Every year, CSEA members are recognized for their extraordinary contributions to their union and the students they serve.
CSEA honors its finest members with its Member of the year award. These members are recognized for their commitment and dedication of classified employees to the students of California, community involvement, and activism.
Approved by a vote of the CSEA annual conference delegates, Life Membership and Honor Roll placement are awarded to CSEA activists in recognition of extraordinary service to CSEA. This award is CSEA's highest honor.
CSEA’s Public Relations Committee recognizes CSEA communicators for their outstanding print and electronic communications. Winners are selected for several award categories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CSEA’s Membership Unity Program (MUP) is as a vital program that helps chapters increase strength and unity by providing training and motivation for chapter activists. MUP trains teams of chapter leaders on how to build the power of their chapters by applying organizing skills to increase member participation in crucial chapter activities. Each year, the chapter participating in MUP that has done the best job of strengthening their chapter and building the union with better informed and more active membership is selected as the MUP Prize winner.
Conference Delegates posthumously bestowed Life Membership to former Association Secretary and Area C Director Donna D’Arcy. Four CSEA retirees were also added to CSEA's Honor Roll: Roxie Allen, Jeanne Foster, Arlina Montez and Rowena Smith.
Peggy Wray, of Lakeside Chapter 240, was named the 2017 Richard C. Bartlett Activist of the Year.
Delia Alvarado from Retiree Council 5008 was named the 2017 William P. Schwartz Humanitarian of the Year.
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.
CSEA congratulates its 2017 Members of the Year: Lisa Montelli, Kim Richins, Sue Studer, Maria Tapia and Ron Walker.
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.
A total of 117 entries were received from 33 chapters and one retiree council. The CSEA Communications Committee commends all who entered the competition.