Recent Entries in Achievements

President Sakaki at NASPA conferenceSonoma State University President Judy K. Sakaki has received the Pillars of the Profession award from NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The award is given to distinguished individuals who have served as leaders, teachers, and scholars in student affairs and higher education.

julie rudy and carrie cheadleSonoma State University's Athletics Department has received a nearly $25,000 grant from the NCAA to create a program providing mental health support for injured athletes.

The internet-based intervention program is being created by Julie Rudy, head athletic trainer for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Sonoma State University, and Carrie Cheadle, a mental skills coach who has worked with the Seawolves Sports Medicine team for the past several years. Sonoma State is the only Div. II school to receive the competitive grant award.

icorps kidneyA group of Sonoma State University students has won a major innovation award for creating a pair of devices to combat kidney disease, which affects an estimated 26 million Americans.

ASC group receives Governor's AwardAfter receiving an award from the Governor's office, a cultural heritage project involving Sonoma State University, Caltrans, the Kashaya Pomo tribe and California State Parks is being hailed as a model for government agencies in preserving Native American cultural heritage in other states and at the federal level.

laura watt profile A new book by Sonoma State University Environmental Studies and Planning Professor Laura Watt is coming to bookshelves Nov. 29. "The Paradox of Preservation" is the story of landscape preservation of Point Reyes and what the idea of wilderness really means.

lia thompson clarkSonoma State University Children's School Director Lia Thompson-Clark received the Champions for Children award from the Community Child Care Council (4C's) of Sonoma County last week for her work in the field of early childhood education.

affordable mba ranking logoSonoma State University has been named one of the 50 most affordable MBA Programs in the nation by TopManagementDegrees.com.

masters counseling ranking logoSonoma State University is ranked No. 1 on the list of top value counseling Master's degrees in California, published in October by TopCounselingSchools.org. Both the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs were praised for their "commitment to self exploration and personal growth."

students posing for earth day photo Sonoma State University's commitment to sustainability has been recognized by one of the largest international higher education sustainability nonprofit organizations in the world. The University has received a Bronze Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)'s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) program.

sean place with penguinsSonoma State University Biology Professor Sean Place is headed to Antarctica after receiving a $618,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how climate change might affect species living in extreme cold environments.

The molecular biologist is specifically studying how temperature affects fish that have evolved in sub-zero waters over millions of years. Antarctic fish, he says, are often considered extremely vulnerable to even small temperature changes. But one question his study asks is this: What might be the positive effects of global temperature increase?

elizabeth valverde campusSonoma State University student Elizabeth Valverde Campos' family moved to California to escape violence in Mexico City when she was only 10 years old. It was difficult to make friends in a new country with a new language, yet Elizabeth persevered. She learned English in fourth grade and overcame obstacles associated with applying for college without documentation.

excellence in teaching award winners lena mcquade and lauren morimotoSonoma State University Women's and Gender Studies Professor Lena McQuade and Kinesiology Professor Lauren Morimoto are recipients of the University's 2016-17 Excellence in Teaching Award.

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