Jeane Relleve Caveness, Student Services, served as keynote speaker for California State Senator Alan Lowenthal’s fourth annual 27th Senate District’s Young Women’s Empowerment Conference held November 13 in Long Beach.
Kirstyn Yuk Sim Chun, Counseling and Psychological Services, co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article titled “The Bisexual Youth of Color Intersecting Identities Development Model: A Contextual Approach to Understanding Multiple Marginalization Experiences” published in the Journal of Bisexuality in December. In August, Chun delivered a peer-reviewed presentation titled “Contextual Approaches to Understanding Identities of Bisexual Youth of Color” at a symposium held at the American Psychological Association annual convention in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations are in order for six Student Services employees who completed academic degrees at CSULB during 2010-2011. Graduates include Chelsea Ewert, Disabled Student Services, B.S., sociology; Matthew Ford, ASI Recycling Center, B.A., film and electronic arts; Billy Harkness, Club Sports and Recreation, MPA, public policy and administration; Adrian Rodriguez, Educational Opportunity Program, M.S., student development in higher education; Lauren Stallings, Stephen Benson Program, M.S., counseling–marriage and family therapy; and Aaron Tyson, ASI Recycling Center, B.S., mathematics education.
Last fall, Raymond De Leon, Office of Program Review, and his wife, Vivian, were named Aliso Viejo’s Citizens of the Year. DeLeon has been a volunteer for the Aliso Viejo Community Association since 1997 and worked with the City of Aliso Viejo long before its 2001 incorporation. He also was a member of the Aliso Viejo’s first city council and served on the city’s General Planning Advisory Committee in 2003.
Rosa Hernandez-Henderson, Forty-Niner Shops, published an article titled “Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” in the summer 2011 issue of College Services: The Magazine Connecting Auxiliary Services Professionals.
In January, Jeff Klaus, Student Services, received certification as a facilitator for True Colors, a model of personality identification that is used to train student leaders. Also, in May, Klaus and Ken Kelly, STARS/SOAR, served on an external review team to assess the Student Life and Leadership Department at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Last fall, Doug Robinson, Student Services, was honored with a president's award from the Long Beach Branch of the NAACP. On May 14, he served as keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Democratic Club’s second annual Quincy Beaver courageous leadership award luncheon. On May 19, Robinson served as co-chair of the California Conference for Equality and Justice’s 49th annual humanitarian awards dinner and, on June 11, he served as guest speaker at Vistamar School’s commencement ceremony in El Segundo. In addition, Robinson recently was inducted into the class of 2011 of Long Beach State Athletics Hall of Fame; he is slated to be honored at a banquet and induction ceremony on November 9.
In preparation for the university’s NCAA certification self-study, the committee which conducted a mandatory four-year review of the academic support services of the Bickerstaff Academic Center for Student-Athlete Services submitted its report. Student Services employees who served on the committee were Jeff Klaus, Student Services, and Marshall Thomas, Veterans Affairs Services. Jonathan O’Brian, College of Education; and Tim Plax, College of Liberal Arts, also served on the committee.
Brett Waterfield, Student Life and Development, was elected to his second one-year term as president of the Long Beach Parks and Recreation Commission. Waterfield is serving his sixth year on the commission.