presidents scholarsCaption: Thirteen of this year’s Class of 2011 President’s Scholars pose for a photo at the university’s Honors Convocation. Photo by Edward Salas

President’s Scholars Graduate

18 Members of Top Scholar Program Complete Degrees

EIGHTEEN MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARS program were among those taking part in this year’s commencement ceremonies.

The President’s Scholars Program was established in 1979 to recognize and attract a distinguished group of academically accomplished students. Based solely on merit, the scholars program offers a variety of benefits, including a four-year scholarship that covers enrollment fees and a book allowance.

Scholars have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research, partner with faculty members in their major and participate in campus leadership and community activities. Scholars also have the opportunity to meet periodically with CSUF President Milton A. Gordon and attend university events.

Currently, 67 students are in the program. The first President’s Scholar in the Class of 2011 to earn a degree is January graduate Jonathan Davis of La Habra, who completed a B.A. in criminal justice. Scholars who completed their degrees in May are:

  • Cristian Bueno-Correa of Buena Park, B.A. mathematics and Spanish
  • Geovanny Castro of La Puente, B.A. business administration-management
  • Michael Donohue of Chino Hills, B.A. music-music education
  • Allison Hanaford of Fullerton, B.S. biological science
  • Carlos Hernandez of Riverside, B.A. mathematics – teaching mathematics
  • Joseph Hill of Brea, B.A. theatre arts and English
  • Cassandra Horn of Walnut, B.A. theatre arts-teaching
  • Michael Johnson of Fullerton, B.M.
  • Cara Beth Mohlman of Yorba Linda, B.A. liberal studies, is entering the teacher credential program
  • Brian Norris of Brea, B.S. computer science, B.A. mathematics
  • Jennifer Pham of Orange, B.A. business administration – management
  • Katherine Runyan of Fullerton, B.A. liberal studies
  • Corinne Sandhoefner of Anaheim, B.A. communicative disorders, is entering the master of arts in communicative disorders program
  • Jason Takahashi of Fullerton, B.A. mathematics and communications
  • Jennifer Tarnowski of Wildomar, B.S. geology
  • Talia Tran of Fullerton, B.S. biological science
  • Rikki Tremblay of Fullerton, B.A. speech communication, is entering the master of arts in speech communication program

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