BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The President of CSUB has awarded the President’s Medal 2020 to Barbara Grimm-Marshall
“Barbara Grimm-Marshall is an exemplar of the highest ideals of community advocacy and engagement,” Dr. Zelezny said in a statement announcing the award. “Barbara has devoted her life to servant leadership, unlocking doors of opportunity in education through her innovative Grimmway Academy and Edible Schoolyard, where hope grows alongside the vegetables tended by Valley schoolchildren. As an agribusiness leader in our nation, she has articulated the needs and values of our Valley, and as an employer, she has given thousands of families career opportunities in our region’s top industry.”
The board of trustees of California State University approved the creation of the Grimm Family Center for Agricultural Business at CSU Bakersfield.