karina Chavez, B.A.
  • Kathleen Cho, B.A.
  • Joon Choe, B.A.
  • Hiltinnie Chu, B.A.
  • Rebecca Cisneros, B.A.
  • Nallely Cisneros, B.A.
  • Jessica Cobb, B.A.
  • Stephanie Coburn, B.A.
  • Jessica Corona, B.A.
  • Giovanni Coronado, B.A.
  • Naomi Cortes, B.A.
  • William Costescu, B.A.
  • Alexandria Craven, B.A.
  • Paul Dalton, B.A.
  • Huyen Dang, B.A.
  • Delaney Davis, B.A.
  • Ryma Del Piero, B.A.
  • Anthony Deloya, B.A.
  • Yasmeen Diab, B.A.
  • Liana Dinh, B.A.
  • Jenna Dolezal, B.A.
  • Matthew Dorantes, B.A.
  • Cirilo Duarte, B.A.
  • Vanessa Echavarria, B.A.
  • Nada Eldah Elhaija, B.A.
  • Jonnika Escobar, B.A.
  • Kelly Escriva, B.A.
  • Conner Facer, B.A.
  • Celeste Fekay, B.A.
  • Isaac Fernandez, B.A.
  • Jessica Flores, B.A.
  • Yessica Flores Grande, B.A.
  • Issel Frausto Contreras, B.A.
  • Raquel Fuentes, B.A.
  • Omar Galicia, B.A.
  • Cindy Galindo, B.A.
  • Daniela Galindo, B.A.
  • Lourdes Galindo, B.A.
  • Brooke Gallant, B.A.
  • Celene Garcia, B.A.
  • Randy Garcia, B.A.
  • Emely Garcia, B.A.
  • Alexus Garcia, B.A.
  • Marissa Garcia, B.A.
  • Samantha Garcia, B.A.
  • Javier Garcia, B.A.
  • Karena Godinez, B.A.
  • Giselle Gomez Garcia, B.A.
  • Daisy Gomez-Fuentes, B.A.
  • Dominique Gonzales, B.A.
  • Natalie Gonzalez, B.A.
  • Maria Gonzalez, B.A.
  • Isabel Gonzalez, B.A.
  • Jasmine Gonzalez, B.A.
  • Stephania Gonzalez, B.A.
  • Olivia Gonzalez Torres, B.A.
  • Lexi Goodin, B.A.
  • Lucy Grams, B.A.
  • Marina Granados, B.A.
  • Jazmin Guevara, B.A.
  • Bianca Guillen, B.A.
  • Adriana Gutierrez, B.A.
  • Maria Guzman, B.A.
  • Rebecca Guzman, B.A.
  • Vanessa Guzman, B.A.
  • Fiona Han, B.A.
  • Isaiah Han, B.A.
  • Brian Han, B.A.
  • Lama Haqi, B.A.
  • Stephanie Haro, B.A.
  • Saraa Hassan, B.A.
  • Ahtziri Hernandez, B.A.
  • Otniel Hernandez, B.A.
  • Nataly Hernandez, B.A.
  • Isabella Hernandez, B.A.
  • Diana Hernandez, B.A.
  • Judith Hernandez, B.A.
  • Eduardo Hernandez Pablo, B.A.
  • Adriana Herrera, B.A.
  • Matthew Herrera, B.A.
  • Esmeralda Herrera, B.A.
  • Laura Herrera Casillas, B.A.
  • Alyssa Ibarra, B.A.
  • Pedro Jacobo, B.A.
  • Sofia Janzen, B.A.
  • Rachel Jensen, B.A.
  • June Jeong, B.A.
  • Alicia Jimenez, B.A.
  • Brenda Jimenez, B.A.
  • Grace Johnson, B.A.
  • Curtis Jones, B.A.
  • Emilie Jones, B.A.
  • Catherine Kang, B.A.
  • Jasmine Kassfy, B.A.
  • Marisa Kendrick, B.A.
  • William Kim, B.A.
  • Sandra King, B.A.
  • Artis Knox, B.A.
  • Tammy La, B.A.
  • Linda Lam, B.A.
  • Veronica Lares, B.A.
  • Jae Hwan Lee, B.A.
  • Daniel Lee, B.A.
  • Monique LeFeuvre, B.A.
  • Cecilia Lemke, B.A.
  • Manuel Lemus, B.A.
  • Jackline Leon, B.A.
  • Ivan Leon, B.A.
  • Ashley Lofink, B.A.
  • Viviana Lomeli, B.A.
  • Merelyn Lopez, B.A.
  • Yanka Lopez, B.A.
  • Juan Lopez, B.A.
  • Elisa Lopez, B.A.
  • Araceli Lopez, B.A.
  • Alyssa Lopez, B.A.
  • Antonia Luna, B.A.
  • Romel Maaia, B.A.
  • Miranda Maldonado, B.A.
  • Ezequiel Malta, B.A.
  • Gabriela Marin, B.A.
  • Rebekah Marin, B.A.
  • Maritza Marquez, B.A.
  • Rebecca Marquez Alvarez, B.A.
  • Josselyn Marroquin, B.A.
  • Annika Martin, B.A.
  • Amber Martinez, B.A.
  • Viridiana Martinez, B.A.
  • Ariana Martinez, B.A.
  • Amber Martinez, B.A.
  • Lindsey Mascarenas, B.A.
  • Tre McCalla, B.A.
  • Melissa Medaris, B.A.
  • Julian Medrano, B.A.
  • Cindy Mel, B.A.
  • Carlos Melendrez, B.A.
  • Isaac Mendez, B.A.
  • Frida Mendez-Arce, B.A.
  • Genesis Mendivil, B.A.
  • Jocelyn Mendoza, B.A.
  • Marycruz Miller, B.A.
  • Bhumi Modha, B.A.
  • Kellie Modugno, B.A.
  • Ticela Molioo, B.A.
  • Maribel Montalvo, B.A.
  • Crystal Montoya, B.A.
  • Jessica Montoya, B.A.
  • Mychaela Moore, B.A.
  • Emily Moore, B.A.
  • Yuliana Morales, B.A.
  • Janet Moreno, B.A.
  • Gabriela Morfin, B.A.
  • Mikhail Morgan, B.A.
  • Natasha Mugol, B.A.
  • Daisha Munguia, B.A.
  • Maria Muro, B.A.
  • Esther Najera, B.A.
  • Genevieve Nguyen, B.A.
  • Keri Nicholson, B.A.
  • Rayshaun Nickolas, B.A.
  • Nicole Nolan, B.A.
  • Ezequiel Ochoa-Lopez, B.A.
  • Cinthia Olguin Nevarez, B.A.
  • Mahmood Omid, B.A.
  • Jeimmy Orellana Quezada, B.A.
  • Romeo Ortega, B.A.
  • Eden Osborn, B.A.
  • Jacob Ouderkerken, B.A.
  • Ariana Pacheco, B.A.
  • Eileen Padilla, B.A.
  • Carol Palomera, B.A.
  • Jocelyn Parra, B.A.
  • Christopher Passerino, B.A.
  • Oscar Pastrana, B.A.
  • Bhumi Patel, B.A.
  • Chirag Patel, B.A.
  • Richard Pedroza, B.A.
  • Alexis Pedroza, B.A.
  • Paola Pelayo, B.A.
  • Ivan Pena, B.A.
  • Jennifer Peredo, B.A.
  • Araceli Perez, B.A.
  • Araceli Perez, B.A.
  • Vanessa Perez, B.A.
  • Diana Perez, B.A.
  • Wendy Perez, B.A.
  • Blake Petchel, B.A.
  • Austin Phal, B.A.
  • Leslie Pham, B.A.
  • Shyanne Phan, B.A.
  • Mia Powell, B.A.
  • Emily Pruitt, B.A.
  • Kassidy Purcell, B.A.
  • Karina Quesada Carrillo, B.A.
  • Robert Ramirez, B.A.
  • Monique Ramos, B.A.
  • Corissa Ray, B.A.
  • Melissa Reeves, B.A.
  • Rebeca Requena Ramirez, B.A.
  • Ryan Reyes, B.A.
  • Allison Reyes, B.A.
  • Sara Reyes, B.A.
  • Sandra Reyes, B.A.
  • Stephanie Reynaga, B.A.
  • Jessica Rivera, B.A.
  • Monica Rivera, B.A.
  • Alejandra Rizo, B.A.
  • Lorena Roa, B.A.
  • Jocelyn Robertson, B.A.
  • Thalia Rodriguez, B.A.
  • Julia Rodriguez, B.A.
  • Valeria Rodriguez, B.A.
  • Mayrani Rodriguez Vargas, B.A.
  • Alexandra Rojas, B.A.
  • Chantal Romero, B.A.
  • Amara Romero, B.A.
  • Vanessa Roseren, B.A.
  • Stephanie Rubio, B.A.
  • Jennie Ruesga, B.A.
  • Robert Salgado, B.A.
  • Kevin Salvador, B.A.
  • Natasha Salvatierra, B.A.
  • Victoria Sanchez, B.A.
  • Angelica Sandoval-Barrios, B.A.
  • Andrew Scheinert, B.A.
  • Priscilla Selva, B.A.
  • Sarah Seo, B.A.
  • Jennifer Serrato, B.A.
  • Juan Serrato, B.A.
  • Jessica Shabaz, B.A.
  • Courtney Sharkey, B.A.
  • Brithany Sigala Diaz, B.A.
  • Citlalli Silva, B.A.
  • Mette Simonsen, B.A.
  • Vaidehi Somesh, B.A.
  • Josie Stefanuto Frias, B.A.
  • Chelsea Stone, B.A.
  • Bethany Stover, B.A.
  • Sarah Swensen, B.A.
  • Marcel Sylvester, B.A.
  • Michelle Tan, B.A.
  • Taylor Tate, B.A.
  • Berenice Tellez, B.A.
  • Andrea Terry, B.A.
  • Miranda Thompson, B.A.
  • Matthew Torres, B.A.
  • Andrea Torres, B.A.
  • Jessenia Torres, B.A.
  • Cassidy Torres-Masters, B.A.
  • Nibras Totonji, B.A.
  • Samuel Tulcan, B.A.
  • Valarie Tumamait, B.A.
  • Taylor Turney, B.A.
  • Zachary Urias, B.A.
  • Samantha Uribe Carrillo, B.A.
  • Goceline Valencia, B.A.
  • Lewis Valencia, B.A.
  • Rachel Valentic, B.A.
  • Jazmin Valenzuela, B.A.
  • Esmeralda Valenzuela, B.A.
  • Taylor Valenzuela, B.A.
  • Susanna Vallejo, B.A.
  • Sabrina Valles, B.A.
  • Tyler Van Unen, B.A.
  • Paola Varela, B.A.
  • Taylor Vargas, B.A.
  • Vanessa Vazquez, B.A.
  • Emily Vega, B.A.
  • Maritza Velazquez Ramirez, B.A.
  • Pauline Vibal, B.A.
  • Karina Villa, B.A.
  • Carina Villalba, B.A.
  • Franchesca Villanueva, B.A.
  • Brendan Angelo Villanueva, B.A.
  • Jillian Vizcaino, B.A.
  • Dylan Voelker, B.A.
  • Joshua Walker, B.A.
  • Cassandra Walsh, B.A.
  • Alexis Warye, B.A.
  • Whitney Wheeler, B.A.
  • Chun Yau Wong, B.A.
  • Cristina Yates, B.A.
  • Ann Yoon, B.A.
  • Rebecca Zamora, B.A.
  • Natalie Zapata, B.A.
  • Vanessa Zavala, B.A.