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Scholarship recipients announced for CSUB John Brock Endowment

HersbergerOn Sept. 8, 2011 at Seven Oaks Country Club, the prestigious John Brock Community Service Award will be presented to Susan C. Hersberger, Public Affairs Director of Aera Energy LLC. Included in this event is the award of four John Brock Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each to highly deserving students in the School of Business and Public Administration at California State University, Bakersfield. Scholarships are funded from the event's proceeds through CSUB's John Brock Endowment.

BPA Dean, Dr. John Emery states, "Four recipients have been identified whose academic achievements qualify them for this financial award. These students have demonstrated not only academic achievement, but the leadership and community service for which the John Brock Scholarships were established. Their future success in private and public sectors will be important to Bakersfield and Kern County."

This year's recipients are:

Alexander Anfoso – a junior in management and finance, a working family man and father of two children who began his college career while serving in the military where he completed nine years of service before being honorably discharged in 2008. During summer breaks in high school, Alexander learned the value of hard work while working in the agricultural fields of Kern County. After high school, he learned the principles of leadership, discipline, and mental toughness while honorably serving his country in the United States Air Force. Alexander currently works for the Employment Development Department through the Veteran's Work Study program, where he assists and advises primarily low-income members of the community with job searching and career assistance services. Upon completing his bachelor's degree, Alexander plans to enroll in the MBA program at CSUB, and to apply his educational, business, and leadership experience to benefit the communities of Kern County.

Shanda N. Delgado - a senior in business administration who is married to a local law enforcement officer. After graduating high school as a valedictorian, she has continued to work very hard to maintain her solid G.P.A. while aspiring to graduate early. While attending CSUB, she served as an Associated Students Inc. board member representing the School of Business and Public Administration. She plans to remain in Kern County in order to build a career with the county or city, and/or the¬¬¬ health care industry. She aspires to return to CSUB to get her master's in business administration following a few years of work experience. She credits her mother for encouraging her to always be the best she can be and her husband for always supporting her dreams.

Cameron Holder - a senior at majoring in business finance. He is a single parent who also works full time. He began his college education at Bakersfield College, where he had a 3.7 G.P.A and graduated with cum laude honors with an associate of arts degree in economics. While at CSUB, his experience has been an excellent one. It has been a place where he has grown and developed as an individual. He has been proficient in all his courses. His six-year-old daughter has been his inspiration and motivation to find success in life. After graduating, he plans to take his skills to an investment company. He also wants to pursue his education with a MBA degree. One of his primary goals is to become an entrepreneur.

Joshua Robles – a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in accounting. While working full time, he graduated from Bakersfield College as a first-generation college student, and his desire to seek personal growth has led him to experience academic success. Since transferring to CSUB, Joshua has earned a place on the Dean's List every quarter, and he was recently inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, which recognizes only the top 10 percent of business students. In addition, he has volunteered at the Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank and will reach the one gallon donation mark at the Houchin Community Blood Bank this year. Joshua plans to obtain a C.P.A. license and continue working in the Bakersfield area after graduation.

Tickets to the event are $150 per person or $1,200 per table until Aug. 26 and can be purchased from the CSUB School of Business and Public Administration by calling 661-654-2157. For more information about the John Brock Award Dinner, call Keith Brice at 661-322-4241.

Attachment: Photo of Susan Hersberger, Public Affairs Director of Aera Energy LLC and the 2011 recipient of the John Brock Community Service Award.

For More Information

Colleen Dillaway
Director, Public Affairs & Communications, CSUB
661-654-2456
cdillaway@csub.edu

Irma Cervantes
Public Affairs Coordinator, CSUB
661-654-2138
icervantes@csub.edu