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Disability rights champion urges Cal State LA graduates to fight for justice
Haben Girma, a disability rights advocate and the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, encouraged students in Cal State LA’s Class of 2019 to break down barriers and fight for justice. Girma, a champion for equal opportunities for people with disabilities, delivered an uplifting keynote address on Monday during the Commencement ceremony for the Charter College of Education at Cal State LA. “You’ve developed many skills and talents over the years. Please use your skills to remove barriers. Even if it’s a small barrier, it will make a huge impact for other students, teachers and everyone else who’s struggling,” Girma told hundreds of students who filled the rows of seats at the May 20 afternoon ceremony in the University Gymnasium. “Inclusion is a choice. The barriers won’t dismantle until we take the steps to remove them—and I hope you’ll all join me in making our world more accessible.”
Jenny Chow Chiappe featured as Cal State LA Student Success Story Commencement 2019
Jenny Chow Chiappe likens pursuing a doctoral degree to running an ultramarathon. These races, which are even longer than a marathon, test your endurance, resilience and determination—similar to weathering the grueling years leading up to a Ph.D. Chiappe, a 34-year-old Lincoln Heights resident, once ran a 50-miler in the mountains of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. She had to navigate the route with only tags on trees marking the terrain. Her body fatigued. The end, at times, was nowhere in sight. “Of course, you are anxiety-filled,” she recalls. “You don’t see the finish line until you get closer and closer and when you finish, it doesn’t really feel real. When you do cross, you’re delirious. I think that’s how I’m going to feel when I graduate.” Chiappe will culminate her educational journey on May 20. She will graduate with a 3.9 GPA and a Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education. The degree is offered through the Cal State LA Charter College of Education/UCLA Joint Doctoral Program.
30th Annual Distinguished Educators Award Dinner
Friday, November 22, 2019
Reception & Silent Auction at 5 p.m.
Dinner and Program at 6 p.m.
Golden Eagle Ballrooms
Cal State LA
For first access to event tickets visit: www.calstatela.edu/ccoe/ded
Event Sponsorship Welcome
Jim Loduha, Director of Development 323-343-6151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Proceeds from this fundraiser provide much needed scholarships for our students, many who are the first in their families to attend college.
Funds also enhance professional development for our outstanding faculty and staff.
Scott Gives Guglielmo Endowed Chair Lecture
Save-the-Date and Bring Your Class
On Thursday, October 10, 2019, join the CCOE for the Matthew Guglielmo Endowed Chair Lecture. Dr. Haleigh Scott, an expert at the UC Davis Medical Investigation of Neurological Disorders Institute (MIND), will share her expertise on supporting the mental, behavioral, and physical health of individuals with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan. Save-the-date and consider incorporating this talk into your Fall semester plans- bring your class! For additional information, contact Jennifer Symon - email@example.com
In the Media
The New CCOE-News Bulletin is Now Available
Education Deans for Justice and Equity Convene at Ohio State
Preparing students for tomorrow’s world and to support democracy
Forty-seven members of the national Education Deans for Justice and Equity network met at Ohio State the week of June 17, convened by Don Pope-Davis, dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology.
The network, with more than 200 members, provides a venue for deans and other leaders in their colleges and schools to support each other in advancing equity and justice in their institutions.
CCOE Dean Cheryl Ney, Drs. Kimberly Persiani, ADee Williams, and Chuck Flores were among the attendees. Read the full story.
Snow in Brazil
Dr. Ann Snow, Chair of the Charter College of Education’s Division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education, recently spoke at The Multidimensional Bilingual Education International Conference, in Maceio, Brazil.
She gave the opening plenary on “The Evolving Architecture of Content-based Instruction” and a workshop on academic vocabulary development to English teachers from across Brazil.
Charter College of Education (CCOE)
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