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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 310,000 alumni. 

2018 President’s Distinguished Service Award:

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2018 Outstanding Professor:

Lesley Farmer

Lesley Farmer
Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

2018 Outstanding Staff:

Jennifer Moran

Jennifer Moran
University Relations & Development

2018 Outstanding Graduates:

College of the Arts

Nicole IIagan

Nicole IIagan
Film & Electronic Arts

College of Business Administration

Nia Illisa Salapare

Nia Illisa Salapare
Accountancy

College of Education

Macey W. Lachman

Macey W. Lachman
Student Development in Higher Education/Counseling

College of Engineering

Elyssa Schizu Lawrence

Elyssa Shizu Lawrence
Mechanical Engineering

College of Health and Human Services

Amy L.Cozad

Amy L. Cozad
Criminology & Criminal Justice

College of Liberal Arts

Emi Diane Lee

Emi Diane Lee
Human Development

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Roxanne Jacobs

Roxanne Jacobs
Chemistry with Materials Option and Biochemistry