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Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awardees

The Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards were established in 1998 by the Faculty Mentor Program and the Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP).  The annual awards recognize faculty and staff who have made exceptional contributions to mentoring of past and present students; who take a holistic approach to mentoring, including academic and personal support; and who demonstrate proactive involvement in the University’s commitment to the success of students of diverse backgrounds and communities.

The awards are named after Professor Don Dorsey of Educational Psychology and Counseling who helped develop CSUN’s first mentor training program and devoted himself as a mentor to innumerable students.

For more information, contact Faculty Mentor Program Coordinator Glenn Omatsu at (818) 677-4151 or via email at: glenn.omatsu@csun.edu

2017

2017 Awardees

2017 Don Dorsey Excellence in Mentoring Awards Recipients

Professor Curt Dommeyer, Marketing 

Mr. Samir Hamawe, University Counseling Services Peer Education Coordinator for Blues Project, J.A.D.E. (Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating), Project D.A.T.E., and MenCARE

Professor Adrian Pérez-Boluda, Chair of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Ms. Elizabeth Riegos-Olmos, Director, Student Services Center/EOP, College of Science and Mathematics

Professor Harry Hellenbrand, English and Provost Emeritus

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2016

2016 Awardees

2016 Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awardees

Mr. Frank Muñiz, Director, Student Support Services Program, EOP

Professor Virginia Huynh, Child and Adolescent Development

Professor Sharon Klein, Linguistics and English

Ms. Jina Gonzalez, Coordinator, EOP Resilient Scholars Program

Professor Alex Ojeda, Executive Director of MOSAIC Program

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2015

2015 Awardees

Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards Recipients 

Professor Edward Jackiewicz, Chair of the Geography Department

Professor Sean Murray, Biology

Dr. William Watkins, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Mr. Raul Aragon, Special posthumous mentoring award was presented in memory of EOP co-founder and leader Raul Aragon. 

 

Professor Edward Jackiewicz, chair of the Geography Department, has taught at CSUN since 2001 and holds a B.S. from Arizona State University, an M.A. from Temple University, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.  He is a specialist in migration, transnationalism, tourism development.  He also serves as Faculty Athletics Representative to help promote the academic success of student athletes on our campus.  He was nominated for the award by graduate student Olga Govdyak.

 

 

Professor Sean Murray of Biology has been teaching at CSUN since 2007.  He earned his B.S. from Montclair State University, his M.S. in 1999, his M. Phil. in 2000, and his Ph.D. in 2003 from Yale University.  In 2004, he won the Spangler Nicholas Prize for best Ph.D. thesis in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.  He was nominated for the Dorsey mentoring award by several graduate students, research associates, and alumni.

 

Dr. William Watkins, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, is being honored for outstanding service to EOP and mentoring of EOP students for the past three decades.  An alumnus of CSUN, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies in 1974.  As an undergraduate, he served as the first African American student body president and also received the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award.  He earned his master’s in public administration from USC and his doctorate in education leadership from UCLA. 

 

 

A special posthumous mentoring award was presented in memory of EOP co-founder and leader Raul Aragon.  He grew up in the San Fernando Valley, graduated from CSUN, and earned a graduate degree in Political Science from Claremont College.  Aragon devoted his professional life to the mission of EOP and to lives of EOP students and served for many years as EOP assistant director. 

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2014

2014 Awardees

Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards 2014 Recipients

Professor Vickie Jensen, Sociology

Emeritus Professor Carol Kelly, Child & Adolescent Development

Professor Mary Pardo, Chicana/o Studies

Professor Terri Lisagor, Family and Consumer Sciences

Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards 2014 Recipient Mack Johnson

Posthumous Mentoring Award: Dr. Mack Johnson
Associate Vice President, Graduate Studies & International Programs

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2013

2013 Awardees

Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards 2013 Recipients

Ms. Parthenia Hosch, Administrative Analyst Biology

Professor Cindy Malone, Biology

Professor Gabriela Chavira, Psychology

Professor Everto "Veto" Ruiz, Chicana/o Studies

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2012

2012 Awardees

Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards 2012 Recipients

Professor Bradley McAuliff, Psychology

Mr. Christopher Aston, Assistant Director of Student Development

Dr. Linda Reid Chassiakos, Director, Klotz Student Health Center

Professor Bridget Sampson, Communication Studies

2011

2011 Awardees

Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards 2011 Recipients

Professor Lauren McDonald, Sociology

Professor Jorge Garcia, Chicana/o Studies

Professor King Carter, Pan African Studies & EOP Transitional Programs

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2010

2010 Awardees

Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards 2010 Recipients

Professor Jeanine Mingé, Communication Studies

Nurse Practioner Jane Santoro, Klotz Student Health Center

Professor Rie Rogers Mitchell, Educational Psychology and Counseling

2009

2009 Awardees

Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards 2009 Recipients

Professor Michael Silvia, Developmental Math

Groundskeeper Thomas Katenay, Physical Plant Management

Professor Rodolfo Acuña, Chicana/o Studies

2008

2008 Awardees

Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards 2008 Recipients

Professor Scott Andrews, English

Ms. Shiva Parsa, Director, Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)

Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards 2008 Shiva Parsa

2007

2007 Awardees

Professor James Sefton, History

Mr. Robert Stoneham, Learning Resource Center

2006

2006 Awardee

Professor Duane Doty, Physics and Anatomy

2005

2005 Awardees

Don Dorsey Excellence In Mentoring Awards 2005 Recipients

Frankline Augustin, Former Director of Student Services Center/EOP, Mathematics and Science

Professor Gina Masequesmay, Asian American Studies

2004

2004 Awardees

Professor Merril Simon, Educational Psychology and Counseling

Shelly Thompson, Director, Student Services Center/EOP, Humanities

2003

2003 Awardee

Professor Carrie Saetermoe, Psychology

2002

2002 Awardees

Professor Scott Plunkett. Family Environmental Sciences

Dr. Karen Green, 
Supervisor, Distance Education Coordinator & Externship

2001

2001 Awardees

Professor Behzad Bavarian, Materials Engineering

Ms. Rosemary Muñiz, 
Administrative Support Coordinator, Admissions and Records

Dr. Gordon Nakagawa, Office of Equity and Diversity

Mr. Joseph Roberson, Graduate Student, Educational Psychology and Counseling

2000

2000 Awardees

Ms. Margaret Brown, 
Director, Health and Human Development Student Services/EOP

Mr. J. Patrick Geary, Graduate Student, Educational Psychology and Counseling

Professor Maria Elena Zavala, 
Biology

1999

Jose Luis Vargas Don Dorsey 1999 Recipient

1999 Awardee

José Luis Vargas, Director of EOP from 1994-2016