Central Arizona College Honors Aravaipa Campus Students

By Angela Askey, Director of Marketing

Central Arizona College recently held a student awards ceremony at its Aravaipa Campus to recognize students for their outstanding achievements. 

 Leticia Reidhead was named the campus’s Most Engaged Student of the Year and Ylianna Manriquez received Outstanding First Year Student honors. The College honored Derek Pacheco from Ray High School with the Early College Award.

 In addition to the student awards, Michael Carnes was presented the J. Luz Hernandez Award for his support of the college and contributions to the community. Titia “Luise” King was awarded the Faculty of the Year Award for her work in the classroom.

Academic Plus Awards


Nicolas Diaz (San Manuel)

Megan Garcia (San Manuel)

Toni Molina (Oracle)

Ronald Boyer (San Manuel)

Bryseida Garcia-Ramos (Mammoth)

Annie Hinojos (Kearny)

Daniel E. Fessenden (Kearny)

Gabriel H. Encinas (Winkelman)

Devin DeGood (San Manuel)

Ylianna Manriquez (Hayden)


Outstanding Part Time Student

Michelle Kaufhold (Kearny)


Excellence in English 

Rhonda Gault (Hayden)


Excellence in Engineering/Technology

Luke Cunningham (San Manuel)


Noether-Leibniz Math Award

David Rowlands (San Manuel)


Outstanding Veteran Academic/Service Award

Robert Lemke (San Tan Valley)


Distinguished Phi Theta Kappa Officer

Josette Kimmel (Hayden)


Outstanding Biological Sciences Student

Edward Judas Aquirre (Hayden)

Danielle Paton (Winkelman)


Outstanding Social and Behavioral Sciences Student

Peter West (Tucson)

Leticia Reidhead (Mammoth)


All-Arizona Academic Team

David Rowlands – All-Arizona Academic First Team Honors and Coca Cola Gold Scholar


Student Public Policy Forum Representative

Edward Judas Aquirre


Recognition for Student Leadership Team

Maritza Estrada (San Manuel/San Manuel HS)

Josette Kimmel (Hayden)

Daniel Madrid

Edward Judas Aquirre

Maritza Estrada (San Manuel)

Lawrence Polanco (San Manuel)


In addition to the individual awards, 13 students were honored by Who’s Who Among American Junior College Students: Edward Aguirre, Jamie Begay, Ronald Boyer, Christina Clifford, Cheyenne Dickey, Annie Hinojos, Josette Kimmel, Ylianna Manriquez, Jason Moore, Danielle Paton, Leticia Reidhead, Sarah Robles and David Rowlands.



Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814