Nine Cal State Long Beach students will be recognized as the “2013 Outstanding Graduates” of their respective colleges during commencement ceremonies this week in the campus’ Central Quadrangle. Each CSULB college selects student honorees (although two are selected from the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Health and Human Services) based on nominations solicited from faculty, staff and other students.
Britt Rios-Ellis, a professor and co-director of the graduate program of the Health Sciences Department, has been named the the 2013 Outstanding Professor at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Rios-Ellis began her CSULB career in 1994, attaining full professorship in 2006.
Undergraduate students from Cal State Long Beach captured top honors at the 27th annual California State University Student Research Competition, which took place on May 10 and 11 at Cal Poly Pomona. The system’s statewide research contest showcases the significant research done by undergraduate and graduate students. Each campus is allowed to have up to 10 entries in the 10 categories, and this year there were more than 200 students competing.
The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at Cal State Long Beach is providing students from majors as diverse as sociology, journalism, management and communicative disorders with essential ethical decision-making tools before entering the workforce. Through one of its key initiatives, Ethics Across the Curriculum, the center offers $2,000 stipends to faculty members who integrate a three-hour ethics module into their courses.