Cheers West Edition

CHEERS: Scout to receive Eagle Badge

Boy Scout Troop 242 will honor the accomplishments of

William Franklin
William Franklin

in a ceremony scheduled for April.

Since he joined the troop in 2011, Thomas has earned 22 merit badges and served as assistant patrol leader, patrol leader and senior patrol leader twice.

Thomas, a home school graduate, would like to pursue graphic design in college. 

William Franklin, interim vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Cal State Dominguez Hills, received the university’s Wang Family Excellence Award.

The award recognizes faculty and staff members who have distinguished themselves through ground-breaking achievements in their academic disciplines and who have a significant impact on students.

Franklin arrived at Cal State Dominguez Hills in 2007 as director of the Equal Opportunity Program and the federal TRIO program. His success as director paved the way for an appointment as associate vice president of student success services in 2009.

In that role, he led divisional planning and policy formulation and collaborated with the broader campus community and local communities on issues related to educational equity, access, student learning, assessment, retention and graduation, a university spokesperson said.

Compiled by Shawnte Passmore.

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