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Sustainability Officer Named a ‘Champion’

Megan Moscol Among Campus Members Recently Honored
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Megan Moscol, sustainability programs manager in facilities operations and management at Cal State Fullerton, was recently honored as a “Sustainability Champion” during this year’s California Higher Education Sustainability Conference at UC Santa Barbara.

The award is the highest level and only individual-level award given at the annual conference. It recognizes an individual “who has been a role model to their peers around the state; has promoted sustainability throughout their campus; achieved results; and who truly embodies the term ‘leader.’

Moscol, who joined the university in 2014, oversees water and energy efficiency, waste reduction, site management and indoor environmental quality, as well as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification or its equivalence for campus construction and renovation.

Under her tenure, the University has completed its second Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), earning a silver; installed water bottle refill stations throughout the campus; instituted an online training program on proper waste recycling and disposal; installed smart sensors to measure everything from waste container levels, building temperature in buildings, exterior lighting and water irrigation usage; and, in partnership with Strategic Communications and Academic Affairs, developed a self-guided “virtual” tour of campus sustainability features.

Also recently honored

Inez Gonzalez, director of the College of Communications Latino Communications Institute, was named to a blue ribbon panel that will judge the Hispanicize Silicon Valley Rankings — the first company rankings of Latino diversity in Silicon Valley. The rankings were announced and staged Oct. 4 at Hispanicize L.A. The second annual Los Angeles conference draws hundreds of professionals in social media, diversity technology, journalism and entertainment and will be combined with the California Chicano News Media Association’s statewide convention.  

Yuying Tsong, associate professor of human services, has been awarded Fellow status by the Asian American Psychological Association. Tsong is president elect of the Society for the Psychology of Women, a division of the American Psychological Association, and was honored in 2014 with the Emerging Professional – Contributions to Service Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race, a division of the American Psychological Association. She will join Rebekah Smart, professor of counseling, and graduate counseling students Melissa Ward, Alexandria Dilley and Shuo Coco Wang in presenting the poster, “Barriers and Considerations for Professional Help-Seeking for Asian Americans With Body Image and Disordered Eating Concerns: A Qualitative Exploration” at the Oct. 6-8 Asian American Psychological Association convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.