As part of Brandman University’s Wellness initiatives, members of the university’s Marketing Communications team spent Thursday morning working at Second Harvest Food Bank in Irvine, California. [Read more…]
They labeled, sorted, counted up inventory and stocked pantry shelves with food donations made over the holidays but that still needed to be processed and shelved. [Read more…]
UPDATE: Phil McCauley is now at UC Davis Medical Hospital awaiting further surgery after being transported from Hawaii Thursday afternoon. The campaign to support him and his family continues.
The Yuba City community is rallying around Phil McCaulley, athletic director at River Valley High School and a student in Brandman University’s online M.A. in educational leadership and administration program (M.A.-ELA). McCaulley was injured while on vacation in Hawaii with his family. While diving through a wave, he hit his head on the ocean floor and broke his neck in several places. [Read more…]
Brandman University’s San Diego campus contributed toys and more to the San Diego USO‘s Giving Tree. Nicole Beall, manager of Community and Corporate Relations at the campus, said the faculty, staff and students collected more than $300 worth of gifts for the USO. One of many ways #BrandmanCares this holiday season.
USO San Diego served more than 260,000 military members and their families in 2016 with volunteers donating more than 34,000 hours. The Giving Tree program provides deserving military families the opportunity to select presents for their children during the holiday season.
The Fairfield campus students, staff, faculty and administration donated bicycles, tricycles, skateboards, Legos, dolls, clothing and a variety of other toys to the Salvation Army and Channel 10 Angel Tree this year. This is the third annual Angel Tree that the Fairfield campus has sponsored. All donations help needy children and families in the Solano County area, reported Linda Montenegro, campus director.
Decorating their doors is one of the Irvine campus staff’s favorite traditions – a chance to spread a little holiday cheer while practicing a little friendly competition. This year’s winning door by Carmen Quinonez, an Irvine academic advisor, started as an attempt to poke a little fun at the “ugly” Christmas or holiday sweater. But Quinonez says she had so much fun designing the sweaters, she ended up wishing she had made them for real.
Other doors included tributes to Raiders football, Hawaii and the ubiquitous Elf on a Shelf.
The Victorville campus showed #BrandmanCares this holiday season by collecting a food box for the Victor Valley Rescue Mission and toys for the Toys 4 Tots sponsored by the CHP.
Matt Medland is about to start a new job as a project management specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Sacramento, working on projects as diverse as dams, wildlife and recreation, emergency management and flood risk awareness.
“Everything I learned at Brandman is going to be put to use,” said Medland. “I’ll be assisting with the management of the Joint Federal Project at the Folsom Dam and the Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project.” [Read more…]