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Outstanding Graduate Award - Spring 2016

Outstanding Graduate Award Finalists

Ava DoraisamyAva R.C. Doraisamy, a Sarasota County resident, has balanced her studies with interning in Congressman Vern Buchanan's office and performing as a violist with the Sarasota Orchestra. Ava, who has a 3.86 grade point average, is secretary for Phi Beta Lambda, Future Business Leaders of America. She put her business lessons to the test by writing a successful funding proposal that allowed the officers of the Venice chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society to attend a national leadership conference in Washington, D.C. She also has been recognized for her music performance with "Superior" ratings from the State Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessments and has won awards for her poetry, including a district poetry award. She has been accepted into the Heavener School of Business at the University of Florida, where she plans to pursue a degree in business and marketing.


Nathaly Marin

Nathaly Marin is a Student Ambassador for SCF and she knows how to make students and visitors feel welcome. At SCF she turned those skills into an education and career in hospitality and business. Nathaly is an intern for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she is gaining hands-on experience working with hotels, restaurants and local attractions, as well as industry partners. While working two jobs, she has kept her focus on education, joining the Bradenton chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Phi Beta Lambda, Future Business Leaders of America. She is known for asking engaging questions in the classroom and maintained a 3.78 grade point average. She plans to transfer to University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee to major in Hospitality Management and Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.


Elizabeth Anne Miller


Elizabeth Anne Miller is a Sarasota resident who came to SCF to complete her bachelor's degree after running her own business. Elizabeth has been active at SCF, participating in Phi Beta Lamdba, where she won several national awards, including first place honors in Insurance and Risk Management, in Management Concepts and in Entrepreneurship Management. She represented SCF at the Phi Theta Kappa National Leadership Conference as vice president of communications. As part of the Model UN team, she was named Outstanding Delegate and won Best Position Paper. Elizabeth, who has a 3.93 grade point average at SCF, is a peer advisor in Venice, where she has been recognized for her work. She plans to attend the University of Florida's Hough Graduate School of Business in 2017 to pursue her M.B.A.



Regina Rodriguez TiradoSofia L. Sirocchi has been named to the All-Florida Academic Team based on her academic achievement, leadership and community service. She graduates with her Associate in Arts degree with a 3.9 grade point average, and her high school diploma from State College of Florida Collegiate School. She has participated in Camp Cardiac and the Human Body Explored program, both through Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), learning clinical skills and evaluating medical case studies. Volunteering at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Sarasota Memorial Rehabilitation Center also has taught her about patient care. As part of her Phi Theta Kappa project, she developed a series of workshops, "A Successful You," detailing tools and services to help college students succeed. She plans to go to the University of Florida in the fall to earn her biomedical engineering degree, with a minor in music performance. Ultimately she plans on going to graduate school and working in the healthcare field.



Colton AmaralElla E. Starr came with her mother to Florida from Kazakhstan as a teenager to pursue an education and improve their lives. Ella has maintained a 4.0 grade point average and is known for taking the most challenging courses and asking deeply thoughtful questions, as well as her courage of conviction. She jumped right into SCFs extracurricular activities, including Zeta Xi Mathematics Club, Math Olympics, American Chemical Society, Student Government Association and the American Red Cross Club. She also serves as a volunteer note taker for the Disability Resource Center. Ella is executive vice president for the Bradenton chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She plans to transfer to the University of Florida, where she will pursue a chemical engineering degree and eventually her M.B.A.


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