Honors 2015 Transfer Triumph Award Winners hosted its second annual Transfer Triumph Awards during NerdNation 2015, April 16-18 in San Antonio, Texas, showcasing the best and brightest in community and four-year college transfer initiatives, programming and pathways.

The awards recognize outstanding innovation at both community and four-year college institutions; celebrate collaboration and creativity; and show appreciation for student advocacy and ambassadorship. Awardees include two-year community and state colleges, four-year colleges and universities, community college transfer champions and community college students.

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you for supporting transfer and completion through!

The Dr. Jack Guistwhite Transfer Pioneer
The Maricopa Community Colleges, Arizona
Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, Executive Vice Chancellor

Community College Transfer Champion Program
Tarrant County College North East Transfer Academy, Texas
Dr. Magdalena De Le Teja, Vice President for Student Success
Shewanda Riley, Phi Tau Chapter Advisor
Vanessa Ximenez, Advisor

Community College Completion & Transfer Pathways
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges, New Jersey
Louis F. Venturelli, Assistant Director

Community College Student FishFanatic
Jason Avelson, Weatherford College, Texas
Shawn Michael Bauer, Mesa Community College, Arizona
Annalise Moen, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Wisconsin
Yuning Qiao, Blue Grass Community & Technical College, Kentucky
Janet Walker, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Georgia

Community College Advisor Transfer Champions
Lucinda Baker, Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Kentucky
Marsha Caughern, Carl Albert State College, Oklahoma
Duane Oakes, Mesa Community College, Arizona

Community College Chapter Officer Team Champions
Alpha Phi Kappa Chapter, Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Kentucky
Alpha Zeta Eta Chapter, North Lake College, Texas
Omicron Beta Chapter, Mesa Community College, Arizona

CollegeFish Transfer Trendsetter
Delta State University, Mississippi

CollegeFish Transfer Champion
Colorado State University, Colorado
Delta State University, Mississippi
The University of Mississippi, Mississippi

CollegeFish Transfer Pathways Pioneers
Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi
Texas A&M Commerce, Texas

Transfer Champion Continued Service
Dimitri Lyon, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas
Jason McCormick, The University of Mississippi, Mississippi

Transfer Champion Rising Star
Heather Schmidt, Louisiana State University, Louisiana

Transfer Champion Student’s Choice
Elise Mallette, Delta State University, Mississippi

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Champion
Ronald Filipowicz, Director of College Relations, Phi Theta Kappa

CollegeFish Honor Roll
Ted Carey, Monroe Community College, New York
Hannah Franklin, Carl Albert State College, Oklahoma
Jennifer Delmont Seymour, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Mississippi
Richard E. Thomas, Monroe Community College, New York
Keith Thomson, St. Petersburg College, Florida

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