Virginia Alleman of Huntington Beach, a retired librarian, is the 1994 recipient of Golden West College’s Outstanding Citizen Award.
Alleman, 75, retired as librarian at the college in 1985 after 17 years of service there. She has been a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Literacy Volunteers of America and still does volunteer work on campus.
“For more than half a century, Virginia Alleman has rolled up her sleeves to help other people,” said Lori Thomas, a spokeswoman for the college. “Wounded soldiers, functionally illiterate workers and students learning to master the complexities of English have all benefited from her commitment to improving her community.”
Alleman’s work on campus includes being a “study buddy” for students at the Intercultural Center.
Golden West’s Outstanding Citizen Award is the community college’s highest honor and is presented annually. Alleman will be formally honored with the award during Golden West’s 27th annual commencement May 25 in the college’s central quad.