SJSU Salzburg Scholars 2011–2012

Mak Akhtar

Mak Akhtar

(Junior—Psychology | CoSS)

Peer Mentor (2010-present); Research Assistant at the International Neuroeconomic Institute Stress and Aging Lab (2010-present); Historian and Decoration Committee Chair of Psi Chi (2010-present); Meditation and Service Club President (2008-2009); Heifer International (2007-2008); Colleges Against Cancer (2007-2008); Your Enlightened Side Plus (YES+) Assistant Coordinator at SJSU & Stanford (2007-present), Students at SJSU for Animal Rights (2007). Sponsored by International & Extended Studies.

Janet Bingham

Janet Bingham

(Junior—Advertising | CASA)

Dean’s Scholar (2011); Team Leader of SJSU’s Dwight Bentel & Hall Communications Agency (2010-2011); and Treasurer for SJSU’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (2010-2011). Actively involved in the community through volunteering with adolescents in sports and demonstrates leadership skills through extracurricular activities. Volunteered for Hearts & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center for youth and adults with orthopedic impairments and other special needs. Sponsored by the SJSU Salzburg Program.

Danielle Case

Danielle Case

(Frosh—Animation | CoHA)

Senior Artist Award Scholarship (2009) and Purple & Gold Award-English (2009), both at Monta Vista High School. Other honors and accomplishments include 1st Place in Chinese Language Teachers Association of California Annual Speech Contest, Non-Native Category (2006, 2009); iControl Networks Quality Assurance Intern (2009-2010); and English teaching trip to China (Yunnan Province) with Saratoga Federated Church (2010). Sponsored by the Humanities Honors Program.

Kathleen de Leon

Kathleen de Leon

(Senior—Nursing | CASA)

Dean’s Scholar (2008, 2009); SJSU Provost’s Honors Seminar (2011); and AS 55 Award (2011). Kathleen’s long-standing interest in patient care may be defined by her experience at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) as both a past volunteer and a current student nurse. Her three years of clerical experience at its patient billing department has also led to a better understanding of the financial aspects of our healthcare system. In addition, Kathleen has been privileged to work with San Jose’s diverse community as a volunteer for the San Jose Public Library system, Overfelt Garden’s Chinese Moon Festival Committee, and Martha’s Kitchen. Other academic achievements include involvement as a lead speaker in a 2008 SJSU radio debate regarding the banning of on-campus blood donations. Sponsored by the College of Applied Sciences & Arts.

Cynthia Duong

Cynthia Duong

(Frosh—Graphic Design | CoHA)

I’m a student of the Humanities Honors Program, and have received the National Scholars Award and President’s Honor Roll (2006). I have participated in National Honor Society (2007-2009), was an avid member of Model United Nations as the officer of Finance (2008-2009) and Secretary General (2009-2010). At the Santa Clara Valley MUN Conference, I received Honorable Mention (2009 and 2010) and several verbal accommodations for my speaking skills and knowledge of global issues. I am very interested in the United Nations and encouraging global awareness. I also have a love for public speaking, global issues, modern art, and photography. Sponsored by the College of Humanities & Arts.

Eric Enberg

Eric Enberg

(Junior—Finance | CoB)

Dean’s Scholar (2010) and Provost’s Honors Seminar (2011). After growing up in Northern California, Eric moved to San Jose to study Business and pursue a degree in Finance and Economics. He has found success at San Jose State, where he maintains an impressive GPA and has earned Honors Society memberships. His on-campus involvement includes working as a Peer Mentor and participating in various Business clubs. When he’s not in school Eric works as a seasonal firefighter, but he always insists that his studies come first. On his free time he enjoys developing his personal fitness, playing sports, researching business and economic journals, and reading about globalization and central banking. Sponsored by the College of Business.

Alberto Gutierrez

Alberto Gutierrez

(Graduate Student—Communication Studies | CoSS)

Assistant Residential Life Coordinator (2010-Present); Student Conduct Coordinator (2010-Present); Chairman, SJSU Student Union Board of Directors (2010-Present); Chapter Advisor, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity (2010-Present); Recipient of The New York Film Academy’s Brett Ratner Scholarship Award (2009); Member of Order of Omega: the Greek honors society (2006-2008); Recipient of the SJSU University Governance Award (2006-2007); Founding Father of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity (2005 – 2008); President, SJSU Associated Students (2005-2007); Senator, SJSU Academic Senate (2005-2007), and Graduate of the Leon E. Panetta Institute for Public Policy (2005). Sponsored by the College of Social Sciences.

Asmara Hoo

Asmara Hoo

(Junior—Biological Sciences | CoS)

Dean’s Scholar (2008, 2009, 2010); SJSU College of Science, Science 2/Science 90T Peer Advisor (2008-2011) & Peer Advisor Coordinator (2010-2011). Undergraduate Research Associate for Dr. Brandon White (2011); Assistant Instructor, Galileo Learning: The Tech Summer Camps (2010); and an active member of SJSU Pre-Med Club (2007-2008). Also an Assistant Cheerleading Coach for Milpitas High School, Milpitas, CA (2007-2008) and Camp Counselor, Exploring New Horizons (2007, 2008, 2010).

Brandyn Jandrew

Brandyn Jandrew

(Junior—Marketing | CoB)

AS 55 Award for outstanding student involvement, leadership, and academic achievement (2010). Director of Extracurricular Affairs (2009-2010) and Homecoming Court Selection Committee (2009), Associated Students. SJSU Orientation and Transition Leader for incoming freshmen students (2009). SJSU Delegate at the National Association for Campus Activities Programming Institute in Florida (2009). New Member Educator for Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity (2009). Sponsored by the College of Business.

Franchesca Kellett

Franchesca Kellett

(Frosh—English | CoHA)

Humanities Honors Student at San Jose State University (2010-2011); Confirmation Teacher at St Catherine Parish (2008-2011); Youth Group Leadership Team at St Catherine Parish (2008-2011); Recreational Softball Coach (2006-2010); Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year (2010); Youth Action Council Member (2007-2010) and Vice-Chair (2009-2010); Project Cornerstone Coordinator and Mentor at Sobrato High School (2009-2010); and Extreme Learning Center Tutor (2010-2011). Sponsored by the Associated Students.

Justin Lau

Justin Lau

(Frosh—International Business | CoB)

Senior Editor, Mission San Jose High Costanoan Yearbook (2009-2010); Business Manager, Costanoan Yearbook (2008-2010); Head of Admissions, Costanoan Yearbook (2008-2010). Sponsored by the Alumni Association.

Katie Louey

Katie Louey

(Senior—Sociology | CoSS)

Dean’s Scholar (2009, 2010) and A.S. 55 Student Leader (2011). Inez and Donald Burdick Scholarship Recipient (2011), Dierks-Morgan Scholarship Recipient (2010), and Meta Marion Goldsmith Scholarship Recipient (2010). AIESEC San Jose Vice President of Outgoing Exchange (2010); AIESEC United States Winter National Con-ference Organizing Committee President (2011); AIESEC International Congress 2011 Kenya Logistics Teamster (2011); Alternative Spring Break Team Leader in Navajo Nations (2011); Legacy Building Initiative Steering Committee (2011); Xin Xin Yu Autism Rehabilitation Center Volunteer in Beijing, China (2010); and Project Shine Volunteer (2009). Humanities Honors Program (2007-2009). Sponsored by the College of Social Sciences.

Cynthia Ly

Cynthia Ly

(Senior—Journalism & Mass Communications | CASA)

Dean’s Scholar (2008, 2009) and participant in the Provost’s Honors Seminar (Spring 2011). Cynthia currently serves as a Conversation Club Leader with SJSU’s International Gateways, working with the University’s large number of international students. She also spent a year studying abroad at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with the International Student Exchange Program (2009-2010), where she worked with the Hong Kong Rural School Project teaching English at Ling To Primary School; and was a participant in the German American Partnership Program (2005). In addition, she has traveled around the U.S., Japan, China, Germany, Singapore, & Dubai. In her free time, Cynthia explores the wonders called food, literature and music. Sponsored by the College of Applied Sciences & Arts.

Eva Roa

Eva Roa

(Junior—Economics | CoSS)

SJSU Humanities Honors Program (2008-2010), AIESEC Board of Advisor’s Outstanding Leadership Award (2010), & AIESEC America’s Top Sales Person Award (2010). As current President of AIESEC, Eva leads her team in facilitating international internships while developing global leaders. Eva also works with GlobalTech Bridge, facilitating many multi-functional projects that bring Latin American organizations to the US. Last year, she was the Haas Microfinance Webinar Campus Coordinator, in which she set up streaming events for students to learn about Microfinance. She also volunteered in Project Shine to tutor Elderly Chinese on the US citizenship test. Prior to college, Eva volunteered and lived in a rural Panama, teaching kids about health and constructing an Aqueduct. Eva hopes to run successful social ventures in the future. Sponsored by the Student Union.

Patrick Roteman

Patrick Roteman

(Frosh—Software Engineering | CoENG)

SJSU Provost’s Honors Seminar (2011) and Microsoft Golden Ticket Recipient (2011). Patrick was also an AP Scholar with Distinction (2010), National Honors Society Lifetime Member (2010), California Scholarship Foundation Lifetime Member (2010), Chess Teacher with Academic Chess (2010-2011), and earned Seventh Place at the US Sabot Nationals (2006). Sponsored by the Davidson College of Engineering.