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
2019 Outstanding Professor:
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
2019 Outstanding Staff:
Administrative Support Coordinator
2019 Outstanding Graduates:
College of the Arts
Alena Rey Gretencord
Industrial Design (posthumously)
College of Business
Accountancy and Finance
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Health and Human Services
Health Science/Communit Health; Minor in Chemistry
College of Liberal Arts
Political Science; Minor in English
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics