Student Employee 2002

May 7, 2002





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Derrick Huynh is First Cal State L.A.
Student Employee of the Year

Derrick Huynh (Anaheim) has been selected to receive the inaugural Cal State L.A. Student Employee of the Year award, presented by the University’s Center for Career Planning and Placement. Derrick is working in the Cal State L.A. Department of Art as the visual resources assistant, a position he has held since July 2000.

Bob Evans, curator for the department’s visual resources library and Derrick’s supervisor, commented, “In my 30 years here at CSULA I have never had a student who has made such a dramatic difference in the operations of the visual resources facility I manage. Derrick has gone far beyond just taking pictures for us…and with his high quality control standards, we now have the best copy photography results that we have had in 30 years.

“I wanted a student with computer skills. I got a student who is majoring in computer graphics and an art student with such skill and aesthetics…who can design and technically develop beautiful, outstanding Web pages. [Derrick] just finished two quite complicated Web sites for me: and

“These sites will bring great credit and recognition to [art history professor] Dr. Manuel Aguilar and to Cal State L.A. I can only say that these sites would NEVER have existed without the involvement of Derrick Huynh. We have been able to accomplish such great things because of his skills, motivation, and work ethic… Derrick is irreplaceable.”

The other highly prized student employees who were nominated for Cal State L.A. Student Employee of the Year were awarded Certificates of Merit. They were:
Monica Cerda (Los Angeles), Center for Career Planning and Placement
Anindita Chowdhury (Covina), Institutional Advancement
Nancy Del Rio (Los Angeles), Academic Technology Support
Amy Dong (Monterey Park), Assoc. Dean’s Office--Charter College of Education
Liudmila Garcia (La Puente), PALS Program
Audreonna Gilberte (Los Angeles), EPIC
Carlos Medina (Los Angeles), Child and Family Studies
Leticia Ramirez (Los Angeles), Philosophy/Liberal Studies
Martin Ramos (Monterey Park), Human Resource Management--Employee Relations
Jessica Ruiz (L.A.–Highland Park), Public Affairs

Clemencia de Leon, career center director, and Juanita Arreola, student employment coordinator, presented Derrick with his award on April 11 in the presence of his supervisor, faculty, and staff from the Department of Art. He received a certificate, a color Compaq printer, and a $100 gift certificate to the CSULA University Bookstore compliments of United Parcel Service. Derrick’s name will also be engraved on a permanent plaque to be displayed in the Center for Career Planning and Placement. This is the first year that Cal State L.A. has celebrated National Student Employment Week.


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