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Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Celebrate our graduating class with us as we highlight this year's award winners, some of the great things our seniors have done while at SCU, as well as some of their post-graduation plans.

University Awards

 

Valedictorian

Conferred annually on a graduating senior selected for outstanding academic achievement and University service.

Kendall Moore headshot

Kendall Moore

Neuroscience, Ethnic studies majors // Biology, African American studies minors

Watch Kendall address the Class of 2022


Nobili Medal

Presented to the male graduate judged outstanding in academic performance, personal character, school activities, and constructive contribution to the University.

Yash Tanna and Acting SCU President Lisa Kloppenberg

Yash Tanna

Economics major (BSC) // Management Information Systems minor


St. Clare Medal

Presented to the female graduate judged outstanding in academic performance, personal character, school activities, and constructive contribution to the University.

Photo to Angelus McNally with Acting SCU President Lisa Kloppenberg

Angelus McNally

Computer Science & Engineering major // Philosophy minor


Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J. Award

In recognition of their outstanding contributions in the area of community service.

Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ifediba

Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ifediba

Finance major // Ethnic Studies and Real Estate minors


Richard J. Riordan Award

Given to a graduating senior who exemplifies the ideals of Jesuit education, especially being a "whole person of solidarity in the real world" and having the courage and faith to build a more just and humane world.

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Jacqueline Ramirez

Ethnic Studies and Spanish Studies double major, Urban Education and Latin American Studies minors

Navigate here to Katella Silva with Acting SCU President Lisa Kloppenberg

Katella Silva

Psychology and Management double major

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Alexis Takagi

Communication major


Student Life Award

To recognize their contributions to the overall quality of life in the University community.

Abigail Alvarez and Acting SCU President Lisa Kloppenberg

Abigail Alvarez

Political Science and Spanish Studies double major, Women’s and Gender Studies minor

Alexandra Bare and Acting SCU President Lisa Kloppenberg

Alexandra Bare

Political Science and Classics double major, Mathematics minor

Lorena Delgado-Marquez

Lorena Delgado-Marquez

Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and Spanish Studies triple major, Latin American Studies, Religious Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies minors

Maria del Carmen Ocazionez

Maria del Carmen Ocazionez

Political Science and Spanish Studies double major, French and Francophone Studies minor


The Gracelyn Rillorta Bateman Award for Inclusive Excellence

Awarded to a student(s) or student organization that has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing an inclusive environment at SCU.

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Alexis Lipscomb

Ethnic Studies and Political Science double major

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Angel Macias

Ethnic Studies and Political Science double major, Economics and Sustainability minors

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Joshua Raymundo

Marketing major, Political Science minor


Neider Family Alumni Service Award

Provides financial support to seniors who are leaving SCU and going directly into a service program or project.

Brianne Do with Acting SCU President Lisa Kloppenberg

Brianne Do

Ethnic Studies major, Political Science minor

Brooke Rose with Acting SCU President Lisa Kloppenberg

Brooke Rose

Environmental Studies and Sociology double major, Spanish Studies minor

College of Arts and Sciences Department Awards

College of Arts and Sciences Awards


Hoefer Prize

The Hoefer Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing recognizes outstanding undergraduate writing achievement in three categories that alternate yearly: Student Research Paper, Student-Faculty Member Co-Authored Paper or Research Project, and Student Essay.

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Sophie Wink

History major
Spanish and Political Science Minors
Student Research Paper

Orella Prize

Established in 1915 by Dr. and Mrs. Fermín R. Orella B.S. 1889, this prize is awarded to the senior science student who attains the highest average in scientific subjects during the junior and senior years.

Cory Peters

Cory Peters

Mathematics & Computer Science double major

Gerald and Sally DeNardo Senior Prize

Established in 2007 to complement the Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship, this prize is given by the Dean to recognize outstanding science research accomplishment by a graduating senior(s) who reflects the distinctive characteristics of a Jesuit education and is pursuing a career in the health sciences.

Brianna Mireku

Brianna Mireku

Psychology major

Mentored by Kirsten Read, Psychology

Next Steps

Roll over or touch each square to see where graduates are heading!

Riley Baker

Psychology

I am working as a Staffing Consultant for Beacon Hill Financial in the Boston Office.

Riley Baker

Psychology

Nickie Boardman

Biology

I have accepted an offer for a year-long internship at Genentech in Product Development - Global Clinical Operations at the South San Francisco headquarters.

Nickie Boardman

Biology

Rebeckah Cox

Child Studies

I will be earning my Masters in the Art of Teaching through the University of Portland, starting at the end of June. In August, I begin student teaching in two fourth grade classrooms: English language and dual language immersion (Spanish/English).

Rebeckah Cox

Child Studies

Mikayla Dumont

Economics

I got a full time job with Pave, a startup tech company in San Fransisco.

Mikayla Dumont

Economics

Nik Elsaesser

Mathematics

I'll be pursuing a PhD in Mathematics at Oregon State University

Nik Elsaesser

Mathematics

Madison Hoffman

Sociology

Going to nursing school to get my Master's of Science in Nursing at the University of San Diego!

Madison Hoffman

Sociology

Aysha Gardner

Biology

Following graduation, I will work at Mercer as a Health Consulting Analyst in the San Francisco office.

Aysha Gardner

Biology

Ángel Macías

Ethnic Studies, Political Science

I will participate in the Bay Area Housing Internship Program hosted by the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California. I have accepted my placement with First Community Housing located in San Jose. I will work on and learn about affordable housing in California during my year long placement!

Ángel Macías

Ethnic Studies, Political Science

Mac Mann-Wood

Child Studies, English

I will be attending Teachers College at Columbia University to pursue a Masters in Teaching and teaching credential in the teaching of English.

Mac Mann-Wood

Child Studies, English

Chelsie Martinez

Political Science

Working at Apple and for a law firm while working towards law school.

Chelsie Martinez

Political Science

Madison Perez

Psychology

I will be working as an RBT, before applying to grad school in the fall.

Madison Perez

Psychology

Bri Platt

Environmental Sciences

I will be staying in the Bay Area and working at PwC as a Sustainability Associate in their Digital Assurance and Transparency practice.

Bri Platt

Environmental Sciences

Elyssa Saldivar

Communication

I have accepted a full time position with Morgan Lewis LLP as their Norcal attorney recruiting assistant!

Elyssa Saldivar

Communication

Jia Hui Seow

Psychology

This summer, I will begin my career as a Business Analyst at a small consulting firm in New York City. I’m excited to apply what I’ve learned about research and data analysis from my psychology classes to solve problems in the business world.

Jia Hui Seow

Psychology

Brittany Smith

Communication

Going to Europe after graduation and then working at a tech company in Seattle called Highspot!

Brittany Smith

Communication

Adele Velastegui

Political Science

I will be working remotely with Smart Havens Africa, a Social Enterprise based in Uganda which provides an affordable pathway to homeownership for low income families.

Adele Velastegui

Political Science

Sarah Zasso

Communication, Psychology

I landed my dream HR generalist role at Zekelman Industries in their downtown Chicago office! Later in my career, I plan on pursuing a masters in industrial organizational psychology.

Sarah Zasso

Communication, Psychology

Artistic Accomplishments

Class Stories

Primrose Waranimman playing a guitar

During her sophomore year, Primrose Waranimman ’22 felt unfulfilled and frustrated with her computer science classes, and wondered if she’d picked the right major. A switch to a career in music therapy opened up her world to new possibilities.

The award will support his research investigating peptoid-membrane interactions under Professor Grace Stokes

Amana Liddell

Amana Liddell ’22 always knew she was meant to be a doctor. But it wasn't until she got to Santa Clara that she started to wonder what kind of doctor she wanted to be. Through an Ethics in Healthcare class and a Hackworth Fellowship, Liddell started to examine the bigger picture in medicine and her role in making it better for all people.

Miller Center fellow, Hannah Miller '22, pictured in Baltimore in August 2021.

A Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship fellowship gave Hannah Miller ’22 a unique opportunity to help share the stories of Baltimore-based social entrepreneurs determined to make lasting change in their communities.