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2019 Graduation

May 4th, 2019

Alum Geeta Singh wins Emerging Scientist Award

Congratulations, Geeta!

Spring Term II Welcome and Info Video

Welcome to Spring Term II! Here’s a video reminder about prepping for classes and registering for Summer/Fall!

Tiana Bailey, Tracy Human Services Student, Makes News with Homeless Advocacy Letter

In this letter to the editor, Tracy Human Services student Tiana Bailey addresses local news stories about homeless issues in Tracy, combining compassion and advocacy with practical ideas. Well done, Tiana!

This photo accompanied an earlier article, to which Tiana was responding. (Courtesy

Our gratitude to NDNU Tracy Enrollment Director Cerena Sweetland-Gil for noticing Tiana’s contributions and sharing them!

Coat Drive/Book Drive

Two students are doing two separate drives and YOU can support them! Yoshi Yoshizawa-Wong is collecting warm coats (adults or kids) for the organization One Warm coat. Savannah Southers is collecting books for friends of the Redwood City Library. We have collection boxes set up in Tabard; come by if you have gently used books or coats to spare and help support these student projects. Thank you….

Job Opportunities from Thrive

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  Caminar Director of Case Management The Director of Case Management (DCM) is responsible for leadership of Caminar’s San Mateo regional case management programs (REACH, FSP, New Ventures, WRAP) as well as its supported housing services. The DCM is a member of the regional senior leadership team and is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and programs that will contribute to overall success. The DCM acts as a liaison with government agencies, the community and the public relative to funding, contracts and delivery of services. The DCM supervises staff both directly and indirectly through intermediary supervisors.
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  Build UpTechnical Assistance Coordinator To provide technical assistance to child care and preschool program operators seeking to expand or open new programs in San Mateo County, under the umbrella of the Build Up initiative – a new initiative designed to grow and improve the supply of child care and preschool facilities in San Mateo County.
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  Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County Development Coordinator Under the leadership of the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the administrative operations of the department related to the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, foundation, corporate prospects and donors, and special events. This role will also take the lead on the continued development and organizing special events, liaising with program staff on Club events, relationships with program staff, and administrating grants.
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  Self-Help for the Elderly Volunteer Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator recruits, screens, and trains new volunteer counselors; provides guidance and support during training, internship and initial placement of those who are registered with California Department of Aging.
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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