honored for achievement
Seven students, one from each College, received the Outstanding
Senior Award at the annual Honors Convocation on May 4.
They are: Jose Castillo, College of Health and Human Services; Willie
G. Harris, College of Education; Leonard Hoffman, College Social
Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies; Matthew K. Lettau, College
of Engineering and Computer Science; Sherlyn A. Reafsnyder, College
of Arts and Letters; Sita K. Singh, College of Natural Sciences
and Mathematics; and Lisa Wilson, College of Business Administration.
Castillo is a criminal justice major who was honored for rising
above gang life to enlist in the Marine Corps and for serving as
an intern with the California District Attorney’s Association.
Harris, a vocational education major, was recognized for his service
to persons with disabilities in his position with the City of Sacramento.
Social sciences major Hoffman was honored for his work as pastor
of a multicultural church in London and his commitment to special
education while working in the North Sacramento School District.
Lettau, a computer engineering major, was recognized for his academic
work in designing new development boards and maintaining design
tools for two computer labs, for tutoring student peers in many
subject areas and for serving six years of active duty with the
Reafsnyder, an English major, was honored for her participation
in the student research competition, her extracurricular service
as a foster parent for 27 years and for raising seven foster children
last fall while earning A’s in all her academic work. Biological
sciences student Singh was recognized for feeding the homeless,
working with mentally disabled patients, serving as an emergency
room volunteer and tutoring high school students.
And Wilson, a management major, was recognized for her extracurricular
service with a number of student and professional organizations
and her participation in a cross-cultural trip to Egypt, where she
worked with a local micro-enterprise development.