Shu Lin, a UC Davis professor, received the Exceptional Public Achievement medal from NASA. The medal acknowledges Lin’s 25 years of outstanding contributions to NASA’s mission. The professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering recently developed code allowing the IRIS solar observatory to communicate data about the lower layers of the sun’s atmosphere.
Upcoming fundraising events include a brewers fest to benefit WEAVE.
Elk Grove teacher, Mike Jones, was selected to receive Angels in Adoption award. Jones will be recognized for his work in the Elk Grove Unified School District and with his own organization, Courageous Connection, which address the needs of children in foster care.
Upcoming fundraising events include Lasher Polo Classic for the SPCA.
Martin Luther Kings Jr. Library held a spelling bee that included 103 students, ranging from first to eighth grade. Prizes were awarded to students in all grades. The yearly spelling bee is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library.
Upcoming fundraising events include the Aloha Scramble and a Polish Festival.
A dinner to benefit those who suffered loss during the Sand fire is scheduled for Aug. 22 at the El Dorado County fairgrounds in Placerville.
Sacramento State president Alexander Gonzalez was chosen for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Hall of Champions. The hall honors those who have transformed and expanded opportunities for Hispanic students. Among his accomplishments: expanded the role of Sacramento State’s Serna Center, which focuses on Hispanic education, service and policy issues.
Upcoming fundraising events include a gala for Davis Musical Theater and a free concert at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
The Rocklin church gave away 500 backpacks filled with items including rulers, paper and binders to help students start the school year with the supplies they need. The giveaway event at a park also featured water slides and a barbecue.
Upcoming fundraising events include Off to the Races and After Hours.
Rancho Cordova Police Sgt. Steve Dutra was the recipient of the “Service Above Self” award from Sacramento Rotary. Dutra, a member of the department’s Problem Oriented Policing detail, oversees the Rancho Cordova Police Athletic League and supervises the school resources officer program. Dutra donated the $1,000 that came with the award to PAL.
Upcoming fundraising events include a golf ball drop and an Aggie wine-pairing.
Local highway patrol officers will donate a dolls, footballs, bicycles and assorted toys Wednesday to help needy children in the greater Sacramento region.
Ya’Shalan Nelson, a Sacramento State student, was the winner of Your Roadmap to Success video contest sponsored by Higher One, a company that partners with universities to improve graduation rates. The videos were judged on quality, creativity, clarity and completeness.
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