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.





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

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 CSUF Latino Communications Institute


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Professor  Risto Marttinen, Department of Kinesiology



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Outstanding Student Leader: Ashley Diaz (LBST)

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.

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Extraordinary Acts of Service: Jocelyn Pineda (HESC)

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.



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Stellar Student Support: NBC Unviersal: Campus 2 Career program

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.

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Most Committed Partner: Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove

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. Sashes were conferred to 9 graduating students in 2018.

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. Medals were awar ded to 296 gr aduating students in 2018.


Photos from the 2018 Community Engagement Awards ceremony are viewable on the Community Engagement Awards 2018 album on our Facebook page (without having to log in). To download: select the image, right-click and select "Save As…" and choose a location on your computer.