Honors and Appointments

Honors and Appointments

Barbara Clark (Center for Effective Teaching and Learning; Special Education) was
awarded the President’s Award for Distinguished Service from
the National Association for Gifted Children, Nov. 12, 1995; received
the award for Distinguished and Continuing Contributions to Gifted
Education from the California Association for the Gifted, Mar.
3, 1995.

Stephanie Evans (Educational Foundations and
Interdivisional Studies)
was Career Conference, Spring 1996.

Jeanine Gaucher-Morales (Modern Languages and Literatures)
was honored at a Sigma Delta Pi awards banquet with the Order
of the Discoverers, one of the national honor society’s highest
distinctions and reserved for outstanding teachers and scholars
in the field of Hispanism. Gaucher-Morales was the banquet’s
keynote speaker, lecturing about folklore traditions in modern
Latin-American poetry. At the same ceremony, Alfredo Morales,
(Emeritus, Modern Languages and Literatures) was awarded
a Certificate of Honor for his contributions to CSLA’s Teátro
Universitário en Español and for his entire career
as a professor and scholar in the field of Spanish American literature,
Cal State L.A., Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 1996.

Frank A. Gomez (Chemistry and Biochemistry) was appointed an associate
member of the American Chemical Society Minority Affairs Committee,
effective 1996-present; appointed to The East Los Angeles Community
Union (TELACU) Scholarship Committee, effective 1996-present.

José Cruz González (Theatre Arts and Dance) was selected
to present his play for young audiences, The Highest Heaven,
at the Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices National Forum
for Works-In-Progress, May 20-27, 1996, Washington, DC. He was
one of eight playwrights in the nation selected for this honor.

Richard T. Keys (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has served as
the secretary of the CSU Council of Computational Chemists during
this past academic year. The term of office is September 1, 1995-September
1, 1996.

Ita Kreft (Educational Foundations and Interdivisional
was selected, after a national search, as research
consultant statistician for the National Household Expenditure
Survey supported by the government of Malaysia. Information from
the survey will be used for national health planning. Kreft was
selected for this 10-week consultancy at the University of Malaya,
Kuala Lumpur, on the basis of her expertise in multilevel modeling.
Kreft was also named director of the newly-formed CSLA Program
Evaluation and Research Collaborative (PERC), which provides program
evaluation and research services to regional schools and agencies.

Robert Kully (Emeritus, Communication Studies) has accepted
an appointment as the executive director of The California State
University Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (CSU –
ERFA). The association, an incorporated nonprofit organization
with over 2800 members, is the only statewide organization devoted
exclusively to addressing the concerns of retired and soon to
be retired CSU faculty. It is also the only multicampus retired
faculty association in the United States. Its offices are on the
CSU Northridge campus.

Rosemarie Marshall (Biology and
was elected president of the Cal State L.A.
Academic Senate for the 1996-97 academic year.

Caroline McManus
(English) was one of 16 professors selected nationally
to participate in the intensive 9-session NEH Institute “Shakespeare
Examined Through Performance,” The Folger Shakespeare Library,
Sep. 1995-May 1996, Washington, DC.

Kim Miller (Roybal
Institute; Nursing)
has been reappointed by Governor Wilson
to the California Commission on Aging. Miller has served on the
Commission since 1993. She is past chair of the board of directors
for the Korean Health Education Information Referral Center and
a member of the board of directors of California Council on Geriatrics
and Gerontology. She is also a member of the American Society
on Aging, Gerontological Society on Aging, and both the California
and Korean Nurses Associations, and serves on the multicultural
advisory committee for the Los Angeles Alzheimer Association.
She is a volunteer with the Los Angeles Chapter of the Visiting
Nurses Association. Miller, a registered nurse, earned her bachelor’s
degree in nursing from Cal State L.A. in 1974.

Ron Morris (Physical
was selected to run with the Olympic torch in the
historic relay leading to this year’s Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Morris, who won the 1960 Silver Medal for pole vaulting at the
XVII Olympiad in Rome, carried the flame through Dana Point, CA,
Sun., Apr. 28, 1996.

Joe Soldate (Art) was appointed
to the Advisory Board for the Flintridge Foundation in Pasadena,
CA, for 1996-99.

John Thornbury (Library) was elected
vice chair/chair-elect of the Music Library Association/Southern
California Chapter for Jul. 1996-Jun. 1998, at the Spring meeting,
USC Arnold Schoenberg Institute, May 17, 1996. He is currently
serving on the MLA/SCC Executive Board as member-at-large and
membership chair.

Cindy Yee (Charter School of Education,
Student Services)
has been selected a 1996 “Woman of
Distinction” honoree for the 24th California Senatorial District.
The citation from Senator Hilda L. Solis reads, in part, that
this special tribute is given “to women . . . who have been
making history and giving tirelessly of themselves for many years.”