awards

president Arminana receives award
April 18, 2012

SSU President Ruben Armiñana recently received two awards for excellence in leadership by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce's "Leadership Santa Rosa."

Armiñana was among a group of awardees that included leaders in the areas of agriculture, business and the economy, government, green...

Nathan Rank and Heather Smith
February 14, 2012

Dr. Heather Smith (Psychology) and Dr. Nathan Rank (Biology) have been named recipients of the 2012 Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship in recognition of their outstanding scholarship and research.

Both have made significant contributions to their areas of expertise and to the...

ceremony
January 30, 2012

In a special ceremony on Jan. 19, President Ruben Armiñana was honored by the Redwood Empire Council Boy Scouts of America with its 2011 Distinguished Citizen award. 

"I know no other person who epitomizes the ethos of scout law more than him. Ruben and the Boy Scouts are in the same...

August 21, 2015

Sonoma State University wine business professor Liz Thach, MW, is this year's recipient of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education award.

"It's a tremendous honor to be recognized by peers, colleagues, and associates," said Thach. "I spent years as an executive at...

group receives award
January 9, 2017

After receiving an award from the Governor's office, a cultural heritage project involving Sonoma State University, Caltrans, the Kashaya Pomo tribe and California State Parks is being hailed as a model for government agencies in preserving Native American cultural heritage in other states and...

October 20, 2015

Sonoma State University staff member Susan Wandling was recognized last month as an American Graduate Champion by KRCB public broadcasting for her work with schools to lower the high school dropout rate in Sonoma County.

Wandling sees the high school dropout rate as an epidemic, and has...

November 20, 2015

Sonoma State University recognizes California State Senator Mike McGuire as its 2015 Distinguished Alumnus.

Mike McGuire (BA, Political Science, 2002) is a third-generation Northern Californian whose family farmed Sonoma County's Alexander Valley for nearly a half century. He has...

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