Applause: Kudos to Alexander Gonzalez, Anthony Cummins and Lucy Coleman

08/11/2014 12:00 AM

08/10/2014 4:38 PM

Kudos to: Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez

Accomplishment: Chosen for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Hall of Champions

Details: 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.

Kudos to: Anthony Cummins, Civil Air Patrol cadet

Accomplishment: Won the General Carl A. Spaatz award

Details: The Spaatz award is the highest award available to cadets. Cadets must complete an exam that includes a leadership and aerospace education written test, a physical fitness test and a timed essay in moral leadership.

Kudos to: Natomas Charter School science teacher Lucy Coleman

Accomplishment: Named part of UC Davis team to study in Antarctica

Details: The team will dive under the 15-foot-thick ice of Lake Joyce to collect samples, images and environmental data in the study of microbial communities. The data will help scientists interpret fossilized microbial communities.

– Bill Lindelof

blindelof@sacbee.com

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