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LAVC Guardian Scholars Recognizes Foster Youth for their Achievements

Congratulations to the students in LAVC’s Guardian Scholars foster youth program who will be transferring and/or graduating, are on the dean's list, were foster youth ambassadors, are newly elected student leaders, and to the California Youth Connection (CYC) scholarship recipient!

LAVC Guardian Scholars Recognizes Foster Youth for their Achievements

The LAVC Guardian Scholars Program recently celebrated the achievements of its current or former foster youth students on May 17.

The following Guardian Scholar students were recognized:


  • Hovanes Tonoyan - Accepted to UC Berkeley or UCLA
  • Yoselin Galdamez - Transferring to UC Berkeley (was also accepted to Michigan State University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, UCLA, USC, Boston University, and George Washington University)
  • Judith Foster - Transferring to UCLA
  • Dorian McCabe - Earning a certificate in Child Development
  • Cynthia Steingold - Earning a certificate in Recording Arts

Dean’s List

  • Dorian McCabe
  • Veronica Mejia (President’s List)
  • Sarah Wells
  • Jeannine Collete

Foster Youth Ambassadors (State Capitol Foster Youth Advocates, 4/2016)

  • Abraham Sanchez
  • Xavier Valdez

Newly Elected Student Leaders for 2016-2017

  • Hovanes Tonoyan (Student Body President)
  • Sarah Wells (Commissioner of Political Affairs)

California Youth Connection (CYC) Scholarship Recipient $600

  • Leonard Mucciacciaro

The Guardian Scholars Program provides support for current and former foster youth attending Valley College. The program joins together the efforts of all campus student support services to assist students in reaching their academic goals. For more information, visit the LAVC Guardian Scholars Program Web Page.


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 6/1/2016 5:00:03 PM