Recipient, William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement
Summer Wood is an energetic woman who lived with her uncle and aunt as a child, and eventually worked for her uncle in the healthcare field. The difficulties caused by the loss of her beloved uncle and her father helped Summer come to the realization that her calling was in healthcare. Her uncle's legacy was imparting a desire to help and care for others needing medical aid or treatment. After taking some time off from school to help support herself, today Summer's focus is on completing her baccalaureate in nursing from California State University, Bakersfield and beginning her career, working as a nurse in an underserved California community. She is not only committed to her studies, she is also committed to her ideals and community. Looking to the future, Summer is excited about her career choice and the opportunities it will bring.