On May 8th, 2018, APIA held a welcome reception for Dr. Joanna Schilling and Provost Valentina Purtell. In addition, APIA awarded our annual scholarship.
Michelle Tee, Valentina Purtell, Dr. Joanna Schilling and Billy Pashaie
President Greg Schulz of Fullerton College, Chancellor Cheryl Marshall and Fred Williams (Vice Chancellor, Finance & Facilities)
Camille was recognized for her academic excellence during her studies at Fullerton College. She was on the President’s Honor list, she won the library’s Banned Book essay contest, and she received a UCLA research grant to fund her work on the topic, “Marginalization Through Diction: Examining everyday microaggressions to LGBTQ students of color at Community College Campuses.”
While keeping up her grades, Camille also found time for volunteer work that earned her the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society Community Service Award. Camille volunteered off-campus at Commonwealth Elementary School and at retirement homes, but she has also been very active on-campus. She received the Senator of the Year award for her service on Associated Students as the Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee and in various other capacities. She also served as the Fullerton College delegate for the Student Senate for California Community Colleges. Camille participated as a representative or panelist at events at UCI, UCR, and Fullerton College to provide perspectives and solutions for educators and students dealing with LGBTQ students of color. Camille also received the Students of Distinction Service Achievement Award.