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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 325,000 alumni. 

2019 President’s Distinguished Service Award:

Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach

2019 Outstanding Professor:

Ramin Esfandiari

RAMIN ESFANDIARI

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

2019 Outstanding Staff:

Susan Tsuji

SUSAN TSUJI

Administrative Support Coordinator

2019 Outstanding Graduates:

College of the Arts

Alena Rey Gretencord

Alena Rey Gretencord
Industrial Design (posthumously)

College of Business

Jessica Lam

Jessica Lam
Accountancy and Finance

College of Education

Emely Lopez

Emely Lopez
Liberal Studies

College of Engineering

Jairo Maldonado-Contreras

Jairo Maldonado-Contreras
Mechanical Engineering

College of Health and Human Services

Wilma Figueroa

Wilma Figueroa
Health Science/Communit Health; Minor in Chemistry

College of Liberal Arts

Jonah Stoffers

Jonah Stoffers
Political Science; Minor in English

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Jordan Ngo

Jordan Ngo
Biochemistry