Career Development Center
In July, the Long Beach Schools Financial Credit Union donated more than 100 men’s neckties to the Career Development Center. The neckties were donated by LBS Financial employees as part of a tie exchange program designed to reinforce a professional appearance in the workplace. In conjunction with the credit union’s internal necktie exchange program, which allows employees to donate neckties and select from other donated neckties to complete their wardrobes, all remaining neckties were donated to the center. In turn, the center will offer these neckties for free to current students and recently graduated students. “This generous contribution will assist many of our students who are preparing for their employment interviews,” says Manuel Pérez, director of the center. “Students who participate in our Dress for Success interview preparation workshops will be able to take advantage of this opportunity and choose a tie of their liking. Dressing professionally for interviews will give our students added confidence and an advantage for success.”
College Assistance Migrant Program
In August, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education, announced that CSULB tied as the number one highest performing College Assistance Migrant Program in the nation. CSULB was lauded for 100 percent of its CAMP participants completing the first academic year of their postsecondary program and for 100 percent of its participants continuing their postsecondary education after the first academic year of college. CSULB was the only CSU campus to achieve 100 percent of both of these measures. The program also was cited among the Office of Migrant Education’s efficient and effective programs for operating its program below the national average cost of $10,951 per CAMP participant.
Counseling and Psychological Services
In Feburary, CAPS announced that it selected three interns for 2011-2012 to complete 12-month, full-time internships in its American Psychological Association accredited doctoral internship program. Selected interns are Thu Dang, M.A., from Washington State University; Katy Dorsheimer, M.S., from the University at Albany – State University of New York; and Elisa Hernandez, M.A., from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Also, in August, the APA’s Commission on Accreditation notified CSULB that the CAPS doctoral internship program was re-accredited for seven years, the APA's maximum accreditation period.
Educational Talent Search
In July, the U.S. Department of Education notified CSULB that the Educational Talent Search program received grants totaling $727,929 for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. It is anticipated that the grants will extend for a period of five years.
Lois J. Swanson Leadership Resource Center
In March, the Lois J. Swanson Leadership Resource Center completed recruitment for the board of directors and now has 12 new members, five returning members and two student members. The BOD provides valuable advice, leadership and service to student leaders at CSULB. Also, in May, the Leadership Academy graduated 165 students and the new Latino Leadership Academy graduated 55 students.
Student Life and Development
At the Celebration of Leadership event in May, Student Life and Development presented awards to 35 student organizations for their outstanding programming, management and creativity. Also, in spring 2011, SLD created pilot programs for financial literacy and student assistant training. Both initiatives are geared toward improving student success at CSULB.
Approximately 400 students attended the eighth annual Timeout for Teambuilding and Training (T-3) Leadership Conference held September 17 in the University Student Union. Students attended workshops on such topics as personal finances, building healthy communities, wellness and stress management, communication skills, scholarships, teambuilding and more. United States Marine Corps Major General Anthony Jackson delivered a keynote address on ethical leadership.
Student Recreation and Wellness Center
At the center’s first-year anniversary celebration on September 1, two-time Olympic gold medalist and beach volleyball world champion Misty May-Treanor autographed copies of her book, “Digging Deep in Volleyball and Life.” A 1999 graduate of CSULB, May-Treanor played for the 49ers women’s volleyball team from 1995 to 1999 and went on to win Olympic gold medals with her partner, Kerri Walsh, in 2004 and 2008.