ASI Highlights Human Development Student – Yvette Ibañez

Yvette Ibañez Gender Equity Center Peer Educator “Always be optimistic but never stop working for what you want” 2016-spring-y-ibanez.png Congratulations to Yvette Ibañez for being our newest ASI Student Spotlight feature. We would also like to congratulate Yvette for graduating at the end of this semester! Yvette, Human Development major who transferred to Cal StateContinue reading “ASI Highlights Human Development Student – Yvette Ibañez”

Students win undergraduate poster presentation!

Led by Dr. Noriko Toyokawa, Erika Martinez (Human Development), Raul Diaz (Kinesiology/Business), and Rebecca Cruz (Human Development) won the best undergraduate poster presentation award from the Northwest Council on Family Studies held on April 20 and 21 in Portland, Oregon! Their poster title is “Intergenerational Ambivalence: Adult Children’s Strategies to Challenge the Structure of Parent-ChildContinue reading “Students win undergraduate poster presentation!”

Project ACCEPT Preparing Bilingual Teachers

By Eric Breier Ana Hernandez knows the value of being bilingual in the teaching profession. At the end of March, she took 16 Cal State San Marcos School of Education students to the California Association for Bilingual Education conference in Anaheim. She has already heard from school districts wanting to interview them. “They’re worth theirContinue reading “Project ACCEPT Preparing Bilingual Teachers”

HD Students Aim to Help Refugees on Trip Down Under

By Eric Breier Eliza Bigham typically does a pre-trip visit before taking her Cal State San Marcos human development students abroad. It allows Bigham to finalize numerous details, including plans for the students’ work with a local partner in the country they are visiting. But Bigham had to deal with a slight problem before herContinue reading “HD Students Aim to Help Refugees on Trip Down Under”

Collaborative Simulations Help Prepare SLP Students

By Eric Breier Erica Schulteis knows first-hand the benefits of the simulation program used by Cal State San Marcos’ Speech-Language Pathology Department. “It really builds your confidence,” said Erica, who will graduate from the SLP master’s program in May. “The simulations really help show us that we do have the necessary skills. We have whatContinue reading “Collaborative Simulations Help Prepare SLP Students”

Grant Provides Path to Nursing for American Indian Students

By Eric Breier Five American Indian students wasted no time in getting acclimated to Cal State San Marcos’ School of Nursing last fall. The students are attending CSUSM through a recently awarded grant called Graduating American Indians into Nursing (GAIN). Funding for the grant didn’t become official until shortly before the start of the fallContinue reading “Grant Provides Path to Nursing for American Indian Students”

Human Development Student Ready to Make a Difference

By Eric Breier Carlos Olivares had a difficult time adjusting to life in the United States after moving from Mexico when he was 9. “I struggled a lot growing up,” Carlos said. “I struggled adapting to a new culture and I rebelled quite a bit.” The struggles continued into his freshman year at Escondido HighContinue reading “Human Development Student Ready to Make a Difference”