49th Annual Americana Awards


Registration open!
Westin Anaheim Resort
March 16, 2024


A list of Americana Award honorees: CYPRESS COLLEGE FOUNDATION AMERICANA AWARDS 2024 HONOREES PERSON OF YEAR Bobbie Stovall CITIZENS OF THE YEAR Jody Daily & Kevin Kidney, Anaheim Elizabeth "Beth" Swift, Ed.D., Buena Park Jon Peat, Cypress Joe Hammer, Garden Grove Michele Steggell, La Palma Shelli Appling, Los Alamitos Greg & Kathy Fellers, Seal/ Beach Rigoberto Ramirez, Stanton

Americana Honorees 2024

Person of the Year

Bobbie Stovall

Citizens of the Year

Jody Daily & Kevin Kidney, Anaheim
Elizabeth “Beth” Swift, Ed.D., Buena Park
Jon Peat, Cypress
Joe Hammer, Garden Grove
Michele Steggell, La Palma
Shelli Appling, Los Alamitos
Greg & Kathy Fellers, Seal Beach
Rigoberto Ramirez, Stanton


Opportunity Drawing

Includes a pair of electric bicycles and other prizes valued up to $10,000.

$50 per ticket (suggested donation)

Only 300 tickets available

Drawing will be held on March 16, 2024 at the 49th Annual Americana Awards. Winner need not be present to win.

Opportunity Drawing, Includes a pair of Electric Bicycles and other prizes valued up to $10,000. $50 per ticket (suggested donation) Only 300 tickets available. Drawing will be held on March 16, 2024 at the 49th annual Americana Awards. Winner need not be present to win. Tickets available www.AmericanaAwards.org

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


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