Welcome to the College of Education, Health and Human Services (CEHHS) at Cal State San Marcos.
As expected for a senior kinesiology major, Ryan Eick pores through his textbooks during the week to build the knowledge he needs to work with adaptive athletes. But on the weekends, he trades his textbooks for ocean waves, and what he reads there can be lifesaving.
The founder of CSUSM’s speech-language pathology program, Suzanne Moineau has earned the 2018-19 Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award, given annually to a CSUSM faculty member in recognition of their commitment to sustained excellence in teaching, research and service.
“I noticed, as a veteran, that people still weren’t aware, and there wasn’t a lot of change coming that I could see,” William said. “So, I was like, ‘Maybe I should keep doing them every day, and it will remind me to be there for my fellow vets in their time of need.’ ”
Richard Armenta knows what it feels like to be the lost student in the back corner of a cavernous lecture hall.
He knows what it’s like to be just a face in a crowd, to feel removed from and intimidated by professors, to struggle to find his way in higher education.
He even knows what it feels like almost to flunk out of a university.
Dr. Eliza Bigham, CSUSM Department of Human Development, oversaw the students who worked on this project and she’s confident they left feeling empowered.
“Working with city staff and meeting with elected officials required my students to try something new and go outside their comfort zone. But I can’t tell you how many of them thanked me for the opportunity to grow through this experience,” she said. “They discovered that their skill set is so completely beneficial to address real, current needs in their own community.”