Student Community Action Award

This award is given each year to Occidental College graduating seniors (all majors) who, by action and leadership, have contributed to advancing community-driven programs and policies to build healthy, thriving communities and achieve social, economic, and environmental justice. 

The Urban & Environmental Policy Department and UEPI are accepting nominations for 2019 Community Action Award through April 1, 2019. Please submit your nomination (2019 UEPI Awards Nomination) by the April 1 deadline.

Recipients will be awarded at the UEP-UEPI Year-End Celebration and Student Awards Ceremony on Thursday May 2, 2019.
 

We are proud to present the award recipients who demonstrated their strong commitment to public affairs and worked tirelessly at social justice issues.

2018
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2017
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L to R: 
Isabella Ojeda, Spanish Studies and Sociology
Marissa Chan, UEP and Public Health minor
Chloe Welmond, Art and Art History
Danielle Raskin, UEP

2016
Student Community Action Award (bios):


Seniors Leadership in AGC Occupation:
Abhilasha Bhola, Diplomacy & World Affairs
Dalin Celamy, Sociology
Mika Cribbs, Community Development and Media Communications
Obiageli Okpalanma, Biology
Lindsay Opoku-acheampong, Biology
Marielle Pena, Economics
Nina Monet Reynoso, Psychology
Antoniqua Roberson-Dancy, Urban & Environmental Policy
Karen Romero Estrada, Urban & Environmental Policy
Dana Rust, Diplomacy & World Affairs 
Diamond Webb, Sociology
Benjamin Weiss, Sociology

2015 
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Coalition @ Oxy for Diversity and Equity (C.O.D.E.) Leadership:

Faculty mentors (L to R):
Alexandra Puerto (history), Donna Maeda (ctsj), Regina Freer (politics),
Paul Nam (history), Movindri Reddy (dwa), and Martha Matsuoka (uep)

2014
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Coalition @ Oxy for Diversity and Equity (C.O.D.E.) Leadership:

(Left to right)
David Pino '14, Sociology, History minor
Jasmine Tovar '14, Latino/a & Latin American Studies, Education minor, Politics minor
Myaisha Hayes '14, Black Studies
Nancy Nguyen '14, Politics, East Asian Studies minor
Bianca Fonseca Cervantes '14, UEP, Latino/a & Latin American Studies
Qiu Meng Fogarty '14, Social Justice & Change
Estrella Lucero '14, Politics, History minor

2013
Student Community Action Award (bios):


(Left to right)
Miranda Chien-Hale, Geology, UEP minor
Elizabeth Little, Psychology
Margeau Valteau, UEP, Biology minor
Jessica Welty, UEP
Emma Sorrell, UEP
Caitlin Ruppel, UEP

2012
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Alumni Social Justice Award (bios):

2011
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2010
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2009
Student Community Action Award (bios):

Ana Bonilla '09, Urban & Environmental Policy
Andrea Chicas '09, Urban & Environmental Policy
Margot Seigle '09, Urban & Environmental Policy
Karina Vanderbilt '09, History

2008
Student Community Action Award (bios):

Karen Calderon '08, Diplomacy & World Affairs  
Marika Tsolakis '08, Urban & Environmental Policy 

2007
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Alumni Community Action Actions (bio)

2006
Student Community Action Award (bios):

Leticia Dominguez '06, Kinesiology
Genevieve Hansen, Kinesiology/Spanish
Jenna Lippe-Klein '06, Anthropology
Leslie Mahley '06, Urban & Environmental Policy
Penny Saephan '05, Kinesiology
Christina Wong '06, Biology

Alumni Community Action Award (bio):
2005
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2004
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2003
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2002
Student Community Action Award

Justine Lewis '04, Urban & Environmental Policy

Alumni Community Action Award

Angelica Salas '93, Sociology and History
Executive Director, Coalition for Human Immigrants Rights of Los Angeles

2001
Student and Alumni Community Action Awards:

2000
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