Awards

The Alumni Association offers three awards in recognition of excellence in service. Student awards are open to graduating undergraduates and graduate students receiving their degree in January, June or August of 2020. CSUF faculty or staff must nominate students for these awards. Nominations for the faculty award must be submitted by a faculty member, staff, or a student. No self-nominations or joint nominations are accepted. Quality of nomination submissions is held in higher regard over the number of petitions received for an individual.


The Alumni Association sponsors the following awards:

  • Outstanding Senior Award
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • Distinguished Faculty Service Award

 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD RECIPIENTS:

2019 Outstanding Senior Award Recipient

 

Nathan Bui
Nathan Bui went from high school valedictorian and Eagle Scout to President's Scholar, peer mentor and molecular biology researcher. For his academic excellence and service to university and community, he is the 2019 recipient of the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Senior Award. Nathan is also the Senior of the Year by the President’s Scholars Student Association. Read More Opens in new window

 

2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Award Recipient

 

Karla Aguirre
Karla I. Aguirre is an elementary school counselor recognized as an exemplar of service and scholarship for global learning and education. Since starting her doctoral program in educational leadership, she has provided service to her community and the university, studied abroad, conducted and presented research projects on educational issues and is a research assistant in the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership. Karla is the 2019 recipient of the Extension and International Programs Award and the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the Alumni Association. Read More Opens in new window

 

2019 Distinguished Faculty Service Award Recipient

 

Dr. Roberto  Soto
Roberto Soto, assistant professor of mathematics, came to Cal State Fullerton in 2016 with a wide range of math teaching experience: from high school, community college and university, and pre-algebra to calculus. He also has designed math curriculum, coached and trained math teachers, and developed courses to help underrepresented students prepare for college. In 2018, Dr. Soto was awarded the MAA Tensor-SUMMA grant for his outstanding commitment to provide support for students from underrepresented groups in mathematical sciences. Read more about Dr. Soto Opens in new window , and learn about his future projects. Opens in new window

 

DISTINGUISHED FACULTY SERVICE AWARD

The Distinguished Faculty Service Award will be presented to a CSUF faculty member who has demonstrated distinguished service to students. The award recipient will receive commemorative plaque and an engraved CSUF emblematic watch and will be recognized at the Alumni Association Annual Meeting in May 2020. Nominations must be submitted by CSUF faculty, staff or students. No self nominations or joint nominations will be accepted.

Nomination Deadline: 5 p.m. March 20, 2020

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OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD

Established by the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association, funds for this award are raised through the generous support of CSUF alumni through various programming and events. Who is eligible? This award is open to graduating undergraduates receiving their degree in January, June or August of 2020. CSUF faculty or staff must submit nominations for this award. Award recipient may be recognized at Honors Convocation in May.

Nomination Deadline: 5 p.m. March 20, 2020

Amount: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Academically outstanding
  • Demonstrates service to the department, university and/or community
  • Active in extracurricular, academic or professional activities

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OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

This award was established by the Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association. Funds for this award are raised through the generous support of CSUF alumni and proceeds raised at alumni programs and events.

Who is eligible? Nominations for this award are open to students who will receive their Master’s or Doctorate degree in January, June or August of 2020. Nominations for this award must be submitted by a CSUF faculty or staff member. Recipient may be recognized at Honors Convocation in May.

Nomination Deadline: 5 p.m. March 20, 2020

Amount: $1,000

Criteria:

  • Academically outstanding
  • Demonstrates service to the department, university and/or community
  • Active in extracurricular, academic or professional activities

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