Cypress College Foundation Americana Awards 50th Anniversary Gala

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49th Annual Americana Awards

Americana Honorees posing with their awards.

Dear Friends of Cypress College Foundation,

Thank you for your generous support of Cypress College students during the 49th Annual Americana Awards!

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

Congratulations to our Person of the Year Bobbie Stovall 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 Kendrick through Fund-A-Need and the Americana Honoree Scholarship.

With gratitude,

Cypress College Foundation Board & Staff

Student speaker, Kendrick Hopson, speaking at the podium.

Kendrick Hopson – Americana Student Speaker

Person of the Year, Bobbie Stovall, posing on stage with her award alongside Dr. Scott Thayer, Jim Vanderpool, and Curtis Scheetz.

Dr. Scott Thayer, Cypress College President; Bobbie Stovall, Person of the Year; Jim Vanderpool, Anaheim City Manager, Curtis Scheetz, Cypress College Foundation Board President

Americana Awards Gala Honorees

Bobbie Stovall
Person of the Year
Greg & Cathy Fellers
Seal Beach
Rigo Ramirez
Jody Daily & Kevin Kidney
Elizabeth Swift
Buena Park
Jon Peat
Michele Steggell
La Palma
Shelli Appling
Los Alamitos
Joe Hammer
Garden Grove

Americana Awards sponsors

2024 Americana Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Total Environmental Management

Title Sponsor
US Bank

Floral Sponsor
Conroy’s Flowers

President Circle Sponsors
Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks & Mortuaries, Bobbie Stovall, co-owner Stovall’s Hotels of Anaheim

Patriot Sponsor
Troy and Betty Edgar

Founder Sponsors
Chuck & Erzsebet Dunster, Erika Records, Golden State Water Company, George & Sharon Orff, Sundt Construction, Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, O’Connell Hotels & Hospitality, Wincome Management & Development Inc., McAuley LCX Corporation

Benefactor Sponsors
Elizabeth “Beth” Swift, North Orange County Community College District, Bryan & Maura Ventura, Tuesday Evening Publications, Don & Shelli Appling, Gay Hannah, Jon & Bonnie Peat, Margie Lewis, Rigoberto “Rigo” Ramirez, Seal Beach Lions Club, Caterina’s Club and Anaheim White House, SMACNA, JW Marriott Anaheim, City of Buena Park, SoCalGas, California Bank & Trust, Applied Air Conditioning, ECOS, Joe & Marie Hammer, Rowntree Gardens CCRC, Bonanni Communities, Boys & Girls Club of Stanton, Stanton Lions, City of Stanton

Spirit Sponsors
Matt’s Distributing, RE/MAX Tiffany-Delight & Nicole, Cypress College Swap Meet, One More Productions, Tequila Comisario, Schools First FCU, Payden & Rygel

Patron Sponsors
Barbara Dunsheath & James Finn, Bradley Horner, MAAS Companies, Lionel & Fay Ng, Penn Air, Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, Atkinson Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR), Greg Swift, ORCO Block Company, Northern Trust, Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs, Golden Touch

Star Sponsors
Ishii Engineering, Paul & Carol Bostwick, Reon Boydstun-Howard, Steve & JoAnna Schilling, Terry & Sandie McCarthy, Piper Sandler & Co, Todd Priest & Associates, Westmont of Cypress, Jim & Dawn Carter, USS Cal Builders, Falck USA, Dr. & Mrs. Scott Thayer, Stephen Schoonmaker & Joy Holmes