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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: April 17, 2000


Event to Honor Future
Teachers, Education Supporters

With more scholarships for future teachers than ever and an impressive array of education supporters to honor, the California State University, Sacramento College of Education will host its 11th annual awards banquet 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 28 in the University Union Ballroom.

At the event, the CSUS College of Education will award 48 scholarships worth more than $36,000. Because of generous donors throughout the Capital Region, that will be four times the number of scholarships handed out at the College's first awards banquet eleven years ago.

Scholarship gains in the last year include: the Boyd Foundation gave $100,000 for a new Excellence in Education Scholarship; an endowed scholarship fund created by Larry Crocker in memory of his wife Barbara Lee Crocker now stands at $50,000; Mel Rapton Honda created a new $1,000 scholarship for each of three to five students annually; Heritage Community Credit Union created a new $1,000 annual scholarship in memory of HCCU Senior Vice President Susan L. Blakeman; CSUS professor Robert Davis and his wife Jean gave $10,000 to endow a new scholarship; and CSUS professor Jeanne Malvetti and her husband Niel established a new scholarship in memory of Jeanne's mother.

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

Receiving the Education Partnership Service Awards will be: Lodi Gas Storage, Sacramento County Schools Superintendent David P. Meaney, President of Northern California Construction and Training William Meehan, Grant Joint Union High School District Superintendent Larry M. Buchanan, President of Science Applications International Richard Klippert, Parkway Elementary School Principal James Trimble, and the California Army National Guard.

Receiving the Special Recognition Awards will be: the COSTCO Cal Expo Store, Plaza Robles High School Principal Patsy Hood, Cordova High School chemistry teacher Nadine Cronkhite, the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance, San Juan Unified School District Superintendent General Davie, Jr., Natomas Charter School Director Charles Leo, the Elk Grove Community Foundation, Lodi Unified School District Associate Superintendent Charles Matus, Cordova High School mentor Rocky Garza, Florin High School mentor Antonio Mitchell, and California Trade and Commerce Agency Deputy Director Patrick Valenzuela. The event begins with a reception and lasts until about 10 p.m. It is $35 per person and $350 per table. Reservations should be made by April 21.

Tickets and more information are available at (916) 278-4695.

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