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Outstanding Professor - Staff - Graduates

The annual Alumni Awards recognizes one President's Distinguished Service Awardee, one Outstanding Professor, one Outstanding Staff Member and seven Outstanding Graduates.

The Outstanding Professor is chosen on the basis of instruction and instructionally-related activities, scholarly and professional service. Nominations for this prestigious award are accepted campus wide, and the University Awards Committee of the Academic Senate selects the recipient.  

The Outstanding Staff Member is nominated by the Staff Council and is based on exemplary service and commitment to the campus and local community. 

Outstanding Graduates are chosen by their respective colleges. This year’s seven recipients have distinguished themselves academically and have demonstrated service and dedication in national, local and campus organizations.  This truly impressive group of students was chosen for this award from over 11,000 graduates and will join the Beach Family comprised of over 310,000 alumni. 

2017 President’s Distinguished Service Award:

Making a difference every day, 100 years, Rotary Club of Long Beach 1917-2017
Rotary Club of Long Beach

2017 Outstanding Professor:

Bill Pedersen

Bill Pedersen
Psychology

2017 Outstanding Staff:

Wendy Lopez

Wendy Lopez
Human Development

2017 Outstanding Graduates:

College of the Arts

Kali Hardwick

Kali Hardwick
Vocal Performance

College of Business Administration

Daniel R. Chacon

Daniel R. Chacon
Accountancy and Finance

 

College of Education

Todd J. Wallenius

Todd J. Wallenius
Curriculum and Instruction Program, Secondary Education

College of Engineering

Rodolfo Amezcua

Rodolfo Amezcua
Mechanical Engineering

 

College of Health and Human Services

Author Yao

Author Yao
Health Care Administration

College of Liberal Arts

Tiphaine S. Lefevre

Tiphaine S. Lefevre
International Studies Program

 

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Lukas A. Fuentes

Lukas A. Fuentes
Biochemistry