38 Students Honored at ALANA & International Student Recognition Ceremony

By Sarah Schwartz | May 13, 2011

Eight graduate students and 30 undergraduates were honored at the ALANA and International Student Recognition Ceremony and Celebration on May 10. In its ninth year, the ALANA and International Student Recognition Ceremony recognizes and celebrates Arcadia’s graduating students of African, Latino, Asian, Native American (ALANA) descent and of international status, and their journeys toward earning their college degrees.

“Such recognition is of utmost importance for ALANA graduates and international students, especially at historically white institutions where their names and faces may often go unnoticed, and their stories and histories may go untold,” says Judith Dalton, Assistant Dean for Multicultural Affairs. “Student participation in this ceremony is optional and each is presented a stole representative of their nationality or racial or ethnic heritage.”

The graduate students honored were: Sharon Diane Craven, Carolina Greca, Tamara Florez Jaramillo, Tina John, Izumi Kurimoto, Nyoka Marshmond, Lauren L. Miller and Dhanushi Rupasinghe.

The undergraduates honored were: Alexis Alfonso, Stephanie Arthurs, Aissatou Bah, Jenne Beausoleil, Ryyan Bradwell, Karen Brown-Oliver, Cherelle Bullock, Omotola Coker, Marcelina Garcia Carrillo, Christine Goh, Ansu Jacob, Haoshu Li, Binita Mandalia, Manju Mathen, Ezekiel Mathur, Darrell Mills, Alanna Olive-Smith, Stephanie Ortiz, Hellen Oti-Yeboah, Fallin Overstreet, Deborah Pabon, Dajah Park, Daniel Phillips, Stephanie Rashid, Janelly Rodriquez, Julia Sandrock, Manal Smara, T. Amelia Scell, Matthew West and Ermias Zemichael.