Dr. Charlotte Anne Batey established the Gobalet-Batey Scholarship Endowment in honor of retired CSUB professor Kenneth Gobalet and to support future outstanding biology students. Dr. Batey is a medical practitioner in the field of Urology and a former student in the CSUB Department of Biology. She credits her success to Professor Kenneth Gobalet for he prepared her for medical school in his Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Course and credits him with inspiring hundreds of student with his expertise and love of science.
Dr. Kenneth W. Gobalet, Ph.D., recently retired from over 30 years of university-level teaching. Prior to working at CSUB, he was on the faculty of Loyola University, New Orleans, and the University of Montana, Missoula. For the last 25 years he was a professor of Biology at California State University, Bakersfield, teaching courses including introductory zoology, evolution, comparative anatomy and human biology. For 35 years his primary research agenda has been the identification and interpretation of ancient fish remains recovered during the excavation of archaeological sites primary within California. He has not retired from the zoo archaeological work and prides himself on having commuted by bicycle to work for his entire career at California State University, Bakersfield.