During the reception, Covino presented to Hertzberg and Davis the California State University, Los Angeles Presidential Medallion. The medallion is the University’s highest honor and is bestowed upon individuals who have displayed outstanding leadership and extraordinary service to the community.
“It took a lot of people with a lot of vision and a lot of work to make this thing happen,” Hertzberg said to the hundreds of people gathered at the reception.
The center came to fruition because of “government working together at its best,” he said.
“When you’re in office, no matter what job you have, you always hope you can do something that leaves people better off,” Davis said after receiving the medallion. “When I see this building, it just so exceeds my expectations.”
Cal State LA students accepted into the highly competitive programs take courses related to forensic sciences, including crime-scene reconstruction and courtroom testimony, and have opportunities to work with LAPD and LASD investigators.