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Plaudits

On June 6, Jeane Relleve Caveness, Student Services, facilitated a panel of oncology professionals and cancer survivors on the topic, “Staying Healthy and Living with Cancer” at Kaiser Permanente’s South-Bay Medical Center in Los Angeles. Caveness also was recently appointed to a two-year term on the Los Angeles Regional Council for the American Cancer Society.


Kirstyn Yuk Sim Chun, Counseling and Psychological Services, co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article, “From the Margins to the Center: Moving toward a Resilience-Based Model of Supervision for Queer People of Color Supervisors.” The article was published in Training and Education in Professional Psychology in February.


Congratulations are in order for four Student Services Division employees who completed degrees at CSULB in May. Graduates include Loreta Careaga, Career Development Center, B.S., business administration; Christina Goldpaint, Student Health Services, master of public health; Deanna Granado, Career Development Center, B.S., business administration; and Pamela Lewis, University Student Union, B.A., communication studies.

 

In December, Dave Edwards, University Student Union, was the first student to earn an Ed.D. from CSULB’s new doctorate in educational leadership program. His dissertation was titled, "Successful California State University Presidents: A Case Study of How Well Their Professional Qualities Mirror Job Descriptions." Edwards participated in the College of Education’s May commencement ceremony, along with a cohort of 12 other students who completed their doctorates in the spring.

 

In May, Phillip Humphreys, Upward Bound, earned an Ed.D. in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne. Humphreys’ dissertation focused on motivational factors that influence African American males to enter a doctoral program.

 

In February, Jeff Klaus, Student Life and Development, completed the California Conference for Equality and Justice’s Human Relations Education and Facilitator Training program. Also, at the California College Personnel Association’s Annual Drive-in Conference held at CSULB last spring, Klaus and Mike Hostetler, Student Services, co-presented a workshop on legal issues in higher education.

 

On May 15, Doug Robinson, Student Services, was keynote speaker at the founder's banquet of the 65th Annual District Meeting of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The banquet was held in Torrance. Also, at the public program of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s 62nd Annual Western Region Convention, Robinson received the Alpha Award of Honor for his work as an educator and advocate for educational opportunities for African American young men. The event was held on April 8 in Long Beach. In addition, Robinson served as keynote speaker at the California College Personnel Association’s Annual Drive-in Conference held January 28 at CSULB.