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Dr. Jerome Hunter honored the ” Visionary Leadership Award”

 

Congratulations to Dr. Jerome Hunter for receiving the 2015 ” Visionary LeadershipAward”. We want to thank him for assisting with the development of our CREALers by providing professional advice and mentorship while also strengthening the community culture of the center that we cherish so dearly.

 

About Dr. Jerome Hunter

Jerome Hunter– Distinguished Lecturer in the College of Education at California State University, Fullerton. (Ed.D in Higher Education, University of Southern California; M.A. in Urban Studies, Occidental College, B.A. Political Science, UC Riverside, A.A in Liberal Arts from Santa Ana College)

Background:  Dr. Hunter began his Community College career in the 1970’s as a part-time-teacher and classified employee at Santa Ana College.  Over the next 38 years, he served in a variety of administrative positions including Assistant Dean of Humanities of Santa Ana College, Dean of the Garden Grove Campus, Administrative Dean of Continuing Education at Rancho Santiago Community College District, President of San Diego Miramar College, President of San Diego City College, and Chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District. Dr. Hunter was extremely devoted to the students, and faculty he served, and he is still praised for his inspirational leadership and commitment to higher education. By all accounts, Dr. Hunter continues to create a legacy of excellence and distinction.

Research Interests: Dr. Hunter maintains an interest in solving problems related to educational attainment for males of color, human relations, environmental concerns, and expanding the appreciation of career and technical education.

Dr. Person honored the Diversity in Research Award

Our director, Dr. Dawn Person was awarded by the Office of Research Development and the Department of Research, Creative Activities and Technology Transfer (RCATT)  the Diversity in Research Award. Dr. Person was nominated by Dr. Jones and members of the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (CREAL) team for her excellence in research that covers important topics in higher education including the experiences of underrepresented minorities. ‪
“Thank you all for your support-colleagues, family, and friends. I am so proud & thankful for the work that we have done through The Center for Research on Educational Access & Leadership (C-REAL) these past six years. Please know that I humbly accept this award on behalf of all those we have had the pleasure of serving.” – Dr. Dawn Person

To read more please view the CSUF News story at http://news.fullerton.edu/2015sp/Faculty-Research-Reception.asp

C-REAL Summer Institute

The Center for Research on Education Access and Leadership (C-REAL) hosted seven students from Whitney High School for a two-week summer institute, the C-REAL Summer Institute. The purpose of the C-REAL Summer Institute was to expose students to different types of research, introduce educational research as a career path, and to foster the holistic development of the students through mentorship. The summer institute also exposed students to college and to reinforce their college aspirations. Students participated in various training sessions related to educational research and were given opportunities to speak with students and professors about research and their college experiences. The institute concluded with an awards ceremony in which students received certificates for their participation, and the students presented the research and assessment work they assisted with over the two weeks.

“The Meeting”

“The Meeting,” which will take place on April 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Arena Threatre, Room 115. This educational symposium is a celebratory event in honor of the 5th Anniversary of the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (C-REAL) at California State University, Fullerton.

“The Meeting” is based on a fictional encounter between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

To purchase tickets, please visit https://events.fullerton.edu/rsvp.aspx?lEvent_sk=52. Seating is limited so you are encouraged to make your reservation as soon as possible.

Proceeds from this event will enable students to attend professional conferences on behalf of C-REAL.

For additional information, please contact Crystal Barnett at 657-278-4023 or crbarnett@fullerton.edu.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you to the following Sponsors:

California State University, Fullerton College of Education

The African American Male Education Network & Development (A2MEND)

North Orange County Community College District, School of Continuing Education

Role Relaxed Massage and

California State University, Fullerton Volunteer Service Programs

C-REAL Summer Institute

The Center for Research on Education Access and Leadership (C-REAL) hosted seven students from Whitney High School for a two-week summer institute, the C-REAL Summer Institute. The purpose of the C-REAL Summer Institute was to expose students to different types of research, introduce educational research as a career path, and to foster the holistic development of the students through mentorship. The summer institute also exposed students to college and to reinforce their college aspirations. Students participated in various training sessions related to educational research and were given opportunities to speak with students and professors about research and their college experiences. The institute concluded with an awards ceremony in which students received certificates for their participation, and the students presented the research and assessment work they assisted with over the two weeks.

iFALCON Student Focus Group

The C-REAL iFALCON evaluation plan provides a holistic assessment of how the implementation of Habits of Mind (HOM) concepts enables students to persist and succeed at the college level and beyond. The evaluation examines perspectives of students and faculty at Cerritos Community College in Los Angeles County, California, which is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Based on the concept of HOM, a federally funded intervention program, iFALCON, uses survey instruments to measure participants’ academic perspectives, behaviors, and self-beliefs. C-REAL collects quantitative and qualitative data to gauge the program’s success according to objectives set by the program’s leadership. Feedback will also be constructed for future program improvements and institutionalization of the iFALCON model. This model can be used as an example of institutional responsiveness to student engagement and academic support for underserved college student populations. Additionally, the iFALCON initiative provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to advance to further forms of education. Read more…

 

 

A Patriotic Employer Recognition for Dr. Person

Dr. Dawn Person was recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) as a patriotic employer after being nominated by a former employee, Yu-Ting Chiu, who was recently deployed. ESGR’s mission is to develop and promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees. Read more…

Maywood Educational Fair

The students of the Masters of Science in Higher Education program, in coordination with C-REAL, will hold the 5th Annual Maywood Education Fair in Maywood, CA on October 12, 2013; 4422 E. 60th St. Maywood, CA 90270.

The Education Fair is an opportunity for the Master’s students to promote a college going culture to an underprivileged community. Workshops are held for K-12 students as well as parents and adult learners. Interventions focus on providing students and parents with information regarding financial aid, requirements for college, and even obtaining a GED. Various colleges and careers are introduced to community members to encourage college attendance.

Click here more info on this project.

 

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