Americana Citizens of the Year Award Recipients for 2012 Named
Recipients of Americana Awards for 2012 have been selected by the Cypress College Foundation.
The 37th Annual Americana Awards, sponsored by Union Bank, N.A., will be held on February 25. At the awards, the Citizens of the Year will be honored along with Bruno Serato, the 2012 Man of the Year.
The Citizens of the Year represent each of the eight cities in the college' primary service area. Citizens of the Year are: Paul and Carol Bostwick (Anaheim); Art Brown (Buena Park); Jeanne St. Clair (Cypress); Sandy Thomas (Garden Grove); George and Barbara Mast (La Palma); James and Shirley Bailey (Los Alamitos/Rossmoor); Don Shoemaker (Seal Beach); and Andreas Psaras (Stanton).
Each of the 2012 honorees will be formally introduced at a kick-off event held at the Anaheim White House Restaurant on Wednesday, November 16.
Serato, owner of the Anaheim White House Restaurant, is a noted philanthropist, who recently learned he is one of 10 finalists for the CNN Hero award.
The Bostwicks, representing Anaheim, are civic leaders active in YMCA, Assistance League, and the Cancer Society.
Brown, of Buena Park, is a former Buena Park Mayor and Council Member.
St. Clair, being honored for her work in Cypress, is a past Hotline president and past Cypress Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year.
Thomas, representing Garden Grove, is a Farmers & Merchants Bank executive and President, Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce.
The Mast's, of La Palma, are volunteers with Kiwanis, scouting and the Cancer Society.
The Bailey's, Rossmoor residents representing Los Alamitos/Rossmoor, have been local civic leaders for more than 40 years.
Shoemaker, representing Seal Beach, is the pastor at Grace Community Church.
Psaras, representing Stanton, is owner of Harry's Place Cafe in Stanton.
The Americana Awards are the single-largest fundraiser for Cypress College and represent a primary source of funding for the Cypress College Foundation, which funds a variety of projects including student scholarships and other special projects. For more information about the Americana Awards, please call the Cypress College Foundation office at (714) 484-7126 or visit: http://www.cypresscollege.edu/about/Foundation/.
Posted by Marc S. Posner