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Nominations for 2008-09 Community Service Awards

Published: March 2, 2009

CSULB is proud of its identity as a university connected to the community in a cooperative spirit of engagement which is mutually beneficial. Typifying this commitment, many from the campus community reap the rewards intrinsically embedded in helping in their neighborhoods and will be recognized this spring.

Nominations for the 2008-09 Community Service Awards are encouraged at this time. There are four awards per year, one each to a CSULB student, faculty member, staff member, and alumni.

These awards recognize and encourage service by members of the CSULB family to the community within which they live. The Academic Senate, the Staff Council, the Alumni Association, and the Associated Students Inc. sponsor the awards.

Wide ranges of service activities are eligible, including political, religious, and social activism. In all cases, sustained involvement and significant results are considered. Noteworthy accomplishments within the past 12 months will receive special attention. Unpaid volunteer service that is not part of one’s normal and expected occupational duties is preferred. Those eligible include CSULB faculty, staff, students, and alumni (to include all former students and friends of the university). Self-nominations are encouraged. Awardees may reapply five years after receiving an award.

To be eligible, complete a nomination form with the required narrative description. In addition, one letter of recommendation of support is required, with submission of up to three letters permissible. A committee selected by the sponsoring group judges the nominations and the deliberations of the committee will be confidential.

Nominations must be submitted to the appropriate location listed on the submission form by noon on Friday, March 13. All submissions must be by U.S. mail or hand-carried to appropriate location.

A narrative description should not exceed 300 words and should include details of the services activity (include dates and nature of service); significant accomplishment/outcomes overall during the last 12 months; an assessment of the activity’s value to the community served; any benefits to the CSULB as the result of the nominees’ involvement; any other especially important factors for the judging committee to consider; and a statement as to whether activities were stipendiary and/or paid.

Completed nomination forms and narrative should be submitted as follows: faculty to the Academic Senate Office, Academic Services-112, Mail Stop: 2005; staff nominations go to Staff Personnel (Brotman Hall-335, Mail Stop: “0121); alumni nominations go to Alumni Relations (University Student Union-111, Mail Stop: 0601); and student nominations go to Associated Students, Inc. (University Student Union-311, MaiI Stop: 0602). The campus mailing address is: CSU Long Beach 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840.

If you should have any questions or to receive a nomination form, contact the Office of Academic Senate, AS-112 at 562/985-4149.