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Previous Award Recipients

Being a leader of color on campus doesn't mean I don't struggle with feelings of inferiority, but it means that I must be unafraid of taking up space in spaces not designed for me.

Annis Bell '20 | Chung/Thorpe Awardee

The Chawla/Ochoa Academic Achievement Award

Presented to students who have shown a commitment to enhancing their educational experience through research, conference presentations, and published works, while maintaining a high level of academic achievement (cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher). 

Chanelle Ferguson, Writing with minors in African Diaspora Studies and Journalism

Maya Lewis, Photography with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies

Oluwasekemi Odumosu, Physics with a minor in Computer Science

Fiona Okumu, Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media

Daniela Rivero, Social Movements and Latinx Studies with a minor in Art

Indira Varma, Sports Media with a minor in Integrated Marketing Communications

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The Chung/Thorpe Leadership Award

Presented to students who have increased the profile of the community of color through continued participation in leadership roles throughout their Ithaca College experience.

Elena Chang, Integrated Marketing Communications with a minor in Live Events and Management

Kayli DePinto, Television-Radio with a minor in Live Events and Management

Christian Henry, Musical Theatre 

Carolina Jeronimo, Business Administration with a Management Concentration and minors in Latinx Studies and Sociology

Michaela Joseph, Clinical Health Studies - Physical Therapy with a minor in Sociology

Angelina Lopez, Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Diana Mejia, Business Administration with a Management Concentration and minors in Business Analytics and Art

Melissa Olivio, Psychology with a minor in Counseling

Roy Perera, Television-Radio with minors in Integrated Marketing Communications and French

Bryan Robles, Applied Economics with minors in Business Administration and Psychology

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The Chávez/Lorde Social Justice Award

Presented to students who have demonstrated a strong dedication to social change for Ithaca College and the local community through various platforms, projects, or initiatives. 

Alexis Davis, Journalism with a minor in Spanish

Courtney Long, Musical Theatre

Josie Manucha, Politics with an International Studies Concentration with minors in Spanish, Arabic, and Latin American Studies

Alexander Paredes-RuizTheatre Arts Management and History

Vanessa Quintano, Psychology and Communications Studies

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The Du Bois/Mandela Award for Scholarship, Leadership, and Service

Presented to students for their significant scholarly achievements (cumulative 3.3 GPA or above) coupled with exemplary contributions to the campus and local community through service and continued civic engagement.

Sonya Ayyankeril, Voice with an Outside Field in Theatre

Rachel Cadet, Business Administration - Marketing with minors in Integrated Marketing Communications and Business Analytics

Madison Fernandez, Journalism with a minor in Health Policy and Management

Katelyn Monaco, English with minors in Education and Asian American Studies

Minmin Pan, Theatre Studies and Voice

Yetunde Smalls, Politics with a concentration in International Studies with minors in Legal Studies and Spanish

Ciara Weary, Clinical Health Studies with a minor in Exercise Science

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The Gloria L. Hobbs Inspiration Award

Presented to students who have shown empathy, helpfulness, and a willingness to go above and beyond in support of their peers throughout their undergraduate experience.

Bria Bradley, Computer Science with a minor in Deaf Studies

Daisy Cantero, Sociology with minors in Latinx Studies and Women's and Gender Studies

Darius Elmore, Vocal Performance with minors in Communications, Management, and Theatre Studies

Madeleine Guerrier, Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management

Rachel Huff, Music with an Outside field in Counseling

Emily Jimenez, Theatre Studies with a minor in Deaf Studies

Moyo Kehinde, Musical Theatre

Soledad Lalla, Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media with a minor in Politics

Jennifer Lema, Architectural Studies, with minors in Math, Graphic Design, and Art

Jahmar Ortiz, Acting with a minor in Dance

Jeremiah Sheppert, Television-Radio Communications with a minor in Economics

Stuti Singh, Business Administration with a minor in Business Analytics

Micaela Snow, Writing with a minor in Psychology

Tynesha Taylor, Exercise Science with a Medical Science Emphasis

The Chawla/Ochoa Academic Achievement Award

Presented to students who have shown a commitment to enhancing their educational experience through research, conference presentations, and published works, while maintaining a high level of academic achievement (cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher). 

Yemi AfolabiComputer Science

Diana CastilloJournalism with minors in Latinx Studies & Education Studies

Guillermina Castro, Accounting & Business Administration with a concentration in Finance

Margaret ChanMusic Education

Quenton Kimble, Communication Studies

Aisha Mae MughalPolitics with minors in Spanish & Asian American Studies

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The Chung/Thorpe Leadership Award

Presented to students who have increased the profile of the community of color through continued participation in leadership roles throughout their Ithaca College experience.

Annis BellSpeech-Language Pathology & Audiology with minors in Deaf Studies & Education Studies

David BlitzmanPolitics with a Legal Studies minor

Mollie McKinneyWriting for Film, TV, and Emerging Media with a Sociology minor

Rachel RatnerClinical Health Studies with minors in Psychology & Health

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The Chávez/Lorde Social Justice Award

Presented to students who have demonstrated a strong dedication to social change for Ithaca College and the local community through various platforms, projects, or initiatives. 

Jada Boggs, Theatre Studies with a Communication Studies minor

Calissa BrownAnthropology with minors in African Diaspora & Latinx Studies

Emmanuel CandelarioSociology with a minor in Identities within Oppressed Communities

Devon MorrisClinical Health Studies/Physical Therapy with a Nutrition Promotion minor

Alexander PerrySociology with a Spanish minor

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The Du Bois/Mandela Award for Scholarship, Leadership, and Service

Presented to students for their significant scholarly achievements (cumulative 3.3 GPA or above) coupled with exemplary contributions to the campus and local community through service and continued civic engagement.

Urja BhatiaApplied Psychology with a Neuroscience minor

Tiranke KandeSociology with minors in Education Studies & Counseling

Lexy MasonCommunication Studies

Keanna Morales, Occupational Therapy with a Chemistry minor

Breana Nieves VergaraSociology with minors in Education Studies & Latinx Studies

Alexzandria SanchezJournalism with minors in Politics & Latinx Studies

Katelyn TaiMusic Education

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The Gloria L. Hobbs Inspiration Award

Presented to students who have shown empathy, helpfulness, and a willingness to go above and beyond in support of their peers throughout their undergraduate experience.

Christopher AcostaSociology with minors in Italian & Spanish

Oluwashina AliweriHealth Care Management with a Business Administration minor

Justina BethuneArchitectural Studies with minors in Art & African Diaspora

Erika FortuneCommunications Management & Design with a Web Programming minor

Abigail MejiaCinema & Photography with an Environmental Studies minor

Bianca Mestiza, Journalism with minors in International Politics & Communication Management & Design

Pallas-Amenah MorganWriting for Film, TV, and Emerging Media

Margaret Mowrer, Integrated Marketing Communications & Spanish with a Translation Studies minor 

Noella MpingaWriting for Film, TV, and Emerging Media

Farwa Shakeel, Economics & International Politics