CLU group honors Moorpark resident
Ernie Sandlin has served alma mater in many waysMay 7, 2012
Ernie Sandlin of Moorpark received the William E. Hamm Outstanding Service Award.
Photo: Brad Yajima
(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - May 7, 2012) The California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association presented its service award to an alumnus who has given to his alma mater in many different ways throughout the years.
Ernie Sandlin of Moorpark received the William E. Hamm Outstanding Service Award, which is given to CLA members who have shown exemplary service.
Sandlin graduated in 1981. He is the university's former director of admission and he served as an assistant football coach for the Kingsmen for eight years. Currently the marketing representative for University Village in Thousand Oaks, he continues to volunteer for countless university activities. He served for two years as CLA's president and one year as recording secretary.
The award is named in honor of a former CLU vice president who contributed to the development of the university and the betterment of the Conejo Valley community. Established in 1985, it honors individuals who have provided exceptional service to CLA, CLU and the community.
CLA was founded in 1963 to stimulate the community's interest in CLU's academic, athletic and cultural programs. Members organize fundraising and social events throughout the year to support academic programs and scholarships. The organization has provided more than $1.8 million through the years.