Local leader to be honored with John Brock Community Service Award

August 21, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu
John Brock Service Award Photo

The prestigious John Brock Community Service Award will be presented to Bernard J. Herman on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Seven Oaks County Club. Herman, a longtime resident of Bakersfield, has three decades of experience providing strategic leadership within the health care industry. Currently, he is serving as executive director for the Bakersfield Museum of Art.

Herman has served in numerous leadership positions including terms on the board of directors for Vision 20/20, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, the Kegley Institute of Ethics and the Extended University advisory boards at California State University, Bakersfield, Rotary Club of Bakersfield, Target Reading First Collaborative, Bakersfield Music Theater, Klassen Corporation and others.

The sponsoring organization of this event is the CSUB School of Business and Public Administration Executive Advisory Council. The council is comprised of approximately 25 business and community leaders who provide advice and support to the school.

Proceeds from the event help to fund the John Brock Endowment, which provides scholarships for students in CSUB's School of Business and Public Administration. Scholarships will be presented at the dinner to this year's four recipients.

Award recipients in the dinner's 20-year history are Lou and Sheryl Barbich, Gregory Bynum, Jim Burke, Morgan Clayton, Joan Dezember, Ray Dezember, John Forney, Don Hart, Jimmie Icardo, Bob Karpe, George Martin, David Parker, Robert Price, John Pryor, Rev. Glenn Puder, Mary K. Shell, Jerry Stanners, Joe D. Stevenson, Ray Watson and, the inspiration for the award, John Brock, Sr.

Tickets for the event are $150 and can be purchased from CSUB School of Business and Public Administration. Corporate table sponsorships are also available. For further information and tickets, call (661) 654-2157.