After a weekend filled with commencement ceremonies to celebrate students, on May 22 California State University Northridge took time to celebrate its faculty. The annual Honored Faculty Awards Reception was celebrated with a luncheon at the Orchard Conference Center.
This tradition honors faculty members for a variety of achievements, including those celebrating milestones in their years of service at CSUN. Professors who have reached emeritus status are also given special recognition.
Faculty President Michael Neubauer and Faculty Vice-President Theresa White opened the festive event with welcoming remarks. CSUN President Erika D. Beck and Provost Meera Komarraju also spoke — Beck handed out the emeritus honors to 27 faculty members. Komarraju awarded service year recognitions to 27 faculty members who have served 25, 30 and 35 years. CSUN Foundation Board Chair Robert D. Taylor ’82 (Engineering) and President of the Association of Retired Faculty Ronald McIntyre were also on hand to offer greetings and congratulations.
Congratulations to our honored CSUN Faculty Members. Here is the list of honorees:
Outstanding Faculty Award Winners, 2023
Elizabeth Leister, Emerging Media Production, and Melissa Tindage, Communication Studies
The Preeminent Scholarly Publication Award
Jinah Kim, Communication Studies
The Distinguished Teaching, Counseling or Librarianship Award
Elizabeth Blakey, Journalism
Robert Kim, Marketing
Jeanne Robertson, Biology
The Visionary Community-Based Service Learning Award
Danielle Spratt, English
The Extraordinary Service Award
Margeaux Gamboa-Wong, Asian American Studies
The High-Impact Innovation Award
Sakile Camara, Communication Studies
The Highly Influential Sustained Innovation Award
Doris Abrishami, Health Sciences
The Exceptional Creative Accomplishment Award
Pavithra Prasad, Communication Studies
More information about the Faculty Awards can be found the CSUN Faculty Senate website. https://www.csun.edu/faculty-senate/faculty-awards