Daniel L. Cole | 2009 Award Recipient | CSU Trustees' Awards | Foundation | CSU
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Daniel L. Cole
CSU Fullerton
Trustee Murray L. Galinson Scholar

Daniel L. Cole was in his thirties when he took an enormous step into higher education. After serving seven years at a state prison as a result of his drug addiction, Daniel became determined to turn his life around and entered college. He now has been clean and sober for eight years and has a new outlook on life.

A senior at CSU Fullerton, Daniel manages to maintain a 3.91 GPA while majoring in human services and also serving as an affiliate of Phi Theta Kappa and the Human Services Student Association. He is currently employed at a drug and alcohol treatment facility doing case management and has participated in numerous internships at area hospitals. Daniel is also co-founding the Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention Student Association, a club to help educate students about substance abuse.

Daniel plans to take his personal and educational achievements, combine them with his newfound goals, and open up a nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment facility for ex-offenders, the poor and the homeless.