A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
September 18, 2008 Volume 39 / Number 1

Marycarmen Rosales, 2008 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement Recipient

Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award Honors Graduate Student

Graduate student Marycarmen Rosales, Communication Sciences and Disorders, has received the prestigious 2008 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement.

The Trustees' Award provides financial support to students who show superior academic performance, community service, and personal accomplishments in the face of personal hardship and challenges.

There are a total of 21 awards of $3,000 given in the state. In addition, Rosales also was designated as the Trustee Emeritis Murray L. Galinson Scholar, which carries an additional award of $6,000.

Rosales's experiences as an immigrant to the United States who had to learn a new language has given her an understanding and empathy for non-native speakers as well as others who need help being understood. She has mentored many children and adolescents, both inside and outside her family. "I've taught them not only to accept, but also embrace language and cultural and racial differences," she said.

Rosales wrote in her letter of application that "educating people, both young and old, to become more accepting of communication differences, or any other differences, will always be a focus of mine."

Rosales is the 11th CSU, Chico student to receive the award since 1993. She was recognized for her achievements at the September CSU Trustees' meeting.