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.
2018 President’s Distinguished Service Award:
2018 Outstanding Professor:
Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
2018 Outstanding Staff:
University Relations & Development
2018 Outstanding Graduates:
College of the Arts
Film & Electronic Arts
College of Business Administration
Nia Illisa Salapare
College of Education
Macey W. Lachman
Student Development in Higher Education/Counseling
College of Engineering
Elyssa Shizu Lawrence
College of Health and Human Services
Amy L. Cozad
Criminology & Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts
Emi Diane Lee
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Chemistry with Materials Option and Biochemistry