Congratulations are in order for six Student Services employees who completed academic degrees at CSULB in 2012. Graduates include Keyon Anderson, CalSOAP, B.S., social work; Sandra Arana, Counseling and Psychological Services, M.S., counseling and pupil personnel services school counseling credential; John Haberstroh, Associated Students, Inc., B.A., history; Roshan Jayasinghe, Housing and Residential Life, M.S., education; Carolina Marrujo, College Assistance Migrant Program, master of public administration; and Linda Peña, Student Health Services, M.S., counseling, marriage and family therapy. Additionally, Corion Lucas, University Outreach and School Relations, was awarded a M.S., educational studies, from the University of Phoenix, Gardena.
On April, Valerie Bordeaux, University Outreach and School Relations, served as a volunteer for the Space Shuttle Endeavor's journey to its final destination at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
Congratulations are in order for seven Student Services employees who retired during 2012. Retirees include Rose Borja, Housing and Residential Life, 23 years of service; Kevin Conroy, Housing and Residential Life, 30 years of service; Lucia Correa, Housing and Residential Life, 23 years of service; Paula Gleason, Student Services, 36 years of service; Nguyet Levan, Educational Equity Services, 17 years of service; Leslie Nanasy, Testing, Evaluation and Assessment, 17 years of service; and Galina Sinkevich, Student Health Services, six years of service.
On April 19, Kirstyn Chun, Counseling and Psychological Services, was honored at the spring conference of the Organization of Counseling Center Directors in Higher Education. Chun was selected as OCCDHE’s 2012 social justice leadership scholar for her commitment to historically marginalized groups, and her leadership in promoting social justice on her campus. At the conference, Chun presented a diversity program, “Advocating for Institutional Change: When Individual Counseling Is Not Enough.” The conference was held in Montecito.
In August, Jeff Klaus, Student Services, presented the keynote address, “How Do We Nurture Leadership in our Youth,” and served as a panelist at the International Youth Forum in San Diego. Also in August, Klaus presented a workshop, “Managing Disruptive Meetings,” at the CSU Student Leader Conference in Long Beach.
In December, Don Penrod, Forty-Niner Shops, was awarded a certified auxiliary services professional credential by the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, the highest professional credential in auxiliary services.
On October 26, Douglas Robinson, Student Services, received the 2012 Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate Award from the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences. The award honors graduates of Iowa State University who are internationally recognized for distinguished achievement in the field of education.
On December 14, David Sanfilippo, Disabled Student Services, represented DSS at an appreciation reception at the White House in Washington, D.C. Hosted by President Barack Obama, the event was held in appreciation of those who worked on White House related activities. DSS assisted with two White House roundtables on disability-related concerns for the Western region of the U.S.