On November 14, Luke Davidson, Kaleidoscope Office, was awarded a $5,000 Teachers for Tomorrow scholarship at the annual Edison International Education Celebration, providing him with financial assistance to pursue his teaching credential at CSULB. In December, Davidson, a native of Long Beach, completed his bachelor of arts degree in English education from CSULB. In the future, he hopes to teach English at the high school level in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Howard Wray, Educational Equity Services, joined three CSULB McNair scholars and more than 130 scholars from 30 McNair programs from across the U.S. at the 13th Annual California McNair Scholars Symposium held August 11–14 at UC Berkeley. CSULB’s scholars presenting at the symposium were Eileen Garcia, “Gender Differences of Hispanic Cultural Values Across Generations”; Trina Huber, “A Narrative Criticism of the Queer Lyrical Hip-Hop Story Told by: Marshall Mathers, Eminem, and Slim Shady”; and Elizabeth Recharte, “Tools of Hegemony: How Abstinence-Until-Marriage and Pledge Programs Perpetuate Patriarchy through Heterosexism and Sexism.”