CSULB Recreation Majors include many award winning students!
Ann Arge Nathan Spirit Award winner. Erin is an undergraduate with a Therapeutic Recreation emphasis and member of Golden Key International Honor Society.
Ann Arge Nathan Spirit Award winner. Christina is an undergraduate with a Therapeutic Recreation emphasis, as well as a Recreation Leader for the City of Gardena and co-founder of the Triumph Volleyball Club.
Dr. Fred A. Brooks CPRS Park Operations Scholarship
As an undergrad Ashley served as a volunteer Trail Guide for Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, where her responsibilities included assisting with interpretive hikes, working on trail maintenance projects, working on stewardship projects to remove invasive plants that are taking over native vegetation, and participating in the fire watch training program. She completed her degree with an internship for National Park Service at Santa Monica National Recreation Area.
Melissa Z. Kannas Memorial Scholarship
Mandy worked as a Recreation Leader II for the City of Lawndale since 2009, and as a Senior Recreation Leader for the City of La Palma.
CPRS District 10 Scholarship
Since 2007, Brian worked for the City of Huntington Beach as a Camping and Parking Intern. Brian was recently hired by the City of Newport Beach as a Recreation Leader. In the summers he also works as a Coach for the Junior Spikers volleyball program.
CPRS District 10 Scholarship and Jose Nonaca Scholarship
Wynndi served as Vice President of the Cal State Recreation Society, Secretary to the College of Health and Human Services Student Council, a member of the Students with Disabilities Awareness Committee, and Co-Coordinator of Park(ing) Day, which is a campus event in connection with an international event designed to raise awareness of the benefits of parks. Wynndi also volunteers for a variety of community organizations.
CPRS District 10
Students awarded scholarships in 2012 by District 10 of the California Parks & Recreation Society were:
Cecily Renteria (alumni pursuing a graduate degree in Public Policy and administration)
The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies Alumni Association Scholarships
Alumni of the Department award scholarships honoring several department faculty.
Jack Minar Channel Islands Scholarship
This memorial scholarship honors the professor who established the Outdoor Recreation Program in the Department and who designed and taught the Recreation in the Ocean Environment Class for over 20 years. The 2012 Jack Minar Channel Islands Scholarship recipient is:
Kelly Harp Gage
Marilyn Jensen Graduate Student Award
Named in honor of Dr. Marilyn Jensen, emeriti professor, who is known for her commitment to graduate education in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. The 2012 Marilyn Jensen Graduate Student Award recipient is:
CeEtta Crayton Scholarship
This memorial scholarship honors the professor who founded the Therapeutic Recreation Program and was a founding member of the Ethnic Minority Section of CPRS by recognizing an undergraduate student who demonstrates academic ability, professional and career promise by volunteering or working in the recreation field to foster individual and/or community development with underserved populations. The 2012 CeEtta Crayton Scholarship recipient is:
Randy Andersen Leadership Award
This memorial scholarship honors the professor who taught the Recreation Leadership course for over 15 years. The Award is given to a student who exemplifies the characteristics of leadership and has been an inspirational leader to their peers throughout their collegiate career. The 2012 Randy Andersen scholarship recipient is: