Foundation Names 2021 Awardees

Dec 13, 2021

The Foundation for California University of Pennsylvania announces annual awards for supporters of the University.

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Bethany Hoag-Salmen, president of the Foundation for California University, and Dr. John Cencich, Job Johnson award winner.

The Foundation for California University of Pennsylvania presented its 2021 awards at a ceremony held in Kara Alumni House:

Job Johnson Award: Dr. John Cencich, professor and former department chair and dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. He developed the professional Doctor of Criminal Justice degree and established with his wife the Drs. John R. and Andrea V. Cencich Endowed Scholarship. The Job Johnson Award recognizes individuals for excellence, innovation, community service or other achievements.

Society of 1852 Award: The late Michael Perry was a 1963 graduate and former member of the Foundation board of directors. He established the endowed Perry Family Scholarship and supported other Cal U initiatives. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the University.

Dixonians Award: The late Gail Artyth George Lese was a 1961 graduate and a member of the Cal U Alumni Association board of directors. A member of the University’s Council of Trustees from 1983-1989 and reappointed in 1995, Gail also was the recipient of the John R. Gregg Award for Loyalty and Service to the University. The award honors those with direct connection to the University’s operation.