While the in-person event has been canceled due to the Covid-19 SIP order, we've created this virtual Showcase display. Please join us [virtually] in celebrating our outstanding students and community members. The posted 2021 date is tentative.
April 22, 2021
6:00pm — 9:00pm
2020 Award Winners
Outstanding Student Awards
Outstanding BSBA Student
Sarah Ricks is an outstanding student, highly involved parent, business owner, and active community volunteer. This Spring she will be graduating with a 4.0 GPA from California State University Monterey Bay with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and dual concentrations in Marketing and Information Systems.
Outstanding BSSHM Student
As the newest addition to the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and as a graduating senior at CSUMB, I eagerly look forward to forging a career in the Monterey Hospitality industry. I found magic in serving guests during my first hospitality job at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.
Outstanding MBA Student
Martha Walters completed her undergraduate work at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both International Business as well as Marketing Management.
Raphael Zamora, BSBA, 1996
Hurtling down a mountain road on a customized skateboard, navigating turns with the scenery rushing by, doesn’t sound like an ideal afternoon to most people. To Rafael Zamora, it’s heaven. An extreme sports enthusiast, Zamora envisioned Totali Action Sports as a CSUMB student, when he was scuba diving in the mornings before heading to class. The expanse of surrounding Fort Ord sparked his curiosity with what Zamora calls “transportation mobility with efficiency.” He was introduced to the concepts of ecology, sustainability and commerce. It went from there.
Community Leadership Award
Kathy Kobata, Managing Shareholder, Tostevin Accountancy Group
Kathy Kobata is a Managing Shareholder of Tostevin Accountancy Corporation.
Kathy Kobata began her CPA career with Tostevin Accountancy Corporation and is currently the managing shareholder. She is a graduate of the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley.
Community Leadership Award
Sharon Crino, Former Vice President & General Manager of Eastman Kodak
Sharon Crino is a member of the Business Advisory Council and an Executive-in-Residence at CSUMB's College of Business.
Ms. Crino is a retired Executive from Eastman Kodak Company. During her 30-year career at Eastman Kodak, she held several senior management positions.
Business Leadership Award
Erik Johnson, Founder & CEO, Erik's DeliCafe
Erik Johnson is the Founder & CEO, Erik’s DeliCafé. He is one of three children born in Oakland, and raised in Pacific Grove, to Ray and Dolores Johnson. In 1968, Erik graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Business. It was real estate that brought Erik to Santa Cruz County in 1971.
Super Nova Sponsors
Tostevin Accountancy Corporation in honor and memory of J. Breck Tostevin
- Intercontinental The Clement Monterey
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Drs. Shyam and Kiran Kamath
- Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
- Dr. Marylou Shockley
- CSUMB Online MBA
- Fane and Corie Opperman
- Jeffrey and Merle Froshman