The prestigious John Brock Community Service Award will be presented to Vincent Rojas, Jr. on Thursday, September 3, 2009, at Seven Oaks Country Club. Rojas, a longtime resident of Bakersfield, has three decades of experience providing strategic leadership within the banking and credit union industry. Since 1989, Rojas has served as president/CEO of Kern Schools Federal Credit Union.
Rojas has served in numerous leadership positions including terms on the board of directors for Bakersfield City School District Educational Foundation, California State University, Bakersfield Foundation, Bakersfield College Foundation, Kern Community Foundation, and Kern Economic Development Corporation. He has also served as president of the Bakersfield west Rotary Foundation and chairman of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. He was the recipient of the CSUB President's Medal in 2006.
The sponsoring organization of this event is the executive advisory council of CSUB's School of Business and Public Administration. 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.
Past award recipients in the event's 20-year history are Lou and Sheryl Barbich, Gregory Bynum, Jim Burke, Morgan Clayton, Joan Dezember, Ray Dezember, Dr. John Forney, Don Hart, Bernard Herman, 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 per person 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.
For more information:Isabel Gonzalez
Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications