The Collins College Hospitality Management
Commencement Program

California State Polytechnic University Pomona 2012 Fifty-sixth Annual Commencement


Dean's Message

CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, POMONA

Office of the Dean
The Collins College of Hospitality Management

Dear Graduates,

dean andrew feinsteinOn behalf of the faculty and staff of The Collins College of Hospitality Management, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to you and your families. The degrees you will be awarded today are testaments to your hard work and determination, and they will set you apart as you embark on your careers. We have challenged you with a rigorous management education deeply rooted in practice and theory. As students, it has been your choice to receive and apply this education. Your degree is proof that you not only took this challenge, but that you excelled.

The 2012 commencement ceremony marks a historical moment for The Collins College of Hospitality Management as we bestow degrees to our first class of the Master of Science in Hospitality Management program. It is my honor to congratulate the 12 students who make up this prestigious group. I have had the pleasure to get to know them as they progressed through their studies. I am proud of their accomplishments, and I expect great things from them.

The Collins College is the oldest and largest hospitality management program on the West Coast. Our alumni are talented individuals who have made noteworthy inroads in the hospitality industry. We hope that as you join them, that you keep in touch with us. You will always be a member of The Collins College family, and we wish you well.

Warm Regards,
Andrew Hale Feinstein,
Dean and James A. Collins Distinguished Chair


Program

University Quad
8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2012
Dr. Andy Hale Feinstein, Dean, Presiding
Dr. Robert W. Small, Professor, Mace Bearer

Processional

The National Anthem Chelsea Wong

Welcome and Introduction of Platform Party

Dr. Andy Feinstein, Dean
Welcome and Introductory Remarks President J. Michael Ortiz
Presentation of Class Gift Karen Yi
Recognition of Valedictorian Bradley Jorban
Presentation of The Julian A. McPhee Award: Marielle Croudo Dean Feinstein, President Ortiz
Commencement Address Dr. Robert W. Small
Presentation of Candidates for Master’s Degrees Dr. Marten denBoer
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Conferral of Master’s Degrees President Ortiz
Master’s Hooding and Handshake Dr. M.J. Lee, Director of Graduate Studies
Michael Godfrey, Associate Dean
Presentation of Candidates for the Baccalaureate Degrees Dr. Marten denBoer
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Conferral of Baccalaureate Degrees President Ortiz
Baccalaureate Presentation and Handshake Dean Feinstein
Jim Collins
President Ortiz
Recognition of the Class of 2012 and Families Dean Feinstein
Closing Remarks Dean Feinstein
Recessional
 

Robert W. Small, Ph.D.

Professor, The Collins College of Hospitality Management
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

dr. robert smallRobert W. Small, Ph.D., is professor emeritus and former dean (twice) of Cal Poly Pomona’s Collins College of Hospitality Management where he most recently taught wine and beverage courses. He completed a university textbook, Beverage Basics: “Understanding and Appreciating Wine, Beer, and Spirits,” released by John Wiley in fall 2011. He completed his 14th year as Chairman of the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition in 2011, one of the oldest and largest wine competitions in North America. He also judges at several international wine competitions throughout the country and is an emeritus board member of the California Restaurant Association as well as its Educational Foundation. He is leading his second Collins College/Cal Poly trip to northern Italy this fall for alumni and friends of the College and University. He also owns Dr. Bob’s Handcrafted Ice Creams, a manufacturer of premium ice cream sold at gourmet markets and food stores, restaurants, clubs and hotels throughout California, over the internet, and at the Los Angeles County Fair. Dr. Bob’s Ice Creams was most recently highlighted on the Today Show in December 2011 and has been reviewed by a number of national magazines and California newspapers.

Associate Dean

Michael D. Godfrey

Faculty

Peter Anderson
Ernest M. Briones
Dr. Jeff Brown
Barbara Jean Bruin
Dr. James F. Burke
Lesley Butler
Dr. Jerald W. Chesser
Stacy Damaso
Dr. Ben Dewald
Shelley Doonan
Helen Gavin
Gary A. Hamilton
Michael Hawkins
Ron Johnson
Dr. Margie Ferree Jones
Dr. Sandy Kapoor
Dr. M.J. Lee
William Lickiss
Belinda Lopez
Dr. Zhenxing (Eddie) Mao
Dr. Edward Merritt
Robert Palmer
Ed Perez
Laura Pohopien
Scott Rudolph
Andrew Scott
Dr. John T. Self
Jennifer Shepherd
Dr. Neha Singh
Dr. Robert Small
Dr. Don St. Hilaire
Dawn Taccone
Owen Williams
Dr. Jian (Jane) Zhang

Administrative Staff

Desiree Baker
Rachel Duenas
Jenesie Hardyman
Cathy Hilliard
Ann Lara
Lisa McPheron
Andrew Naranjo
Chitra Perera
Summer Pettus
Barbara Russell
Tengemana Thumbutu

Candidates for the Degree of
Master of Science in Hospitality Management

Ying Bian
Melissa Nicole Cantrell
Leslie Ann Clevenger
Mariasol Diaz-Gomez
Samantha May Doolittle
Yi Min Jin
Panja Khuanjanthuk
Leonard Lee
Jiao Liu
Victor Low
Pattraporn Supapipatpong
Hong Zhu

Baccalaureate Degree Candidates

Michelle Alyse Agostino
Andrew Halley Allen
Christina Fay Allgaier
Kari Ann Ambrosius
Daniel David Amendola
Katherine Grace Anderson
Kathryn Michelle Armstrong
Victor Alfonzo Baez
Rosemary Bang
Catherine Prenda Baquiran
Emily Ruth Barnard
Elsa Becerra
Laura Stephanie Beckman
Paige Jeanne Bickelhaupt
Alexandria Anne Blanchard
Sandra Rizk Boutros †
Kassandra Joanna Briggs
Tyler Nicholas Brown
Kirk Anthony Bullock ¶  
Hillary O’Neal Burden
Joseph Gregory Camp
Daniel Albert Cano Jr.
Yen Yen Cao †
Montserrat Aracely Cardona
Heather Marie Carillo
Janice Freda Casidy
Katherine Rose Chammas
Chih-kai Kai Chang
Robynn Carol Chapman
Anh Thuc Chau
Avika Cheambunchong
Jacqueline Elizabeth Chen §
Jolyn Chen
Jonathan Chen
Kylie Chen
Mi So Cho
Daniel Kai Chou
Wilson Chow
Heidy Hae Chung
Lai Ki Chung
Ria Calvina Chung
Spencer Taylor Chyon
Abigail Joy Clark
Taryn Caitlyn Colao
Jaime Aguilar Cosico Jr.
Marielle Susy Croudo ¶
Matthew Cruz
Jessica Victoria Cuzner
Andrew Eduardo Davalos
Magdelen Naomi Davis
Danica Kristen de laTorre
Nathan Aaron Decker
Steven Senh Dip
Jonathan Quijano Djapri
Kenneth Reiji Dokko
Patrize JoAnna Domingo

Jimmy Braden Douglas
Ryan Terrance Duffy
Tammi-Joyce Duong †
Keithlyn Rose Elliott
Andrea M Felix
Michelle Andrea Felix
Emily Rose Fitzpatrick
Sarah Jeanette Fleming
Michael John Frederick
Trebor Dean Frederick
Kristina Joan Furtado
Cesar Michael Garcia Jr.
Rania Ghazzi
Kevin D Glaeser
Diego Alejandro Godoy
Karl Frederick Godoy
Ismael Jesse Gomez
Belia Yesenia Gonzalez
LeAnne Jean Gonzalez
Jessica Leigh Guccione
Kristal Guerra
Allison Kate Guerrero
Jarina Hak
Joshua Michael Hall
Christopher Satoshi Harada
Jessica Hernandez
Lauren Emily Higson
Ayumi Higuchi
Andrea Ho †
Menghsiu Ho
Victoria Ho
Grace Hoang
David Jong Hong
Shawn Houng
Wayne Hsu
Yu- Chien Hu
Cindy Hua
Tiffany Thi Hua
Steven C Hum
Karen Winglim Hung
Ashley Katherine Hutchins
Jeffrey Huynh
Katryna Hwee
Emily Elisabeth Insley
Eun Jung Jang
Dominic Jaramillo
Bradley Alan Jorban §
Kristine Juan
Risa Kambara
Wonhyuk Kang
Acacia Lynn Kapusta
Nicole Lee Kent
Anthony Hyunwoo Kim
Brian Yj Kim
Elliot Sun-woo Kim
Hanna Kim
Jane H Kim
Ji Eun Kim
Justin M Kim
Laura Kim
Paul Jihyun Kim
Sung Yun Kim
Woori Kim
Ara Ko
Jacquelyn Marie Kohls
Danny Komenkul
Devan Masahiko Koshu
Natasha G Krause
Mohit Gobind Kripalani ¶
Marilyn Kristina Kullukian §
Chen-Li Kuo
Drew Tailung Kwok
Shirley Lai
Tiffany Ching-Yi Lai
Victoria Louise Lavarreda
Melissa S Lawson

Michael Le
Annabelle Lee
Jason Jongchan Lee
June Lee
Kelsey Marie Lee
Monica Rosa Lee
Stephanie Lee
Tae-Hwan Lee §
Wei-Jay Lee
Yuet Wai Lee †
Jamie Sui Leung
Man Wai Leung
Yuen Man Yvonne Leung
Yihsuan Lin
Anthony Liu
Barry Chia Liu †
Chunting Liu
Eric Liu †
Feng Liu
Yvonne Liu
Elisabeth Danielle Lockerby †
Ting Lou
Rebecca J Lu
Christopher Nicholas Lucia
Katelynn June Mac Intyre
Janae Marie Maldonado
Raquel Lauren Mangosing Netto
Ricardo Marin
Anie Angela Markarian
Lauren Marie Marquis
Michael Anthony McKee
Pattavadee Meechan
Claudia Theresa Mendez
Erica E Meyn
Sarah C Monico
Yared Montalvo-Montano
Jennifer Kelly Moore
Olivia Victoria Morales
Jason Mark Morgan
Fred Shavo Nalbandian
Charlie Chuong Nguyen
Cindy Nguyen
Thai-Hoa Thi Nguyen, ACC
Quan Duy Nhan
Scott D Nietschmann
Shannon Mika Nishinaka
Patric Minsoo Oh
Sandy Sayuri Okamoto
Chelsea Maree Oliver
Kodai Onoue
Tanya Elizabeth Ortega
Aldex H Oun †
Lloyd S Pak
Se eun Park
Kunal Raj Patel
Natisha Patel
Jennifer Ann Pedroza
Jennifer Lynn Peecher, LS
Holly A Perry
Vahan Henrig Petrossian
Ho Yan Poon
Natasha Poon †
Jia Quan
Anka Raffijandi
Marielle Ann Umali Ramillano
Carlos Ramirez
Armando Isaac Rangel
Rena Ruiz Renacia
Seung Bin Rho ¶
Adrienne Lauren Richards
Bryan Kei Richards
Hector Julio Rivera Jr.
Anthony James-Baker Robinson †
Anne Carolyn Rohm
Pablo Romero
Lance Remingtonstuart Rood

Alexandria Ann Ross
Tiffany Wei-Tak Sabandit
Eden Rachael Samms
Sam Sanaie
Maricruz Lara Sanchez
Mizue Sasaki
Yukiko Sato
Allicia Lynn Sebastinelli
Akeel Keane Shah
Yeting Shen †
YiLin Shen ¶
Tina Susiri Sirisilp
Wanmei Situ
Alex Siu †
Gregory John Smith
Bryan Thiha Soe
Eunice Y Son
Jia Song
Joo Hwan Song
Joel Chon Shen Calla Soong
Rachel Ann Spencer
Brian Lee Standley ¶
Ashley Christine Stephen
Lauren Elaine Stoll †
Matthew John Strawn
Samuel Sekyu Suh
Christine Suk
Mindy Sun IV
Jamie Nicole Sutton
Neusha Tabrizi
Kevin Walter Tackett
Si Zhun Tai
Wendy Taing
Ayumi Takeda †
Vinola Tan §
Nicole Renee Taylor
Chengbin Alice Tong †
Claudia Nien En Tsang
Wai Ting Tsang
Ching-I Tu
Sarah Jane Utterback
Jennifer Anne Van Metre
Ana Elsa Vargas
Oscar Velasco
Clarissa Ariana Vera
Karla Denisse Villanueva
Angel Vizcarra
Mike Hoang Vu
Tina Quyen Vu
Rena Vuong
Max Ethan Walder
Tianning Wang
Ting Ya Tanya Wang
Shawn Warren
Hsin Wei
Kevin Chia-Wei Wei
Shih Cheng Weng
Toni Sheree Joslyn Williams
Jocelyn Leigh Winget
Chelsea Alyssa Wong ¶
Holy Wong †
Cyrus YuShen Wu
Xianting Xie ¶
Hikaru Yamaji
Ryoko Yanai
Denise Yasemin Yavas
Sabrina Chiyemi Yee
Tanny Yin Yee
Karen Catherine Yi
Daniel J Yoon †
Sarah So Eun Yoon
Kevin Gideon Young
Tzu-Huei Yu
Veronica Beatriz Zabajnik
Yin Zhang
Ziyan Zheng

§ Summa Cum Laude 3.80-4.00 (GPA)
¶ Magna Cum Laude 3.65-3.79
† Cum Laude 3.50-3.64
 President’s Council Scholar
 Ronald E. McNair Scholar
 Keith and Jean Kellogg Honors College


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