President Pérez told the students it was always exciting to celebrate student success such as a perfect grade point average. But he also advised students to not feel defeated if they ever stumble or suffer setbacks as they continue their academic journey.
“I was never a 4.0 student, but it didn’t deter my drive to be successful, “ said the president.
He also encouraged the achievers to strive and be well-rounded individuals by getting involved in student clubs and other organizations and be willing to take the time to help or encourage their fellow students.
Provost Wilks thanked the students for their commitment to academic excellence. She said achievers in the room had demonstrated that they have leadership potential which would prove beneficial to both their careers and society.
“I see people throughout this room who can make the world a better place,” said Wilks.
Vice President of Student Affairs Marva Craig told the achievers they had mapped their journey of perfection. She also encouraged the students to listen to their peers and if they see them struggling academically, to offer assistance.
“Help others achieve what you’ve achieved,” said Craig.
In addition to a buffet meal and tables decorated by ornaments and small bags of customized BMCC M&M candies, this year’s ceremony was different from those in year’s past. Prior to the ceremony, the Office of Student Affairs challenged students to conceptualize a one-word theme for the year. Each achiever was instructed to think about two to three things they would like to accomplish this year.
Before receiving their certificates, each student took the podium and shared their academic and life goals with the audience.
This year’s achievers include;
(A-C) Jennifer Abrams, Kartik Aggarwal,Safi Ahmed,Jasmine Ahmed,Kimberly Alcock-Ainsworth, Parker Allen, Michele Alle, King Allen,Juan Alvarez Lucy Alvarez,,Burim Ameti,Mehran Amini Tehrani, Nancy An, Paloma Andrade, Zhulieta Angova, Ines Anous, Daniel Antipova, Isabel Antoniani,Romulo Armas Monje Aleksandra Artyfikiewiczd,, Etty Ausch,Ifat Ayalon,Almog Badash, Janice Bailey, Daniel Baranello, Eter Bardanashvili, Rasidatou Barry, Anna Bello, Juan, Beltrez, Christopher Belyusar,,Nadav Ben Shitrit, Maher Benham, Kayla Benjamin, Hicham Benkada, Phurbu Bhote Sherpa, Anastasiya Biloblotska, Massey Blakeman, Matthew Blume, Lizeth Francy ,A Bonilla Caballero, Yaakov Brezak, Julissa Brito, Colby Brittain, Sophie Brittain, Zuzanna Bronczyk, Patrick Browne, Jeffrey Bryak, Alexandra Buesgens, Irena Butcher, Taylor Butler, Nicole Bytnerowicz, Tiffany Cales.Ticiana Camargo-Panagis, Carlos Alberto Campoy Rodriguez, Jenny Cann, Victoria Carolina, Divita Casada, Stephen Catullo, Admira Cemalovic, Shuk Han Chan, Noella Chan Hunter, Shyendra Chandrasena, Proloy Chaudhuri, Michael Checkett, Andrew Chee, Jason Chen, Kevin Chu, Donna Cicchesi, Lenny Ciotti, Sarah Cohen, Ashley Corbiere, Mayumy Cordova Lozano, Jessica Corsino, Dylan Cortes, William Cosper, Tiarah Coston, Daniel Crosby, Jessica Cummings; and
(D-L) Ben Dayan, Alexander De La Vega, Madeline Deleon, Matthew Delgado,, Carolina Dellepiane, Sophia Deverell, Bernard Devlin, Defne Dilsiz, Steven Diodonet, Patrick Diston, Maya Divack, Maggie Dong, Volodymyr Dorodkin, Zeudis Escalona, Courtney Essien, Chelsey Fasano, Noah Fleiss, Iga Flores, Nicholas Fosmire, Steve Fred, Kyle Gagen, Alena Garver, Tiffany Gentry, Lydia Georgantzi, Hope Goldstein, Maria Gonzalez, Allan Gonzalez, Tazhiana Gordon, Janis Grant, Iyana Grogan, Emilia Grycuk, Krystal Gulisano, Corie Hahn, Devin Hammond, Elizabeth Hammond, Wes Hardin, Chontel Harris, Brandi Hassouna, Felicia Haupt, Sheryl Henneberger, Anja Hernandez, Nicholas Herrera, Lina Huang, Shanshan Huang, Ricardo Hughes, Josef Jacome, Bojana Jankovic, Barbara Javoriota Jenkins, Eunju Jeon, Eunsun Jeong, Kevin Jesmain,Suilan Jon Del Rosario,Somia Kamal, Nadjanara Katehis, Christina Kavanagh, Shane Kearns, Sean Kelleher, Ulanda Kesl, Masoumeh Khadempour, Asim Khan, Sun Young Kim, Bohdan Klotska.,Daewoong Ko, Sekou Koulibaly, Evangelia Krana, Winston Kruger, Magdalena Krzyzewska, Kiwook Kwon, Zoe Kypuros, Jovany Labardy, Heather Lacapria, Michelle Lai, Sin Tung Lam, Urgen Lama, Jie Lan. Amanda Lascano, Hyojin Lee, Sang Yun Lee. Jinho Lee, Misa Lee, Cynthia Lendor. Or Levy, Dorotea Levy De Szekely, Eleonore Ley, Yujun Liang, Chao Lin, Jenny Lin Chen, Reuben Lirio, Qi Liu, Gabrielle Loneck; and
(M- Z) Mardiya Magnus Asamoah, Clarissa Martinez, Alexis Martinez, Kemily Martinez Juan Martinez, Junko Matsunami, Chrissy Mazey, Iryna Mcdonald, Natalya Medina,, Karen Medlin, Dmitry Medvedev, Maria Mella, Danica Mijovic, Cristyn Mingo De Los Santos, Tenzin Mingyur, Monalisa Moldovan Solicd, Mahin Monsoor, Daniel Moore, Kelsey Moran, David Morrin, Nellyel Munoz, Ritienne Muscat, Alexandra Napp, Rasul Nekzad, Jessica Nelson, Colette Nelson, Itoko Nemoto, Steven Novick, Joseph Oakes, Samantha O’brien, Marlon Ocampo, Edward O’hare, Yana Olshevskaya, Yana Panchenko, Emmanuel Perez, Stephanie Perez. Delilah Perez, Alicia Persaud, Azaliia Persits, Karona Pich, Lidia Piorkowska Elias Poland, Abigail Prestol, Ashley Przestrzelski, Dewi Puspita, Jian Qin, Chuyin Qiu, Victor Ramirez, Reshma Ramsarup Md. Masud Rana, Youcef Rebrab, Jazmin Rendon, Quinn Rhi, Grisel Rivera, Nathalie Rivera, Anika Rivera, Michael Rojko, Alexia Roldan, Julian Rolof, Leslie Romero Rodriguez, Katherine Rosario, Britania Rose, Jessica Rosenthal, Ineese Russell, Breanna Sabo, Nigina Safarova, Mehmet Sahin, Julian Sapala, Sheila Sarkar, Michael Seifert, Abdullah Shahed, Zhijie Shao, Valeriya Sharypova, Maya Sherpa, Sumi Sherpa, Rosalie Sherrod, Thamy Shirley, Richard Short, Efrat Shoval, Grace Silk, Charles Silverio Da Silva, Emily Simon, Andre Simon, Sara Sirag, Brittany Smith, Grace Spaulding, Margaret Spoddig, Jordan Stern, Grethel Suazo, Goumattie Sukraj, Jennifer Sung, Kazumasa Suzuki, Brian Tai, Catalina Tanase, Fnu Tenzin Choedon, Paola Terolli, Courtney Thomas, Mateja Tokic, Valentine Tonaj, Kevin Towler, Chau Ying Tse, Ian Turner, Tania Veloz, Jamel Vilfort, Javier Villegas, Angela Vuyst, Soheir Wahba, Max Waldroop, Jian Wang, Jasmine Washington, Meghan Wolfe, John Woytalewicz, Jinyu Wu, Tiantian Xia, Lina Xu, Yuanhe Ye, Jee Young Yoo, Younes Zerhouni. Fusheng Zhao, Haojun Zhao and Ya Han Zhu.