May 7, 1999

Awards Banquet Honors City College Students

More than 200 scholarships totaling over $100,000 were presented to students at the eighth annual awards banquet sponsored by the San Diego City College Foundation at the U.S. Grant Hotel.

Maria Lopez received the Jose Saldivar memorial scholarship from Cruz Rangel, Chicano Studies professor. She also received awards from the Alpha Gamma Sigma honor society, the California Coast Credit Union Leadership Award and the Sofia Cristina de la Lama memorial.

Donors were recognized along with students recipients at the gala event which attracted some 300 people from the college and the community. Special honoree was James Sinegal, chief executive officer and president of Costco Companies, Inc., who receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award. He graduated from City College with an Associate in Arts degree in 1955.

Student speaker for the banquet was Richard Kimball, recipient of the Chancellor's Scholarship, who had a 4.0 or perfect grade point average.

Laurel Corona, English professor, received the Golden Apple trophy given to an outstanding faculty member by the student honor society, Alpha Gamma Sigma.

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