April 11, 2005

Sacramento State faculty honored for work in the community

The recipients of Sacramento State's 2004-05 Outstanding Community Service Awards have been announced. They will be honored May 3 at the University with an awards ceremony and reception.

The Outstanding Community Service Awards program is designed to recognize faculty members who apply their knowledge and skills in the community to enhance the public good, and not to enhance personal income or corporate profit.

The 2004-05 Outstanding Community Service Award recipients are: Craig Kelley, College of Business Administration; Karen Horobin, College of Education; and Michael Shea, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

The Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service is awarded to one faculty member each year and recognizes extraordinary commitment and contributions to the community for a decade or more. This year, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service is being awarded to Michael Shea from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Each recipient will be presented a personal plaque and be acknowledged on a plaque displayed in the office of the dean of each college.

The awards event is tied into a community showcase, which will display 40 examples of learning projects done by students for the community in the past year. The showcase will open at 12 p.m. May 3 inside the Ballroom, and the projects will serve as a backdrop during the Outstanding Community Service Awards. The showcase includes examples of projects such as an interactive website designed by computer science students for the non-profit Chemical Dependency Center for Women, and a redesign of the interior of the Salvation Army Homeless Shelter done by students from the department of design.

"We thought it would be appropriate to show what the students have also done in the community while celebrating faculty community service work," said Charlotte Cook, director of the office of community collaboration.

For more information about the awards ceremony, contact the Faculty Senate at (916) 278-6593. Media assistance is available by contacting the University's public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

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