Fourteen students participated in the Fall 2012/Intersession 2013 CAS International Cohort: Thailand Program. Participants had opportunities to interact with children in multiple school and community-based settings. Highlights included interactions with children at Watthumpla Wittayakhom School, Suksasongkrraw Mae Chan School, and Dara Academy; visits to Karen, Akha, and Lahu Hill Tribe Villages; and opportunities to engage in discussions related to program themes with local experts. Participants included Maria Barrientos De Pantaleon, Gretchen Bloom, Grace Ann Cadiz, Jasmine Cervantes, Cindy Feng, Diana Flores, Angelica Gonzalez, Jacquelyn Gonzalez, Kelsi Knutson, Jennifer Rendon, Amy Schultz, Vanessa Sandoval, Abigail Segura, and Naomi Sunshine.
CHAD major Jacquelyn Gonzalez is serving as a 2013 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Spring Congressional Intern in Washington, D. C.
Seven CHAD majors discussed their experiences in Thailand at the “International Opportunities for CHAD Majors” event held on March 22, 2013. Presenters included Grace Ann Cadiz, Jasmine Cervantes, Cindy Feng, Diana Flores, Jennifer Rendon, Abigail Segura, and Naomi Sunshine.
Five incredible and inspirational alumni returned to campus to share their experiences volunteering and teaching abroad with CHAD majors at the “International Opportunities for CHAD Majors” event held on March 22, 2013. Presenters included Olenka Langen, Nghia Ho, Elizabeth Eusebio, Lan Le, and Britt Girdley.
CAS Family Lab members Mariann Howland and Harry Meussner were Co-Recipients of the First Annual Outstanding Student Award for Scholarly & Creative Activities for the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Wan-Hsuan (Minnie) Lin received the first annual Outstanding Student Scholarship and Creative Activities Award for an undergraduate student in the College of HHD. She collaborates with her mentor, Dr. Jenny Yen, on research examining cultural differences in young Taiwanese and US children's understanding of discrete emotions.