Meet the 2009 Awardees
CSU Monterey Bay
As the daughter and granddaughter of teachers, Linnea L. Hoffmann grew up with the expectation that she could attend college. But as one of five children, she knew the financial responsibility would be hers alone.
Linnea is a sophomore at CSU Monterey Bay majoring in liberal studies with a 4.0 GPA. She works in the Office of the Registrar, where she was just promoted to lead student assistant. Her volunteer work through the campus-based Otter Christian Fellowship has taken her to soup kitchens, and to agricultural fields in the Salinas Valley, where she gathered produce for the local food bank. She has also helped run events for children at local churches and parks.
Linnea's volunteer work in a public elementary school classroom and vacation bible school programs spurred her passion to teach and work with special needs children. Following in her parents' footsteps, she plans to pursue an elementary teaching credential at CSU Monterey Bay and eventually go into special education.