Kenji Jones overcomes setback and loss to earn her master’s degree with honors

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After more than 20 years of putting the needs of her family before her college aspirations, Kenji Jones has earned her Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy with honors from California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), despite the sorrow of losing four close family members just … [Read more...]

Occupational Therapy faculty, student interns improve mobility for stroke survivors

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After just four sessions working with Paul Penoliar, an occupational therapy specialist and clinical instructor at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), stroke survivor Tiufono Taliulu was able to return to Victoria Golf Course’s driving range to continue his rehabilitation while … [Read more...]

2015 Faculty Award Winner: Associate Professor Mekada Graham

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Mekada Graham brought a unique distinction with her to California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH): she is the first in her family to earn a college degree. How is that unique at CSUDH, where many among the campus community are from local underserved communities? The difference is she … [Read more...]

Terri Ares presented Clinical Nurse Specialist Educator of the Year Award

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Terri Ares, lecturer and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) program adviser at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), means a lot to her students. Entrenched last fall while finishing their clinical hours, studying for final exams and preparing for graduation, her students somehow … [Read more...]

Faculty Scholars Program gives Enrique Ortega more time for research, students

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Working with researchers in Sweden and Italy, Enrique Ortega, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Science at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), is providing his students with unique access at the undergraduate level to not only research but also international … [Read more...]

Health Science Students Present Research at APHA Conference

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Six California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) health science students presented their research during the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans Nov. 15-19, where they also engaged with academic and industry professionals to learn … [Read more...]

Kaiser Internship Offers Kinesiology Students Unique Experience

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Nicole Chambers and Wendy Barrios, seniors studying kinesiology at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), will have a significant advantage when applying for post-graduate healthcare programs, and invaluable work experience that is often hard to acquire at the undergraduate … [Read more...]

Nursing Student’s Program Helps Save Lives in State Prison

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Kelly Ranson, a nursing graduate student at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), has taken her award-winning class assignment to develop a health improvement process for a chosen population of study and successfully implemented it in the unique place where she works, Kern Valley … [Read more...]

Toros and Professional Baseball Players Coach Inner-City Kids

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A third-grade girl in an Anderson Elementary School uniform looks excited yet a little apprehensive as she takes her turn swinging at the ball perched on top of a batting tee. She chokes up high on the bat, takes aim. It’s a swing and a miss. “That’s okay,” says Kevin Lugo, a kinesiology major … [Read more...]

Trustees’ Award Recipient Pamela Hernandez: on a non-‘perilous’ path to success

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Higher learning was the furthest thing from Pamela Hernandez’s mind when she was an adolescent and young adult struggling through a life fraught with danger and despair. Abused as a child, and addicted to drugs by her early teens, she eventually spiraled into a perilous existence in a junkyard, … [Read more...]