Menlo College Honors Top Students at Honors Convocation 2015

Menlo College honored top students for their academic success and leadership achievement at the annual Honors Convocation in April.

Nicole Larson received the College’s highest honor, the Board of Trustees Award, from Geir Ramleth, chairman of the Board of Trustees. Ramleth said that faculty members describe her as “one of those students you want to have in your class, and whose test you want to grade.”

Larson has been a leader on the playing field as much as she has been a leader in the classroom. She was named to the First Team All-Conference for her freshmen, sophomore, and junior seasons. She was named a Capital One First Team Academic All-American for her junior softball season. She was also named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete as an Accounting Major.

Upon graduation, Larson will begin her career with the accounting firm Frank, Rimerman + Co.

300x199-menlo-college-haley-heryfordHaley Heryford received the Golden Oak Service Award, presented to the student who exemplifies the true spirit of scholarship and volunteerism through service to the Menlo College community. Heryford, President of the Student Government Association, was described by her accounting professor Jack Klingler as “a great student, a caring person always looking to be of service, always raising her hand to get things done.”

300x199-menlo-college-jake-fohnJacob Fohn received the Menlo Spirit Award given to a graduating senior who has given generously of his time during his four years at Menlo College. A dedicated athlete, Fohn also was co-manager of the Student Union, where he developed a quirky, weekly video titled Menlo Newscast. In 2014, he won two major professional awards: a cash prize for his potential as a future CPA from the Peninsula/Silicon Valley chapter of CalCPA and a Financial Executives International Scholarship for his presentation on accounting metrics.

Other awards included the Wall Street Journal Award to Allen Brown; the Al Jacobs Award to Devin Gaines; the Psychology Award to Ashley Delgadillo Rodriguez; the Don Jordan Award to Emebet Aklilu; and the Judge Russell Award to Laurel Donnenwirth. Eight Richard F. O’Brien Awards were also presented to Giuseppe Frattaroli, Lauriane Cassou, Risa Yamanaka, Joseph Evans, Alexandra Winkler, Brian Brownfield, Jacob Sutton, and Destiny Serna.