On Wednesday, December 7, Dr. Mary Schutten, Dean, College of Applied Sciences and Arts presented the first annual CASA Service Award to six faculty and one staff member.
Approximately 20 faculty members and staff were nominated and seven were chosen by the CASA Service Award Committee which included: Dr. Kathy Abriam-Yago, The Valley Foundation School of Nursing, Dr. Emily Wughalter, Kinesiology, Dr. Faranak Memarzadeh, Hospitality Management and Kristina Luna, Staff, School of Information.
Congratulations to the following First Annual CASA Service Award Winners!
CASA Lifetime Faculty Service Award-Tenure Track:
Lucy McProud, Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Packaging
Lori Rodriguez, The Valley Foundation School of Nursing
CASA Annual Faculty Service Award:
John Delacruz, School of Journalism and Mass Communications
CASA Lifetime Faculty Service Award Lecturer:
Billie Jo (BJ) Grosvenor, Health Science and Recreation
CASA Annual Faculty Service Award Lecturer:
Deborah Nelson, The Valley Foundation School of Nursing
Halima Kazem-Stojanovic, School of Journalism and Mass Communications
CASA Administrative and Professional Service Award:
Tabia Shawl, School of Social Work
Dr. Richard Levy, The Future of United States Health Care
Once the awards were given, the nearly 200 administrators, faculty, staff and students were treated to a special presentation by Dr. Dick Levy, The Future of United States Health Care. Dr. Levy is the former chairman of the Varian Medical Systems Board of Directors from 2002-2014. He has been a member of the Board of Sutter Health, a $10 billion healthcare system, since 2006 and was chairman of the Sutter Health Board from 2013-2014.
Dr. Levy spoke for approximately 45 minutes entertaining the audience with personal stories and vignettes that captivated the group. His knowledge of the health care system was evident as he provided a very detailed presentation that informed the group about the many challenges of the United States health care system and what the future holds.
Immediately following the presentation, Dr. Levy met with the audience at a reception, where event goers had a chance to speak with him personally and ask questions and provide comments.
The evening turned out to be very informative for all and it was a pleasure to honor the First CASA Service Award winners.