The President’s Outstanding Graduate Award recognizes one graduating student each year who demonstrates exemplary contributions to their field and to the university. The recipient for this award is selected from the pool of students who have been awarded one of the six Dean’s Awards. The six Dean’s Awards are as follows: College of Education, Health & Human Services; College of Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences; College of Business Administration; College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; Graduate Studies; and the Student Leadership Award selected by the Dean of Students.
Kodie Gerritsen is receiving both a Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Physics, which is a testament to their avid curiosity and adventurous scholarship.
Kodie is not only an outstanding student, but a talented artist and a curious scientist who is engaged with the community.
As a STEAM Ambassador who designed and delivered curriculum on art and science to K-12 students, Kodie brought craft, sculpture, color theory and the science of rainbows together in an engaging hands-on activity – and they did so despite the considerable challenges posed by the pandemic. For schoolchildren whose art and science lessons have all but disappeared, Kodie was able to inspire young minds and remind them of the possibility of discovery through hands-on learning.
Kodie is truly an extraordinary student who is dedicated to learning. And CSUSM is a better place because of Kodie’s participation and passion.
CEHHS OUTSTANDING GRADUATE
Public Health, M.A.
CHABSS OUTSTANDING GRADUATE
Visual and Performing Arts, B.A. and Physics, B.S. with a minor in Geography
CoBA OUTSTANDING GRADUATE
Global Supply Chain Management Option, B.S.
CSTEM OUTSTANDING GRADUATE
Computer Science, B.S.
DoS STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDEE
Sociology, B.S. and Criminology and Justice Studies, B.A.
OGSR OUTSTANDING GRADUATE
Literature and Writing Studies, M.A.