48th Annual Americana Awards


Dear Friends of Cypress College,

Thank you for your generous support of Cypress College students during the 48th Annual Americana Awards!

Your gifts through the silent and live auctions and fund-a-need make a lasting impact on our students like our Americana speaker Alexandra Rojas.

Congratulations to our Person of the Year Liz Dunster and all of our honorees! You can view their videos below along with our Americana Photo Gallery.

Our students need your help. Please make a direct contribution to help students like Alexandra through Fund-A-Need and the Americana Honoree Scholarship.

With gratitude,

Cypress College Foundation Board & Staff


Highlights from the 2022 Americana Awards

Mireya Alt – Americana Student Speaker
Americana Livestream Recording

2022 Honorees

Man of the Year

Chief Brian Fennessy

Citizens of the Year

Stephen Sain, Anaheim
Alice Burnett, Buena Park
Loree Erpelding, Cypress

Virginia “Ginny” Moore, Garden Grove
Mic & Dee Vincenti, La Palma
Troy Edgar, Los Alamitos

Deb Machen, Seal Beach
Tom Carpenter, Stanton


Americana Sponsors

  • Logo for aalrr Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo A Professional Law Corporation
  • City of Anaheim logo
  • BC Bonanni Communities logo
  • Falck CARE Ambulance Service logo
  • La Casa Garcia logo
  • Catherine Sorensen Cypress College Alumnus of the Year 2019
  • Buena Park California logo
  • Clean City logo
  • CSI Fullmer logo
  • Cypress College logo
  • Frontier logo
  • Golden State Water Company logo
  • Hilgenfeld Mortuary logo
  • Knott's Berry Farm logo
  • LPA|A logo
  • MAAS logo
  • Morgan Stanley logo
  • Newport Diversified, Inc logo
  • North Orange Community College District logo
  • NOSSAMAN LLP logo
  • AOCDS Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs logo
  • Payden & Rygel logo
  • List of Americana sponsors