Welcome to the Fall 2019 semester, Lurie College!

On behalf of the SJSU Lurie College of Education, Dean Heather Lattimer and Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro would like to welcome its new and returning students to the fall 2019 semester and make them aware of some upcoming events and opportunities!

  • Visit http://sjsu.edu/education/financial-aid to learn more about student research grant opportunities!
  • Visit http://sjsu.edu/education/dine-dean to enter your name for a chance to join Dean Heather Lattimer, a special guest, and a group of students for great conversation and a complimentary meal each month!
  • Join Lurie College friends, students, faculty, and staff for food, games, prizes, helpful information, and more on Wed., Sep. 18, in the Sweeney Hall courtyard!
  • Utilize the Student Success Center in Sweeney Hall 106 and the Study and Collaboration Room in Sweeney Hall 446 – they provide advising, study space, helpful workshops, and more!
  • Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life!

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Leaders of Lurie College | Justine

Meet Justine, recently graduated SJSU undergrad, current grad student, and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“As the daughter of an immigrant woman, the youngest of six children, and the first to attend college, I feel immense gratitude to receive the privilege that is education. Although the road to get here has been far from easy, what I’ve found is that persistence and hard work always wins. By adopting a growth mindset, I began to grow academically, professionally, and personally in ways I never imagined. So no matter where you are in your journey, know that determination will get you far.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child Development Alumni and Teacher Education Student Justine Vuong

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Leaders of Lurie College | Kim

Meet Kim, SJSU undergraduate student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“It took me a really long time to get into a four-year university. But I did it, I’m at SJSU and I am very grateful that I am here. I finally accomplished what I wanted for so long. So remember to never give up & to keep pushing through no matter how long it takes. Believe in yourself that you can do it & stay positive!”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Student Kim Tayaotao

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Leaders of Lurie College | Rayna

Meet Rayna, SJSU faculty member and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“When I was a student, I often felt overwhelmed when trying to balance all of my coursework and career decisions. By joining peer groups and attending many workshops on campus, I connected with fantastic mentors who were critical in helping me build professional skills and knowledge, much of which were not covered in my courses. This inspired me to focus on becoming a mentor myself, passing along the advice I have picked up throughout my education journey and encouraging others to do the same!”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department Faculty Rayna Friendly

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Leaders of Lurie College | Michelle

Meet Michelle, SJSU undergraduate student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“I came from a dysfunctional home; my parents never went to college. We lived off food stamps, welfare, section 8, and school food programs. I obtained my AA degree and transferred to SJSU. Graduating in December 2019 is not something I thought I would ever be able to achieve. I hope to become an inspiration to all the future students and their families that nothing can keep you from catching a star. It may have taken me 10 years to get here but I AM HERE!”

Learn about more Leaders of Lurie College and learn more about the SJSU Lurie College of Education!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child & Adolescent Development Department Undergraduate Student Michelle Del Real

The Leaders of Lurie College series has been curated by Brian Cheung Dooley.