San Diego Business Journal

San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman and Vice President for Student Affairs Eric Rivera, along with a group of student leaders, gathered recently to honor Jeffrey Glazer at the naming of the Jeffrey W. Glazer Center for Leadership and Service. Glazer gave a significant gift to SDSU to ensure that leadership training for students will continue well into the future. Glazer is also a recipient of a “Monty,” an award given by SDSU to outstanding members of the college to recognize both outstanding faculty members and outstanding SDSU alumni. Glazer taught in the College of Business Administration and served on the boards of the SDSU Alumni Association and the Campanile Foundation. He hopes his gift will lead to greater collaboration among SDSU’s academic and co-curricular departments to provide additional leadership opportunities for students.

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The Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel in Carlsbad announced it has earned the prestigious RCI Gold Crown Resort designation by RCI LLC, a vacation exchange company that offers a system allowing subscribers to exchange time at their home resort for a stay at an affiliated property. A select number of RCI-affiliated resorts meet RCI’s requirements for recognition and have earned the RCI Gold Crown Resort award. These resorts have attained high levels of excellence in resort accommodations, hospitality, and member experience ratings as measured by RCI.

“RCI’s Resort Recognition Program helps ensure that our RCI-affiliated properties meet our standards for quality in accommodations, hospitality and member experience,” said Gordon Gurnik, president of RCI.

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The San Diego Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction recently concluded a blood drive for the San Diego Blood Bank and a donation drive for school items for the Monarch School. The association is also holding a CAD/drafting contest for high school students. Scholarships will be given to the winners who are pursuing college educations. For information, visit nawicsd.org.

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Feeding America San Diego and hunger-relief organizations across the country are in the midst of National Nutrition Month through the end of March. The campaign, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles. Feeding America is encouraging the community to get involved and raise awareness of the link between hunger and health by attending film screenings, donating food through local Community Supported Agriculture members, supporting policy and volunteering at the distribution center.

“Feeding America San Diego helps families and individuals struggling with hunger receive food, but we prioritize providing the healthiest options and nutrition education year-round,” said Karen Haren, interim executive director of Feeding America San Diego. “National Nutrition Month offers our community the chance to learn about nutrition and public health. Together, we can improve nutrition awareness and knowledge for generations of San Diegans to come.” Visit feedingamericasd.org.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County recently celebrated National Mentoring Month by honoring individuals who volunteer to mentor a child. Deborah Condon, CEO and president of BBBS, said that 1,700 children in San Diego were served during 2014. This year’s “Big of the Year” award goes to Big Brother Lee Mills and Big Sister Katie Nielsen. These two outstanding individuals went above and beyond the expectations of a volunteer mentor and are to be celebrated for the impact they have made in the lives of their Littles. To see the complete of honorees or to volunteer as a mentor, visit sdbigs.org.

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