With Nelsen’s support, 75-year-old student wins multiple awards

Rodolfo Castillo finished his bachelor’s degree through a long-distance program at Sacramento State later in life, in his 70s, in order to keep teaching preschool.
This achievement has been recognized within the Sacramento State community, the western United States, and now nationally.

President Nelsen asked veterans to stand and be recognized during the 2016 commencement ceremony. (Jessica Vernone/Sacramento State)

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) has named Mr. Castillo the 2017 Outstanding Continuing Education Student.The award will be presented at UPCEA’s national convention in Chicago in March 2017. This honor follows UPCEA’s West Region honoring Mr. Castillo as the 2016 Outstanding Nontraditional Student.

Amazed by his tenacity,  Sacramento State’s President Robert S. Nelsen a submitted personal letter of support for Castillo. See his letter here.

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