The Do Good Volunteer Recognition Award, presented annually by the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) at Cal State San Bernardino, was given to 29 CSUSB students, seven staff and four faculty members for volunteering more than 25 hours toward their community from Dec. 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.

There was a wide range of volunteer service projects, including growing and donating organic vegetables; virtual math and reading tutoring; and working in the front lines of vaccination clinics.
 “OCE is tremendously proud of all the work done by our campus community,” the office said in its recent newsletter. “Despite so much unknown, one thing’s for sure: kindness has not been canceled. The CSUSB campus community continues to make positive impacts in our community and to those who need it most, even in the face of uncertainty.”
 According to the Independent Sector, the 4,157 hours of volunteer service from the CSUSB campus community are valued at $139,716.

The Do Good Volunteer Recognition Awardees received exclusive OCE swag and a certificate signed by Diane Podolske, director of the OCE.

Student recipients of the fall 2020 Do Good Award are:

  • Angeles Tovar
  • Alejandro Garcia
  • Anisha Verde
  • Ashley Adams
  • Briana Samuelsen
  • Christina Ortiz
  • Desmond Petway
  • Francesca Salvatierra
  • Jasmin Guzman
  • Kabir Suri
  • Madeleine Simmons
  • Michelle Althiser
  • Michelle Pham
  • Stephanie Suss
  • Suany Echevarría
  • Andrea Hughes
Georgette Guzman (right) staffed vaccine sites, distributed lunch to seniors in drive through events, and distributed hygiene items to homeless individuals. She is pictured with Ricardo Martinez, a peer from her nursing cohort.
Georgette Guzman (right) who staffed vaccine sites, distributed lunch to seniors in drive through events, and distributed hygiene items to homeless individuals. She is pictured with Ricardo Martinez, a peer from her nursing cohort.

Student recipients of the spring 2021 Do Good Award are:

  • Ashley Adams
  • Emily Preciado
  • Jeffrey Truong
  • Arcadio Vielma
  • Madeleine Simmons
  • Melyssa Sobczyk
  • Lisette Nguyen
  • Lynee Zehms
  • Estrella Moreno
  • Celia Zarco
  • Jacqueline Bernal
  • Briana Samuelsen
  • Claudia Arias Sachwitz
  • Virginia Barbosa Mascorro
  • Chasari Calvillo
  • Asia La Pham
  • Bipulanda Sraman
  • Gwendolynne DeBoer
  • Magdalena Gonzalez
  • Kayley Serrano
  • Georgette Guzman

Faculty and staff recipients of the fall 2020 Do Good Award are:

  • Jay Fiene, Education Leadership and Technology
  • Rowena Casis-Woidyla, Staff Development Center
  • Avi Rodriguez, Palm Desert Campus, student engagement; Early Assessment Program, UGS
  • Reveka Shteynberg, criminal justice
  • Miranda Canseco, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art
  • Andrea Okoh, Santos Manuel Student Union

Faculty and staff recipients of the spring 2021 Do Good Award are:

  • Avi Rodriguez, Palm Desert Campus, student engagement; Early Assessment Program, UGS
  • Lacey Kendall, communication studies
  • Erik Melchiorre, geological sciences
  • Becky Talyn, biology
  • Marina Kamel, marketing
  • Iwona Luczkiewicz Contreras, Undergraduate Studies, Dean’s Office
  • Christian Espinoza, UEC – miscellaneous projects and grants
  • Andrea Okoh, Santos Manuel Student Union
  • Lisa Gordon, marketing
  • Michael Arteaga, Alumni Relations
  • Robert Leo, communication studies

The new cycle for the fall 2021 Do Good Volunteer Recognition Award is May 1, 2021 – November 30, 2021. Visit the OCE’s Do Good Award webpage for more information.