Jun 28 2023

2023 Honors Program Recognition Ceremony


 2023 Honors Graduates
The Honors Program 2023 Graduating Class (l-r): Beatrice Asante, Sofia Dirie, Gionni Gibson, Chika Iwuji, Jamie Reed,  Keylin Perez, Chelitha Thurston, Anne-Colombe Nguatta; not pictured: Michael Dorcean, Rone’ Green, Lynn Porter.

The Honors Program recognized the accomplishments of its graduating seniors and general student body at its End-of-Year Recognition Ceremony on May 4, 2023. Each senior received a medal of achievement to be worn at Commencement, and their peers received special recognition in the following categories:

Medal for Highest Achievement

Sofia Dirie

Recognition of Student Service


  • Madison Day
  • Nykera Hall
  • Miracle Kelley
  • Kayla Moore
  • Chika Iwuji
  • Jamie Reed

Community Service:

  • Karon Nipper
  • Alexis Ausberry-Brooks

Recognition of Athletic Excellence

  • Logan Brown - Bowling
  • Vanessa Carrizosa - Softball
  • Tyler Nichol - Baseball
  • Christian Pareja - Baseball

Institute for Standardized Testing Recognition

  • Vansh Kapoor
  • Trinity Holland

Recognition for Commitment to Professional Development

  • Karon Nipper
  • Amayah Bell
  • Annalyse Belton
  • Arianna Bradley
  • Trinity Holland
  • Tochi Iwuji
  • Ash-Lee Marshall
  • Evangel Oshegbo
  • Luis Perez, Jr.
  • Shawnee Ronyak
  • Jamie Reed
  • Chelitha Thurston

Spirit Award

Keylin Perez

Unsung Award

  • Janiya Camphor
  • Miracle Kelley
  • Christian Pareja
  • Logen Love
  • Natalie Gray
  • Ash-Lee Marshall
  • Evangel Oshegbo
  • Chelitha Thurston

Outstanding C/GRA Presentation

Outstanding First-Year C/GRA Presentation: 

  • Angel Love
  • Mohammed Mishkat

Outstanding Sophomore C/GRA Presentation​:

  • Amayah Bell
  • ​Amya Taylor

Outstanding Junior C/GRA Presentation:

  • Annalyse Belton
  • Natalie Gray

Outstanding Senior Presentation:

  • Jamie Reed

Outstanding Academic Performance

  • Janiya Camphor
  • Josh Lawrence
  • Angel Love
  • Karon Nipper
  • Christian Pareja
  • Silvana Peraza
  • Amyah Bell
  • Amya Taylor
  • Annalyse Belton
  • Trinity Holland
  • Evangel Oshegbo

Recognition of Student of the Year

  • First-year - Angel Love
  • Sophomore - Amya Taylor
  • Junior - Annalyse Belton
  • Senior - Jamie Reed
  • Upper Division - Keylin Perez

2023 Honors Program graduates completing their degree programs with undergraduate honors:

Summa Cum Laude

  • Chika Iwuji, Biology
  • Jamie Reed, Elementary Education

Magna Cum Laude

  • Sofia Dirie, Political Science   
  • Gionni Gibson, Entertainment Management
  • Rone Green, Criminal justice and Nonprofit Leadership
  • Sierra Myhill, Nursing
  • Keylin Perez, Nursing
  • Lynn Porter, Sport Management
  • Chelitha Thurston, Nursing
  • Taylor Warner, Early Childhood Education
  • Torree Webb, Health Sciences

Cum Laude

Anne-Colombe Nguatta, Biology and Life Sciences

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DeChelle Forbes
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