BBCC celebrates 2023 Outstanding Student Award winners
MOSES LAKE — Big Bend Community College faculty recognized their top students from the 2022-23 academic year during a ceremony Thursday evening.
Twenty-one students from various disciplines were awarded the Outstanding Student designation this year. Top student-athletes and campus club officers were also recognized during the ceremony.
Students selected English instructor Octaviano Gutierrez as their favorite full-time faculty member of the year and Industrial Systems Technology instructor James Ayers as favorite part-time faculty member of the year.
Workforce Education Services Program Coordinator Tara White was the students’ pick for Outstanding Staff Member of the year. White is the current Viking Food Pantry manager and oversees the Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness (SSEH) grant.
Full list of award winners
Communication Studies & Composition: Sara Hupp
Business Information Management: Sarah Ferris
Accounting Tech: Gracie Bise
Accounting Business Transfer: Kacie Shannon
Agriculture: Christy Smith
Welding: Zion Figueroa & Robert Compean
Math: Whitney Dillon
Chemistry: Sarah Carter
Biology: Deleah Garcia
Pre-Healthcare: Juliana Fries
Physics: Kyler Kolves
Foreign Language: Daissy “Desiree” Quevedo Garduno
Philosophy: Isabella Erickson
Nursing: Hannah Metcalf & Angie Zavala Morales
Academic Research Skills: Phoebe Torres
Student Success: Rosalina Johnson
Women’s Basketball: Macy Hellstern & Callie Tolman
Wrestling: Samantha Meyer
Outstanding Part-Time Faculty: James Ayers
Outstanding Staff Member: Tara White
Outstanding Full-Time Faculty: Octaviano Gutierrez