Community Engagement Awards

The annual Community Engagement Awards honor students, faculty and community partners whose leadership, service, and partnership strengthen the bonds of engagement that connect the University and the community. We gratefully acknowledge the faculty and community partners who are dedicated to creating experiential educational opportunities for our students and to inspiring their service to the community.



Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience
Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE)Opens in new window
Sara Johnson, Anthropology, and Joel Abraham, Biological Science

Cal State D.C. Scholars

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Steve Stambough, Politics, Administration and Justice

These awards honors reciprocal partnerships that engage students and faculty with off-campus partners to address community needs.


Outstanding Student Leader

Olivia Hill

Olivia Hill '15, Opens in new window Health Science
This award honors a student for leadership qualities that demonstrate creativity, initiative, or risk-taking; and course-related work that has positively impacted the student's colleagues, the organization or the community.

Extraordinary Acts of Service

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Jennifer Uhlman '15, Opens in new window Psychology
This award honors a student or students who have taken initiative and shown outstanding commitment and follow-through with course-related service projects; and whose actions have benefited the organization and community.


Stellar Student Support

Crittenton Services for Children and Families

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This award honors an organization that has guided and/or mentored students, and has gone beyond its duties as a host site for experiential learning.

Most Committed Partner

Lunchtime Exercise Action Program

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This award honors a partner that has contributed time, effort and/or resources to participate in CICE programs and fulfill its responsibilities as a host site.


AmeriCorps Members
Graduating students have completed two years of service during the last four years as Jumpstart AmeriCorps Members receive a sash to be worn at Commencement.
Shirley Barillas, CHAD
Angelica Carlsen, HESC
Amy Loera, CHAD
José Lopez, CHAD
Samantha Lopez, CHAD
Joo Hee (Julie) Park, CHAD
Mante Petersen, SOCI
Janet Resendiz, LBST
Shanon Winston, HESC

Community Engagement Medal
Graduating Baccalaureate and Masters students who elect to complete academic internships or service-learning in excess of departmental requirements may be eligible for the Community Engagement Medal worn at Commencement. There were 308 recipients of the Community Engagement Medal in 2015.

Photos from the 2015 Community Engagement Awards ceremony
can be viewed at the 2015 Community Engagement AwardsOpens in new window page on our Facebook site (without having to log in).