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First Dietetic Internship Scholarship Awardee Named

Photo of Siuman SumNutritional sciences graduate student Siuman Sum (left) received the inaugural Patricia Rathmann Hartford Dietetic Internship Endowed Scholarship, established in 2007 with a $10,000 endowment from alumna Rathmann Hartford. Sum earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutritional sciences and a master’s degree in medical research from the University of Hong Kong.

Rathmann Hartford graduated in 1966 from the Department of Home Economics as part of CSULB’s first class of dietetic students. After completing her internship at the Colorado State Hospital, she began her career as a clinical dietitian at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. Over the next 40 years, Rathmann Hartford served in a variety of positions in California, Indiana and Minnesota, where she currently resides.



Project Promotes Teaching of Asia

With a $250,000 Freeman Foundation grant, CSULB faculty member Tim Keirn led a group of 20 faculty to visit India and Thailand during January for a project aimed at helping California teacher educators include more instruction on Asia in their curriculum. The Freeman Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to augmenting international understanding between the United States and East Asia.

“We want our teacher educators to think more transnationally and look at China’s impact beyond its borders in such places as Vietnam and at India’s impact in such places as Thailand,” said Keirn, a lecturer in the History and Liberal Studies departments.