Anna Chau, a counseling student in the graduate program at CSULB, will be honored as the 2013 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Chau, who will be honored as a William Randolph Hearst Scholar, will join 22 other CSU students (one from each of the system’s 23 campuses) as they are recognized at the 3:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting in the Glenn S. Dumke Auditorium.
recipient demonstrates superior academic performance, personal accomplishments,
community service and financial need, officials said.
“CSU trustees’ scholars have defied the odds, rising above circumstance to become leaders among their classmates and exemplifying the CSU mission of access to a quality higher education,” said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White.
“Through talent, determination and drive, they now grasp the promise of a brighter future – for self, family and community.”
Chau’s parents migrated to America shortly after the Vietnam War, and her family endured many acculturation struggles.
She grew up in a low-income neighborhood in San Francisco and started working at the age of 14 to help support her family. She is now a full-time student working on her master of science degree in CSULB’s counseling program.
Her interest in working with people began during her senior year as an undergraduate student when she volunteered as a peer educator, providing college students information regarding domestic violence, sexual assault and drug abuse.
Currently, she is a conversation partner on campus, teaching and speaking English with international students.