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Moorpark College Foundation awards $120,000 in scholarships

Annual Moorpark College Foundation scholarship program honors more than 150 students from memorial scholarships, organizations and department scholarships and foundations

PRLog - May 17, 2012 - MOORPARK, Calif. -- The Moorpark College Foundation announced today the award of $120,000 in scholarships this school year to 168 students thanks to the generous support from numerous individuals and organizations from the community, region and statewide.

A total of $106,300 in scholarships were awarded at the nonprofit Foundation’s annual scholarship reception April 30 at the campus Performing Arts Center attended by about 150 student family members, college faculty and supporters.

“The students should be quite proud of their accomplishments this year, and the Moorpark College Foundation is very gratified to once again present a remarkable number of scholarships to help local students pursue their dream of education,” said Elad Goren, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Moorpark College Foundation.  “It is all made possible by the generous support from the individuals and organizations creating and contributing to these scholarships.”

The scholarships, ranging from $250 to $2,000, were presented by Goren along with Moorpark College President Pam Eddinger and Foundation Vice Chair Jodi Santino.  The Foundation thanked the 80 donors involved with the Foundation’s scholarship program.

In addition to the awards ceremony, another 16 students were awarded $14,000 in scholarships in August through a Foundation program with the Bernard Osher Foundation Scholarship Endowment campaign.

Overall, the scholarships were awarded from 21 community organizations, 20 memorial scholarship programs, 24 Moorpark College-related organization or department-related scholarship programs, 20 Moorpark College Foundation scholarships and the Bernard Osher Foundation scholarship program.  Recipients:

From Community Organizations:
Altrusa Club of Oxnard: Amy De La Piedra, Debbi Gruenberger
American Association of University Women-Thousand Oaks Branch: Annika Nunez, Julia Miltenberg
Montobbio Benson: Jason DeCosta
Clarissa Dong Anthropology/Multimedia: Gregory Karakashian
County Schools Federal Credit Union: Elizabeth Nielson, Evan Santiago
Tom Harris Engineering: Amelia Meyer
Moorpark Rotary: Emma Stavropoulous
Moorpark Women’s Fortnightly Club: Annika Nunez, Debbi Gruenberger, Kathleen Vigliarolo
National Notary Foundation: Jessica Delijani
Rotary Club of Simi Valley: Majed Kaseeh, Brad Von Feldt
Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks: Jill Jensen, Connie Saucedo, Anthony Lewis
Scherzer International: Devorah Seegal, Sandra Jabas
Simi Valley Education Foundation: Katherine Musgrove
Simi Valley/Moorpark College Continuing Student: Nicole Franck, Robert Rosenberg, Jonathan Tresner, Adrian Carcione, Tanja Gaspardo, Yoshi Yeh
So Cal Kaiser Permanente Radiology Technology: Lisa Marie Russell, Andrea Shade, Joanna Heckman, Paula Galvez, Amber Dore, Domani Wells, Sarah Wing, Marilyn Rivas, Jessel Joy Aspuria, Annette Rodarte, Christina Klein, Cindy Rushing
Alex & Sylvia Sullivan Nursing: Amy Jones
Alex & Sylvia Sullivan Music Scholarship: Holly Houtman
Van de Genachte Continuing Student: Emma Stavropoulos, Matthew Nickel, Thu Nguyen, Megan Dahl, Savannah Speerstra, Aneela Huda, Abel Ferrel, Katherine Campbell, Jennifer Opaskit, Mark Barnes, Christopher Barr
Ventura County Retired Teacher’s Association: Annika Nunez, Jessica Regina
The Ventura County Star will name its student recipient at a later date
Westlake Village Garden Club: Justin Clause
Memorial Scholarships:
Marie Bellasalma Memorial: Kathleen Vigliarolo, Evan Santiago, Katherine Musgrove, Julie Perrin, Daniel Kab, Elizabeth Nielsen, Hannah Coyle, Sean Hirrel, Christina Burcelis, Ashley Tegley, Arshia Malekzadeh, Christian Dib, Martha Zavala, Craig Kjorlien, Summer March
Nursing Scholarship in Memory of Tanya Burger: Jamee Haines
Jason Fleagane: Ashley Tegley, Nicolas Kurtz
Haddad/Osher Nursing Scholarship: Amy Jones
Gladys Hyman: Sara Person
Susan Izumo: Trevor Lentine, Megan Riley
Gilbert Lopez Memorial: Danielle Agostinelli
Glenna Meadows Memorial Nursing: Amy De La Piedra
Dr. Gary Ogden: Alejandra Vera
Jean Osborne Memorial Music: Holly Houtman
Marie Panec Biology: Alejandra Vera
Marie Panec Memorial: Megan Riley
Stephen Conrad Rafter Memorial/Osher Foundation: Ira Holt
Jason Raufman: Julie Perrin, Janet Tarasova, Kelly Calagna, Gregory Karakashian
Clint Schoenberger Memorial: Majed Kaseeh
Jim Sebeck: Conner Velarde
John Sherwood: Thomas R. Irvine
A.E. Truman Music/Osher Foundation: Matthew Ortega
Kay Whitney, R.N., Nursing: Amy Jones
Vanessa May Yan: Trevor Lentine
Organizations and Department Scholarships:
Academic Senate: Sarah LaGioia, Arshia Malekzadeh, Ariel Ostrowiecki
Phyllis Arnold Art: Hannah McMaster
Associated Students’: Justin Clause, Majed Kaseeh, Uriel JT Mendoza, Holly Houtman, Maria Nikolis, Bailey Schentrup, Gabrielle Young, Gregory Karakashian, Evan Santiago, Adrian Carcione
Brian Wolverton Anthropology: Julie Perrin, Allison Van Sickle
Ceramics/Osher Scholarship: Mike Dellemonico
Classified Senate: Katrina Hernandez, Lloyd Lucin
Design & Media Arts: James Buttler, David Mungcal, Mitchell Carlson, Monique Gruspe, Bradley Krebs, Meghan Parker, Frank Zerhusen
English Department: Sarah LaGioia, Doug Peyton
History Department: Breeana Martin
Karkare Family Biotechnology: Marcia Shanahan
Fred Kavli Mathematics: Nicolas Kurtz
Fred Kavli Biology: Chris Phillips
Fred Kavli Physics: Joe Lam
Fred Kavli Engineering: Majed Kaseeh
Fred Kavli Chemistry: Majed Kaseeh
Dr. David K. Murphy: Christian Dib
Al Nordquist Economics: Evan Santiago
John Gray Photography Department: Chris Isaac Domingo, Christopher Barr, James Nagy, Jessika Grenner, Hannah McMaster
Producer’s Choice: Clinton Bragger
Psychology: Carlie Tarnol, Jason DeCosta
SAGE Publications/English Department Writing Awards: Sarah LaGioia, Amy Rudberg, Doug Peyton, Daniela Attia, Ottilie Roach
Frank Sardisco Art: Dustin Sherron
Dean Brenda Shubert/Osher Foundation: Amy De La Piedra
David K. Wagner: Chris Phillips
Moorpark College Foundation Scholarships:
Male Scholar Athlete of the Year: Quentin Kantaris
Female Scholar Athlete of the Year: Bailey Schentrup
Classified Employee of the Year: Laura Ciodaru
Distinguished Faculty Chair, Daniel Patrick Brown: Danielle O’Dea
Distinguished Faculty Chair, Dr. James Peddie: Sandra Jabas
Distinguished Faculty Chair, Dr. Clint Harper: Jessica Regina
Distinguished Faculty Chair, Dr. Gene Berg: Lara Voelker
Distinguished Faculty Chair, Christine Aguilera: Annika Nunez
Distinguished Faculty Chair, Ranford Hopkins: Dongme Tan
Distinguished Faculty Chair, Sharon Manakas: Bailey Schentrup
Distinguished Faculty Chair, Del Parker: Bailey Schentrup

Moorpark College Continuing Student: Megan Riley, Nicole Scholes, Komiljon Aliev, Dina Bedwani, Oriani Leekam, Julia Gerber

President’s Honors Scholarship for Continuing Student: Adrian Carcione

President’s Honors Scholarship for Transferring Student: Arshia Malekzadeh

Dr. James Walker Teaching: Annika Nunez

Scholarships Awarded Prior to the April 30 Scholarship Reception by the Osher Foundation for 2011/2012: Maria Nikolis, Khevin Pratt, Kelsey Bartlett, Caridad Greco, Annette Rodarte, Nick Romeo, Megan Dahl, Sandra Castle, Brenna Savage, Ethan Anticevich, Melanie Ann Baudour, Sandra Davis, Brianna Deyling, Richard E. Johnson, Arshia Malekzadeh, Dongme Tan.

About the Moorpark College Foundation
The Moorpark College Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation designated to receive gifts for the college from individuals, corporations, and foundations.  Established in 1980, this volunteer board of community leaders broadens the educational opportunities of Moorpark College students through scholarships, program grants, and capital projects.  Information: (805) 378-1431 or www.moorparkcollege.edu/found.

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