Honors and Awards

Every year, CSEA members are recognized for their extraordinary contributions to their union and the students they serve.

Member of the Year Award

CSEA honors its finest members with its Member of the year award.

CSEA Life Member and Honor Roll

List of recipients of CSEA's highest honor.

Communication Awards

CSEA’s Public Relations Committee recognizes CSEA communicators for their outstanding print and electronic communications. Winners are selected for several award categories.

California Classified Employee of the Year Award

The California Classified Employee of the Year Program highlights the efforts of classified employees who contribute to a positive school environment, and have gone above and beyond what was expected of them.

California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year

The California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year awards honor outstanding classified employees who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to professionalism and community colleges.

Activist of the Year Award

The Richard C. Bartlett Activist of the Year Award recognizes members who vigorously advocate in political activities or specific causes important to the mission and goals of CSEA.

Humanitarian of the Year Award

The William P. Schwartz Humanitarian of the Year Award is given to a person who continues founding father Bill Schwartz’ legacy of unselfish concern and reflects a noble desire to improve the lives of CSEA members and/or the community at large.

Awards News


CSEA member wins RISE Award

Paul Rasso, an office equipment technician for Colton schools and member of Colton Chapter 244, was honored in Washington D.C. as one of the 2017 Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award winners.

2017 Members of the Year

CSEA congratulates its 2017 Members of the Year: Lisa Montelli, Kim Richins, Sue Studer, Maria Tapia and Ron Walker.

2017 Classified School Employees of the Year

Six outstanding classified employees were honored by the California Department of Education for their dedication to our public school students. Five of the employees are CSEA members.

2017 Communication Awards

A total of 117 entries were received from 33 chapters and one retiree council. The CSEA Communications Committee commends all who entered the competition.