Distinguished Service Award recipients
In addition to Rene Syler, seven others will be honored at the Distinguished Service Awards on April 6. The event is a highlight of Alumni Month, which is held each April to highlight our alumni and invite them to be involved in campus life.
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Lifetime Achievement Award
William Campbell III (’67,Accountancy and ’70, M.B.A.).
Co-owner Spare Time, Inc., and Coach, Hornets Women’s Tennis Team. A generous benefactor to Sac State, he took over as tennis coach in 1999— he donates his services—and
led the team to four straight Big Sky Championships, receiving
Coach of the Year honors each time. He served as executive
director and president of the original Stinger Foundation and is on the re-established Stinger Advisory Board. He has also served on the College of Business Administration and Accountancy Department advisory boards and is a member of President Gonzalez’ Executive Committee for the Recreation, Wellness, Events Center and Stadium project. He was named Alumnus of the Year by the College of Business Administration
and received Order of the Hornet and Distinguished Service awards in 1988. He has also served on many local non-profits boards and has received numerous civic honors including Philanthropist of the Year in 1992.
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Jack Bertolucci (‘50, Business Administration).
For 27 years, Bertolucci was vice president and regional manager of Norris, Beggs and Simpson, a mortgage banking and commercial real estate company. He was president of the Sacramento Mortgage Bankers’ Association and the North Area Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was the second president of the Alumni Association and was instrumental in building Alumni Grove. He also established two scholarships for student athletes studying business administration.
Patrick P. Fenwick, (‘61, Recreation Administration, ‘71, Physical Education).
District Administrator for Arden Park Recreation and Park istrict.
Fenwick has been with the district since 1992, overseeing the
renovation of several facilities and developing its first master
plan. He serves on numerous boards and committees and has
received several professional awards. Fenwick has served the
University on a variety of project committees including president of the Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies Chapter of the Alumni Association.
Jack Higdon, (‘52, Accountancy).
Chair of the Board of California
Moving Systems. Higdon
is a long-time supporter of the
University and the Alumni Association.
He served on the Alumni
Association Board of Directors
for nearly 10 years. He has also
been a strong supporter of the
University’s athletics programs. At events he is known for doing
whatever he can to get the job
done, from setting up chairs to
firing-up the barbecue. Higdon
founded California Moving Systems
in 1967. He is active in the
Rotary Club of Sacramento and other community organizations.
Theresa “Terri” A. Parker,
of the California Housing
Finance Agency. Under her direction,
CalHFA lending to first-time
homebuyers has increased 20
percent. Before her appointment
to CalHFA in 1997, she was chief
deputy director for policy at the
Department of Finance. Parker
serves on several state boards
and has been awarded numerous
citations including the 2003
Distinguished Public Official by
the Non-profit Housing Association
of Northern California.
Randall E. Reynoso, (’80,
President and COO of Placer Sierra/Sacramento Commercial Bank. Reynoso has been an active supporter
of non-profit organizations in
the Sacramento area, raising
more than $1 million. He has been president of the Stanford
Home for Children Foundation, and helped raise funds for the
American Red Cross, the Nonprofit
Resource Center, the Sacramento
Children’s Home, and
the American Leadership Forum.
He received the Annual Award
of Excellence from the Center
for AIDS Research Education and
Services and the Unsung Hero
Award from the Community
Rene Syler (‘87, psychology).
Co-anchor, CBS News’ “The Early
Show.” (see cover story)
Distinguished Service Awards
Marilyn Hopkins, (’70, Nursing).
Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Hopkins
oversees one of the University’s
largest Colleges. She has more
than 20 years teaching experience
in higher education after beginning
her career as a registered
nurse. In addition to leading the
College’s academic efforts, she
has helped it obtain funds for
nationally recognized professional
learning opportunities for
students, and for community
interventions with high-risk families.
She was awarded the Bautzer
Faculty University Advancement
Award from the CSU system for
achievements in fundraising. She
also serves on the Community
Services Planning Council.