CSUB Announces Ben Stinson III as the 2013 John Brock Community Service Award recipient

Picture of Ben Stinson CSU Bakersfield’s School of Business and Public Administration proudly announces that Ben F. Stinson, III as this year’s recipient of the prestigious John Brock Community Service Award. Stinson will be honored during a recognition dinner on September 5, 2013 at Seven Oaks Country Club.

Stinson currently serves on the CSUB Foundation Board of Directors to which he was appointed in 1995. He has held numerous leadership positions such as President/Chairman of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, President of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield, and three-time co-chair of the Kern High School District Boundary Committee. His past board service includes the Boys and Girls Club of Bakersfield, the American Cancer Society and the Kern County Homeless Coalition Task Force.  Stinson has been honored as a member the Bakersfield City School District Inaugural Hall of Fame and the CSUB Hall of Fame. In addition, he’s been recognized with the Kern High School District Jim Burke Light and Liberty Award and the Bakersfield College Athletic Foundation Gerry Collis Century Club Award.

“For decades, Ben Stinson has proven to be an exceptional member of the Bakersfield community,” said John Emery, Dean of CSUB’s School of Business and Public Administration. “His continued participation in organizations that are so important to our community, and his prestigious recognitions, made him the idea candidate for this year’s John Brock Community Service Award.”

Stinson was born and raised in Bakersfield with his two sisters Sally and Elizabeth, and are the children of Mary Elizabeth and Ben Franklin Stinson Jr., founders of Stinson Stationers, Inc.  He was in the first four-year graduating class of Highland High School in the year 1974, received his Associate of Arts degree from Bakersfield college in 1977, and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management Cum Laude in 1979 from CSUB. Stinson became the President of the family business in 1981. He is the father of two sons, Cyrus James and Mark Whitaker Stinson.

“It is an honor to be named this year’s John Brock Award recipient,” said Ben Stinson.  “I care deeply about this community, which is why I continue to contribute in every way that I can. Receiving this honor tells me that what I do is making an impact in the community I care so much about.”

The John Brock Community Service Award is named after John Brock, Senior. It was first given in 1988 and recipients are usually local community members who contribute to the enhancement and promotion of our business climate as well as the community at large and who embody the highest ethical standards and personal integrity. The recipient is selected by the John Brock Committee, which includes members of the Executive Advisory Council of CSUB’s School of Business and Public Administration, which is comprised of approximately 25 business and community leaders, who provide advice and support to the school.  

Proceeds from the recognition dinner will help fund the CSUB John Brock Endowment, which provides scholarships for students in CSUB’s School of Business and Public Administration. Scholarships will be presented at the event to this year’s four recipients. Tickets for the event are $150 per person. Corporate table sponsorships are also available. To purchase tickets, or for more information on the event, please call 661-654-2157.

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