Campus: CSU Fullerton -- May 31, 2002
Cal State Fullerton's Alumni Association Bestows Accolades
Two award-winning members of Cal State Fullerton's Class of 2002 have
been selected for special recognition by the CSUF Fullerton Alumni Association.
Karen Arkle of Fullerton and Susan Shoho of Placentia will be saluted
Friday, May 31, during the university's annual Honors Convocation on
the eve of commencement ceremonies. Each will receive $1,000 and a commemorative
The CSUF Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award will be presented
to Arkle. She maintained a 3.94 GPA and is a candidate for a bachelor's
degree in child and adolescent studies, as well as a multiple-subject
teaching credential. Her other honors include the Timothy S. Ray Scholarship
and the Outstanding Junior of the Year Award from the Child and Adolescent
Arkle is contributing to a book on mathematics assessment for elementary-school
teachers. She has been a student teacher at Centralia School in Anaheim
and will begin her teaching career at an elementary school in Tustin
"She is committed to the success of each of her students, to provide
balanced learning opportunities so that children can develop along many
lines - not just academically - and to continuing her own learning,"
said Andrea M. Guillaume, professor of elementary and bilingual education.
Shoho, a Placentia resident, was selected for the CSUF Alumni Association
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, for her exceptional academic and
extracurricular achievements. She will be among the first class of CSUF
graduates to earn a master's degree in gerontology. The recipient of
the Beverly and Arnold Miller Scholarship in Gerontology and the CSUF
Emeriti Scholarship, Shoho was most recently awarded the California
State University STARS Award, which recognizes community participation
and the promotion of service-learning curricula.
"Ms. Shoho was a student in two graduate courses in gerontology
that I conducted in 2001, " said Carl Renold, assistant professor
of human services. "During the course of the year, she displayed
high levels of skill, suggesting a successful future career in the academic
Shoho has applied for admission to the allied health doctoral program
at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Besides high-achieving graduating students, the alumni also select an
outstanding faculty member for special recognition, in connection with
Lorraine E. Prinsky, professor of sociology, is the CSUF Alumni Association's
2002 Faculty Service Award recipient. The Huntington Beach resident
developed the Sociology Department's internship program and has been
a leader in service learning. She also developed a course that gave
students an opportunity to apply what they learned about sociology in
Prinsky has participated in the Campus Compact Summer Institute on Service
Learning at USC and also served as a team leader at the CSU's Engaged
Department Institute. She joined the Cal State Fullerton faculty in
1972 and holds a doctorate from UC Irvine.
Photos: High-resolution images of the honorees can be downloaded
from the university's Web site at: www.fullerton.edu/paweb/news.html
Media Contacts: Patricia J. Boggs, Alumni Relations, at (714)
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Susan Katsaros, Public Affairs, at (714) 278-4854 or email@example.com