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FRANCISCO, April 27, 2005 -- Three faculty and two students
at San Francisco State University were honored by their peers for
their exceptional community service at a ceremony and luncheon on
the SFSU campus today.
This year 7,027 SFSU students were enrolled in Community Service Learning
classes. Students contributed nearly 100,000 hours of volunteer service
directly linked to their area of study.
by the SFSU based San Francisco Urban Institute, the awards and scholarships
were as follows:
Carrillo, professor of Raza Studies and native of Tucson, Arizona,
award for her exceptional work in finding
opportunities that allow students to gain professional experience
while making valuable contributions to their community.
- Albirda Rose,
professor of dance and native of Oakland, was recognized for her work
with disenfranchised children in the Visitacion
Valley district of San Francisco. Her innovative dance education uses
dance to harness personal power and develop self respect.
Alvarado, an undergrad majoring in cinema and native of Santa Ana,
received a scholarship in recognition for his volunteer
work on a Latino film festival. After completing the class that required
him to volunteer, he continued to make the festival a success by recruiting
- Shirelle Lowe, a psychology major and native of Pacifica, received
a scholarship in recognition of her continued efforts to help teens at
Terra Nova High School in Pacifica. A former student at Terra Nova herself,
she provides support at the school's student peer counseling center.
addition, Peter Palmer, associate professor of chemistry and a native
was recognized as SFSU's Jefferson Award
for Public Service nominee. The nomination for this national honor
was based on
his volunteer work with Native American and African American cultural
communities, conducting analysis of pesticide contamination on historical