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García Honored by Orange County's NAACP

Award From OC Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance to Follow

Aug. 30, 2013

The Orange County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People paid tribute to CSUF President Mildred García Thursday night (Aug. 29), during its 2013 Leaders Welcome Reception.

The evening's theme was "Healthy Wholesome Youths Produce Successful Leaders." García was honored along with Al Murray, mayor of Tustin; Ivan S. Pitts, senior pastor of Santa Ana's Second Baptist Church; and Daphne Sykes-Scott, Orange County Superior Court judge.

The four were saluted for "their vision to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all," noted Donald Craig, president of NAACP's Orange County branch.

Proceeds from the event, held at NAACP-OC headquarters in Garden Grove, will support the organization's programs for children and youth.

García will return to Garden Grove Sept. 12 to accept an award on behalf of CSUF from the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, a consortium of 21 community-based organizations.

The alliance's 16th annual "Gathering Under the Banyon Tree" will include presentation of OCAPICA's Community Partnership Award to Cal State Fullerton.

State Sen. Lou Correa, who earned his bachelor's degree in economics from CSUF in 1980, also will be honored, with the group's Legislative Partner Award.

The 5:30 p.m. event is being held at the Sheraton Garden Grove-Anaheim South Hotel.

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