Oakton recognizes President’s Scholars

(Jan. 30, 2018) Nearly 1,000 Oakton Community College students were recently recognized for their academic achievements in the fall 2017 semester with President’s Scholar honors. The list of 972 President’s Scholars includes 193 students from Des Plaines, 149 Skokie students, 83 Evanston students, 84 students from Glenview, 83 from Chicago, 65 from Niles and 58 Park Ridge residents.

To be recognized as an Oakton President’s Scholar, a student must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at course levels at 100 or above during a given term, earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average that term, be in good academic standing and meet standards of academic progress at the end of the term for which honors are being considered. The college also recognizes students with High Honors (3.75-3.99 GPA) and Honors (3.5-3.74 GPA) and awards Commendation for students with a 3.5 GPA or higher and one to five credit hours at the 100 level or above.

“Congratulations to our President’s Scholars, who exemplify Oakton student success,” Oakton President Joianne Smith said. “We celebrate your hard work and achievements and wish you continued success at Oakton and beyond, whether in your careers or at transfer institutions.”

The following list of students, sorted by hometown, earned recognition for the fall 2017 semester:


Algonquin (1)
Joseph Raclawski

Antioch (2)
Craig Gilsinger
Eric Liebert

Arlington Heights (5)
Rick Acosta
Joe De La Rosa
Wonsuk Kim
Derek Kwong
Suji Park

Bartlett (1)
Jason Shanley

Broadview (1)
Daniel Cha

Buffalo Grove (1)
Neal Christensen

Carpentersville (1)
Steven Roberts

Chicago (83)
Lynell Beatrizz Alambra
Alejandra Baca
Sung Jun Bae
Izabela Barska
Emma Battaglia
Mirela Birta
Sara Boduch
Alex Caceda Saavedra
Ahron Castle
Jaquilin Chacko
Tat Kong Chan
Helen Chon
Lee Dallas
Francesca Dazzo
Stanimira Dechevska
Callahan DePorter
Maegan Duffy
Bailey Egan
Florina Eliescu
Kevin Ffrench
Christopher Gaudet
John Hamamoto
Jasmine Hernandez
Rhiannon Hernandez
Brendan Hough
Taylor Karpeles
Christopher Kohl
Matthew Kuszynski
Javier Leal
Alex Lehman
Jason Levy
Jessica Lopez
Scott Malcolm
Mayan Malik
Tara McCarthy
Jeffrey Medrano
Randy Mejia
Oxana Mihailov
Ioannis Mitrogiannis
Josue Montes
Robert Morse
Deirdre O'Connor
Ryan O’Keefe
Sean O'Hehir
Rory O'Neill
Ruth Owens
Marco Pena
Shaina Peysin
Mateusz Plata
Frederick Plinke
Shayna Pyka
Shahida Qazi
Patrick Quinn
Katherine Raeber
Hernan Razo
Emily Richardson
Jocelyn Rodriguez
Walter Rubio
Marykate Ryan
Azemina Sabanovic
Saba Saleh
Ethan Sanders
Hannah Schweizer
Adriana Sekuloska
Yujin Shin
Flavio Soto
Derek Starzynski
Cassandra Stefanski
Wirawan Suwannarat
Doanh Nghi Thai
Zorica Todorova
Thao Tran
Alice Tvishor
Gabija Ulcinaite
Thomas Usher
Eunita Uy
Stephanie Vizcarra
Violet Walczak
Vincent Wartan
Candace Washburn
Eyob Weldehaimanot
Lauren Wilkins
Lindsey Zigulich

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Sean Ulczycki

Crystal Lake (1)
Michael Wolczyz

Deer Park (1)
Andrew Runyon

Deerfield (4)
Kayla Liedtke
Samuel Oken
Nicholas Weimer
Eri Zamudio

Des Plaines (193)
Stacy Abbinante
Ervina Ajkic
Sana Aktar
Eniko Albert
Jennifer Alcibar
Kyle Alexander
Muzammil Ali
Reema Almasri
Brenda Andrade
Melissa Avila
Mirella Bandera
Meis Barazi
Ann Benny
Migle Birmanaite
Taous Boutrif
Serghei Buciuscan
Delia Calderon
Alicia Carlile
Tomasz Chodukiewicz
Jun-yong Choi
Paulina Cholewka
Piotr Ciesielski
Jaime Cisneros
Andrea Cisneros
Carla Clavien
Alexandru Codreanu
Jose Contreras
Mariusz Czech
Janet Daugherty
Nikolai De Clarin
Robert Delahanty
Jonathan Dillabough
Emanuel Dirnescu
Aimee Dougan
Anna Dyduch
Astrit Erkocaj
Areej Fatima
Jaelin Ferrell
Malgorzata Fiedziukiewicz
David Flack
Karla Flores
Hector Flores
Kevin Flores
Colleen Fogarty
Olive Mireille Foyet Pieplie Noubous
Randall Funnell
Vincent Galvan
Kristina Garceau
Daniel Garza
Jaimee Gebala
Susan Geuder
Stephanie Gielniewski-Zawadzki
Norbert Gierczynski
Alexander Gonzalez
Seherzada Gracanin
Julia Graczyk
Nataley Grimmer
Ewelina Gruszka
Samiylo Habrel
Angelo Hamilton
Samantha Hedstrom
Eileen Heinz
Rafael Hernandez
Mayra Herrera
Jessica Heyse
James Hoffman
Gaby Ishak
Ivan Ishaq
Joseph Isip
Margaret Jablonski
Mateusz Jedryczka
Samuel Jensen
Samantha Johnsen
Jeffrey Johnston
Jiyoun Jun
Justyna Kaczmarzyk
Jacqueline Kaiser
Ewa Kalinowska
Maciej Kaminski
Justin Kannalayil
Samantha Kaufman
Whitney Kennedy
Sayyadi Khatoon
Zina Khido
Soy Kim
Jadwiga Kowal
Anna Koziol
Ruslan Kryvetskyi
Pawel Krzeminski
Irene Kuruvilla
Soo Kwak
Huy Lam
Lahcen Lamghari
Joshua Layman
Hyunjin Lee
Jiyeon Lee
Kevin Lee
Robin Lee
Jeonghoon Lee
Yingping Li
Dominica Lipinski
Alberto Lopez
Robert Lovelady
Dominique LoVerde
Piotr Lucarz
Dianne Grace Mabansag
Zachary Magallones
Nicole Majewski
Danielle Martinez
Cecilia Martinez
Francisco Martinez
Angel Mary
Alan Massey
Shawn Mathew
Patryk Matusiewicz
Galvin Angelo Mendoza
Jennifer Mercado
Omar Mercado
Amina Mevic
Szymon Mirek
Emily Morrison
Karolina Mowbray
Giann Frances Munar
Matialyn Munton
Caroline Nebl
Albert Nguyen
Andi Odeesho
Oluwaseun Ojeyemi
Diana Omollo
Paolo Pabustan
Nicholas Palumbo
Rocco Pantaleo
Mitesh Patel
Heemabahen Patel
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Aashit Patel
Annette Patent
Lauren Pentz
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Benchelle Ponte
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Tanja Ramich
Angelica Ramirez Contreras
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Star Rischow
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Jan Rodriguez-Cruz
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Sarah Scheau
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Enrique Sierra
Bevon Simpson
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Mikayla Soriano
Jason Spitzer
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Richard Surla
Ilona Swieboda
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Anna Tanzif
Rida Tariq
Tony Thomas
Ewa Toczek
Eryk Trytko
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Delgermaa Tumendelger
Matthew Turel
Tanzia Uddin
Dulguun Uyenbat
Jennifer Vega
Alexandra Vertiz
Liliana Virdaru
Melissa Walker
Rebecca Walker
Kailei Wei
Temitayo Williams
Julian Zavala
Muhammad Zuberi

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Jeremy Medina

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Tracy Martinez

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Collin Spitz
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Aubry Leslie Sugay
David Swift
Sydney Tardrew
Dawne Toedtman
William Vaughan
Paula Viazzi
Carol Wada
Latisha Walker
Anna Winter
Sujan Yee
Antonio Zavattini
Silvia Zouain

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Christopher Sandberg

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Danilton Clarke
Rachel Cloud
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Robert Dodan
Justin Doundoulakis
Brigitte Dralyuk
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John Flowers
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Ronak Gandhi
Tami Halkias
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Laura Henderson
Jorge Hernandez
Martha Ingallinera
Andrew Jackson
Maribeth Jackson
Anthony Kariotis
Shermeen Kazemi
Byeong Kim
Kavisara Krittayatrakarn
Audrey Lee
Victor Llagas
Nicole Lopatinsky
George Lucaciu
Allison Mack
Anda Matei
Adrian Mazur
Margaret McGrath
Gretchen Mueller
Davis Negrillo
Maggie Nichols
Moris Odeesh
Gregory Pagcatipunan
Alexandra Parsawasdi
Lisa Paul
Katy Pearson
William Phelan
Luciana Pujol
Maria Reji
Carmen Satmar
Daniel Scaunas
Mary Schneider
Nicholas Schurer
Joseph Sewall
Megi Sheqiladze
Hilen Shir
Sarah Sloane
Talia Solayman
John Stamatis
Amanda Stein
Rithu Suresh
Conrad Szczepanski
Marzena Szumilo
Marta Tchorzewska
Brittany Thom
Richard Tonsul
Armando Triana
Grace Tu
Ann Vadukumcherry
Vasil Vatov
Aobo Wang
Megan White
Hyeji Yang
Grace Yang
John Yenter-Briars
Atoor Yousif

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Jason Houchen

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Henry Testard

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Zachary Beatty

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Benjamin Hollander

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Mark Pietraszak

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Michael Weaver

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Kush Agnihotri
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Rishi Bhingradia
Katerina Bumbaris
Sanna Chand
Carolyn De La Cruz
Gauri Desai
Camille Fabian
Michael Filimon
Amanda Garcia
Sneha George
Brandon Gligor
Miqdad Haji
Shema Khan
Farheen Khan
Zahraa Khudhair
Michelle Khzakia
Zunair Muhammad
Talia Neiman
Christian Olivares
Sulaiman Patel
Marko Pehar
Muneeb Qadri
Daria Rassam
Joseph Rosen
Blair Rudd
KylaRose Schulman
Samuel Seo
Nicholas Shropshire
Almir Vukic

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Alex Shchekin

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Christopher McLaughlin, Jr.

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Daniel Awisha
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Irina Buscu
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Nazib Choudhury
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Joseph Ewan
Sumaiya Gaffar
Yiorgos Giannetos
Hannah Guter
Sherbel Homa
Sukmin Hong
Mohamed Ikab
Edhem Jukovic
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Jerry Kakkanad
Anastasia Kantzavelos
Mohammed affan Khan
Nazarath Khan
Charles Lauritson
Thomas Lee
Margaux Lim
Silvy Mathew
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Jiyeon Min
Megan Mitchell
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Ethan Ng
Jonathan Palafox
Roxana Puscas
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Theresa Riedler
Kimberly Schneider
Ranee Schneider
Kristin Snedden
Daniel Song
Konstantinos Stamatopoulos
Syeda Tahir
Fithi Tsehaye
Laura Vandenbroucke
Linda Wang
Ashley Wolfe
Ajla Zulovic

Mount Prospect (9)
Justyna Bober
Ajith Chandy
Patrick Derrig
Phillip Goldman
Natalie Kwiatkowski
Fnu Mohammed Ansari
Kevin Rowe
Roberto Sanchez
Jil Thakkar

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Kainat Ali
Elmina Alic
Efrain Baez
Brianna Bauer
Haley Beierwaltes
Grace Bek
Marlene Bestre
Shannon Bolger
Mark Brandt
Jirah Capungan
Johny Dankha
Jenifer Dankha
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Adrianne Eby
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Jonathan Fonseca
Jeanna Giron
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Monica Gutierrez
Allen Habibovic
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Kyle Hyrczyk
Kevin Juris
Hanbeech Kim
Logan Kons
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Justyna Kulima
Joseph Labarbara
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Jesus Lopez-Vazquez
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Susan Moser
Camelia Odorhean
Daniel O'Malley
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Simon Peter Ortega
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Elisa Polo
Fiona Prieto
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Mirna Salem
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Jessica Swider
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Pedro Umpire
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Matthew Voss
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Anna Zelkowska

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Meisa Khaireddin
Brent Kim
Mark Kim
Rossellini Lagos
Thawng Lan
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Hye Soo Lim
Kimberly Miraflores
Philippa Nash
Michelle Oh
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Oksana Popova
Holly Reschke
Matthew Richards
Dave Roberts
Elijah Rothschild
Jonathan Sagall
Darlene Schmerschneider
Magdalena Slowik
Omair Syed
Joanne Tang
April Villalon
Diane Wee
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Gertrude Ahegbebu
Tristan Jacobs
Paul Kuhns

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Edward Shaffer

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Robert Audino
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Miroslaw Burba
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Meghan Cheever
Cecilia Cortes
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Alexander Diaz
Emmett Dillon
Maggie Dooley
James Downing
Paul Endre
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Sarah Finegold
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Rachel Grek
Thomas Griffith
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Kayla Kaufmann
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Henry Killean
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Andrew Kostiv
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Angela Mancini
Michael Marchese
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Christina Mihalopoulos
Benecio Montes De Oca
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Connor Mullowney
Adam Olson
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Derek Rice
Stephanie Rubeo
Carla Scott
Alexa Socha
Nicole Sofer
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Samantha Taccogna
Elena Todorova
Peter Wasala

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Brian Rohrbacher

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Stephen Norte

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Chirag Gandhi
Frezyl Gandhi
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Harry Gegantenio
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John Guezentsvey
Mary Hernandez
Brandon Hieber
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