Awards and Honorees

In previous years, the Presidential Scholars Benefit was another opportunity for CSU Dominguez Hills to acknowledge corporate partners, community leaders and alumni for the impact they have made on the university. This year, due to the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Watts Rebellion, the university honored community leaders and alumni at the Founders' Dinner celebration. 

Below are the honorees of the following past Presidential Scholars Benefit awards:

  • The Corporate Partner of Education Award was the highest award CSU Dominguez Hills bestows upon a corporation, and was established in order to recognize organizations that have made a significant impact on the campus and on the lives of students and alumni.
  • Katherine B. Loker Friend of Education Award was awarded to an individual or corporation who extended their leadership and assistance in support of CSU Dominguez Hills. The award was named in honor of CSU Dominguez Hills’ long time supporter and donor, Mrs. Katherine B. Loker. Mrs. Loker’s philanthropic commitment to education and this campus, was extraordinary and dated back to the founding of CSU Dominguez Hills.

Past Awardees

2016 – Watts Rebellion Commemoration
2015 – Univision Contigo and Kathleen Tibone
2014 – Celebration of Willie J. Hagan’s Presidential Inauguration
2013 – Kaiser Permanente and Congresswoman Karen Bass
2012 – Shell and Dr. Lois W. Chi
2011 – American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Dr. Eleanor Chang
2010 – The Carson Companies, Watson Land Company and Maureen McCarthey
2009 – Verizon and Yvonne B. Burke
2008 – Presidential Inauguration; no honorees
2007 – Northrop and Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald
2006 – The Centinela Freeman Health System and Lee Anderson
2005 – Boeing and Jan Vogel
2004 – Ossur North America
2003 – Father Patrick J. McPolin and Katherine B. Loker
2002 – BP and Ken Putnam
2001 – SouthBay Pavilion at Carson and Chuck Porter
2000 – John LaCorte
1999 – AlliedSignal, Edison International, Sempra Energy and Toyota Motor Sales