CSN Foundation

Spirit of CSN Awards

2022 Spirit of CSN Award Recipients

CSN President Dr. Federico Zaragoza and the CSN Foundation Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Spirit of CSN award recipients.

Centers for Academic Success Award – Alena Bottesch

CSN Centers for Academic Success is hoping to push to end the stigma surrounding tutoring and to encourage students to take part in the services offered by providing 20 x $200 bookstore vouchers to students who attend three tutoring or Supplemental Instruction sessions in a semester.


CSN Living History Archive – Lorraine Rosales, Ted Chodock and Emily King

The CSN Living History Archive celebrates the rich history of CSN by recognizing the efforts of generations passed and inspiring the generation of the future. CSN Libraries seeks to establish a CSN archive to preserve the history of CSN and plans to use the funds to hire a credentialed archivist/public historian.


CSN Meaningful Writing Experience Initiative – Rohde, Shapiro, Royer, Powell, Dixon and Thornberry

The Meaningful Writing Experience (MWE) will operate as a sub-committee of the existing Composition Committee in the English Department and partner with FYE and first-year course instructors. MWE will award 10 x $1,000 scholarships to students through an essay-based scholarship application that describes the impact the meaningful writing project had on them.


Thank you to the Spirit of CSN Review Board

Linda Foreman
Stephanie Little
Kayani Martin
Debra Morton
Somer Rogers

The purpose of this award is to support CSN’s commitment to students first. Selection were based on work that supports CSN’s success metrics and student-centered projects during the 2022-2023 academic year. Funding for this grant is made possible through the generous support of CSN employees and community donors.

View award winners for the 2021-2022 School Year here.

View award winners for the 2020-2021 School Year here.

Questions? Please contact the CSN Foundation at Foundation@csn.edu.


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