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.

Awards News


2016 Members of the Year

5/6/16 CSEA announced its 2016 Members of the Year: Tim Ciolkosz, Darleen Edwards, Patricia Eldridge, Annie Nolen and Christina Valdivia.

2016 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors honored four outstanding community college employees with its 2016 California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year award. Three of the recipients are CSEA members.

2016 Classified School Employees of the Year

4/28/16 Six outstanding classified school employees were recognized this week by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson for their contributions and dedication to California’s public school students. Five of them are CSEA members.

Member named Bus Driver of Year

8/4/15 It takes nerves of steel and the patience of a saint to drive a school bus. Monterey COE Chapter 35 member Greg Perez was lauded for both and more when he was named the 2015 California Highway Patrol Bus Driver of the Year