Recent Entries in Achievements

members of faassu holding proclamationOn May 17, the Santa Rosa City Council proclaimed May as Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and recognized the Filipino American Association of Sonoma State University (FAASSU) for its spirit of inclusion and contributions to the community.

CALS students with professorA group of Sonoma State University students were recognized for their accomplishments after participating in a panel at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) conference in Denver this April.

Hannah Ingwerson dancingIt was a longshot. "Like a No. 16-seed reaching the Final Four," says proud professor Kristen Daley. But Sonoma State University senior Hannah Ingwerson defied the odds this year to make it to the big dance -- literally. This summer, her dance piece, "For Example," will be performed at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) National Conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

professors presented with awardSonoma State University Professors Karin Enstam Jaffe and Patrick Jackson are the recipients of the 2015-2016 President's Excellence in Scholarship award. The award honors faculty for their outstanding scholarship, commitment to student participation in research, and their creative approaches for making their scholarship available beyond the academic community. It recognizes the important connection between faculty professional development and enriched learning environments for students.

barbara mccaffreySonoma State University faculty emerita Barbara McCaffrey was invited by the Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to speak at the Commemoration of the 22nd Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi hosted by the Rwandan Embassy in Washington, D.C. on April 7.

teacher and students at Model UNAmid the competition and international perspectives of students from around the world, Sonoma State University's Model United Nations delegation earned its 11th and 12th awards in the past six years at the National Model U.N. Conference in New York City last week. I was proud to be a student in the group that took home awards for Outstanding Delegate and Honorable Mention Delegation.

mike thompson presents award to ruben arminanaSonoma State University President Ruben Armiñana was honored as the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year at its annual awards gala March 31 in Santa Rosa.

daniel crockerSonoma State University biology professor Daniel E. Crocker has been named an Academy Fellow at the California Academy of Sciences.

Bill FuscoSonoma State University Senior Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bill Fusco has been selected as one of 28 athletics directors in the nation to earn the 2015-16 Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year award.

Lynn Cominsky receives the Wang AwardSonoma State University physics and astronomy professor Lynn Cominsky has received the $20,000 Wang Family Excellence Award for her extraordinary commitment to student achievement and exemplary contributions in her fields.

lynn cominskySonoma State University physics and astronomy professor Lynn Cominsky has received awards from two professional societies for her work in bringing STEM education to K-12 and college classrooms.

erin rockPlanning for the Girls on the Run 5k charity event resulted in $2k for Sonoma State Human Resources Specialist Erin Rock.

Rock, an alumna of SSU's Masters in Business Administration program ('15) received the "Best Student-Authored Case Award" and a $2,000 prize at the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) conference in Orlando, Florida earlier this month. Her case study and instructor's manual, Girls on the Run Sonoma County: Volunteers, True Strategic Assets, focuses on strategies to support Girls on the Run Sonoma County, a non-profit organization that helps girls develop life skills through conversation-based lessons and running games.

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