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San Diego campus hosts pair of workshops for early childhood education policy markers, directors and providers

Spring was a busy time for workshops on Brandman’s San Diego campus. Suzanne Yockelson, Ph.D., associate professor of special education, conducted two different two-day trainings for early childhood policy makers, directors and providers.  

The first two-day session was in coordination with First-5, Help Me Grow, WestEd and the Department of Education to support the State Wide Early Childhood Quality Rating and Improvement System. People traveled from around the state to attend that training. The purpose for the training was to develop interagency systems for early identification, referral and support for young children who have disabilities and their families.   

The second training was localized to San Diego and was in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) who, together with First-5, provide services to at-risk infants and young children through a variety of programs. The second training was attended by home visitors through the AAP, YMCA Resource and Referral personnel, and the director and staff from the U.S. Navy new mother support program. Phil Arnold, campus director in San Diego welcomed the group to campus and joined in for a photo. Yockelson is at far right.

San Diego event

Capistrano Unified principals introduced to Brandman programs

CUSD appreciation

Dean Christine Zeppos talks about Brandman programs, achievements.

The Irvine campus and the School of Education treated 70 Capistrano Unified School District principals and administrators to lunch while taking the opportunity to introduce (or, in some cases, remind) the CUSD leaders about the benefits of a Brandman education and how it can help a school district face the challenges of the changing world of education. 

Irvine campus Director Melissa Reyes and Massiel Pérez-Calhoon, Ed.D., manager of Community and Corporate Relations, organized the program. School of Education Dean Christine Zeppos, Ed.D., talked about the long relationship between the School of Education and the school district, including work with Carl Hankey School on its international baccalaureate standing, as well as reviewing the full range of degree proggrams offered. 

Associate Dean Patricia White, Ed.D., shared university research on what organizations need when they hire educational leaders.

Capistrano Unified appreciation lunch

Pictured from left are Josh Hill, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for grades 6-12, K-8 and alternative education; David Stewart, executive director for professional development for CUSD; Brad Shearer, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction preschool through grade 5; Pérez-Calhoon; White; Reyes and Zeppos.

Uhazy family
The Uhazy family in front of the newly named Uhazy Hall of Health and Sciences at Antelope Valley College.

Antelope Valley campus helps celebrate Uhazy Hall naming

The Antelope Valley campus turned out in force to help the Uhazy family celebrate the dedication of the Uhazy Hall of Health and Sciences at Antelope Valley College, named for Leslie S. Uhazy, Ph.D., a member of the Brandman campus’s advisory board and husband of Jane Uhazy, assistant director for advising and retention at Brandman. 

The dedication recognized the microbiologist and dean’s lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, commitment to student success and dedication to the college and his community.

Uhazy Hall dedication

Pictured from Brandman are Mary Rockwell, an academic advisor; Beth Couch, faculty services specialist; Les and Jane Uhazy; Norma Contreras, Antelope Valley campus director; and Sandra Lopez-Magdaleno, campus clinical coordinator.

Brandman representatives participate in Citrus College Promise launch

Citrus College Promise
Citrus College Promise dedication.

Executive Vice Chancellor Tod Burnett, Ontario campus Director Patrick Pierson and Felix Kalinski Jr., account manager for the Ontario, Riverside, Menifee and Palm Desert campuses, participated in the kick-off program for Citrus College Promise, a two-year program for first-time students at the Glendora, California, designed to increase access to services and promote completion of educational goals. 

The program waives enrollment fees and other costs and provided an unlimited pass to use Foothill Transit buses. The college announced the program in late April. More Citrus College graduates increases the pool of potential Brandman students, said Kalinski. 

Citrus College Promise

Pictured are Pierson and Kalinski as they sign congratulatory messages to the college.

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