2012-2013 SOLAR AWARD WINNERS

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Outstanding Academic Program

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for their Study Lockdowns
The Outstanding Academic Program of the Year is a meeting, event, or program designed to enhance the academic experience outside of the classroom.

Outstanding Collaborative Program

Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for the Cinco De Mayo Celebration IV
The Outstanding Collaborative Program of the Year is an event where 2 or more clubs or organizations join together to design, develop, and implement an academic, social, community service, or cultural program.

Outstanding Community Service Program

The Outstanding Community Service Program of the Year is an event or program whereby the club/organization provides unpaid/volunteer service to the CSUEB community and/or to the surrounding community.
We are very pleased to award Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for Outstanding Community Service Program. Gamma Zeta Alpha raised money through a tamale sale and donated 300 toys to Eldridge Elementary School in Hayward!

Outstanding Cultural Program

Afghan Student Association for The Children of Afghanistan Banquet
The Outstanding Cultural Program of the Year is an event or program that highlight and/or celebrates the concepts of diversity, cultural arts, and/or ethnic heritage.

Outstanding Social Program

Student-Athlete Advisory Council for the 1st Annual Homecoming Pep Rally and Variety Show
The Outstanding Social Program of the Year is an event or program primarily focused on the social aspect of the college experience and/or bringing the CSUEB community together to socialize.

Outstanding Student Leadership

Vincent Arcega from the Catholic Club
Jerry T. Chang from ASI
Kenneth Farr II from Student-Athlete Advisory Council
Wilson Tran from Asian American/Pacific Islander Student Council
Michelle Xiong from Hmong Student Association, ASI, and Cambodian Student Association
The Outstanding Student Leadership award honors the top 5 students who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills and abilities in one or more leadership positions within the CSUEB community.

Outstanding Service to the Community

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
The Outstanding Service to the Community Award honors a student organization that has demonstrated exemplary service to the local community.

Outstanding Commitment to Sexual Assault Awareness

Sigma Sigma Sigma and Sigma Delta Upsilon
For the first time, Greek Life was asked to attend a national speaker and sexual assault awareness program on April 17th to show their commitment as a community to this important issue. The organizations with the highest percentage of participation were recognized in thanks for their leadership and commitment to this important community issue.

Outstanding Staff/Faculty Advisor

David Yang, Pioneer Heights
Sam Tran, Advisor for the AAPI clubs
Stephen Andrews, Advisor for the American Marketing Association
Melany Spielman, Advisor for the Chinese Student Association
The Outstanding Staff/Faculty Advisor award honors club/organizations staff/faculty advisors who have demonstrated outstanding support and personal commitment to a student organization.

Pioneer Pride Award

Head Coach Ralph Jones from the CSUEB Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track Team
Fang Fang from the Chinese Student Association
Traditionally, this award honors students and student organizations that have demonstrated outstanding Pioneer Pride in the campus community. However, this year, we did receive a staff nomination and were so impressed with recommendation that we also wanted to include this staff member for their pioneer pride.

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