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Student leadership awards at CSUB
  June 9, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456,,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138,

California State University, Bakersfield has recognized 19 campus clubs, organizations, and individuals at the first Leadership Awards. CSUB's student activities office teamed up with the Student Organizations and Clubs Council, or SOCC, to honor the recipients at the event, "Celebrating Leadership while Building Traditions," on May 31.

"The 2005-06 year at CSUB has been one of great strides towards the vision of quality of the student experience," said Emile Callahan, activities coordinator for student activities. "The event was very much needed amongst the student organizations to recognize all their hard work and dedication to campus life. We gave certificates of achievement to each and every organization listing how many years they have been at CSUB."

The winners are as follows:

  • William Perry, Outstanding Advisor of the Year.
  • African American Student Union and Black Men on Campus, Outstanding Collaborative Programming.
  • Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Outstanding Community Service.
  • Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority, Outstanding Fundraising.
  • Caitlyn Acquaviva, Outstanding Member of the Year.
  • Panhellenic Council, Outstanding Membership Recruitment.
  • Theta Sigma Chi Sorority, Outstanding Educational Program.
  • Delta Zeta Tau Fraternity, Outstanding Website.
  • Student Ambassadors for Farm Workers, Most Promising New Group.
  • Student Athletic Advisory Council, Outstanding Spirit.
  • Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Outstanding Greek Organization.
  • Club Literario Hermes, Outstanding Multicultural Organization.
  • College Republicans, Outstanding Political Organization.
  • American Muslim Student Association, Outstanding Religious Group.
  • Campus Crusade for Christ, Outstanding Social Support Group.
  • Sigma Tau Delta English Honors, Outstanding Academic/Honors Group.
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club, Outstanding Sports/Recreation Club.
  • Didi Womack of the African American Student Union, Outstanding Student President of the Year.
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, Outstanding Organization.

Jeni Rice, the SOCC vice president, said: "Student life is on the rise; expect great things from students leaders at CSUB. It was exciting to see the organizations get recognition from the campus.

"The SOCC leadership awards was a great success, its initial goal was to provide an official forum to help recognize all the hard work and extraordinary efforts that various clubs and organizations have accomplished," she continued. "This is a crucial first step toward building relationships and encouraging students to get involved while enhancing their educational experience. As the SOCC vice president I will do my best to make this a tradition and will continue to work diligently to make the next one even better."

Marina Avalos-Kegley, director of student activities, said all student organizations were invited to participate by nominating a registered organization/club. The nominations were reviewed and evaluated by an impartial committee. "Students were very appreciative that they where recognized for all their efforts," she added.

For additional information, please contact Callahan at (661) 654-3091.