Honored Alumni Awards 2008-2010
Dr. Ann Grant graduated from Cuesta College in 1975 with a nursing degree and began as a nurse at an Army hospital in Germany. She later earned a Ph.D. in nursing.
Dr. Dana Marlin graduated from Cuesta College in 1994 and went on to get his Ph.D. in bio-inorganic chemistry. Since 2009, Marlin has represented Malta in the European Patent Office.
Vicki Silva graduated from Cuesta College in 1970 and later received her realty license. She went on to be named a "top salesperson" at her firm and serve on the board of the Paso Robles Board of Realtors.
William "Bill" Swanson
Bill Swanson graduated from Cuesta College in 1969 and later Cal Poly. He is CEO of Raytheon Co., a government contractor specializing in defense and homeland security, with 75,000 employees.
Dr. Janet Frank graduated with honors from Cuesta College in 1969 with an Associates Degree. Frank works for University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine as a professor.
Kathryn Wetterstrand earned her Associates Degree from Cuesta College in 1977. She is the Director and Chief Financial Officer of Western Quartz Products, Incorporated, which was founded by her grandfather in 1931.
Steven Frank earned an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering from Cuesta College in 1970. Frank is retired after working 32 years for the San Luis Obispo County Engineering Department as a Registered Civil Engineer.
Tim Williams attended Cuesta College from 1990 to 1994. He founded the San Luis Obispo company Digital West in 1998 and grew the company to nearly 1,000 hosted domains within three years.
Dr. Elaine Cormier came to Cuesta College to pursue a nursing degree, which she received in 1981. Cormier found her passion in optometry.
Sjany de Groot
Sjany de Groot attended Cuesta College graduating in 1973 with an Associates Degree in Nursing. de Groot has provided a care facility for medically fragile children for over 30 years in San Luis Obispo.