Smittcamp Family Honors College admits 10th class

Home|PRESS RELEASES|Smittcamp Family Honors College admits 10th class

Smittcamp Family Honors College admits 10th class

The Smittcamp Family Honors College at California State University, Fresno has admitted its 10th entering class of high-achieving high school graduates who will receive scholarships for the 2008-09 academic year.

The Honors College has become so highly regarded that applications increased to more than 500 this year. In honor of the 10th anniversary, the number of admitted students was increased to 58 from the usual 50, said Dr. Stephen Rodemeyer, Honors College director.

Students accepted for admission receive an annual President’s Scholarship for their undergraduate degree program up to a maximum of eight semesters, which will cover in-state registration and fees, a laptop stipend and an optional credit for a two-person, community-style room in university housing. Additional financial benefits include free Internet access, free campus student parking and extended library checkout privileges.

The Smittcamp Family Honors College is unique in the California State University system in that scholarship students are admitted as a group, take a series of specially designed honors courses and interact in educational and social activities.

Honors College applicants must score 1,800 or above on the SAT, be in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class or have a minimum GPA of 3.6.

Smittcamp Family Honors College students are required to volunteer 30 hours of community service in their first year and 20 hours in subsequent years. To remain in the program, a student must enroll in at least 12 units and earn a 3.0 GPA as a freshman, 3.25 as a sophomore and 3.4 as a junior.

The Smittcamp Family Honors College began in 1998 with a $1 million gift from Earl and Muriel Smittcamp and family, a prominent agribusiness family and longtime supporters of Fresno State.

For more information on the Smittcamp Family Honors College, please go to the following Web site: http://honors.csufresno.edu/

The 2008-09 Smittcamp Family Honors College students are:

Last name, First name
Hometown
High School

Alamri, Leila
Selma
Selma HS

Aldern,Jacqueline
Fresno
Buchanan HS

Ali, Ismail
Fresno
Edison HS

Andreasen, Kristen
Fresno
San Joaquin Mem.

Andres, Disney
Reedley
Reedley HS

Bachicha, Natalie
Reedley
Reedley HS

Bane, Brianna
Fresno
Buchanan HS

Banevedes, Steven
Hanford
Hanford HS

Barretto, Kathryn
Fresno
Edison HS

Battles, Eric
Fresno
Clovis West HS

Becker, Geoffrey
Bakersfield
Foothill HS

Blake, Adam
Winton
Atwater HS

Cantido, Jenneva
Fresno
University HS

Combs, Elizabeth
Lodi
Lodi HS

Cruz, April
Fresno
San Joaquin Mem.

Davidson, Elizabeth
Clovis
Clovis HS

Dunn,William
Porterville
Monache HS

Fagundes, Michael
Merced
Buhach Colony HS

Farnesi, Selena
Fresno
Bullard HS

Findley, Brooke
Dinuba
Immanuel HS

Franklin, Rebekah
Fresno
Bullard HS

Garispe,Ashley
Dinuba
Dinuba HS

Geering, Gregory
Phoenix, AZ
North Canyon HS

Granata, Robert
Fresno
Bullard HS

Grossman, Chelsie
Fresno
Clovis West HS

Hamilton, Jeffrey
Antelope
Oakmont HS

Harmon, Jessica
McKinleyville
McKinleyville HS

Harmon, Jennifer
Visalia
Golden West HS

Harrison, Kelley
North Fork
Yosemite HS

Howden, Katie
Madera
Madera HS

Kennedy, Victoria
Modesto
Modesto HS

Kersey, Kayla
Stockton
Ronald E. McNair HS

Kimura, Nicole
Fresno
Clovis West HS

Kuipers III, John
Meadow Vlly.
Quincy HS

Leu, Nicole
Newman
Orestimba HS

Maddox, Melanie
Riverdale
Riverdale HS

Mahfoud, Miriam
Kingsburg
Kingsburg HS

Masuda, Kelly
Livingston
Atwater HS

McCullough, Minda
Arbuckle
Pierce HS

Mealer, Matthew
Clovis
Buchanan HS

Musselman, Lynda
Fresno
Clovis HS
Peel, Samantha
Fresno
Bullard HS

Peterson, Ben
Fresno
Washington Union HS

Petrucci, Mika
Madera
Madera HS

Rowan,Landon
Barstow
Barstow HS

Rowell, Temperance
Lodi
Tokay HS
Russell, Lyndsie
Redding
Enterprise HS

Rutledge, Bradley
Chowchilla
Chowchilla Union HS

Salvador, Jon-Paul
Visalia
El Diamante HS

Santillan, Jessica
Bakersfield
Foothill HS

Smith, Joline
Madera
Liberty HS

Soemali, Tristan
Fresno
Clovis West HS

Sook,Roman
Hanford
University HS

Takeda, Tracy
Fowler
Fowler HS

Urabe, Katherine
Livermore
Livermore HS

Voris, Erica
Atwater
Buhach Colony HS

Wahlberg, Clifton
Fresno
Bullard HS

Walker, Kramer
Clovis
Clovis East HS