On May 10th, the College of Health and Human Services held its annual Scholars Recognition Breakfast to honor our Dean’s Medalist recipients and nominees, project and theses award winners and our Honors Program cohort. It’s an opportunity to recognize the achievements of our students, many of whom will be graduating in just one week! On that note, we’d like to congratulate our entire graduating class of 2018 from each of our seven academic majors, for taking this next, bold, step in your educational journey!
DEAN’S MEDALIST RECIPIENTS
Graduate: Jeffrey Ruser, Department of Kinesiology (pictured with mentor, Dr. Jenelle Gilbert)
Undergraduate: Patricio Galindo, Department of Social Work Education (pictured with mother, Cynthia, and wife, Serena)
DEAN’S MEDALIST NOMINEES
- Reyoot Berry, Department of Kinesiology
- Lori Randolph, Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies
- Inessa Smushko, Department of Public Health
- Luis Vargas, Department of Recreation Administration
- Keith Burgess, Department of Public Health
- Hyunjeong Lee, Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies
- Katherine Smith, Department of Social Work Education
- Joseph Terrill, Department of Physical Therapy
OUTSTANDING PROJECT AND THESES AWARD WINNERS
Outstanding Master’s Degree Project: Alex Angeli, Department of Kinesiology for his project, “Effects of Exercise on Cognitive Function and Activities of Daily Living in Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Meta-Analysis”. (pictured below is mentor, Dr. Catherine Jackson)
Outstanding Master’s Thesis: Lilliana Toste, Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies for her thesis, “Pretend You’re Riding a Unicorn: Accommodations for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Medical Settings”. (Mentor: Dr. Cynthia Maul)
Outstanding Doctoral Degree Project: Ashley Christiansen, Department of Physical Therapy for her project, “The Effects of Task-Oriented Training Compared to Strength Training on Postural Control in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Meta-Analysis”. (Mentor: Dr. Monica Rivera)
2017-18 HONORS PROGRAM SCHOLARS
The 24 students who made up our third cohort of our Honors Program in Collaborative Leadership were also honored for their exceptional leadership and academic achievements. Meet each our Honors Program Scholars here.
Congratulations to all our 2018 scholars!
[ View more photos from the event at the LINK. ]
Congratulations to each and everyone of you, for your dedication, and determination. Your commitment to excellence serves you well and you will bring an improved quality life to which ever community you wish to serve. We old timers salute you and your professors, mentors and counselors. You make Fresno proud.
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