Campus Life Gala

A blue mask covered with jewelsIn 2016, Campus Life & Student Learning began the Campus Life Gala.  The Campus Life Gala focuses on recognizing the outstanding performances of students participating in campus extra-curricular activities.  The Gala is MJC's version of the Oscars. 

The evening features a variety of awards, including Student of the Year, Senator of the Year, Club of the Year, and Club Advisor of the Year among others. Additionally, there are various recognitions of students, staff, and community contributions to campus extra-curricular activities and programs. 

Click here to view the 5th Annual Campus Life Gala (Due to COVID-19 Gala held Virtually) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2020 Gala Program

Opening: Alejandra Espinoza-Campus Life & Student Learning Manager

Welcome: Dr. James Houpis-MJC President 

ASMJC Honorary Membership Presenter: Mikayla Ramirez-ASMJC President & Jennifer Novoa-ASMJC President Elect

Village Award Presenter: Mitch Miller-Student Center Technician, Campus Life & Student Learning & John Griffin III-Program Technician Campus Life & Student Learning

Project LEAD Recognition Presenter: Dr. Jacquelyn Forte-Director of Student Services

ASMJC Recognition Presenter: Alejandra Espinoza-Campus Life & Student Learning Manager

Campus Life Student Worker of the Year Presenter: Rebecca Tilger-Admininstrative Assistant Student Services

Campus Life Terilyn Peralta WE Award Presenter: Angelica Guzman-Director of Enrollment Services

Campus Life William Tumblin Volunteer of the Year Presenter: Dejeune Shelton-Director of Career Services

Campus Life Club ICC Recognition Presenters: Mikayla Ramirez-ASMJC President, Anthony Guzman-ASMJC Director of Political Development, Jennifer Nova-ASMJC President Elect

Campus Life Club ICC Representative of the Year Presenter: Dr. Laura Maki-Dean of Science, Mathematics & Engineering

Campus Life Club Executive of the Year Presenter: Dr. Ashley Griffith-Dean of Student Services

Campus Life Club Advisor of the Year Presenter: Dr. Nancy Sill-Dean of Business Behavioral & Social Sciences

Campus Life Club of the Year Presenter: Aurelia Gonzalez-Interim Director of Financial Services

Campus Life ASMJC Senator of the Year Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Zellet-Vice President of Instruction

Campus Life Student of the Year Presenter: Flerida Arias, Vice President of Student Services

Closing Remarks: Alejandra Espinoza-Campus Life & Student Learning Manager

Campus Life & Student Learning Awards

Campus Life Student of the Year

The Student of the Year award is given to a student who has accomplished the following:

  • Has demonstrated academic excellence maintaining a 3.0 or higher
  • Participated in Campus Life Programs
  • Have been an active part of campus activities
  • Is on track to receive a Certificate, Associates Degree, or Transfer
Campus Life Student of the Year Selection Process

To become the student of the year, a student is nominated by Campus Life Staff.

11 finalists are selected. Finalists are recognized at the Campus Life Gala.

A winner is picked from among the nominees by the Gala Awards Committee and announced at the Campus Life Gala.

Past Campus Life Student of the Year Recipients
  • 2019-2020      Zola Hayes 
  • 2018-2019      Maribel Ibarra & Lionel Smith
  • 2017-2018      Cindy Barragan Lopez
  • 2016-2017      Alison Griffin
  • 2015-2016     Thomas Ledesma

Campus Life ASMJC Senator of the Year

The Senator of the Year is an award given to the ASMJC Senator has accomplished the following:

  • Has demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining an above average grade point average
  • Completed a Senator Project
  • Assisted in Campus Life and ASMJC events and activities
  • Completed all requirements of the position
  • Goes above and beyond to serve their fellow ASMJC members and students
Senator of the Year Selection Process

To become senator of the year, Senators are nominated by ASMJC Executives and Senators.

5 Finalists are selected among nominees who received multiple nominations. Finalists are recognized at the Campus Life Gala.

A winner is selected from the finalists and announced at the Campus Life Gala.

Past Campus Life Senator of the Year Recipients:
  • 2019-2020      Raymond Gonzales 
  • 2018-2019      Carlee Walsh
  • 2017-2018      Daisy Robles
  • 2016-2017      Danya Dominguez
  • 2015-2016      William Tumblin

Campus Life Club of the Year Award

The Club of the Year award is given to the club that has accomplished the following:

  • Completed all training sessions and requirements, and submitted all paperwork on time.
  • Remained in good standing all year.
  • Had positive attendance at Inner Club Council Meetings.
  • Been active on campus through activities that are not just beneficial to the club but to the community and the campus as well.
Club of the Year Selection Process

To become Club of the year, a club must complete all minimum requirements of being a club and be a club in good standing.

The Inter-Club Council (ICC) selects the nominees.

5 finalists are selected. Finalists are recognized at the Campus Life Gala.

A winner is picked from among the nominees by the Gala Awards Committee and announced at the Campus Life Gala.

Past Campus Life Club of the Year Recipients:
  • 2019-2020     Innervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • 2018-2019     Young Farmers
  • 2017-2018     Black Student Union
  • 2016-2017     Operation Green Club
  • 2015-2016     Geology Club

Campus Life Club Advisor of the Year

The Club Advisor of the Year award is given to the club that has accomplished the following:

  • Ensured that the club completed all training sessions and requirements, and submitted all paperwork on time.
  • Ensured that the club remained in good standing all year.
  • Attended all club meetings.
  • Assisted the club in being active on campus through activities that are not just beneficial to the club but to the community and the campus as well.
Club Advisor of the Year Selection Process

To become Club Advisor of the year, a club advisor must complete all minimum requirements of being a club advisor and be a club advisor in good standing.

The Inter-Club Council (ICC) selects the nominees.

5 finalists are selected. Finalists are recognized at the Campus Life Gala.

A winner is picked from among the nominees by the Gala Awards Committee and announced at the Campus Life Gala.

Past Campus Life Club Advisor of the Year Recipients:
  • 2019-2020      Daniel Chase-Astronomy Club
  • 2018-2019      Jamie DeRollo-Sports Medicine Club
  • 2017-2018      Shelley Akiona-Business Proffessionals 
  • 2016-2017      Steve Miller-Freedom Forum 
  • 2015-2016      Garry Hayes-Geology Club

Campus Life Club Inner Club Council (ICC) Representative of the Year

The ICC Representative of the Year award is given to the ICC Representative that has accomplished the following:

  • Club completed all training sessions and requirements, and submitted all paperwork on time.
  • Club remained in good standing all year.
  • Attended a majority of ICC meetings.
  • Participates in ICC Meetings
Club ICC Representative of the Year Selection Process

To become Club Advisor of the year, a club advisor must complete all minimum requirements of being a club advisor and be a club advisor in good standing.

The Inter-Club Council (ICC) selects the nominees.

5 finalists are selected. Finalists are recognized at the Campus Life Gala.

A winner is picked from among the nominees by the Gala Awards Committee and announced at the Campus Life Gala.

Past Campus Life Club ICC Representative of the Year Recipients:
  • 2019-2020       Shainia Esselstrom-Philiosophy Club
  • 2018-2019       Michelle Gein-Business Professionals Club

Campus Life Club Executive of the Year

The Club Executive of the Year award is given to a Club Executive that has accomplished the following:

  • Ensured that the club completed all training sessions and requirements, and submitted all paperwork on time.
  • Ensured that the club remained in good standing all year.
  • Attended all club meetings.
  • Assisted the club in being active on campus through activities that are not just beneficial to the club but to the community and the campus as well.
Club Executive of the Year Selection Process

To become Club Executive of the year, a club advisor must complete all minimum requirements of being a club advisor and be a club advisor in good standing.

The Inter-Club Council (ICC) selects the nominees.

5 finalists are selected. Finalists are recognized at the Campus Life Gala.

A winner is picked from among the nominees by the Gala Awards Committee and announced at the Campus Life Gala.

Past Campus Life Club Advisor of the Year Recipients:
  • 2019-2020       Olivia Langorio-Chemestry Club
  • 2018-2019       Naomie Gutierrez-MEChA

Campus Life William Tumblin Volunteer of the Year Award

The William Tumblin Volunteer of the Year Award is an award given to an MJC student has accomplished the following:

  • Has demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining an above average grade point average
  • Volunteered for campus events above an beyond.
  • Volunteered for community events above and beyond.
  • An active member of the Project GIVE Program

This award is named in honor of William Tumblin, a former ASMJC Vice President and Senator who passed away in 2016.

Campus Life William Tumblin Volunteer of the Year Selection Process

To become the William Tumblin Volunteer of the year, a student participates in Project GIVE.

5 finalists are selected who have the most volunteer hours. Finalists are recognized at the Campus Life Gala.

A winner is picked from among the nominees by the Gala Awards Committee and announced at the Campus Life Gala.

Past Campus Life William Tumblin Volunteer of the Year Recipients:
  • 2019-2020      Veronica Nunez
  • 2018-2019      Destinee Evans
  • 2017-2018      Janet Patino
  • 2016-2017      Jake Cook

Campus Life Student Worker of the Year

The Student Worker of the Year award is given to a student who has accomplished the following as a student worker:

  • Has demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining an above average grade point average.
  • Is on track to receive a Certificate, Associates Degree, or Transfer.
  • Arrives to work on time, doesn't miss work, and goes above and beyond in the area of customer service.
Campus Life Student Worker of the Year Selection Process

To become the Campus Life student of the year, a student is nominated by Campus Life Staff.

5 finalists are selected. Finalists are recognized at the Campus Life Gala.

A winner is picked from among the nominees by Campus Life staff and announced at the Campus Life Gala.

Past Campus Life Student Worker of the Year Recipients
  • 2019-2020      Mercedes Bartlow
  • 2018-2019      Ja' Nai Gomes
  • 2017-2018      Alexa Martinez
  • 2016-2017      Nour Mahmoud

Campus Life Terilyn Peralta WE Award

The WE Award is given to a student who has accomplished the following :

  • The WE award is given to a student who has demonstrated the ability to serve others.
  • They are a team player often asking "what can I do to help."

This awarded is named in honor of Terilyn Peralta, a former MJC student who passed away in 2019

Campus Life Terilyn Peralta WE Award Selection Process

To become the WE award recipient a student is nominated by Campus Life Staff.

5 finalists are selected. Finalists are recognized at the Campus Life Gala.

A winner is picked from among the nominees by the Gala Awards Committee and announced at the Campus Life Gala.

Past WE Award Recipients
  • 2019-2020      Nancy Carranza, Vanessa Pereyda Maya
  • 2018-2019      Guadalupe Villanueva
  • 2017-2018      Erika Franco

Campus Life Village Award

The Village Award is given to a individual, departments, programs, or community members or organizatiosn that :

  • Has enhanced the lives of students at MJC through their participation or support of Campus Life events, activities, or programs.
  • Has put the needs of students first
Campus Life Village Award Selection Process

To receive the Villiage Award individual, departments, programs, or community members or organizations are nominated by Campus Life Staff.

A winner is picked by the Campus Life staffand announced at the Campus Life Gala.

Past Village Award Recipients
  • 2019-2020      MJC Food Services, MJC EOP&S Bridge Program
  • 2018-2019      Gaylord Horney (YCCD Facilities), Brandon McCarty (MJC Facilities)
  • 2017-2018      Sherri Suarez (MJC Facilities), Geri Vargas (Office of the VP of Student Services)

ASMJC Honorary Membership

Honorary membership is the highest honor ASMJC can bestow on a person who has not been an elected/appointed member of ASMJC.  Honorary membership is given to individuals who have done the following:

  • Has advocated for students and put student needs first
  • Has contributed to the positive learning and leadership experience of members of ASMJC
  • Has contributed to the positive participatory governance experience of members of ASMJC
ASMJC Honorary Membership Selection Process

To become an honorary member of ASMJC a person is nominated by an Executive Member of ASMJC.

The Executive Team must vote unanimously to accept the nomination.

The ASMJC Senate must vote unanimously to approve membership.

The honoary membership is announced at the Gala

Past ASMJC Honorary Membership Recipients
  • 2019-2020      Dr. James Houpis (MJC President), Dr. Chad Redwing (Academic Senate President)
  • 2018-2019      Leticia Blanco (Program Specialist-EOP&S), John Griffin III (Program Assistant, Campus Life & Student Learning)
  • 2017-2018      Flerida Arias (Dean of Student Services), Alejandra Espinoza (ASMJC Faculty Advisor), Megan Lee (Campus Life Program Specialist), Dr. James Todd (VP of Student Services)

Campus Life Academic Excellence Awards

The Campus Life Academic Excellence Awards are given to a Campus Life student with a 3.0 grade point average or higher.