The CSULB Alumni Association awarded a total of $32,500 to eight departments as part of the 2006 Alumni Grants Program. In the past 15 years, more than $293,020 has been awarded through this program.
Joanne Tortorici Luna, a member of CSULB’s Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling Department since 2000, was recognized recently with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her work with Move A Child Higher (MACH1), a therapeutic horseback riding program. President George W. Bush gives the award to individuals, families, and groups that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation over a 12-month period.
The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) at CSULB has completed the selection process for its Fourth Annual Advancement of Women Awards The commission honors a student, a staff member, an administrator and a faculty member who actively contribute to the advancement of women on campus through their scholarship, teaching, organizational work, campus community service or any other form of support for women at CSULB.
Jean Casey, who joined the Department of Teacher Education in 1985, was recognized twice recently by the California Reading Association (CRA) and Computer Using Educators (CUE) Inc. for her efforts to introduce computer technology into early classroom education.
Matthew Barnett, a freshman political science major at CSULB, is the recipient of the Dorothy de Araujo Memorial Scholarship, named after the university staff emerita and alumna who died in the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. The $500 scholarship, awarded by the Staff Emeriti Association, is open to CSULB students whose parents or grandparents are staff employees or staff retirees of CSULB and its auxiliaries. Barnett is the grandson of Melinda Smith, an employee in Facilities Management.