Recognizing the contributions of CSEA members

CSEA members are the essential workers who make a difference in our schools and community colleges every day. With the work of classified employees often taken for granted, it’s important that we recognize the contributions of our members and honor their achievements. That’s why CSEA, the California Department of Education, California Community College Chancellor’s Office and others present several awards each year to salute outstanding classified employees and CSEA members.

Activist of the Year Award

Activist of the Year Award

The Richard C. Bartlett Activist of the Year Award recognizes members who vigorously advocate in political activities or specific causes important to the mission and goals of CSEA.
California Classified School Employee of the Year

California Classified School Employee of the Year Award

The California Classified School Employee of the Year Program highlights the efforts of classified employees who contribute to a positive school environment, and have gone above and beyond what was expected of them.
Community College Award

California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year

The California Community Colleges Classified Employees of the Year awards honor outstanding classified employees who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to professionalism and community colleges.
Communication Awards

Communication Awards

CSEA’s Public Relations Committee recognizes CSEA communicators for their outstanding print and electronic communications. Winners are selected for several award categories.
Humanitarian of the Year Award

Humanitarian of the Year Award

The William P. Schwartz Humanitarian of the Year Award is given to a person who continues founding father Bill Schwartz’ legacy of unselfish concern and reflects a noble desire to improve the lives of CSEA members and/or the community at large.
Life Member and Honor Roll

Life Member and Honor Roll

Approved by a vote of the CSEA annual conference delegates, Life Membership and Honor Roll placement are awarded to CSEA activists in recognition of extraordinary service to CSEA. This award of Life Membership is CSEA's highest honor.
Member of the Year Award

Member of the Year Award

CSEA honors its finest members with its Member of the Year award. These members are recognized for their commitment and dedication of classified employees to the students of California, community involvement, and activism.
Membership Unity Program (MUP)

Membership Unity Program Award

CSEA’s Membership Unity Program (MUP) is as a vital program that helps chapters increase strength and unity by providing training and motivation for chapter activists. Each year, the chapter participating in MUP that has done the best job of strengthening their chapter is selected as the MUP Prize winner.
Outstanding Service Awards

Outstanding Service Awards

Outstanding Service Awards are granted to persons (member or non-member) who provide outstanding and extraordinary service for members, students, or the community.
RISE Award

Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award

The RISE Award is a national honor given each year to classified education support employees who are doing extraordinary and inspirational things in their schools and communities to promote quality education, foster safe and positive learning environments, and ensure student success.
Victory Club Circle of Stars

Victory Club Circle of Stars

The Circle of Stars Award is given to chapters with the most Victory Club membership growth.
Unity Award

Unity Award

The Laurence Twoaxe Unity Award is given to a person who continues the legacy of uniting classified employees and noble desire to improve the lives of CSEA members and/or the community.
Walter H. Blice Award

Walter H. Blice Award

The Walter H. Blice Award, also known as the Wally Award, is given every year to a CSEA member/political activist in recognition for outstanding political service on behalf of CSEA.