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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: February 17, 1999

CSUS to Honor Distinguished Alumni

California State University, Sacramento will honor alumni who are outstanding business and community leaders at the 13th annual Distinguished Service Awards Banquet, March 22 in the University Ballroom.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, and dinner is at 7 p.m. Sacramento County Supervisor Muriel Johnson will deliver the keynote address.

The Distinguished Service Awards are presented jointly by the University and the CSUS Alumni Association to recognize outstanding alumni for their professional achievements and community service.

Receiving the Distinguished Service Award this year are: Phil Cowan, a radio personality with KGBY Y92.5 FM; Lory Heron '84, a science teacher at Hillsboro High School; Albert Hurtado '69 and '75, a professor at the University of Oklahoma; Melinda Melendez '77, education advisor to the State Assembly speaker; Joseph Mohamed Sr. '54, owner of Mohamed Enterprises; Randy Paragary, owner of Paragary's Restaurants; Paul Robins '80, a radio personality with KGBY Y92.5 FM; and Chuck Trainor '73, a senior partner with Trainor-Robertson.

Receiving the Honorary Alumnus Awards are Alex G. Spanos, owner of A.G. Spanos Companies, and Harry Sweet, a former cameraman for Channel 3 and Channel 13 news.

Receiving the Distinguished Faculty Award is Gail Tom '73, a professor of marketing.

The event is $45 per person and $450 for a ten-person table. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Reservations may be made by contacting CSUS Alumni Relations at (916) 278-6295 by March 12.


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