SOLES Celebrates Class of 2020, Recognition for Students, Faculty

The School of Leadership and Education Sciences, which would have held its in-person commencement ceremony on May 17 for its class of 2020, recently presented its student, faculty and staff award winners via a vibrant program to recognize outstanding effort. Be sure to check out SOLES’ “Celebrating the Class of 2020,” program.

Student Awards

Department of Counseling and Marital and Family Therapy

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student of the Year: Ana Carbonell.

School Based Clinical Counseling Student of the Year: Kenyera Lofton.

School Counseling Student of the Year: Belgica Crespo.

Marital and Family Therapy Student of the Year: Anuj (AJ) Jenveja.

Department of Leadership Studies

William P. Foster Outstanding Dissertation Award: Taylor Harrell. Dissertation Title — "Do we all agree? A mixed-methods study of the impact of climate strength on psychological safety, team learning, and team performance."

Additional Nominee: Ebtesam Alteneiji. Dissertation Title — "Exploring Intergenerational Value Changes Across Three Generations of Emirati Women Using Focused Ethnography."

Master of Arts Leadership Students of the Year: Courtney Camden and Tiffany Musick.

Master of Arts Higher Education Student of the Year: Meredith Mendez.

Master of Arts Nonprofit Student of the Year: Loretta Turner.

Capstone Project of the Year: Michelle Guarino.

Action Research Project of the Year: Sally Zheng. Research Title — "Intentional Residential Programming for Upper-Division Students."

Department of Learning and Teaching

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Masters Credential Cohort 1 Year - Multiple Subject: Kelsey Thackston.

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Masters Credential Cohort 1 Year - Single Subject Biology: Gabriel Goycoochea.

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Masters Credential Cohort 2 Year - Dual Credential, Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Credentials: Amy-Jo Lange.

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Masters Credential Cohort 2 Year - Dual Credential, Single Subject Spanish and Education Specialist Credentials: Lucero Martinez Cisneros.

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Masters Credential Cohort ACT - Multiple Subject an Education Specialist Credentials: Haley Klatt.

MEd in TESOL, Literacy and Culture: Susan Zyphur.

MEd Online: Michelle Fantozzi, Literacy and Digital Learning Specialization.

Faculty Awards

Faculty Member of the Year (by department)

Nedeljko Golubovic, PhD, Department of Counseling and Marital and Family Therapy; Nydia Sanchez, PhD, Department of Leadership Studies; Sarina Molina, EdD, Department of Learning and Teaching.

Adjunct Faculty Recognition Awards

Charles Westfall, MFT, Department of Counseling and Marital and Family Therapy; Linda Braun-Leibowitz, MA, Department of Leadership Studies; Heather Michel, PhD, and Veronica Garza, PhD, Department of Learning and Teaching.

LASH Foundation Nonprofit Faculty Excellence Award

Marcus Lam, PhD, Assistant Professor.

Staff/Administrator Recognition Award

Amanda Gonzales, Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Relations.

To learn more about the award winners, see the list of SOLES class of 2020 graduates, learn more about the school’s happenings in 2019-20, video messages from USD President James T. Harris and SOLES Dean Nicholas Ladany (see above), and a wonderful student rendition of the USD Alma Mater, please visit the “Celebrating the Class of 2020” program.

— Compiled by Ryan T. Blystone

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