Eighth Annual Business & Technology Leadership Dinner

The University congratulates the following student recipients of $4,500 scholarships awarded at the eighth annual Business & Technology Leadership Dinner.

2012 student recipients

Shown left to right: Ronandro De Guzman, Chemistry; Erlinda Laska, Nursing; Lace Granatelli, Biology; President Rush; Brian Hunot, Business; and Ashley Walters, Chemistry. The scholarship winners, who set themselves apart through their work both in and out of the classroom, shared their experiences in pursuing academic excellence.

Also honored for excellence and innovation were Ronald Werft, President and CEO of Cottage Health System, named Business and Community Leader of the Year; Casey Houweling, Proprietor of Houweling’s Tomatoes in Camarillo, named Technologist of the Year; and Dr. Blake Gillespie, Associate Professor of Chemistry, named Faculty Leader of the Year.

Business and Community Leader of the Year

President Rush and Ronald Werft

Technologist of the Year Award
President Rush, Casey Houweling and Emcee Bart Stern

Faculty Leader of the Year

Dr. Blake Gillespie

The list of sponsors supporting the future of business and technology in the region through
participation in the Leadership Dinner includes Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Airborne Technologies, Anonymous, Union Bank, Aera Energy LLC, Wesely Thomas Enterprises, Inc., Barbara and Wayne Davey, Sheeler Moving and Storage Inc., Elise and Bill Kearney, Pacific Coast Business Times, and Capistrano’s Restaurant & Catering. 

The President’s Dinner

Saturday, October 6, 2012, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

Mike Curb

This year’s Robert J. Lagomarsino award recipient Mike Curb 
Join us as we celebrate CSU Channel Islands’ tenth year anniversary at the University’s premier annual fundraising event, The President’s Dinner.

The gala features a VIP reception, celebrity entertainment, fabulous silent auction and the presentation of the Robert J. Lagomarsino award to Mike Curb.  Mr. Curb is a former lieutenant and acting governor of California and is one of the most prominent figures in the entertainment world. He presides over his own independent record label which has launched the careers of numerous stars and has received a star on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame.Proceeds from the event will support the highest priority needs of the University.

For inquires contact Alissa Larreta, Advancement Events Specialist at 805-437-8916 or email alissa.larreta@csuci.edu
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