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Outstanding Graduating Senior Heaven Barnett

May 19, 2020

Heaven Barnett in graduation regalia

We are very pleased to congratulate Deaf Studies graduate Heaven Barnett on receiving the 2020 Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. This award is annually presented to students from the undergraduate class whose combined record of academic achievement, service to the campus, and service to the community, exemplify the highest standards. By tradition, the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award is bestowed upon recipients during the Honors Convocation Ceremony. It is our hope to maintain that tradition by presenting this award when we are able to do so in the future for the class of 2019-20. In the meantime, however, we celebrate you right now and want to share this good news with our campus community.

Sandra Krietzberg Wins Dean’s Scholar Award as Wolfson Nominee

May 19, 2020

Sandra Krietzberg in graduation regalia

Every year, California State University, Northridge recognizes an outstanding graduating senior with the top award, The Wolfson Scholar.  Nominees are selected from among the various colleges at CSUN. Our Wolfson Scholar nominee is designated as the Michael D. Eisner College of Education Dean’s Scholar. We are very happy to announce this year’s Dean’s Scholar: Sandra Krietzberg, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Studies with a Minor in Communications with a GPA of 3.93. Sandra has been recognized by the faculty in her department as a champion of social justice and transformative change. Congratulations Sandra! Read more

Michael D. Eisner College of Education Outstanding Pandemic Teaching Awards

May 18, 2020

Outstanding Pandemic Teaching Award

Do you know a great teacher who has been succeeding despite the pandemic? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school closures have forced school staff, students, and their families to adjust to new models of education. Some teachers have not only kept the learning happening but they are rocking the pandemic teaching. To showcase the great teaching across Los Angeles, we created the Outstanding Pandemic Teaching Awards for exemplary teachers during these difficult times. To apply or nominate someone for the OPT Award, go to


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