By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
A superintendent, a psychologist and a technology industry entrepreneur will be inducted into the 2013 class of the Cal State Bakersfield Hall of Fame , the university announced Friday.
The alumni will be honored at the 7th annual Hall of Fame celebration, a black tie gala scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Petroleum Club, 5060 California Ave.
"The CSUB Hall of Fame is a hallmark event, created to honor those select alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the community, to their chosen fields, and whose accomplishments have also brought distinction to the university," said Jewelle Scales, CSUB alumna and president of the Alumni Board of Directors, in a statement.
A committee of university representatives and alumni selected the inductees. Nominations were obtained from campus deans, the Alumni Board, and the president's cabinet.
This year's inductees are:
* Kern High School District Superintendent Donald E. Carter, who earned his master's degree in education from CSUB in 1985 and then returned for credentials in 1985 and 1989.
Carter has been a teacher, a dean of students, an assistant principal, a principal and an associate superintendent. He's also taught college-level courses at Bakersfield College, University of La Verne and Point Loma University.
* Psychologist Beth Rienzi earned both her bachelor's degree in psychology and her master's in behavioral science from CSUB, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in professional psychology from Fresno State.
She has spent nearly three decades in higher education, most recently as the associate vice president of faculty affairs at CSUB.
* Monique Rogers is the corporate administrator and marketing director at ARRC Technology, founded by Alex Rogers in 1992. She earned a bachelor's degree in communications from CSUB in 1998.
Monique Rogers began working for ARRC Technology in 1994 and helped build the company into a multi-million dollar corporation specializing in the service and design of computers, networks, phone systems, managed technology services and structured cabling. The Rogers now also run CharTec, a managed services and hardware as a service (HaaS) solution to other technology companies nationwide.
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The fifth annual Sterling Silver dinner will be 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the John Collins Campus Center at Bakersfield College , 1801 Panorama Drive.
The fundraiser features a gourmet six-course meal designed by William Bloxsom-Carter, executive chef at the Playboy Mansion West in Los Angeles. Mike Stepanovich, executive director of the Bakersfield College Foundation and an established wine judge, is working with Bloxsom-Carter to pair wines to each course.
Wines, artwork and a dinner for 10 catered by Chef Pat Coyle with wines selected from the private cellar of Stepanovich will be sold at live and silent auctions.
Cost is $175 per person or $1,000 for a table of six. Proceeds benefit the college's Renegade Fund, an unrestricted revenue source that can be used for scholarships, program support, equipment and other purposes.
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The Fuel Your School program raised $278,053 , benefitting 338 local public school classroom projects and affecting 30,713 students, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and DonorsChoose.org announced.
The program launched in Kern County for the first time this school year. Teachers at 122 Kern County public schools received funding for classroom projects and supplies.
Chevron contributed $1 for purchases of eight or more gallons of gas, up to $300,000. The program ran from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 at participating local Chevron and Texaco stations.
Classroom projects were posted on DonorsChoose.org.