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April 10, 2001

Event Honors Future
Teachers, Education Supporters

The California State University, Sacramento College of Education's 12th annual awards banquet - featuring more scholarships for future teachers than ever and honoring an impressive group of education supporters - is set for 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 20 in the University Union Ballroom.

At the event, the College of Education will present 52 scholarships worth $41,000. Among them will be the first Wilson Riles Education Scholarship, which was created by the Education Chapter of the CSUS Alumni Association and is funded by the chapter and other individuals.

The College will also honor outstanding individuals and organizations nominated by educators throughout the Capital Region.

Receiving a special tribute will be William R. Murchison, superintendent of the Rio Linda Union Elementary School District.

Receiving the Education Partnership Service Awards will be: Larry M. Buchanan, superintendent of Grant Joint Union High School District; Douglas R. McCauley, executive vice president of the Coalition for Construction in the Classroom; Janice Booker of Allstate Insurance Company; Margaret Casio of Apple Corporation; Tim Comstock, CEO of the California Dental Association; Roy Herburger, publisher of the Elk Grove Citizen; Gardis Mundt of the American River Women's Club; and Gerard Ortner of Sutter Terrace Dental Group.

Receiving Special Recognition Awards will be: Ruth Elizabeth Ballard, professor of biological sciences at CSUS; Teri Burns, a school board member of the Natomas Unified School District; Guillermina Campos, a teacher at Woodland's Beamer Elementary School; Charles Curran, Carmen Crujido, Joan Fedro and Tom Gardner, who are teachers in the CSUS/Elk Grove Teacher Educational Collaborative; Jan Jett, program specialist with Elk Grove Unified School District; Frank Meder, coordinator of the Sacramento City Unified School District/CSUS Intern Program; Alice Parente; coordinator of Leonardo da Vinci Elementary School's Very Special Arts Program; Gigg Powers, superintendent of the Loomis Union School District; and Barbie Ross, coordinator of the Sacramento County Office of Education's California Technology Assistance Project.

Tickets to the event are $35 each and $350 per table. Sponsorships are available. Contributions help support scholarships within the CSUS College of Education.

More information is available at (916) 278-4695. Media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.



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