California State University, Dominguez Hills recognized local companies, nonprofits and government agencies with its 2014 Outstanding Community Partner Award during Inauguration Week April 26 to May 2 in celebration of the investiture of Willie J. Hagan as the 10th president in the university’s 54-year history.
2014 Outstanding Community Partner Awards were given to the City of Carson, Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, LA Galaxy, West Basin Municipal Water District, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles for their engagement efforts with CSU Dominguez Hills students, faculty and staff. Examples of how they have supported the university include internship programs for students (Rancho Dominguez and LA Galaxy), sponsored student scholarships (LA Galaxy), student service-learning and community service projects (City of Carson, Rancho Dominguez and Habitat for Humanity), conservation projects on campus (West Basin), and community initiatives (City of Carson and West Basin).
The award to the City of Carson was presented at the CSUDH Day of Service, during which hundreds of students volunteered their time on beautification projects throughout the community. The other awards were presented during the university’s Community Engagement Symposium that highlighted student-led service-learning projects with local organizations.
“We are thankful to our community partners and their ongoing support of our students,” said David Gamboa, director of government and community relations at CSU Dominguez Hills. “Through their support, our university is able to build upon its resources that help us further advance student success. Our partners play a critical role in our mission.”