Asian Pacific Islander Graduate Celebration
Asian Pacific Islander Grad was started in 2001. This event commemorates the accomplishments of the Asian & Pacific Islander communities and their allies.
For many historically underrepresented and traditionally marginalized students, graduating from college signifies success not only for themselves but also for their family and friends. The Intercultural Center recognizes the importance of this milestone with celebrations that offer Saint Mary’s students the opportunity to publicly thank the people who helped them on their journey.
Student Keynote Speaker
Jynelle Christine Siupan Cedro
Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Minor: Business Administration
Asian Pacific Islander Graduates
Success Coach, Student Engagement & Academic Success
DEAN GRACE CARDENAS-TOLENTINO AWARD
Awarded to a faculty or staff member who the graduating class feels has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Asian Pacific Islander community at Saint Mary’s.
Bachelor of Science, Allied Health Science
STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
Awarded to a graduating student who the graduating class feels has demonstrated exceptional service and leadership to the Asian Pacific Islander community at Saint Mary’s.
Staff and Faculty Congratulations
A compilation video message of congratulations and best wishes from just some of the SMC faculty and staff whom the graduating class identified as influential mentors and professors along their respective journeys.
Features: Alicia Rusoja, Álvaro Ramírez, Amissa Miller, Carrie Davis, Cathy Davalos, Cesar Ramos, David Quijada, Denise Witzig, Emily Klein, Jeanine King, Jennifer Pigza, Kathy Littles, Legacy Lee, Loan Dao, Maria Luisa Ruiz, Michael J. Viola, Myrna Santiago, Scott Schonfeldt-Aultman and Ynez Wilson Hirst