Robert J. Cardoza Excellence Award

The Robert J. Cardoza Excellence Award is given each January at Institute Day to a faculty or staff member, OR campus programs demonstrating excellence in teaching and/or service and specifically displaying considerable impact on Student Learning & Success. 

In addition to the countless other organizations which he supported, Bob Cardoza was proud MJC alumnus and later an elected member of the YCCD Board of Trustees for 20 years.  We lost Bob Cardoza in 2002.

Bob lived his life committed to his family and his community.  His impact was far reaching.  To honor his memory and commitment to MJC, the Cardoza family, along with a family friend, established the Robert J. Cardoza Memorial Scholarship to directly benefit students and the Robert J. Cardoza Excellence Award to recognize excellence in teaching and service.  Bob’s legacy of impact continues today through the Cardoza Family’s generosity.  In addition to the recognition of receiving this award, this year, a monetary gift of $1,500.00 ($500 for each unit) is included to be used to fund approved departmental or campus-wide projects of the awardees’ choosing. 

The winners of the Robert J. Cardoza Excellence Award for 2020 are YCCD/MJC Public Safety, YCCD/MJC Facility Operations and YCCD/MJC Information Technology. 

2020 ~ Honorees

YCCD/MJC Public Safety


Campus Safety Dispatchers

Greg Meadows
Janene Wilkins
Vesna Loncaric Lewis
Michelle Madewell
Jacqueline Marion
Debra Tigner

Campus Safety Officers
(MJC and CC)

Brian Singh
Baljinder Gil
Geoffrey Bennett
Joe Paz
Timothy Valentine
Ashley Kennedy
Frank Andrews
Johnny Lemus
Anthony Palleschi
Bonita Vides
Austin Heinrich
Louis Thomas
William (Bill) Walton
Anthony Cotta
Michaela Gonzalez-Redding
Kevin Dills
Christopher Cannobbio
Brian Bennett

Lead Campus Safety Officers

Michael Bernal
Harry Davis
Frank Funes
James Murphy

Administration/Support Staff

Rebecca Heinrich
Sharon (Janie) Warren
Bill Watts
Chris Fuzie

YCCD/MJC Facility Operations


Custodial Team

Martin Almarez
Yana Arreola
Sarion Azevedo
Daniel Brown
Derek Brundage
Johnny Bryant
Jaime Carreon
Anthony Estrada
Elias DeLaCruz
Anthony Duarte
Justin Hannah
Carol Garcia
Andrew Miller
Elizabeth Moreno
Jose Perez
Glen Hulse
Oleg Khatsayuk
Vera Khatasayuk
Sergey Chiley
Alfredo Lopez
Renee Madewell
Rosa Mendonca
Patrick Krebbs
Loretta Passmore 
Carlos Pelaez      
Clifford Ramos
Roberto Reyes
Robert Taylor    
Ljiljana Todd
Liandro Grajedo
Joe Galvan
Joe Borba
Abraham Navarro
Jesse Castillo
Zachary Hannah
Shane Davis/Reassignment
Armando Manriquez
Sabino Vasconcelos
Douglas Yocum
Aaron Santana
Brandon McCarty
Gaylord Horney Jr.
Jeffrey Perales
Oscar Velazquez
Noel Ramirez
Ruben Porras
Roneel Singh
Praneel Narain
Michael Minyard
Marco Bettencourt
Lawrence Montoya
George "Chip" Yeager
Randy Moring
Craig Puckett      

Facilities Operations
Support Staff & Administration

Berlina Napoleon
Kayla Pickett
Tonia Snyder
Trevor Carter
Cirilo Torres
Mary Ann Rogers
Yolanda Perregil
Alicia Salcedo
Samantha McCarty
Judy Lanchester

YCCD/MJC Information Technology


Media Services

Scotty Gonser
Kevin Granados
Tanisha Jackson
Sergiy Kovnev
Ernie Medrano
Sabino Salas
Jeff Swank

Technology Services and IT ServiceDesk

Aslin Williams
Ernie Magdaleno
Gerardo Barajas
Lue Martin
Martin Kjaer
Michael Meadows
Romeo Zardo
Sargon Yadegar
Willie Yohann
Yia Vang
Margo Guzman

Operations

Thomas Lee
Heng Lim
Gary DeBerry
Carmen Bustamante
Patrick Pimentel Jr.
James Thomas
Josh Harper
Ryan Brady
Scott Fernandes

Enterprise Applications

Brian Hill,
Brian Rhodes
Edward Berner
Fiodir Eissayou
Holly Young
Michael Cline
Roland Bernard
Serei Chheav
Tiffnie Eversole
Joe Macklin

Leadership Team Members

Jennifer Ahlswede 
Joshua Hash 
GH Javaheripour