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From left: Dr. Jeff Mooney and Brian Zunigha
From left: Dr. Jeff Mooney and Brian Zunigha

CBU students honor top faculty, staff of the year

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (April 15, 2014)—Students at California Baptist University recently honored Dr. Jeff Mooney, associate professor of Christian studies, as the 2013-2014 Faculty of the Year and Brian Zunigha, director of campus ministries, as Staff of the Year.

The awards, which were announced during chapel services, officially recognize those who have supported and guided students to reach their highest potential.

“I am thrilled to get the award,” Mooney said. “While I am sure that my colleagues enjoy their job as much as I do, none loves this task more than me. It is really gratifying for my students to acknowledge that they see my affection for them and the job as well.”

Zunigha said that he is “encouraged that students would think of me for an award like this. I’m so honored and grateful.”

The voting process, conducted by the Associated Students of California Baptist University (ASCBU) organization, was a two-tiered process. First, students nominated their choices for both recognitions. The top eight names in both categories were placed on the ballot with student Senate candidates.