Faculty, staff, students, and their families gathered last month to honor the graduating seniors who are minoring in ethnic studies or whose individual studies majors focused on ethnic studies. They are:
- Jose Arreola
- Anushree Dasgupta
- Veronica Gomez
- Jessica Paul
- Arianna Spratley
- Ruben Dario Villa
Each year, the Ethnic Studies Program also recognizes students who have submitted a research paper/essay dealing with ethnicity/race issues for the Matt Meier Award. It was established in honor of Professor Matt Meier for his scholarly contributions in the area of Chicano history and for his dedication to and support of the educational goals of the ethnic studies program at SCU. This year, two students were named recipients of the Matt Meier Award:
- Gustavo Magaña Jr.
- Lindsay Mohundro
Another distinguished guest, Atom Yee, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was recognized with the Cedric Busette Memorial Award, which honors the memory of Professor Cedric Busette for his outstanding commitment to the Ethnic Studies Program, his dedication to the goals of a Jesuit education, and his role as a mentor for ethnic studies minors.
Watch slideshow of the 2010 Annual Seniors’ Reception.