2016 Kremen School of Education & Human Development Convocation- California State University, Fresno

2016 Kremen School of Education & Human Development Convocation- California State University, Fresno

August 29, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


[ Music ]>>Ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing
and join Katelyn Berna, Fresno State student, as she leads us in singing the National Anthem. [ Cheering ] [ Singing ] [ Cheering and Applause ]>>Special thank you to Katelyn. And grad– candidates and
guests, please be seated. Tonight we are honoring the Liberal Studies,
Wayfinders, Credential, Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree candidates,
for the class of 2016. My name is Valerie Vuicich. I’m the Administrator for Career Technical
Education at Fresno County Office of Education. And on behalf of the Kremen School
of Education and Human Development and California State University, Fresno,
I’d like to thank you for being here tonight to celebrate the achievements of these students. We ask that you follow us on
Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. And please share your photos with us by using
our hashtags: #KremenGrad16 and #FresnoState. And we ask that all students remain
seated throughout the ceremony out of respect for your fellow graduates. It’s now my honor and privilege
to introduce to our Fresno– introduce you to our Fresno State administrators
and then I’d like you to please stand. And audience, please hold your
applause until all have been introduced. President Joseph Castro, Provost Lynette Zelezny,
Vice President for Student Affairs, Frank Lamas, Chief Informational Officer, Orlando Leon,
Executive Director of Governmental Relations, Larry Salinas, Dean of Graduate
Studies James Marshall, and Dean of Undergraduate Studies Xuanning Fu. Thank you. [ Applause ] It’s now time to hear from our President
of Fresno State, Dr. Joseph Castro. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>Thank you Valerie. Good evening everybody. [ Cheering ] We started today at 8 am, and I
think we save the best for last. [ Cheering and Applause ] Today is a special celebration and
I’m happy that everyone has joined us. For our students, I know that hard work and significant accomplishments have
brought you to this very special day. And I hope that you’ll agree
that our faculty and staff here at Fresno State has prepared you well
for success in your chosen field. Family and friends– and we
got a lot of them here today. I want to say, thank you. I know you’ve been looking forward to
this day with tremendous excitement. Your love and support of our students during this
journey has been crucial and you deserve a round of applause for all the hard
work in supporting our students. Thank you. [ Applause ] As our newest graduates, you join the
ranks of over 220,000 Fresno State alumni. And I want to share a few
thoughts with you tonight. First, you are a vital part of the
next generation of leaders here in our valley, state, nation and world.>>Yeah!>>Our region, with all of its
incredible strengths continues to face a number of challenges. Among those challenges is, stubbornly high
concentrations of poverty affecting so many in our communities especially among our children. For generations, a quality education has been
a key path out of poverty for so many of us. And as leaders, and I think– I probably
don’t even need to say this but I will. I urge you to continue to
expand educational opportunities for all youth in our community and beyond. Thank you. [ Applause ] Second, I want to urge you to
stay engaged to your Fresno State. Please continue to visit us as
often as you can and get involve and support our Fresno State Alumni Association. A vital university translates to a vital region. And I hope that you also be inspired to
send your children and your grandchildren to Fresno State in the years to come. I know many of you are first in your
families to go to college and to graduate. Congratulations to all of you. [ Cheering and Applause ] And just as significantly, I know
that some of you are legacies here. Your parents and grandparents and others
graduated from Fresno State and we love that too. Congratulations to all the graduates. [ Cheering and Applause ] Finally and most importantly, I
encourage you to boldly serve others in your profession and in your community. In his recent campus lecture, just last week,
David Brooks of The New York Times reminded us to nurture our eulogy virtues while
we strengthen our resume virtues. Eulogy virtues include honesty,
integrity, compassion and humbleness. And you will find that focusing on the best
interests of the community with consistency and integrity can be contagious and it
will inspire others to follow your lead. By sharing your many gifts with others, you
will help to strengthen the valley and beyond. And in doing so, you and other
leaders will pave the way for an even more prosperous future
for the generations to follow. Because of all of you, each and every one of you,
I know that our nation’s best days lie ahead. Congratulations to each of you. Best of luck, go Dogs. [ Cheering and Applause ] Thank you. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>It’s now my honor and privilege to introduce
to you the Provost, Dr. Lynnette Zelezny. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>Thank you Valerie. And good evening Kremen School
and congratulations graduates. It’s with great pride that I join President
Castro and my colleagues in congratulating you for accomplishing this important milestone. You have earned the university
communities’ deepest congratulations and respect for this significant achievement. Today marks the end of an amazing journey, one
which you have overcome countless challenges through your hard work, perseverance,
and belief in yourself. It was a journey that would not have been possible
without the support of your family and friends. Many of whom are here with you tonight. And this support, encouragement, nurturance,
helped you in finding this rewarding goal. I also want to recognize and
thank your outstanding faculty who have shared their expertise,
their wisdom, their advice, they’ve mentored you and challenged you. And today, you will start another journey. I urge you to go forward with confidence
because of the skills and the character that you have developed at Fresno State. I encourage you to live a life with meaning and
to seek excellence in everything you pursue. Continue to push yourself, challenge
yourself, think creatively and independently, and most of all, everyday, always
dream big and always be bold. Congratulations. [ Applause ]>>And now I like to introduce the
Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development, Dr. Paul Beare. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>It’s wonderful to see so many people here. Paul McCartney is not here tonight,
just in case you were wondering. But we want to thank all of you for joining us
here as we honor your spouses, sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers,
sisters, aunts, uncles, and friends. There’s 1,104 graduates of the Kremen School
who are invited to cross the stage tonight. And that’s amazing. Because that’s 1,104 individuals who planned
to devote their life to service of others. To teach them, to console them, to
rehabilitate them, to lead them. That speaks volumes for the character
that they exhibit and the character that their families exhibit by producing
kids who are just so wonderful and motivated. I also want to thank personally thanking the
entire dedicated faculty of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development who support
your students so they can transform the lives of those that they teach and lead and console. Will the Kremen faculty all
please stand and be recognized. [ Applause and Cheering ] This semester marks the end of my 13th year of
dean– as Dean of the Kremen School of Education. When I was hired, I was presented
with a set of goals for the school that included Kremen becoming a national
exemplar in the programs that we offer. And while I inherited an outstanding
faculty and since that time we’ve hired 56 new junior track
faculty who have enhanced the quality of their predecessors, that’s still a tough goal. But our faculty are great. In the last four years, Jenelle Pitt,
Lisa Bennett, Cathy Yun, Linda Hauser, Fred Nelson have all received
awards as Promising New Faculty. Monica Billen who is in her
first year received an award for the Outstanding Doctoral
Dissertation in the nation for this year. Chris Lucey was just rewarded
for service to students. [ Cheering ] Those are counseling people yelling. But even with those great faculty,
it seem like an amazing challenge. But here’s the honest truth,
all the program that we offer in the Kremen School have become
national exemplars to other universities. In educator preparation last year, we
produced more teachers than any public or single campus university in
California, about 60% of what all that you see is produced to add it together. Our credential program was honored with
the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Educator Preparation and
the AACTE award for Excellence in Professional Ethics and Moral dispositions. The National Center for Teacher
Residency has featured three articles on the quality of our programs. Three, especially the focusing on Fresno
Unified Residency, I think they’re right there. [ Cheering ] We produced teacher and partnership. I think a few of you are out there. How many from Clovis partnership? [ Cheering ] Sanger? [ Cheering ] Madera? [ Cheering ] Porterville? [ Cheering ] Central? [ Cheering ] Did I leave anybody out? Oh, Fresno Unified? [ Cheering ] Along with educator preparation,
though, we are in the process of re-imagining our Liberal Studies major and we’ll create a Liberal
Studies department next year. Sorry for those of you that are
graduating now, you’ll miss it. Even though we’re just starting that, the
CSU Chancellors Office has asked repeatedly if they can use our new program as the model
for all Liberal Studies programs in the CSU. Amazing. Our Huggins Center and
the Fansler Foundation in the area of Early Childhood are the envy of
every campus anywhere and as the only– our Early Childhood program is the only nationally
credited early childhood program in California. [ Cheering ] Fresno Family Counseling moved to a new
center at Shaw and Palm from this year, delivered over 10,000 hours
of lower free cost services. And that is the envy of every masters
or doctoral program in the nation. The Rehabilitation Counseling Program
is the only nationally ranked program on the Fresno State campus, academic program. The Doctoral Program in Ed Leadership is– was the first and most successful
independent doctorate in the CSU. This summer we will admit and start the first
cohort of an online doctorate in Ed Leadership, the first and only such program in the CSU. Even our computer classrooms, the
technical classrooms are superior to any such classrooms anywhere. And Apple computer sends its executives here to
look and see what those classrooms are like so that they can model it and
explain it to other universities. Ed Leadership, we’re renaming our
Central Valley Ed Leadership Institute for former President John
D Welty next August 18th. Next month, Monday or Tuesday, we’re celebrating
the 10th cohort of Ed leaders prepared in partnership with Fresno
Unified [inaudible] school board. And I think we have a 110 new Ed
leaders admitted for next fall. Our programs because of our faculty, because
of our students, are just simply wonderful. There’s no other word for it. You should applaud yourselves
down there because you’re great. [ Cheering and Applause ] At this time I’d like to introduce
Associate Dean Dr. Sarah Lam. [ Applause and Cheering ]>>Thank you Dr. Beare, and good evening. In order to graduate with honors, a student
must receive a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher with a minimum of 45 units
taken here at Fresno State. Would the Liberal Studies candidates graduating
with honors please stand and be recognized. [ Applause and Cheering ] You may be seated. Every year, the Kremen School of Education and
Human Development recognizes outstanding students in our teaching credential programs who have
shown tremendous growth and professionalism in their pursuit of our teaching credential. Would the Outstanding Credential
awardees please stand and be recognized? [ Applause and Cheering ] You may be seated. And now, we honor the Master’s Degree Candidates who produced an exemplary
project or exemplary thesis. The students are nominated by faculty within the
Kremen School of Education and Human Development. I would like to ask all of these students
to stand as the faculty, staff, your family and friends recognize your amazing efforts. [ Cheering and Applause ] Please be seated. Among these many outstanding projects and
thesis, two stood out as the very best. I would like to especially recognize Chandra
Roughton for the Kremen School Outstanding Thesis and Cherylyn Crill-Hornsby for the
Kremen School Outstanding Project. [ Cheering and Applause ] You may be seated.>>The Dean’s medalist and Standard Bearers
are chosen for having shown outstanding service to their community and to education in general. This year’s Standard Bearers are
Whitney Ferdinandsen and Desiree Leal. Please come forward as we
acknowledge your accomplishments. [ Cheering and Applause ] Today, Whitney graduates with a BA in Liberal
studies and a minor in Communicative Disorders with an emphasis in Deaf Education. In addition, she’s a member of the
Smittcamp Family Honors College and the first Liberal Studies Honors program. With over 600 hours of community service at
a year, she was awarded the John Welty Award for Community Service this past winter. Volunteer work continues to extend her out as
a leader of Junior High ministry at her church, and teaching the marching band
at Clovis West High School. [ Cheering and Applause ] We didn’t rehearse that part. Desiree grew up experiencing the first–
experiencing first hand the challenges associated with migrant individuals serving
in today’s society. Come closer. Good. While being a full-time student
of Fresno State, she worked full-time in Fresno State’s Mini-Corps program, which
has enriched her passion to be a teacher. She has accumulated more than
3,000 hours serving the children of migrant families inside
and outside of the classroom. [ Cheering and Applause ] Desiree is an active volunteer
as a STEM instructor, at the Poverello House and
the Marjaree Mason Center. [ Cheering and Applause ] Thank you Whitney and Desiree. I would now like to introduce to you to this
year’s Graduate Dean’s medalist, Jessica Miguel. Please join me. [ Cheering and Applause ] Jessica holds a Multiple Subject
Teaching Credential and is a member of several prestigious associations. She’s gifted and passionate in
education and gives of herself every day. She currently works for the Clovis
Unified with students who have autism and emotional/behavioral disorders. She served the last two years
as a graduate assistant for the Multilingual Multicultural
Education Graduate Degree Program. In addition, she served two years in the Peace
Corps as a teacher of English in the Philippines. She’s had significant research experiences as
a graduate student and has presented widely. Her focus is bilingual dual
immersion in special populations. A second study of hers focused on reasons why
candidates pursue degrees focusing on ethnic and racial diversity as well as social justice. Recently, she was able to present in Lima, Peru
at an International Symposium on Bilingualism. She’s also presented in Denver and [inaudible]. Jessica will continue her education in
the fall at the University of California, San Diego to pursue her doctorate. Jessica represents the best in the valley. [ Applause ]>>Hello everybody. Good evening, [foreign language]. The biggest privilege that I’ve ever received
is to be encouraged and nurtured by my parents. Pedro [inaudible] Miguel that
are sitting over there. [ Applause ] The second biggest has been my Kremen experience
where I received so much support from professors and my cohort mates that it has led me here
in front of– standing in front of all of you. This medal is first and foremost for my parents,
who came to this country for a better life and gave to my siblings and I the hopes and
the dreams that they weren’t able to receive because opportunity for some requires
tremendous sacrifice sometimes. Mom, pa, [foreign language]. [ Cheering and Applause ] This medal is also for my siblings, who
will be crossing the same stage next year with their master’s degrees, making my
parent’s house in southeast Fresno home to three master’s degrees,
three bachelor’s degrees, and one soon to come doctoral
degree, at least we’re working on it. And lastly, this medal is for our diverse
student population which the multilingual, multicultural MA seeks to understand and empower. We are a linguistically and culturally rich
nation and that should be fully embraced in our schools, more than it is now. As educators, we need to challenge ourselves to
be aware of the many facets of our student’s lives so that we can get them the opportunities and
the education that they deserve because we want to see them, you know, where you are. Our students deserve to live in a world
that is accepting and open to them. And as we go out into the world as educators,
we need to make sure that we remember that. Congratulations and thank you
very much, [foreign language]. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>I would now like to introduce to you, Serenity
Hansen, our Undergraduate Deans Medalist. [ Cheering and Applause ] Serenity personifies the bold spirit of
engagement and caring at Fresno State. She is an outstanding student
committed to the teaching profession. In addition, she is a mother of three and a
dedicated wife who has managed to work full-time at a solar energy company along with
volunteering and maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She’s a role model for achieving an excellent
academic record while overcoming hardships. As she stated in her acceptance letter,
“Through my greatest struggles I have learned that it is not our past that determines who
we are but or our potential to succeed.” Serenity is a remarkable and giving individual. She is a part of the Honors program in Liberal
Studies, a member of the Physics Outreach Team, the Music Director of youth
ministries at her church, and a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. In addition, she volunteers in
Coarsegold’s After School program where she provides music accompaniment
for performances, and at Yosemite Lakes Music
School providing piano lessons. This fall, Serenity will enter the
Fresno Teacher Residency program to earn a multiple subject teaching
credential, foundational certificate in math and a master’s degree in Curriculum
and Instruction. The third such Dean’s Medalist
that’s done that in a row. She exemplifies absolutely
the best of Fresno State and is an inspiration to others
to achieve as she has. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>Good evening. First I must say that I am honored to be
here and be the Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist and have the privilege of speaking to you tonight. I want to thank the wonderful faculty
and staff here at Fresno State. They’ve provided us an excellent
learning environment and for all of the support that they’ve given all of us. I want to thank my family who’ve been my
greatest support and my husband who believed in me sometimes when I didn’t believe in myself. This evening marks the time
for us to celebrate and reflect on the accomplishment of all of our goals. There were times that I wondered
if I would ever really get here but proved that it is never too late. It took me a lot longer to get here. I had some obstacles and adventures in my life
before I got to start this part of my journey so I thought that I would share with you some
of the best and simplest things I that learned. There is no substitute for hard work and
anything worth having will take hard work. Failure isn’t in making mistakes, mistakes
can be the most valuable source of information and learning that you will ever find. Failure is a not ever trying for
the fear of making a mistake. Success is what you make it to be. It’s not a single solitary event but a journey. So dream big, you can try
as many times as you want. Be kind. The measure of your character
is in how you treat other people and you never know what shoes someone else
has walked in to get to where they are. Finally, the end of any one thing
is just the beginning of the other. And this is not the end but a new beginning. So as we go forwards, as teachers and as
supporters and counselors in the field of education, remember to be patient. Sometimes it takes a lot of failure to succeed. Don’t take yourself too seriously. In fact, as we learn to laugh at
yourself, it makes things a lot easier. Dream big and inspire and encourage
those young minds around us because they will be the next in our place. Thank you. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>I hope those three sons are incredibly proud
of their mother because the rest of us sure are. Thank you. Thank you Serenity. [ Applause ]>>Ladies and gentlemen, we now ask Dr. Kenneth
Magdaleno, Director of the Doctoral Program to come to the podium and speak
about our Kremen School of Education and Human Development’s Doctoral Program. [ Applause ]>>Thank you Valerie. It is my pleasure to speak to you
on behalf of the Doctoral Program. The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
is designed to enhance the talents and skills of the best and brightest individuals, who plan
to devote their lives to the implementation of educational practices informed by research. We are extremely honored to recognize
the Doctoral Degree Candidates. Doctoral Degree Candidates,
these are your instructions. We are going to call candidates for
the Doctoral Degree to come forward to be hooded by your dissertation chair. Announcing the names for the doctoral
candidates this evening is Dr. Susana Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Educational
Leadership, and Dr. Ignacio Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership. Will President Castro, Provost Zelezny, Dean
Beare, Dr. Marshall, Dr. Lamas, Mr. Orlando Leon, and Mr. Larry Salinas, please
come forward and would the faculty of the Kremen School, please
form the receiving line.>>Dr. Kenneth Magdaleno, representing
Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. Kaomine Vang, hooded by Ken Magdaleno. [ Applause ]>>Lorena Maldonado [assumed
spelling], hooded by Ken Magdaleno. [ Cheering ]>>Joshua Kunas [assumed spelling], hooded by Mahmud Sulaiman [assumed
spelling] and Ken Magdaleno. [ Applause ]>>Erica Jackson hooded by Bruce
Friedman and Ken Magdaleno. [ Cheering ]>>Maria Maldonado, hooded by Donald Wise. [ Cheering ]>>Tom Cha [assumed spelling],
hooded by Dr. Don Wise. [ Cheering ]>>Erin Doland [assumed spelling],
hooded by Donald Wise. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>Jason Hudson [assumed spelling],
hooded by Dr. Linda Hauser. [ Cheering ]>>Lisa Harrington [assumed spelling],
hooded by Dr. Colleen Torgerson. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>Kate Base [assumed spelling],
hooded by Dr. James Mullooly. [ Applause ]>>Nancy Fraley [assumed spelling],
hooded by Dr. James Mullooly. [ Cheering ]>>Jocelyn Haidley [assumed
spelling], hooded by Dr. Nancy Akhavan. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>Nicole Richardson, hooded by Dr. Nancy Akhavan. [ Applause ]>>Michael Brochette [assumed
spelling], hooded by Dr. Susan Tracz. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>Rebecca Rocha [assumed
spelling], hooded by Dr. Susan Tracz. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>Kashmir Zhing [assumed
spelling], hooded by Dr. Susan Tracz. [ Cheering ] It is time to recognize our Wayfinders candidates
that have earned a certificate in their program. Wayfinders is an inclusive postsecondary
vocational, residential, and educational program for students with intellectual
disabilities ages 18 to 28 years. The program seeks to increase the independence,
self-determination and quality of life for each student by exposing them to a variety of age appropriate experiences
on the university campus. Will Associate Dean, Dr. Sarah
Lam please come forward. And will the Wayfinders candidates please stand,
being led by Director Mrs. Shail Lopez-Ortiz. You will be directed to the right of the stage.>>Mrs. Shail Lopez-Ortiz,
representing Wayfinders.>>Rosa Christina Jaoregge [assumed spelling].>>Andrea Holiday.>>Marcus Espino.>>Jeremy Peterson.>>Alexander Boadi [assumed spelling].>>Devin Louie [assumed spelling].>>Christian Fontana.>>Jordan Standridge.>>Peter Economy [assumed spelling].>>Marcus Isordiant. [ Cheering and Applause ]>>We will now recognize our Liberal
Studies and Credential candidates. They have earned– [ Cheering and Applause ] They have earned their Bachelor’s
Degree with the Liberal Studies major. And some of these students have chosen to
wear the cap and gown for the ceremony, but are also completing requirements
for the teaching credential. Will the Liberal Studies candidates in
the first two rows, please stand being led by Liberal Studies Coordinator,
Dr. Susan Schlievert. You will be directed to the right of
the stage with each row following. The Credential candidates will follow, being led
by Multiple Subject Coordinator, Dr. Lisa Bennett, Single Subject Coordinators, Dr. Nancy Akhavan and
Dr. Libbi Miller, Special Education Coordinator, Ms. Cheryl McDonald, Director of
CalStateTEACH, Dr. Nan Barker, and Preliminary Administrative Services
Credential Coordinator, Dr. Linda Hauser. The floor ushers will help to
guide you to the appropriate line. Will Dean Paul Beare, Vice President for
Student Affairs, Dr. Frank Lamas come forward and join the faculty of the Kremen
School to form the receiving line. Announcing names is a Dr. Susana Hernandez,
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Dr. Frederick Nelson, Assistant
Professor of Science Education.>>Dr. Susan Schlievert representing
the Liberal Studies Program. Desiree Leal.>>Whitney Ferdinandson [assumed spelling].>>Felicity Troop.>>Dana Webster.>>Lauren Stewart.>>Der Her [assumed spelling].>>Melissa J. Ortiz.>>Hector Lopez.>>Steven McCurry.>>Taylor Sydney Johnson.>>Elena Bergman [assumed spelling].>>Anthony Joseph Foraz [assumed spelling].>>Pae Yang Kyeung [assumed spelling].>>Peter Tuck Dyer Moa [assumed spelling].>>Anthony Paterson Woods.>>Fernando Nieto [assumed spelling].>>Estreata Oseo [assumed spelling].>>Victor Sanchez.>>Carla Morga [assumed spelling].>>Sussie Caravivian [assumed spelling].>>Maria Castro.>>Juana Medina.>>Alma Mongea [assumed spelling].>>Perla Ramirez [assumed spelling].>>Amy Hernandez.>>Jade Chatman [assumed spelling].>>Hanid Suran [assumed spelling].>>April Rose Walsh [assumed spelling].>>Cherry Kim.>>Payoha Lee.>>Cheyenne Davis [assumed spelling].>>Andrea Renovato [assumed spelling].>>Allison Gage.>>Samantha Montelongo [assumed spelling].>>Jasmine Ramirez.>>Nicolette Franco.>>Serenity Hansen.>>Rose Von [assumed spelling].>>Monique Vasquez.>>Tiffany Leanne Woodward.>>Mi Kuwa Vu [assumed spelling].>>Mi Nia Lee [assumed spelling].>>Kayla Vang [assumed spelling].>>Ha Vang [assumed spelling].>>Shirley Yang.>>Amanda Taylor Clark.>>Lindsay Taylor Deatrietch [assumed spelling].>>Britney Audrey Rose Gonzalez.>>Christine Nicole Careon [assumed spelling].>>Alexis Rocha [assumed spelling].>>Cassidy Mckayla Olmstead.>>Christine Amber Lopez.>>Catherine Bregger [assumed spelling].>>Cathy Aaliyah [assumed spelling].>>Alexandria Jodie Diaz.>>Elizabeth Gomez Gonzalez.>>Ka Vang [assumed spelling].>>Kavo Err [assumed spelling].>>Stephanie Gonzalez.>>Kwe Tao [assumed spelling].>>Vao Vang [assumed spelling].>>Chris Mason.>>Jacqueline Trace Ferrera
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Multiple Subject Credential Program.>>Dr. Libbi Miller, representing the
Single Subject Credential Program.>>Cheryl McDonald, representing
Special Education Credential Program.>>Dr. Nan Barker, representing
CalStateTEACH Credential Program.>>Vanessa Leva [assumed spelling].>>Kristel Burboa [assumed spelling].>>Rose Leanne Tobias Employoyo
[assumed spelling].>>Charlene Sindona Anavisa [assumed spelling].>>Sophik Chet [assumed spelling].>>Yarley Estrada [assumed spelling].>>JJ Doneette [assumed spelling].>>Yashia Yang [assumed spelling].>>Megan Farachulesky [assumed spelling].>>Kelsey Swanson.>>Erica Rose Alarcon.>>Britney Block.>>Nicole Caitlin Paterson.>>Victoria Luna.>>Laura Ledesma.>>Amanda Pondexter [assumed spelling].>>John Robert Wilman [assumed spelling].>>Julie Bacera [assumed spelling].>>Carrie Hambert [assumed spelling].>>Sophia Quietkowsky [assumed spelling].>>Amber Louis.>>Miranda Martinez.>>Martha Valejo.>>Indiana Vasquez.>>Victor Evans.>>Selenee Valenzuela [assumed spelling].>>Angeles Rosio [assumed spelling].>>Daisy Acosta.>>Emily Megan Johnson.>>Natalie Gomez.>>Eduardo Molina.>>Brianna Colleen Bulls [assumed spelling].>>Jonathan Vang.>>Mikah Luis Kaz [assumed spelling].>>Melena Collins [assumed spelling].>>Mary Ramirez.>>Kevin Devin Willis [assumed spelling].>>Shaun Brown.>>Ha William Patrick Riddlespriger
[assumed spelling].>>Janessa Durem [assumed spelling].>>Shannon West.>>Regina Exemia [assumed spelling].>>May Felicia Seung [assumed spelling].>>Julio Caesar Lopez.>>Anthony Rosales.>>Rachelle True Noiah [assumed spelling].>>Jason Simonetti.>>Pedro Martinez.>>Jeremy Fierro [assumed spelling].>>Yanalee Torres.>>Robin Rodriguez.>>Judy Vang Moa [assumed spelling].>>Cathy Houden [assumed spelling].>>Julia Cha [assumed spelling].>>Paula Anvia [assumed spelling].>>Lauren Bill [assumed spelling].>>Jorge Morales.>>Yadira Contreras.>>Stephanie Savalah Silva [assumed spelling].>>Alexander Gonzalez.>>Erin Renee Smith.>>Wendy Holmes.>>Mauro Rodriguez.>>Aliana Cervantez [assumed spelling].>>Laura Andrew.>>Victoria Sanchez.>>Virginia Neufeld.>>Lisa Hoyer [assumed spelling].>>Ladies and gentlemen, it’s my pleasure to
introduce Dr. Susan Tracz, Graduate Coordinator. And Dr. Tracz will speak on behalf
of our Kremen School of Education and Human Development’s Graduate programs. [ Applause ]>>We will now proceed to the Master’s Hooding. [ Cheering and Applause ] Master’s Hooding Candidates,
these are your instructions. Please listen carefully. We are going to call candidates for the
master’s degree to come forward to be hooded. For the hooding candidates,
proceed to one of the members of the official hooding party
to be hooded and congratulated. Again, announcing the names for the graduate
candidates this evening are Dr. Nancy Akhavan and Dr. Ignacio Hernandez. Will the hooding party please come forward? Dean of the Kremen School, Dr. Paul
Beare, Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. James Marshall, Department Chairs Drs. Laura Alamillo, Jacques Benninga, Linda
Hauser, and Song Lee, please come forward.>>Dr. Linda Houser and Dr. Susana
Hernandez, representing MA in Education, option in Education Leadership and Administration, and/or the Preliminary Administrative
Services Credential. Stesha Brazil [assumed spelling].>>Monica Quintero [assumed spelling].>>Rima Maldonado [assumed spelling].>>Kayleen Bennette Parker [assumed spelling].>>Mae Ku Yang [assumed spelling].>>Cherilyn Krill Hornsby [assumed spelling].>>Robia Zaid [assumed spelling].>>Vivian Ojek [assumed spelling].>>Rodrigo Gomez Falcon.>>Rau Covarrubias [assumed spelling].>>Jose Rick Salinas.>>Daniel Perez.>>Chandro Routen [assumed spelling].>>Lisa Diane Mills.>>Keri Ann Reidnauer [assumed spelling].>>Erica Lauren Figueroa.>>Erin Louise Espinosa.>>Veronica Posey [assumed spelling].>>Amy Christine Bennett.>>Melissa Elaine Erin.>>Sylvia Palasyo Lopez [assumed spelling].>>Michael Williamson.>>Michelle Susan Dodson.>>Tom Shannon [assumed spelling].>>Steve Gold.>>Melissa Louise Hernandez.>>Scott Torosian.>>Mark Benjamin Tuckett.>>Chris Delgado.>>Gavin Gladding [assumed spelling].>>Damian Delton [assumed spelling].>>Marlena Seliah [assumed spelling].>>Kacee Marlow [assumed spelling].>>Catherine Thompkins [assumed spelling].>>Peggy Noble.>>Tamara Civilian [assumed spelling].>>Rachelle Ray.>>Scott Curschmann [assumed spelling].>>Mary Kretchback [assumed spelling].>>Jennifer Louise Duran.>>Lily Villarreal [assumed spelling].>>Laura Woodhall.>>Nanz Plurnuman [assumed spelling].>>Anna Christina Rodriguez.>>Valerie Macia Rodriguez [assumed spelling].>>Doreen Luna [assumed spelling].>>Mario Salvatore Krakalov [assumed spelling].>>Andrew Lopez.>>Gloria Becerra.>>Maricela Villarea [assumed spelling].>>Saru Kulerojo [assumed spelling].>>Chivon Swanson [assumed spelling].>>Elizabeth Anders.>>Julie Guerrero.>>Alicia Estrada Correa [assumed spelling].>>Tynera Hatch [assumed spelling].>>Kara Arbugas [assumed spelling].>>Kelly Clausen [assumed spelling].>>Andrea Alvarez.>>Oli Guzman [assumed spelling].>>Shantea Nicole McIntyre [assumed spelling].>>Jennifer Marie Smith.>>Melissa Wright Copeland.>>Tanya Ryan Devirkia [assumed spelling].>>Steven Colleen [assumed spelling].>>Chad Yamen [assumed spelling].>>Natanska Bulteria [assumed spelling].>>Erica Suzette Montonyo [assumed spelling].>>Tricia Hill.>>Patricia Carpio.>>Rosalinda Torres.>>Maria Louisa Rodriguez.>>Tricia Rodriguez Jacobson.>>Carmela Gerund [assumed spelling].>>Ramiro Teran [assumed spelling].>>Caesar Zavalra [assumed spelling]. [ Cheering ]>>Dr. Jacques Benninga and Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin,
representing Masters of Arts in Education Option in Curriculum and Instruction and/or the Advanced
Study in Educational Technology Certificate.>>Alice Barberick [assumed spelling]. Rebecca Morris.>>Ashley Marie Cavin [assumed spelling].>>David Whissar [assumed spelling].>>Laura Kiroz [assumed spelling].>>Jared Suarez.>>Raul Leal.>>Edward Martins [assumed spelling].>>Dustin Garrison.>>Patrick Staten [assumed spelling].>>Jennifer Leanne Fritz.>>Julianne Joanne Poke [assumed spelling].>>Julie Kaye Marsh [assumed spelling].>>Veronica Benavidez.>>Megan Noel Gas Chang [assumed spelling].>>Jennifer Hascal Casaroz [assumed spelling].>>Jessica Lynn Taylor.>>Renee Lynn Batriech [assumed spelling].>>Britney Auspring Priscialo [assumed spelling].>>Jill M. Beard [assumed spelling].>>Danielle Allen. Devine Bonar [assumed spelling].>>Jessica Salinas.>>Lilliana Garcia Spears.>>Kelley Laflim [assumed spelling].>>Lisa Melaso.>>Danielle Brisenio.>>Gilbert Villarreal.>>Matthew Prochi [assumed spelling].>>Nancy Kang [assumed spelling].>>Ghona Yang [assumed spelling].>>Cassandra Puga [assumed spelling].>>Erin Covarrubias.>>Joshua Garris [assumed spelling].>>Monorasmi Arun [assumed spelling].>>Richard Flores.>>Dr. Nancy Akhavan representing
Master of Arts in Teaching. [ Cheering ]>>Joseph Gilbert.>>Sarah Haskin [assumed spelling].>>Tamiz Donson Smith [assumed spelling].>>Zeung Her [assumed spelling].>>Elizabeth Moon.>>Alexandria Joy Aislo [assumed spelling].>>Dr. Cathy Yun, representing Masters of Arts in Education Option Early Children Education
and/or Early Childhood Specialist Credential.>>Linda Rodriguez.>>Shayla Morris Elizabeth
Stewart [assumed spelling].>>Rebecca Jane Wilson.>>More Thor [assumed spelling].>>Verenessa Imbecerra [assumed spelling].>>Candra Nathan.>>Amanda Ibbo [assumed spelling].>>Michelle Lynn Harris.>>Brianna M. Ling [assumed spelling].>>Yarris Seung [assumed spelling].>>Jamia White [assumed spelling]. [ Cheering ]>>Dr. Tony Vang and Dr. Teresa Huerta,
representing Masters of Arts in Education Option in Multilingual and Multicultural Education.>>Jessica Miguel.>>Rico Puerto Sandoval [assumed spelling].>>Marissa Herrera.>>Patricia Cortez [assumed spelling].>>Anna Isabelle Rosas.>>Josefa Bustos Fillayo [assumed spelling].>>Simbrine Atwell [assumed spelling].>>Tom Tau [assumed spelling].>>Samaro Vang Tangli [assumed spelling].>>Ann Dustin.>>Dr. Imelda Basurto, representing MA in Education Option Reading Language Arts and/or
Reading Language Arts Specialist Credential.>>Donning Day [assumed spelling].>>Amy Lame Brownfield [assumed spelling].>>Jeffrey Paul Clausen [assumed spelling].>>Tony Christine Lambert.>>Amy Nicole Alvarado.>>Jodie Marie Hooker Silva [assumed spelling].>>Cindy Hernandez.>>Noemi Martinez Garza [assumed spelling].>>Jamie Lee Vernum [assumed spelling].>>Jacqueline Nola [assumed spelling].>>Linda Gaul Donk Jones [assumed spelling].>>Aimajin Miranda Blake [assumed spelling].>>Carley Horton.>>Jannelle Jazi [assumed spelling].>>Renee Kelly.>>Regina Prum [assumed spelling].>>Heidi Doyle [assumed spelling].>>Michelle Sherry Jackson.>>Kayleen Michelle Neif [assumed spelling].>>Jessica Susan Galvin.>>Karen Marine Kloyd [assumed spelling].>>Jennifer Michelle Babars [assumed spelling].>>April Renee Nuveigh [assumed spelling].>>Teresa Elizabeth Zivong [assumed spelling].>>Cecile Etaraldei [assumed spelling].>>Dr. Dana Powell and Dr.
William Garnett representing MA in Special Education and/or the Clear
Education Specialist Credential.>>Elizabeth Jade Buche [assumed spelling].>>Brianne Pagio [assumed spelling].>>Rachelle Huggins.>>Larry Brown.>>Gabrielle Warden [assumed spelling].>>Lindsey Preheim [assumed spelling].>>Andrea Janet Headley [assumed spelling].>>Catherine Diane Olson.>>Marie Poland.>>Dominique Alito Dielo [assumed spelling].>>Corinne Minyard [assumed spelling].>>Marcy Sterile [assumed spelling].>>Eli Kavasoz [assumed spelling].>>James Allen Toddle [assumed spelling].>>Lauren Marie Costello.>>Dr. Albert Valencia representing
Master of Science in Counseling Option School Counseling
and/or Pupil Personnel Services Credential.>>Christi Hall [assumed spelling].>>Bianca Rodriguez.>>Allison Quinn Rangle [assumed spelling].>>Kevin Knolle [assumed spelling].>>Esmeralda Esquto [assumed spelling].>>Brenda Quiroz [assumed spelling].>>Erin Jerry Vang [assumed spelling].>>Yankong Moa [assumed spelling].>>Markisia Henry [assumed spelling].>>Sarah Elizabeth Chakon [assumed spelling].>>Trinidad Leon.>>Pana Pamela Loge [assumed spelling].>>Danielle Kitajara [assumed spelling].>>Andrea Akeme Jurizani [assumed spelling].>>Elizabeth Ariaz.>>Renee Griffe [assumed spelling].>>Rosalinda Galvan Garcia.>>Maria Elena Fernandez.>>Arian Morio [assumed spelling].>>Jessica Silva. [ Cheering ]>>Dr. Kyoung Choi, representing
Masters of Science in Counseling Option Student
Affairs and College Counseling.>>Catherine Breuer [assumed spelling].>>Isabelle Rangel Vega [assumed spelling].>>Mosier Ramirez Munoz [assumed spelling].>>Sunni Vang.>>Yesenia P. Velasquez.>>Leticia Darius Hernandez [assumed spelling].>>Ariel Mena [assumed spelling].>>Ezra Kachem [assumed spelling].>>Miriam Sotto [assumed spelling].>>Vanessa Medina.>>Chuyett Kwatch [assumed spelling].>>Alyssa Viar [assumed spelling].>>Maria Tejada Alvarez.>>Lorena Pineda.>>Natalie Martinez.>>Erica Ramos.>>Yusian Rodriguez [assumed spelling].>>Martha Patricia Reyes Fuentes.>>Elizabeth Reyes Fuentes.>>Diego Hanz Baca [assumed spelling].>>Pang Jenny Tau [assumed spelling].>>Crystal Lee.>>Austin Jacob Ensiniaz [assumed spelling].>>Faustino Aguillar.>>Nancy Vondiecheck [assumed spelling].>>Kho Yang [assumed spelling].>>Tony Losangko [assumed spelling].>>Dr. Kyle Weir representing Master of Science in Counseling Option Marriage
Family and Child Counseling. [ Cheering ]>>Jennifer Nicholson.>>Ashley Nun.>>Mang Christopher Err [assumed spelling].>>Ezekiel Camargo [assumed spelling].>>Roger Laird [assumed spelling].>>Mary Vang [assumed spelling].>>Susan Scramsta [assumed spelling].>>Nancy Seivong Vang [assumed spelling].>>Magali Madrion Bravo [assumed spelling].>>Francisco Rafael Moreno Guerrero.>>Seumara Idairta [assumed spelling].>>Yavida Erera [assumed spelling].>>Eliana Romero [assumed spelling].>>Veronica Diaz.>>Christina Marie Weaver.>>Jessica Rodriguez.>>Samantha Christine Martin.>>Tiffany Lee Vasquez.>>Heidi Sailey [assumed spelling].>>Erica Nicole Jackson.>>Whitney Laney Sanra [assumed spelling].>>Roxanne Marie Sanford.>>Heidi Jones.>>Iris Mendoza.>>Michelle Lee Gonzalez.>>Bianca Flores Cabrera.>>Tamar Bukohiyan [assumed spelling].>>Monique Antoinette Enrique, mother of dragons.>>Vanessa Marie Caribi [assumed spelling].>>Genda Dyke [assumed spelling].>>Dominique Gloria Juestas [assumed spelling].>>Alicia Gonzalez.>>Sandra Ochoa Zuniga.>>Jessica A. Saqula [assumed spelling].>>Jessica E. Eridia [assumed spelling].>>Eli Duran.>>Jonathan Craig Woodard [assumed spelling].>>Mark Christopher Scroop [assumed spelling].>>Melissa Christine Henry.>>Angelica Maldonado.>>Arianna Manriquez [assumed spelling].>>Adrian Yvette Jones.>>Emma Herstein.>>Brianne Lee Bonwell.>>Catherine Contrasteno [assumed spelling].>>Angela Rodriguez Liga [assumed spelling].>>Dr. Jenelle Pitt, representing Masters
of Science and Rehabilitation Counseling.>>Eric Pacheco.>>Kyle Kimball.>>Adam Mcquaklin [assumed spelling].>>Christopher Enriquez.>>Laura Noel.>>Patty Gray. [ Cheering ]>>Ladies and gentlemen, please let’s congratulate
the Liberal Studies, Wayfinders, Credential, Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree
candidates of the 2016 academic year. [ Cheering and Applause ] Graduates, you have joined an elite
group of alumni from the Kremen School of Education and Human Development. And now that you are a part of this
group, it’s your responsibility to represent the school to
the best of your ability. We also encourage you to become
involved with the Kremen Alumni Chapter, which is a group of Education alumni who
are committed to furthering the mission of the Kremen School, as well as providing
scholarships for Fresno State students. Now I would like to invite
Dr. Sarah Lam, to the podium [ Applause ]>>Thank you. And congratulations to you all! [ Cheering and Applause ] In front of the Education building,
we have a Teachers Honor Wall. We invite you to honor the candidate you are here
to celebrate or a memorable teacher from your past by purchasing a brick in their name. Funds from the brick purchases go to
improve educational technology essential in the preparation of teachers and
educational specialists throughout the Valley. You can find information for
purchase in your program. Also, in the program, you will find the educator’s
affirmation that signifies the dedication that we expect all our graduates to embrace.>>On behalf of all faculty, staff,
and students of the Kremen School, I want to thank the Kremen staff for their hard
work year round but particularly for tonight for orchestrating and organizing
this evening’s ceremony. And we want to give special thanks to
Tiffany Jennings and Monica Quintero. It’s Monica’s last event with us
as she graduates tonight and moves on to her next position at Fresno State. We like to ask you to be seated
as the platform party exits. And as a reminder, tomorrow morning is
the University Commencement Ceremony. And on behalf of the Kremen School
of Education and Human Development, I present to you the Liberal Studies,
Wayfinders, Credential, Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree candidates
of the 2016 academic year. I’d like to personally congratulate all
the candidates for their achievements and their decision to choose
service as a profession. We thank you for attending
the Kremen School of Education and Human Development Convocation Ceremony. Goodnight and congratulations. [ Cheering and Applause ] [ Music ]