A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
April 14, 2005 Volume 35 / Number 7


Liberal Studies Senior Wins Glenn Kendall Public Service Award

Hannah Westphal, a liberal studies senior graduating in May from California State University, Chico, has been named as the recipient of the 2005 Glenn Kendall Public Service Award.

The award was established in 1970 in recognition of former CSU, Chico president Glenn Kendall, who placed public service at the top of his professional priorities. He dedicated his career to encouraging faculty and students to do likewise.

Westphal is currently student teaching at Parkview Elementary. She also works part time for University Public Events and coaches a soccer team. She maintains a high grade point average and has a long list of organizations and community activities of which she's a member and has served as an officer.

Some of her volunteer activities include acting as a team leader for future educators for the Up 'til Dawn fundraiser for St. Jude's Hospital, volunteering for the Celebrate Teaching Day and the Teacher Career Fair, and being a member of the California Council for Social Sciences.

Westphal published a lesson plan in visual arts with the Department of Education in March 2004, working with Professor Cris Guenter. She was a California Teachers Association Scholarship recipient, a member and officer in Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society, and a dean's list honoree from 2001 through 2005.

"In her four years at CSU, Chico, Hannah has become a valuable asset to our campus by her willingness to put head, heart, hands, and time together to make a real difference at the University and in the community," said Darryl Eisele, director of Integrated Teacher CORE.

Westphal will receive the award at the University Awards Reception during Founders Week, April 20, at 3 pm in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.   

Four other students will receive honorable mentions in recognition of their outstanding service to the University and the community: Adam Dondro, Associated Students president and a psychology and political science major; Cheryl "Beth" Krodel, business administration and human resources management; Laura "Eva" Ramirez, social work; and Elizabeth Thrasher, international relations.