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Volunteer Service Awards

The participation, support and loyalty of volunteers who serve the university is acknowledged annually at the Volunteer Service Awards. Established in 2002 to recognize alumni, faculty and friends of the university who have consistently demonstrated extraordinary commitment, dedication and service for the advancement of the institution, Cal State Northridge is proud to acknowledge these hard working and deserving individuals in several categories. Criteria for each category and nomination forms can be found on the links below.

Volunteer Service Award Criteria 

Dorothea "Granny" Heitz Award Award Criteria

Dean Edmund. Peckham Award Criteria

Granny Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership

The Dorothea "Granny" Heitz award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership is the highest honor bestowed upon a volunteer in recognition of their loyal leadership and service to the university. The award is appropriately named in honor of Dorothea Heitz who's enthusiasm and loyalty to the university span decades. See our video to learn more about the legacy of Granny Heitz.
Past Recipients of the Granny Heitz Award

Dean Edmund Peckham Emeriti Merit Award

Faculty members are also honored annually with the Emeriti Merit Award. This award is presented to emeritus or retired faculty and staff members who contribute above and beyond their regular responsibilities. See our video to learn more about the legacy of Dean Edmund Peckham.
Past Recipients of the Emeriti Merit Award

Chapter Volunteer Service Award

Alumni Chapter organizations are whole-heartedly led by volunteers committed to supporting the Alumni Association and their respected constituency. Each chapter may select a recipient to honor annually for their service.
Past Recipients of the Alumni Chapter Volunteer Service Awards

College Volunteer Service Award

Many alumni and friends of the institution are still connected with the academic department or program from which they earned their degree. Service awards are presented to volunteers by each academic college at the university.
Past Recipients of the College-Based Volunteer Service Awards

Program Volunteer Service Award

A wide variety of University programs have opportunities for volunteers to get involved and connect according to their interests, passions and hobbies. These programs present service awards to alumni and friends who volunteer their time and energy in support of their mission.
Past Recipients of the Program-Based Volunteer Service Awards