CSLA Distinguished Educators - Alice Petrossian and Ruben Zacarias

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/03/95
Contact: Carol Selkin,
Public Affairs Manager
(323) 343-3044

ALICE PETROSSIAN AND RUBEN ZACARIAS TO BE HONORED
AT CAL STATE L.A. DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR AWARD DINNER

Los Angeles, October 3, 1995 -- On Thursday, November 16, distinguished educators Alice Petrossian and Ruben Zacarias will be honored at California State University, Los Angeles sixth annual Distinguished Educator Award Dinner. This prestigious event, to be held at the Almansor Court, 700 South Almansor Street in Alhambra, is organized annually by the Friends of the Charter School of Education to recognize leaders in the field of education whose lives and careers have made a difference for students in our public schools.

Each of this year's recipients has a distinguished career in education. Petrossian is an educational leader and policy maker currently serving as Director of Special Projects and Intercultural Education for the Glendale Unified School District. Petrossian was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to the California Community College Board of Governors, where she is presently a member of the executive committee. Her commitment to serving the needs of troubled, underachieving and minority youths and their families has become a major goal in her life. Dr. Zacarias is Deputy Superintendent of Schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He was recently appointed by President Bill Clinton to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. He advises the President and the Secretary of Education on the progress of Hispanic Americans toward achievement of the National Education Goals and other standards of educational accomplishments.

The Friends of the School of Education is a support group of alumni, educators and community members whose principal objectives are to give scholarship assistance to men and women enrolled in CSLA's Charter School of Education, as well as to support other activities of the School. These scholarships assist future educators who will be teaching and providing educational opportunities for children.

For an invitation or information regarding the Distinguished Educator Award Dinner, call the Office of Dean, CSLA Charter School of Education at (323) 343-4300.

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