Scholar and Honors Programs

ALANA Achievement Awards

Each year, the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs recognizes the outstanding contribution of ALANA students at Ithaca College with a number of awards.  We would like to congratulate the following students who were nominated and selected for 2015 ALANA Senior Awards, in recognition of the achievements and work of our graduating class.

 Inspiration Award: Presented to students who have shown empathy, helpfulness, and a willingness to go above and beyond in support of their peers.

  • Mohamed Barry
  • Paige Bethmann
  • Dominique Brown
  • Nuntanut Chalothron
  • Jonathon Cummings
  • Ritza Francois
  • Marc Gonzalez
  • Kevin Huong
  • Errold Jones
  • Aisha Laguna Merced
  • Yuanlin Liu
  • Shaniqua Williams

Chavez/Lorde Social Justice Award: Presented to students who have increased awareness of issues of social justice and /or cultural competence in the Ithaca College community.

  • Sierra Council
  • Jordana Jarrett
  • Candace King
  • Vivian Lin
  • Chenruo Zhang


Chawla/Ochoa Academic Achievement Award: Presented to students who have shown a commitment to enhancing their educational experience through scholarly pursuits, while maintaining a high level of academic achievement (cumulative 3.3 GPA). Note: This award is intended for students who have done outstanding academic work outside the classroom in their field of interest: i.e. research, conference presentations, published writings, etc.

  • Chance Burton
  • Breanne Espina
  • Makda Getachew
  • Zachary Jones
  • Crystal Kayiza

Chung/Thorpe Leadership Award: Presented to students who have increased the profile of the ALANA community by participating in leadership roles throughout their Ithaca College career.

  • Princess Akosah
  • Deandra Bolton
  • Adjoa Darien
  • Malika Giddens
  • Ewart Guinier
  • Angelique Hudson
  • Aaron Lipford
  • Emily Ramos
  • Amelia Teape

DuBois/Mandela Award for Scholarship, Leadership & Service: Presented to students for their significant scholarly achievement (cumulative 3.5 GPA or above) and exemplary contributions to the ALANA community.

  • Bud-Erdene Gankhuyag
  • Steven “Kobby” Lartey
  • Helena Murphy
  • Ayesha Patel


The ALS Alumni Memorial Scholarship honors a high-achieving African-American, Latino/a, Asian, or Native American (ALANA) student at Ithaca College, who has made significant contributions to multicultural awareness and to well-being of ALANA students on the Ithaca College Campus. 


The Rashad G. Richardson "I Can Achieve" Memorial Scholarship is a merit scholarship intended to recognize a high-achieving male/female Ithaca College student representing the ALANA community. The student receiving this scholarship will have made significant contributions toward improving the quality of life for ALANA youth in the Tompkins County Community. In the event that the recipient of this award is receiving need-based loans, the award will be utilized to reduce loan indebtedness.