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Class of 2021 Spotlights

As we wrap up another school year and our 2021 graduates prepare for their commencement celebrations, the College of Health and Human Services wanted to know how graduating seniors felt about their last year at CSULB and how it has shaped their success professionally, academically and personally. We asked seniors to submit their stories sharing the incredible work they did in relation to overcoming challenges, advancing social justice and serving their community. 

While all CHHS graduates are worth celebrating, here are a few graduates whose stories stand out because of their courage to overcome challenges, follow their dreams, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. 

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The Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration (GCPPA) at CSULB equips students with the education and practical experience need for a successful career managing public and non-profit organizations. Graduates have gone on to successful careers in these fields, and as alumni offer a network of support to current and graduating students. 
The School of Nursing has provided our students with the knowledge and experience to practice in collaborative or leadership roles in hospitals, clinics, and community health care agencies. Cal State Long Beach’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing was ranked the best nursing degree in California and No. 2 in the nation, according to a new report by Our Nursing students are among the brave group of individuals who confronted the pandemic with a commitment to help the community get...
The Health Care Administration department offers a curriculum that features a strong core of courses in the essential functions of management, with electives that allow students to pursue particular interests such as the specialized site of care courses in long term care administration, hospital management, managed care, and medical group practice management.
The School of Social Work provides a student-centered experience across their various programs and academic routes. As a school, they strive to enhance the lives of populations that are vulnerable and oppressed through academic excellence, ethics, inclusion of all forms of diversity, community partnerships and social justice. This mission extends to students from their first year at CSULB to their last semester before graduation. Several graduating students within the School of Social Work...
miriam romero
The department of Family & Consumer Sciences is currently the largest department at CSULB, so it comes as no surprise that the graduating seniors of 2021 within the department have advocated for and served the community across a broad spectrum of organizations, companies, educational institutions, and government entities. In their mission to prepare leaders for the family and consumer sciences professions, the department focuses on teaching, scholarship, and service to and about individuals...
The School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management is grounded in educating students to be ethical leaders in practice, policy, and scholarship; to produce informative and influential research; and to promote justice, equity, and safety through service to our communities.