Herman Blake award winners

The founding Provost of Oakes College, J. Herman Blake, truly lived our mission and our values, and the J. Herman Blake award reminds us of his inspiration and his legacy to the College. Throughout his career, he brought together the highest level of scholarship with the deepest commitment to service and social justice. Each year, we award the J. Herman Blake award to the graduate or graduates who best exemplify his two passions through their service to Oakes College and UCSC as well as through their academic achievements, which they plan to continue through graduate or professional school.

2017   Maria Lemus-Pimentel, Joshua Stefanson, Katiuska Pimental Vargas
2016   Augusta Alexander, Lexus Baxter, Tonje Switzer
2015   John Alcala
2014   Abuoali Mohajerinejad
2013   Carlos Barba, Berenice Castillo, Jorge Padilla, Jr.
2012   Kyle Lakatos, Feliz Quinones
2011   Danyale Bell, Danny Rodriguez
2010   Tomas Alejo, Leda Hernandez, Nicole Milner
2009   Astrid Heim, Jessica Johnson, Mariella Saba
2008   Ligaya Docena, Maro Youssef
2007   Calvin Ku, Noel Tagab-Cruz
2006   Palomar Sanchez, Hiwote Shawargga
2005   Katrina Traylor
2004   Daniel Ambrose, Judith Estrada, Catherine Owens, Asena Tui’one
2003   Marie Borja, Lorene Diaz, Victoria Tarumoto
2002   Nicole Bazell
2001:  Everett Cleveland, Joy Hadden, Mana Hayakawa
2000:  Ebony Lewis, Guillermo Maciel, Kris Ono, Carmel Woldu
1999:  Terran Brown, Haleh Nazarian, Kenji Treanor     
1998   Adrian Dorris, Sherrice Dorsey, Azadeh Moaveni
1997   Shawntaviya Holmes, Jose Moreno
1996   Elisha Cata, Darrick Smith
1995   Theresa Cenidoza, Abelino Martinez
1994   Takahiro Kitamura, Pablo Reguerin
1993   Darryl Coats, Melida Diaz
1992   Carmen Lepe, Soledad Varela
1991   Mariko Gjovig, Patricia Reguerin, Charlene Worley
1990   Tina Wan
1989   Theresa Park