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2019 Graduation

May 4th, 2019
41 days to go.

Class Projects: Management and Organizational Behavior

From Professor Chris Lim: “Yesterday was our final group project presentation and the students did a fantastic job! The projects were based on companies like Amazon, Starbucks, Kasier Permanente, and Toys “R” Us. The students successfully adopted the management concepts learned in class to a real-life case study for their final project. Compliments for great teamwork, and their dedication to this class!”

Thank you Dr. Lim and fantastic students for your great work and for your willingness to share it.

Human Services Outreach in Tracy

The Tracy Press recently ran an article on an excellent outreach program in the Tracy area. We thought this would be of interest to many and perhaps especially our Tracy Human Services students. I know it relates to at least one current capstone project!

Our thanks (again) to Tracy Admissions Director Cerena Sweetland-Gil for noticing and passing this along!

Counting the Homeless

Photo courtesy Tracy Press

Jobs: California Teacher’s Association

We have alumni who work at the California Teacher’s Association and kindly passed along job openings; thank you!

Senior Administrative Assistant (Field Services Specialist – Burlingame and San Jose, CA). Monthly Salary Range for external hires not affiliated with CTA is $5,459 – $5,950.

California Teachers Association, a not-for-profit union organization representing public school educators and education support professionals, has immediate openings in our Burlingame, San Jose and San Leandro offices for a dependable, motivated team player to provide office support. This union position offers top tier employer-paid health and retirement benefits, competitive pay and a generous paid time off or leave benefits.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to scheduling/coordinating meetings and travel arrangements; composing/preparing professional correspondence; creating announcements and flyers, working with databases and spreadsheets, answering phones & providing excellent customer service to CTA members. Requires the ability to prioritize multiple projects and coordinate large, complex logistical projects and conferences. Candidate must possess/exhibit excellent strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated high level computer and secretarial skills, including Microsoft Office Suites, required. Proficiency in databases with experience in creating & running queries and reports in MS Access is highly preferred. This is not an entry level position; a minimum of 4 years office support experience is required.

For more detailed job information and to apply, please click on the link next to the location you would like to apply for:

• Burlingame, CA –

• San Jose, CA –

Comic Relief

A student sent me this comic strip this morning. Is this how you feel by Week 6 of classes? 🙂

from Rosemary

Job Opportunity: Support Counselor at EA Family Services in Tracy

Our thanks to NDNU Tracy Enrollment Director Cerena Sweetland-Gil for sharing this!

JOB OPENING IN TRACY at EA Family Services (Must have AA degree or higher). Our Support Counselors are assigned to foster youth that need a few hours a week of one-on-one support to address behavioral concerns, life skills, or other issues in the child’s case plan. You will make your own schedule as long as it is compatible with your client. Most clients are seen after school or weekends, as needed. You will also control your caseload, you can work a few hours a week up to 20-30 hours. Clients are placed in foster homes throughout the Central Valley. Support Counselors have access to a company vehicle from our Tracy office to visit clients. The detailed job description is below. If interested, please email your resume to Deally (pronounced Dolly) Curran at HOURLY WAGE IS BASED ON EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE. I can not answer these questions, please reach out to Deally via email or call our office at (209) 839-8021, if interested.

Job Description – Support Counselor

1. Minimum 6 months experience working with emotionally disturbed children or children
with serious behavioral problems
2. Bachelor or Associate degree in a social science related field. Optional qualifications with
various educational and experiential background are allowed but must meet Department of
Social Services regulations
3. FBI, DOJ, Child Abuse Index Clearance (CAIC), Health Screening and TB clearance
4. Current Driver’s License and clean driving record
1. A contemporary understanding of child development
2. An interest in working with children and families
3. A mature and responsible person with a nondiscriminatory attitude regarding people
4. Good verbal and written skills
5. Public relations orientation with an outgoing, friendly personality
6. Good health and able to lift up to 50 pounds
7. Maintain a respectful and objective attitude, free from personal bias
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Under the supervision of social work staff, provide in-home support services to ITFC foster families,
including consultation to foster children and guidance to foster families.
2. Participate in developing and implementing child treatment plans, and offer revisions as needed.
3. Make sufficient home visits as part of a child treatment plan.
4. Arrange and supervise visitation of foster children and biological family. Model parenting skills
when appropriate. Assist in transporting foster children if needed
5. Provide liaison services with Social Services, Probation, and professional or educational
agencies as necessary. Notify social work staff if additional social work services are indicated.
6. Assist social work staff in coordinating foster family training.
7. Assist in all office duties as may be necessary, including answering the phone, filing, etc.
8. Inform an ED or Social Work Supervisor of any actual or potentially illegal or harmful situations
regarding the operation of foster homes and child placement.
9. Follow State and Federal laws regarding confidential information and child abuse reporting
10. Hours and days of work are flexible to satisfy the job requirement but may be part-time in nature

Job Opportunity for Sports Fans…

A job opportunity at the SAP center in San Jose, shared by Patrick Pavao, who held the job until his recent promotion and recommend it to others (thanks, Patrick!) Click here for more information.

Spring Term I Classrooms

Welcome to Spring Term I. Classes Begin January 7

Three things to remember:

  1. Get your syllabus
  2. Get your textbook. (The NDNU bookstore will now match prices!)
  3. Complete your first night’s assignment (see your syllabus).

Resource: all syllabi are listed here.

A welcome video can be found here with classroom prep reminders.


HSP 2221 HS Senior Seminar MADDEN CU 1

ENG 2164 Linguistics LARRAGOITI SM204

Tuesdays in Belmont

REL 2250 Religions of the World LIPOWITZ CU 9

Tuesdays in Tracy

BUS 2008 Legal Environment of Business LADINE Transit Center

BUS 2218 Social Research Methods ARBORE Transit Center

Wednesdays in Belmont

CUL 2400 African Cinema LAROCHE DAVIS SM 204

HSP 2248 Managing Cultural Diversity REYNOSO CU 6

PSY 2101 Personality Theory CU 9

Wednesdays at Mission

HSP 2221 HS Senior Seminar MADDEN GC 322

HSP 2203 Communication Skills ARBORE GC 308


HSP 2251 Managing EAPs BARSI CU 1

BUS 2000 Mgmt Princ and Org Beh LIM CU 9

Saturday January 26:

Community Leadership Practicum SANTAMARIA CU 9

Saturdays (Hybrid)

BUS 2006 Contemporary Professional Writing LARRAGOITI SM 208


BUS 2224 Corporate Finance HUA

BUS 2250 Personal Financial Planning MULVEY