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Sac State honors top students with President's Medal and Dean's Award from each college

Six of the seven Dean's Award recipients posed for a group photograph. From left: (Front row) Rebecca Vail, Chrissy Martinez, Emily Gonsalves. (Back row) Scott Azevedo, Mohammad Rawi Dawoodzada, Leon Burns. Pictured below, Josue Vasquez. (Sacramento State/Andrea Price)

Students honored with the annual Dean's Awards from each of Sacramento State's seven academic colleges represent the best of the University. They are scholars who excel not only in the classroom but beyond it, making a difference on campus, with their families, throughout their communities, and beyond.

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Josue Vasquez.

Award recipients, considered the University's top graduates, were selected for their honors by professors and administrators, who assessed their academic and social contributions.

The President's Medal is awarded to one of the seven Dean's Award winners, presented annually by President Robert S. Nelsen.

This year’s winners have excelled academically and in the face of unprecedented life challenges in a world still dealing with a tenacious pandemic. With resilience and determination, they reached the finish line.

Their stories are being published daily as this year's Commencement approaches. Each new story will be added here:

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