Friends of the Arts awards annual scholarships for 2012
The Friends of the Arts has awarded scholarships of $1,000 each to Theatre and Dance students Alberto Symon, '12, and Jennifer Stern; Louie Flores, Jr., music; and Alberto Symon, art.
Awards of $500 each have been made to English majors Rhiannon Williams and Christopher Dizon, both of whom are studying creative writing.
Human Development & Women's Studies makes two Beverly Tucker awards
Lisa Taylor, a senior double majoring in Human Development and Nursing; and Noha Basilious, a senior in Human Development, have been selected for the 2012 Beverly Tucker Against All Odds Scholarships. Each will receive $6,225.
A committee made the selection based on the students' grade point averages, personal statements, and letters of recommendation.
Tucker is a lifelong advocate of public education, who has been contribiting to the CSUEB Deparrment of Human Development and Women's Studies for several years.
History Department awards 2012 scholarships
Luis DeGuzman has received the $2,000 Evelyn Whitman Rice Scholarship for an Outstanding Major in History.
Other awards are the Gerard C. and John M. Stanley Scholarship in History to Aaron Johnson, the Kwon-Irish Award split between Adam Fitch and Catherine Alexander; and the Evelyn Whitman Rice Graduate Award to Adam Fitch.
History also made the following awards: for HIST 4030, funded by the Daniel Gilliard Endowment: Doug Halpern and Katherine Schoenrank; best papers in HIST 4031, funded by the Evelyn Whitman Rice Endowment: Percival Delacruz: “The James Earl Wood Collection: Tools for Understanding Filipinos in California, 1924-1934,” Sean Gallagher: “The Fullness of her Wealth and of Her Bounty: An Economic Analysis of California Union Democrats in the Civil War," Ami Jones: “Judy Chicago: Agency in Pursuit of Greatness,” Jeffrey Sommer: “The Yippee Media-Mythos,” and Michael Vandenbusch: “The Rise of Richmond, California 1941-1945.”
The HIST 4032 award, funded by the Evelyn Whitman Rice Endowment, went to John Hemmerich; and the World Civilizations Award, funded by donations in memory of Professor Emeritus John Morby, went to Jason Frederick.
2012 Panetta Institute Internship goes to Emily Flemming
The 2012 Panetta Institute Internship from the Cal State East Bay campus has been awarded to Emily Flemming, a senior in Sociology, with an emphasis in Social Services. She hopes to earn an additional minor in Political Science through the award.
Flemming will go to the Panetta Institute for Public Policy at the CSU Monterey Bay campus for two week’s of training in August, then spend 11 weeks in Washington, D.C. working full-time in the office of a U.S. Congress person and attending special seminars.
She hopes the international attmosphere of Washington, D.C. will acquaint her with career possibilities where she can be most helpful to her fellow man.
Shannon Muse earns 2012-13 PUAD VrMeer Family Scholarship
Shannon Muse received the 2012-13 VrMeer Family Scholarship of $500 from the Department of Public Affairs and Administration. The selection is based on academic performance, and an essay on personal commitment to public service as a career choice and toward the public good by a single-parent major. The scholarship was established by the VrMeer family in honor of Richard VrMeer, Ph.D., who was a long-time professor and chair of the department.
Two Social Work grads receive awards
Kelvin Xu, '12 MSW, received the 2011 Diana Ming Chan Scholarship Award of $1,000 from the Asian and Pacific Islander Social Work Council of the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter. It recognizes a bilingual, high-achieving student who scored well on an essay on helping others through bilingual skills.
Sunha Tallakson, '12 MSW, received a $500 grant to support her research on health, resilience, and depression in LGBTQ older adults. Her research is part of a collaborative project with Sarah Taylor, assistant professor of social work, and Ben David Barr, executive director of the Rainbow Community Center.
Undergraduate commission in music goes to Michael Stubblefield
Michael Stubblefield, a senior for the 2012-13 academic year, received the 2012 Glenn Glasow Undergraduate Commission.
It gives Stubblefield an opportunity to have an original composition performed live.
Music Department awards annual graduate Glasow Fellowship
Robert Lyons, a third-year graduate student, received the 2012 Glenn Glasow Fellowship in Composition.
The Glenn Glasow and Yoshiko Kakudo Endowment in Music Composition was created in 2009. Glasow was a CSUEB professor of music and Asian studies from 1961 to 1995. In addition to teaching, Glasow was an active composer and an expert in world music, particularly Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu.
English awards Ireys English Teaching Scholarship to Sean Young
The $1,500 Virginia F. Ireys English Teaching Scholarship for 2012 has been awarded to Sean Young. The senior from Dublin, who specialized in British and American literature, will use the award to get his single-subject teaching credential. First though, he hopes a TESOL (Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate will enable him to teach English in Turkey.
Young’s winning essay explains how a high school English teacher’s passion for literature inspired his career plans.
Philosophy awards annual 'Prestigious Bassen Prize'
The Philosophy Department has awarded its "Prestigious Bassen Prize" for 2012 to two majors for the best written submissions to Reflections, CSUEB's online journal of undergraduate philosophy.
The first place winner is Jason Greene for his essay, "Am I Evil?: A Phenomenology of Disability." Greene will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The second place winner, Jamin Pursell, will receive a $500 scholarship for, "Does Religion Always Come Around?: An Analysis of Carl Jung's Perspective on Religion."
These essays will appear in the edition of Reflections coming out during the fall quarter of 2012. Previous Refractions are at:http://www20.csueastbay.edu/class/departments/philosophy/reflections/index.html
Ana Jimenez receives first annual Eiichi & Marion Nakamura Award
Criminal Justice Administration has awarded the first $400 Eiichi and Marion Nakamura Award to Ana Jimenez, a senior in CRJA.
Blake Nakamura, ’87, created the award in the name of his parents, Eiichi and Marion.
Blake Nakamura is chief deputy of the criminal division in Salt Lake City’s District Attorney’s Office, was for six years in the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, and for 11 years, was in private practice. Prior to that, he was an investigator for the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office.
The award was presented at the June 6 CRJA Graduation Reception.
Communication Department names 2012 scholarship, award recipients
The folloewing scholarships have been given: Karl Robinson to Dana DeMercurio and Maha Jacobs; Mass Comm Alumni to Keiko Williams; Pat Radin to Lauren Lola; and John Gothberg to Katherine Read and Matthew Mattson.
Awards include Public, Professional, Organizational to Dan Shull; Media Productions to Natalia Aldana and Cherie Vargas; Graduate Student to Brittney Williams; Graduate Research to Kalemba Kizito; Graduate Teaching Associate to Vanessa Forcari; and Undergraduate Student Leader to Raheela Dharani.
Pioneer awards include: Editorial of the Year to Amanda Zepeda; Commitment to Excellence to Cheyann Elmore and Anne Bartlett; Article of the Year to Cherie Vargas; Journalism Innovation to Justin Kernes; Journalist of the Year to Natalia Aldana; Advertising Sales to Itzamar Gonzales and Hassan Iftilhar; TV Broadcast Student of the Year to Kylene Glover, Charlie Kenneweg and Daouda Zale; TV Outstanding News Package: Operation Urban Shield to Daouda Zale, and CFA Strike to Chris Bermudez; Outstanding Documentary of the Year for Occupy in the Bay Area to John Riley; Outstanding Producer to Desiree Johnson; Outstanding News Anchor Team to Allison Armour, Christopher McBride, Natalia Aldana, and Al Foreman; and Outstanding Tutor to Scott Lydon, Raheela Dharani, and John Yatsko.
Theatre and Dance awards 2012 scholarships
Theatre and Dance scholarship recipients are Jasmine Williams, Theatre Grant Student Artist of Merit; Rhiannon V. Williams, Theatre Trust Student Artist of Merit; Belgica Rodriguez, Theatre Grant Student Artist of Merit; Teresita Brown, Theatre Grant Student Artist of Merit; and Marena MacGregor and Marie Ibarra, Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Musical Theatre Student Artist of Merit, co-recipients.
Modern Languages and Literatures makes awards to 8 students
Spanish majors Miguel Pimentel, Rishi Kalsa, Irma Toman, and Martha Macias; American Sign Language major Amanda Barrientz; French minor Mélody Boulanger; and French majors Ikay Mwanangele and Christopher Girardeau each received $600 Peter Boesch Scholarships from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatues.
Once soley for German majors, the award is now open to all students with a mimimum 3.00 gpa in major or minor in languages. The selection is based on one-page essay addressing financial need, a one-page essay in the language of choice on a topic of her/his choice, and a letter of recommendation from a professor.
Eric Gerhardt wins annual Geography & Environmental Studies scholarship
Eric Gerhardt, a junior in geography, is the recipient of this year’s annual Richard and Evelyn Thoman Scholarship of $600 in Geography & Environmental Studies.
The award recognizes overall academic excellence, but especially within one’s major. In Gerhardt’s case, that is a 4.0.
The award memorializes Richard Thoman, a CSUH professor of geography in the 1970s-‘80s, and his late wife.
Art students receive scholarships for 2012
Anne Hartwell received the $750 Mona Froyland Memorial Award for, “Sunrise (Rust & Acrylic Study II), Mixed Media, 2012;” Adriana Gonzalez won the $500 Toki Award for “… and You Shall Receive…. Ceramic & Stones, 2012;” and Divanae Folliae, a group comprised of Shalee Evans, Emanuela Quaglia, and Evelin Saavedra, shared the $750 Howard Slatoff Trust Award in graphic design for, “Torment to Bliss, Multi-Media Inkjet Print, 2012.”
Evelin Saavedra received the San Leandro Art Association award for, “Yesterday, Today, and Forever, Inkjet Print, 2012;” Samantha Bruno, Kenneth Hung, and Laura Cline received the Portfolio Awards; Martin Hebisz received the University Art Center award for, “Childhooides, Print & Solvent, 2009; ” Jena Scholten received a Digital Art Supplies award for, “White, Archival Inkjet Print on Wood, 2012;” and Hayward Arts Council awards went to Samantha Bruno for, “Everybody Hurts, Art Book, 2012;” and to Teresa Taniguchi for, “Pendant, Sterling Silver, Lost Wax Casting, 2011.”
Enrique Tabares received Blick Art Materials for, “Faith, Acrylic on Canvas, 2012;” Kevin Troglin received a Digital Art Supplies award for, “The Oblivion of Red, Inkjet Print, 2012;” Emanuela Quaglia received a Digital Art Supplies award for, “Odio et Amo, Inkjet Print, 2012;” Samantha Bruno, Kenneth Hung and Laura Cline won the portfolio awards; and Nico Harriman received one of the Slatoff Trust awards.
Justin Ta received the Henri Cartier Bresson Photo Award for, “1:00 AM, Inkjet Print, 2012;” Alyssa Albatana received the Imogen Cunningham Photo Award for, “Take One, Inkjet Print, 2012;” Joshua Folsom received the Keeble & Shuchat Photo Award for, “Lost” Inkjet Print;” Thomas Rockwell won the Workbench True Value gift certificate for, “Watcher of the Warrens, Ceramic, 2012;” and Kenneth Hung received drawing supplies from the Pioneer Bookstore for, “Brother, Son, Pencil & Acrylic on Paper, 2012.”
Students winning video festival awards were Jesse Medeiros, first place; Adriana Gonzalez Farfan, second place; and Byung Jo Kang, third.
T.J. Lyons takes top honors in Don Markos Poetry Prize
T.J. Lyons (Thomas) Lyons took first in the 2012 Donald Markos Prize for Poetry for "Minutes."
Samantha Kennedy’s "Untitled" poem took second, and Christopher Morgan’s "Before the Crash, Yet Already Wading Through Fire" took third. Endre Branstad’s "Do You Want to See the Pigs?" received honorable mention.
The first three winners received $100, $75, and $50, respectively, and will be published in the Cal State East Bay English Department’s “Occam’s Razor.” Berkeley poet Nellie Hill judged the entries.
The prize was created by Professor Emeritus Don Markos, who taught English at CSUEB from 1966 to 1999.
Janet Burns wins annual R.V. Williams Memorial Contest in Fiction
Janet Burns’ "Carry On," took first prize in the 2012 R.V. Williams Memorial Contest in Fiction, sponsored by the English Department. Her short story, Carry On," was inspired by two of her favorite British sci-fi/fantasy/humor writers, Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett.
Second Prize went to Christopher Morgan for, "Georgia’s on His Mind," one in a series of parable-like vignettes, showcasing the struggles of the author’s alter ego in Georgia; and Samantha Kennedy captured third prize with her fictional, "Amputated Love," about a young mother who abandons her husband and goes into hiding with their infant daughter.
Jennifer Corti won First Honorable Mention for, "Watching Alice," about a lonely, empty man in a residential hotel who falls in love/becomes obsessed with a young tenant; Jonathan Hoffman took Second Honorable Mention for, "The Bell Tower," about a man who witnesses a woman commit suicide by jumping off the top of a bell tower; and Rhiannon V. Williams, no relation to the contest namesake, took third honorable mention for "On the Corner of 45th.”
Serene Vannoy, a senior in English, wins Helen "Jackie" DeClercq Poetry Prize
Serene Vannoy, a senior in English, creative writing option, was awarded $250 for her first place in the 2012 “Helen “Jackie” DeClercq Poetry Contest. Her entry, “Useless,” drew from a near-death expdrience in 1990 following a diagnosis of thyroid cancer two years earlier.
The second prize went to Lauren Galvin, a junior in liberal studies with a minor in human development, for "Mixing Paint," that preserves the memory and history of her family. Third prize went to Heidi Torkelson-Varian, a first year graduate student in English, for "jeep Guy," that grew from a class assignment to observe an object and consider what it brings to mind.
Honorable mentions went to Christopher Dizon, a junior in English, for "Dad's Birds, Mom's Bees," and to Sara Courter, a senior in English, for, "I Dropped By During Lunch."
Five Communication students receive awards in 2011
Melanie Strathada and Cheyann Elmore, both seniors, each received $675 from the John Gothberg Memorial Scholarship. The award is made to upper division students. Gothberg was a communication professor from 1960-1992, in the Department of Mass Communication, before Mass Communication and Speech Communication combined to form the current department. He received the 1989 California Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation “Outstanding Teacher Award.”
• Gregory Jackson, a graduate student, received the $300 Karl F. Robinson Scholarship for demonstrated excellence in scholarly achievement. Robinson was a professor of speech and drama from 1965-67, for whom Robinson Hall on the north side of campus is named.
• Lauren Lola, a sophomore, received the $300 Patricia Radin Scholarship, named for an assistant professor of communication who died suddenly in 2003. Radin entered academia in mid-life after a career as an award-winning journalist and editor.
• Lisel Brunson, a senior, received the $250 Mass Communication Alumni award. It is given to an upper division student specializing in journalism, advertising, public relations, broadcasting or photography.
Social Work student Deborah Son receives three awards
Deborah Son, a second year Master of Social Work student, has received three scholarships totaling $3,500 in 2011. The CSUEB Graduate Equity Fellowship of $2,000 is given based on a high GPA, letters of recommendation, and a statement detailing career goals, such as a career in academia, and overcoming disadvantages.
The 2011 Diana Ming Chan Scholarship Award of $1,000 is from the Asian and Pacific Islander Social Work Council of the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter. It recognizes a bilingual, high-achieving student who scores well on two essays, one on advancement of social work in the Asian and Pacific Islander Community, and the second on helping others through bilingual skills. Son also received $500 from the CSUEB Asian and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association for planned service to the Asian/Pacific Islander American population upon graduation.
Bridget Wellerstein receives ASI Campus Leadership Scholarship
Bridget Wellerstein, a senior in Communication Sciences and Disorders, received the 2011-12 Associated Students, Inc. Campus Leadership Scholarship of $1,000. The selection was based on an essay and letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors and mentors in her field.
She has studied the assessment and treatment of speech and language disorders, traumatic brain injury, motor speech disorders, voice disorders, swallowing disorders, aphasia, dementia, cleft lip and palate, alternative modes of communication, and autism spectrum related language disorders, as well as speech and hearing sciences. She volunteered in early intervention, and is president of the CSUEB National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter, which raises funds for Smile Train for cleft palate surgery. She also is a reader in the department and works on campus.
Amanda Scullion studies aphasia awarenss with ASI scholarship
Amanda Scullion, final year graduate student in speech language pathology, won a CSUEB ASI graduate student research scholarship in fall 2010 to conduct an independent, original research project spanning two CLASS programs: Communicative Sciences and Disorders, and Criminal Justice Administration.
The project looked improving awareness among East Bay police officers and CSUEB criminal justice majors of aphasia (a communication disorder resulting from stroke). She presented the findings from her study at the 2011 Annual Convention of the American Speech Language Hearing Association in San Diego
Maria Yajaira Lopez, Li Lei receive Social Work awards
Social Work students Maria Yajaira Lopez and Li Lei received scholarships for 2011.
Lopez was given a $2,500 conference scholarship to attend the 9th Annual Disparity in Health Summer Workshop, sponsored by MD Anderson, in Houston, TX. The scholarship covered her airfare, lodging, and also conference registration.
Lei was awarded $1,000 from the agency Culture to Culture as part of its Cultural Competence Initiative.
Trisha Angelica Malanyaon wins Markos poetry prize
Trisha Angelica Malanyaon took first prize in the 2011 annual Department of English Donald Markos Poetry competition with "As She Withers.” Malanyaon earned a BA in English, Language & Discourse option, in March and is now in the TESOL Master’s Program.
Second prize went to Elaine Reyes Bryce, a master’s degree candidate in English, for "Give me my baby;" and third to Michael Gonzales, a senior in English, Creative Writing option, for "Facebook Sonnet Number a Million."
Jason Beyer’s "Grocery Store Fashionista" took first honorable mention, Bob Palmer’s "Serpico," was second honorable mention, and Mary Sanchez’s "ER in Bloom" took the third honorable mention.
Chalia La Tour wins FOA theatre-dance award
Chalia La Tour has been given the Friends of the Art's 2011 award in the field of theatre and dance.
LaTour performed in such productions as, “Xtigone,” that was invited to the Regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in February at Humboldt State University.
The senior will direct "Savage/Love," written by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin, in this year's Highlands Summer Theatre, and will assist director Ulises Alcala with "Yerma" at the same theatre.
Roger Rayhbuck receives Boren Award to study in Africa
Roger Rayhbuck, a senior in International Studies, is among a very select group selected in 2011 to study from September through December at the State University of Zanzibar in East Africa as one of the first recipients of a Boren Award for International Study in the African Languages Initiative.
Boren scholarships provide American undergraduate students opportunities to study in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and are under represented in study abroad programs.
The $10,000 African Languages Initiative, taught entirely in Swahili, will immerse Rayhbuck in the culture, economy and history of Tanzania. Within three years of completion, Rayhbuck will be obligated to work at least part-time for the federal government, which fits nicely into his long-range plans to work in foreign service or for international organizations in Africa.
Dexter Coleman selected for 2011 prestigious undergraduate history award
Dexter Coleman, a senior in history, has been selected to participate in the 2011 Gilder Lehrman Institute's History Scholars Program, one of the most prestigious award for undergraduate history majors in the country.
Coleman spent one week in New York City with leading American historians, such as Eric Foner and Steven Hahn, visit leading archives and historical landmarks related to the Civil War – the theme to this year’s program.
Coleman is a community organizer at the Center for Progressive Action in Oakland, where he does lobbying, outreach and participates in events to raise political awareness. Eventually, he hopes to teach high school history.
Sarah Vallejo wins 2011 English teaching scholarship
Sarah Vallejo is the 2011 recipient of the English Department’s Virginia F. Ireys English Teaching Scholarship. The senior from Antioch has been accepted into the Teach For America New York 2011 Corps, which she will join this summer in preparation for beginning to teach in the fall.
Vallejo will use this scholarship to help with New York state examination fees and other costs associated with her transition to NYC.
The focus of her winning essay was helping to close the education gap in America by serving in a high needs school – a perfect match to the Teach for America program.
Thomas Lyons wins 2011 Robert V. Williams Contest in Fiction
Senior English major Thomas Lyons, who goes by T.J., has taken First Prize with "Days Gone Febrile" in the 2011 Robert V. Williams Memorial Contest in Fiction, sponsored by the Cal State East Bay Department of English.
Second Prize has gone to Sharon R. Wolfe for "Relativity," and Third Prize to Jennifer Walters for "Kristina." First Honorable Mention has gone to Christopher Morgan for "Where the Mind Takes Him," Second Honorable Mention to Janet Burns for "The Fungus Amongus," and Third Honorable Mention to Sarah Gina Jones for "Double Winner.”
Thomas Rule wins Philosophy 2011 Department's 'Prestigious Prize'
Thomas Rule, a senior in philosophy, took first in the 2011 “Prestigious Bassen Prize” with his essay, "Genesis of the Individual: The True Original Sin?"
Erik Edgren’s essay, "The Near Death Experience," took second.
These essays will be featured in the 2011 edition of the Philosophy Department’s “Reflections” online journal, which will be published at the beginning of the fall quarter. The first place prize is accompanied by a $1,000 scholarship and second prize is by a $500 scholarship.
Spenser Babyak, Robert Palmer win 2011 FOA English awards
Spenser Babyak, pictured, and Robert Palmer, received the 2011 Friends of the Arts awards for achievement in English. Both are studying creative writing.
Olga Singleton wins '10-11 Sociology & Social Sciences award
Olga Singleton, a senior in sociology and social sciences, has been selected for the 2010-11 Lawton Award for outstanding student in the department.
The $250 award is based on the combination of grade point average and the quality of an essay on the importance of sociology.
The award was established in 1998 by Evelyn Lawton in memory of her late husband, William C. Lawton, who had been a CSUH professor of sociology for many years. The award is given in years when the endowment earns sufficient interest.
Elizabeth Zunino, Leslie Toki receive major 2010 art awards
In 2010, art students Elizabeth Zunino and Donghoon Han were awarded the Leslie Toki and Howard Slatoff awards, respectively, by the Art Department.
The Leslie Toki Award was established in 1988, to provide an award to a student in the Ceramic Arts. The fund was started with a donation from the Toki family to honor their mother, Leslie Toki. John Toki continues to contribute to the fund annually. In 2010, the guidelines for the award were changed to include any media that students submitted to the Annual Juried Exhibition. Zunino’s submission was a needlework Koi pond.
The Howard Slatoff Award was established in 2003 through an endowment established by Art Professor Howard Slatoff. The annual proceeds from the endowment provide an award to a student who enters work in the Annual Juried Exhibition. The guidelines state that the award is given to a Traditional Art student one year and to an Electronic Art student in the alternate year. When there are enough proceeds, an award is given in each of the areas in the same year.
Han creates electronic art.
Lily Sullivan earns 2010 Speech-language-hearing award
In 2010, Lily Sullivan, '09, second year graduate student in Speech, Language and Pathology, was awarded one of five $1,000 scholarships from the California Speech-language-Hearing Association, the state group supporting speech-language-pathologists, audiologists and families with communication and related disorders through information, education, advocacy, and professional collaboration.
This is the first year that CSHA has given this award. Selection was based on a rigorous application that considered academics, community involvement, and clinical potential.
Sullivan volunteered as a classroom aide at various schools and has participated in numerous clinical experiences here at CSUEB. She has taken course work pertaining to the assessment and treatment of childhood speech and language disorders, disfluency (stuttering), motor speech disorders, voice disorders, swallowing disorders, aphasia, dementia, alternative modes of communication, etc.