Campus: Fresno -- September 14, 2007

Fresno State student wins Hearst/CSU award

Jaime Flores of Hollister, a 20-year-old junior at California State University, Fresno has been selected to receive a 2007-08 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement.

She and winners from the 22 other campuses in the California State University system will be honored by the trustees on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Long Beach.

The award provides $3,000 scholarships to students who are high-performing and needy, and who have experienced personal hardships. It also recognizes community service and personal achievements.

Flores was recommended for the award by Fresno State President John D. Welty. He cited Floresí commitment to education, community service, and her dedication to becoming a leader in the fight against childhood obesity.

Flores is majoring in food and nutritional sciences with an emphasis in dietetics. Her goal is to teach youngsters about the dangers of obesity and the need for a healthy diet.

A Smittcamp Family Honors College student, she maintains a 3.98 GPA. Flores mentors a l0-year-old boy who attends a school for troubled and abused children. She volunteers at several community and on-campus events, including the Buddy Systems program, which helps develop motor skills of physically and mentally challenged youngsters through horseback riding.

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