Campus News: Events and activities from Brandman's California and Washington campuses
Menifee campus hosts Speed Networking event
Students, alumni and community members gathered at the Menifee campus on July 23 for the Menifee Speed Networking event. The goal was to bring potential mentors and students together to learn more about each other.
Meeting with Brandman students, including 12 military students, were representatives from the city of Menifee, the U.S. Marine Corps, H.Y.P.E. (Helping Young Professionals Exceed), the Hemet Unified School District, the Murrieta and Wildomar Chamber of Commerce and Morrison McNabb.
The event was co-sponsored by Brandman Alumni and the Career Services Center. The goal, according to Katy Curameng, director of Career Services, was to provide students with insight into a variety of careers and the education needed to be successful and advance. The mentors described their own paths to success and offered encouragement and advice.
San Diego campus director nominated for leadership award
Phil Arnold, campus director for the San Diego campus, was among those honored in late June by the North San Diego Business Chamber for his contributions to leadership in the San Diego area. Arnold and other nominees were honored at a dinner on June 27 at the Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernado.
State Senator Joel Anderson, County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar and Assemblyman Brian Maienschen also presented certificates of recognition honoring Arnold for his leadership in the community through his work at Brandman.
San Diego campus hosts pair of workshops for early childhood education policy makers, 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.
Capistrano Unified principals introduced to Brandman programs
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Pictured are Pierson and Kalinski as they sign congratulatory messages to the college.
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