Alumni News
June 13, 2016

University celebrates three accomplished Bulldogs at Alumni Founders Weekend

Rodney “Rod” Skager ’54, Jarrod Burguan ’07, ’10 and Evan Sanford ’17 have something in common! Each was a distinguished guest and honoree at the Orkey Porkey Dinner on the evening of May 21, 2016 during Alumni Founders Weekend.

They were recognized by the Alumni Association Board of Directors as Bulldogs who make a difference through their actions. Past president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors Greg Horter ’89 introduced each person with details of their achievements and then presented specially created crystal paperweights to the honorees.

Rod Skager received the Career Achievement Award for his groundbreaking research and writing in the area of addiction treatment and legislation. San Bernardino City Chief of Police Jarrod Burguan received the “R” Award for his professionalism and effective leadership during the crisis situation of December 3rd, 2015 that occurred in the city of San Bernardino. Evan Sanford received the Hope Award for his outstanding service to the University through his revival of KUOR campus radio in the form of our own thriving station: KDAWG.

Each recipient had the opportunity to reflect on their award and delivered their heartfelt thoughts to the audience, greeted by equally enthusiastic cheers from fellow Bulldogs gathered for the evening of fun and celebration.

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Rodney “Rod” Skager ’54 receiving his award from Greg Horter ‘89

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Jarrod Burguan ’07, ’10 receiving his award from Greg Horter ‘89

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Evan Sanford ’17 receiving his award from Greg Horter ‘89