Julia E. Curry Rodríguez receives 2019 Wang Family Outstanding Faculty Service Award

Associate Professor Julia E. Curry Rodríguez (Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies) has received the 2019 Wang Family Outstanding Faculty Service Award. Professor Curry Rodríguez’s accomplishments include:

  • Increasing support and resources for immigrant students, including the development of San José State’s UndocuSpartan Resource Center in 2018.
  • Receiving a Ford Foundation grant (2003-2006) for a project to explore services for binational students who immigrate to the U.S. and migrate back to their home regions.
  • Working with the Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association to fund scholarships for undocumented students, including the establishment of full-semester scholarships.
  • Leading the development of a new bachelor’s degree in Mexican American Studies.
  • Mentoring five doctoral students through the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), two of whom are now CSU faculty.

Congratulations on this well-deserved award, Professor Curry Rodríguez!

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