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What's on your desk? Henry Metcalf

September 27, 2018 by Jennifer Cota-Robles
Henry Metcalf
Henry Metcalf, Ph.D., makes sure education is accessible to all students at Brandman University.

Henry Metcalf’s passion for education is hard to miss at his desk in Irvine, California. His third-floor cubical is covered with college banners and keepsakes. 

Pennants, a degree holder and other graduation gifts adorn the accessible education specialist’s desk. Metcalf says his décor helps remind him of his experiences as a student and stay focused on ensuring all students have access to education.

Two customized banners from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Chapman University — where Metcalf earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate — decorate his workspace. Metcalf, who recently finished his Ph.D. in education from Chapman University, says earning his doctorate “…was a seven-year odyssey that I am very proud of.”

It's taken only two months for Metcalf to make a difference at Brandman. “Colleagues who walk by my desk often ask where I got my banners as they are quite large and pretty cool looking,” Metcalf said. He went on to explain that the banners were actually a part of a fundraiser he organized at his previous employer, San Clemente High School.

Metcalf says he is excited to share his love for education with Office of Accessible Education & Counseling Services students and Brandman coworkers. “Education has been an integral part of my life and I enjoy displaying memorabilia as reminders of my own academic journey.”

What makes your desk special? Please send suggestions for the “What’s on your desk” feature to news@brandman.edu. Submissions from all campuses and departments are welcome.

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