MSJC Honors Exceptional Students with Two Events

May 12, 2016

Two events this week highlighted the achievements of Mt. San Jacinto College’s hardworking students. The annual MSJC Honors Convocation, held on May 10, 2016 at the San Jacinto Campus, recognized more than 100 students. The annual Scholarship Awards Reception, held on May 11, 2016 at Wilson Creek Winery, awarded more than 130 students with scholarships.

The Honors Convocation, presented by MSJC’s Student Life and Development Program, allows administration, faculty and staff to honor those students who have demonstrated outstanding and distinguished academic achievements. A total of 129 certificates were presented to a total of 109 students during the event. Students were recognized for achievements like 4.0 grade point averages, the William H. McNeil Award in history, the Herbert Marcuse Award in humanities and for excellence in studies like anthropology, communications, music, science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.), athletics, psychology and more.

During the 19th annual MSJC College & Foundation Scholarship Awards Reception, 134 students were awarded scholarships by the Foundation and outside donors. Scholarships totaling $154,000 were awarded.

Scholarship awards are based on a person’s academic metric and financial needs. The MSJC Foundation Scholarship Committee is made up of dedicated Foundation board members who review each application and select the recipients.

The funds can be used for tuition, books, school supplies or equipment. The MSJC Foundation accepts donations for scholarships throughout the year. For more information on how to contribute, visit

Mt. San Jacinto College students and officials from the college and its foundation have fun during the MSJC College & Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on May 11, 2016 at the Wilson Creek Winery.

See more: MSJC Foundation Scholarship Awards Reception photos on Flickr

Special thanks to the scholarship donors:
Warren & Olga Schultz Memorial
Valerie Sidlin Memorial
American Legion Post #848
American Legion Riders Post #848
PEO Chapter VC
Marion Ashley, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, 5th District
Alma Brook Memorial Scholarship
PEO Chapter ASAmerican Association of University Women Hemet/San Jacinto
The Cameron & Tyler Holman Child Development Scholarship
Gene Lombard Memorial
Hemet Valley Hospital Auxiliary
Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship
Balfour Beatty Construction Gala Sponsor Scholarship
Mark & Dorothy McGargill Scholarship
Chuck Washington, Riverside County Board of Supervisors, 3rd District
Hight Memorial Scholarship
Captain Henry O. & Elizabeth Cassle Nursing Scholarship
Assistance League of Hemacinto
San Jacinto Valley Women’s Conference
Golden Era Productions
Kiwanis Club of Hemet Valley
Temecula Valley Woman’s Club Scholarship
Temecula Valley American Association of University Women
Charles A. Rohr Memorial Scholarship
PEO Chapter AE
Catherine “Kit” Longe Stuart Memorial Scholarship
In Honor of Gwendolyn Schlange Scholarship
Edison International Gala Sponsor Scholarship
Edison International Scholar Program
Honors Enrichment Program Scholarship
Coca Cola Scholarship
Balfour Beatty Construction
Francis Domenigoni Trust
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
gkk Works
CR&R Incorporated
HMC Architects
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
CW Driver
LPA, Inc.
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
Edison International
Tiden-Coil Constructors, Inc.
Facilities Planning & Program Services
Morgan Stanley
Wilson Creek Winery

Mt. San Jacinto College student Ashley Brown (left) receives recognition from Coach Gina Oliver during the annual Honors Convocation on May 10, 2016.

Mt. San Jacinto College students (from left) Bo-Thomas Cheshire and Marina Henriquez receive awards from anthropology professors Pam Ford and Erik Ozolins during the annual Honors Convocation on May, 10, 2016.