Central Arizona College Honors Superstition Mountain Campus Students

By Angela Askey, Director of Marketing

Central Arizona College recently held a student awards ceremony at its Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction to recognize students for their outstanding achievements.

Nathaniel Bush was named the campus’s Most Engaged Student of the Year and Joseph Dutra received Outstanding First Year Student honors. The College honored Patrick Roberts with the Outstanding Early College Student Award.

In addition to the student awards, Stacie Kyhn, Professor of Mathematics was awarded the Faculty of the Year Award for her work in the classroom and dedication to students.

The Superstition Mountain Rotary International Club presented scholarships to five CAC students; Cami Bast, Alejandra Cano, Danielle Moore, Autumn Miller and Olivia Jaqua.

Perseverance Award

 Ernest Bracamonte

Lucia Dan Taylor-King

Lynn Ramm


Outstanding Veteran Academic/Service Award

Kyle Weigert


Stephanie Ward EMT Student of the Year Award

Kathy Matthews


Outstanding English Student

Mitzi Cervantes 


Outstanding Honors Student

Olivia Jaqua


Outstanding English Student

Roland Gonzalez


Noether-Leibniz Math Award

Kyle Weigert


Pascal-Somerville Math Award 

Ariel Taylor      

Kayden Bunney


Outstanding Phi Theta Kappa Student

Alejandra Cano

Stacy Bliss-Lefebvre


Best Physical Science Student

Osvaldo “Ozzy” Gavirati


Massage Therapy Student of the Year

Taylor Harbin


Outstanding Social and Behavioral Sciences Student

Nathaniel Bush

Andrew Taylor


Outstanding CIS Networking Student

Jose Candia


Superstition Mountain Campus Tutor of the Year

Carly Thalman


All-Arizona Academic Team

Nathaniel Bush – All Arizona/USA Academic Team Honors and Coca Cola Silver Scholar


2014-2015 Student Public Policy Organization Award

Stacy Bliss-Lefebvre


Recognition for Student Leadership Team

Arcilia “RC” Garcia – 2014-15 Executive Coordinator

Ashley Smith – 2014-15 Administrative Coordinator

Michael Windmueller – 2014-15 Correspondence Coordinator

Nathaniel Bush – 2014-15 Publicity Coordinator

Nicholas “Ketchup” Ketcherside – 2014-15 Community/Club Outreach Coordinator

Stacy Bliss-Lefebvre – 2014-15 Special Events Coordinator


In addition to the individual awards, 13 students were honored by Who’s Who Among American Junior College Students: Alejandra Cano, Angelique Abbott, Arcilia “RC” Garcia, Ashley Smith, Autumn Miller, Bijaun Arnold, Bonna Hamilton, Cami Bast, Danielle Moore, Gigi Anderson, Jacob Higginbottom, Jasmine Flore, Jeremy Williams, Jose Candia, Joseph Dutra, Marilyn Carter, Michael Windmueller, Morgan Pedersen, Nathaniel Bush, Bicholas Ketcherside, Olivia Jaqua, and Stacy Bliss-Lefebvre.

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