​SOLES Alumni Class Notes

Congratulations to all of our alumni on these exciting updates!

Derek Abbey '11 (MA), '19 (PhD) was a featured USA Warrior Story.

Andrea Aduna '20 (MA) was hired at CSU Fullerton's Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. 

Michael Angelo Camacho '16 (MA) recently accepted a part-time executive position at The VAPA Foundation, an organization that seeks to transform the lives of students in the San Diego Unified School District through visual and performing arts.

Courtney Camden '20 (MA) moved back home to Colorado and is working in an alumni relations position at the high school she attended.

Amanda Corona '18 (MA) was selected as one of UCSD's Exemplary Staff of the Year for the 2019 - 2020 school year. She was also recently elected to USD's Alumni Board.

Sinai Cota '16 (MA) recently authored Pink Poems Tan Thoughts, a collection of short stories and bilingual poems.

John Hinck '18 (PhD) was awarded the 2020 Secretary of Air Force Leadership Award in the Civilian Faculty category. 

Becky (Hertel Hames) Leidiger '08 (MA) retired in June 2020 after 20 years in higher education. She's looking forward to resting and relaxing and spending more time with family and traveling.

David O'Brien '16 (MA) recently co-authored Building Smart Nonprofits: A Roadmap for Mission Success.

Troy Williams '15 (MA) and his wife recently welcomed their first child, a baby boy.






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School of Leadership and Education Sciences Class Notes

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