Nicole Schneider, Ed.D., and Leticia Rojas, Ed.D., both assistant professors in the Brandman University School of Education, continued the university’s partnership with the Woodlake Unified School District by providing an intensive summer professional development focusing on English language development strategies while teaching K-6 mathematics. [Read more…]
For the second year in a row, Brandman alumnus Adam Coughran made the Center Club in Costa Mesa available to Brandman alumni, faculty and staff for the Summer Social. Among those attending were Chancellor Gary Brahm and other members of the senior staff.
“We were very pleased with the turnout,” said Shannon Feightner, manager of Alumni Relations, who coordinated the event. Upcoming alumni-oriented events include the Entrepreneurship 101 webinar on June 15 and the Beyond Brandman Career Exploration event on June 24, showcasing the transformational change projects at the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) immersion. More information is available by contacting email@example.com.
Beyond Brandman: News of our alumni
Brandman University’s academic advisors – the people who help students with the education plans, prod them to stay on track and often offer emotional support along the way – spent June 6-8 learning how to build resilience in their students and themselves when facing educational challenges. They also reviewed changes to various academic programs so they can provide the students they advise with the most up-to-date information as they prepare for classes in the 2017-18 academic year. The academic year begins officially on Aug. 28 with the Fall 1 session. A new online catalog is now available.
Using a surfing theme, the group learned to “navigate the waters,” “seas the day” and “understand the changing tides” with information sessions with the deans of each school. As is his tradition, Glenn Worthington, dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies, joined in the fun by wearing board shorts and a “surfer” wig while getting the advisors to write and read poetry while still focusing on the serious task of helping them understand new programs and requirements, particularly for military and veteran students.
Brandman University’s Dr. Shelly Neal and Lindsay Racen led the discussion of navigating a multigenerational workplace at the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce Emerging Professionals event on May 24. Also joined by Hector Santa Cruz of Marriott Hotels and Matt Gilliland of Zillow Group, Dr. Neal highlighted the different values and attributes of each generation, from traditionalist to millennials, and outlined how these translate into the higher education space. Racen shared her perspectives from being a Brandman student, staff member and adjunct faculty member, taking an in-depth look at the differences and similarities between younger millennials born in the ’90s and older sub-section born in the ‘80s.
Brandman University’s Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions will be hosting Breaking Bad News, a simulation event and alumni reception on Wednesday, June 7.
The event, which will allow participants to earn two continuing education units, will focus on communications skills necessary for nursing professionals to effectively break bad news to patients and their families. Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) experts, Sonia Luckey, DNP, and James Morgan, DNP, along with actors, will lead immersive simulations that will focus on a range of topics including provider’s considerations and the impact that receiving bad news can have on patients.
An alumni reception, that is open to prospective students and alumni, will follow the event. Those interested in attending or that have questions may contact Deann Placencia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-685-8793.
Brandman University’s Doctorate of Education program (Ed.D) is welcoming Danielle Struppa, Chapman University’s president, as the keynote speaker at this summer’s Taste of Immersion.
The School of Education will host the Taste of Immersion on June 24 from 3 to 6 p.m. The event gives prospective Ed.D students a peek into the program and welcomes anyone with an interest in earning a doctorate in organizational leadership.
Struppa’s keynote speech will discuss his first year as president of Chapman University. Struppa became the university’s 13th president in September 2016.
Participants will also see the impact of the program firsthand as Ed.D. students share their Transformational Change Projects at the TCP Showcase.
Those interested in attending should RSVP by June 16 to Deann Placencia, 866-685-8793 or email@example.com.
Five Brandman University education students received scholarships this week from the Solano County Retired Teachers Association (SCRTA). The presentation was made a scholarship luncheon attended by the students and staff members from the Fairfield campus. The Brandman recipients are Rocky Kim, Single Subject Credential; Tina Saetern, M.A. in Teaching with an elementary education concentration; Megan Estep, Special Education Teaching Credential with a mild/moderate emphasis; Claudia Gomez, Single Subject Credential; and Robert Tabor, Single Subject Credential.
Campus Director Linda Montenegro said Fairfield One Stop specialists Mario Jorge and Pat Bielawski were instrumental in connecting Fairfield students with the scholarship program. The selection process is highly competitive with two students from UC Davis and one from Touro University also receiving awards of $2,500 each in addition to the five from Brandman.
Margo Deegan, director of the Lacey campus, accepted an award on behalf of the university for “exceptional contribution” from the Association of The United States Army Sixth Region in April. The award made special note of the contributions of the Lacey campus and Joint Base Lewis–McChord in supporting the 1-2 Striker Brigade Combat Team and 1-17 Field Artillery Brigade with financial support for Organizational Days, Family Fun Nights, Transitioning Soldier Workshops and special holiday events such as Operation Turkey Drop and Operation Ham Grenade.
“Brandman University’s outstanding support of soldiers and their families reflects great credit upon the university, the city of Lacey and the Association of the United States Army,” read the award program.
Joe Walsh, an associate professor at Brandman University, is holding his 10th annual Mental Math bowl in the Sacramento area, including a competition last week for Placer County Elementary School fifth-graders at the Roseville campus. The tournament of champions is May 12. More than 20 fifth-graders from surrounding school districts will compete by computing math problems in their heads, hitting their buzzers and announcing their answers. The tournament of champions will also be at the Roseville campus.