College of Business

Class of 2022 Honors Convocation

April 30, 2022

The Honors Convocation ceremony recognizing Class of 2022 students for achieving Academic Honors was held in-person on Saturday, April 30th, at the Otter Student Union (OSU) Ballroom. President's Medalists and Dean's Medalists were honored as well.

We congratulate the 2022 College of Business Dean's Medalist, Miranda Sampson, and all 80 College of Business students recognized for achieving Academic Honors at this year's ceremony.

College of Business Dean's Medalist

Miranda Sampson

The College of Business Dean's Medalist was Miranda Sampson, a Business Administration student graduating Summa Cum Laude with a concentration in Agribusiness. In addition to her excellent academic achievement, Ms. Sampson demonstrated exemplary leadership skills as President of the Agribusiness Club, held an internship with Tanimura and Antle, and received the Outstanding Future Alumni Award. 

"Receiving the Dean's Medal for the College of Business is the perfect ending to my journey here at CSUMB. To be recognized by the College of Business as an outstanding student just feels so fulfilling. It is a wonderful feeling to know that the steps I took to stand out in a classroom setting, as well as in professional settings, paid off. As a transfer student, I was worried about making connections and getting involved with the school in a virtual setting, but I think the staff and faculty here at CSUMB really made a difference and allowed me to reach my full potential. Thank you to Karlee Posteher, Maj-Britt Kimm, and Jill Hosmer-Jolley for being amazing professors that I was able to connect with during my first semester here. Thank you Susan Harker for running the Diamond Key Professional Development Program and making it possible to learn so many valuable professional skills. Finally, thank you Scott Fausti for allowing me to grow within the Agribusiness Club and for getting me connected with professionals from the Agriculture industry. I owe my success to these amazing people, as well as all my other professors and supporters." – Miranda Sampson

Congratulations, Miranda!

Miranda Sampson - 2022 College of Business Dean's Medalist

Dean Shockley (R) announcing the Class of 2022 Dean's Medalist, Miranda Sampson (L)

Miranda Sampson and her mom

Miranda Sampson (R) and her mom, Diane Sampson (L) at Honors Convocation

College of Business Academic Honors


Awarded to students with a GPA of not less than 3.9*

Business Administration

Campos, Isabella
Errahebi, Adam
Guzman, Martha
Herrick, Dillon
O'Toole, Ashley
Sabir, Amanda
Sampson, Miranda
Trujillo, Julissa
Vidaure, Vanessa
Zucca, Peter

Sustainable Hospitality Management

Axton, Paige
Hunter, Nicole
Nelson Jones, Hannah


Awarded to students with a GPA of not less than 3.75*

Business Administration

Bahri, Morgan
Bauer, Boyd
Bynert, Mitchell
Caulkins, Rolland
Figueroa, Daniel
Guevarra, Samantha
Harris, Celina
Hernandez, Manuel
Kramer, Thomas
London, Jenna
Lopez, Rosa
Salas, Juan
Santiago, Perez Isela
Schilling, James
Stoner, Whitney
Tinajero, Karla
Torres, Amaris

Sustainable Hospitality Management

Sawert, Hope
German, Holly


Awarded to students with a GPA of not less than 3.5*

Business Administration

Aytar, Sitem
Baker, Brent
Cantoriano, Brenda
Cardenas-Vega, Elizabeth
Carmona Castaneda, Lizeth
Castillo, Julieta
Chang, Halle
Colorina, Mark Francis
Dean, Tyler
Delph, Tricia
Desai, Khushi
Frantzich, Kristen
Fraser, Sean
Garcia, Miguel
Garcia, Saray
Gonzalez-Reyes, Lidia
Gourley, Tina
Hernandez, Mayra
Hidaka, Holly

Sustainable Hospitality Management

Moncrieff, Harley


*Cumulative GPA in all undergraduate courses, including transfer work.