It was a journey of 20 years and thousands of miles for Shalonda Ibrahim-Abubaker to return to California and graduate school. Today, she is a master of social work student at Cal State Fullerton and a 2019-20 recipient of an American Association of University Women (AAUW) career development grant. The grants are designed specifically for women who have stepped away from academic work and wish to return.
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“This is the fifth year that we’ve sent students to Chile for short-term study abroad experiences in partnership with the Technological University of Chile, INACAP,” noted Kim-Goh, adding that INACAP was an enthusiastic supporter of the partnership. “Integrating academic and experiential learning, this program provides unique opportunities for graduate social work students to develop cultural awareness and transferable social work skills in international contexts.”
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Dr. Erica L. Lizano
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Ph.D. Social Work, MSW and MPA, University of Southern California
B.A. Sociology, Cal State Fullerton
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Dr. Gordon Capp, Assistant Professor of Social Work, was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of School Climate award by the School Community, Climate and Culture (SC3) which is a Special Interest Group (SIG) within the American Education Research Association (AERA). The purpose of the SIG is to disseminate research on school community, climate, and culture and to provide a venue for research collaboration of its members.
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