The Smittcamp Family Honors College at California State University, Fresno has admitted its 12th entering class of high-achieving high school graduates who were awarded scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year.

Students accepted for admission receive an annual President’s Honors Scholarship for their undergraduate degree program up to a maximum of eight semesters. Scholarships 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 and extended library checkout privileges.

The Smittcamp Family Honors College is unique in the California State University system because scholarship students are admitted as a group, take a series of specially designed honors courses, perform community service 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 3.6 GPA in college-preparation classes.

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

For more information, contact the Honors College at 559.278.8160, 877.323.2089 or

The 2010-11 Smittcamp Family Honors College students (and their high schools) are:

  • Aroob Abdelhamid of Fresno (Hoover)
  • Elaina Aceves of Tulare (Tulare Union)
  • Miriam Ahmad of Fresno (Clovis West)
  • Jessica Arnold of Clovis (Clovis)
  • Anne Badasci of Hanford (Hanford)
  • Blaize Banevedes of Hanford (Hanford West)
  • Jessica Boujikian of Fresno (San Joaquin Memorial)
  • Ryan Brisco of Exeter (Exeter Union)
  • Elizabeth Brown of Merced (Golden Valley)
  • Alisa Choin of Oakhurst (Yosemite)
  • Parmita Choudhury of Clovis (Buchanan)
  • Bryan Chow of Fresno (Washington Union)
  • Bethany Correia of Fresno (Hoover)
  • Corinne DenHartog of Clovis (Buchanan)
  • Colman Dennis of Loveland, Ohio (Cincinnati St. Xavier)
  • Courtney DeWitt of Clovis (Clovis)
  • Aldi Dodds of Auberry (Sierra)
  • Andrew Gabriel of Fresno (Clovis West)
  • Larissa Garcia of Dinuba (Dinuba)
  • Chelsea Gong of Visalia (Mt. Whitney)
  • Alyssa Gutnik of Fresno (Central – East)
  • Deanna Halliday of Clovis (Clovis)
  • Brent Hanson of Kingsburg (Kingsburg)
  • Katelyn Haynes of Bakersfield (Liberty)
  • Emily Hentschke of Granite Bay (Del Oro)
  • Shelby Jones of San Diego (Mt. Carmel)
  • Raven Kapphahn of Porterville (Porterville)
  • Alexi Kimura of Fresno (Clovis West)
  • Zoe Kisling of Terra Bella (Granite Hills)
  • Kayla Lawler of Ramona (Ramona)
  • German Marquez of Tulelake (Tulelake)
  • Alina Marrone of Fresno (Clovis West)
  • Jenna Mersereau of Rocklin (Rocklin)
  • Parker Nalchajian of Fresno (Clovis West)
  • Lawton Nichols of Lake Elsinore (Elsinore)
  • Dane Oliver of Clovis (Sierra)
  • Ruzan Orkusyan of Fresno (Bullard)
  • Maria Ortega of Fresno (Edison)
  • Bradley Parson of Atwater (Buhach Colony)
  • Shelby Peck of Clovis (Clovis East)
  • Kori Peterson of Fresno (Washington Union)
  • Ashley Peton of Tulare (Tulare Western)
  • Rebecca Pings of Fresno (Edison)
  • Joseph Rea of Fresno (University)
  • Hannah Richardson of Los Osos (Morro Bay)
  • Sierra Spitulski of Atwater (Buhach Colony)
  • James Stinecipher of Fresno (Edison)
  • Luke Vera of Clovis (Clovis)
  • Denton Watkins of Fresno (Edison)
  • Megan Zwetsloot of Clovis (Buchanan)