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 | Michele

Meet Michele, SJSU faculty member and one of the leaders of Lurie College! Also, congratulations to Michele for recently achieving the standing of Associate Professional Clinical Counselor with the Board of Behavioral Sciences!

“Education has been a safe haven over the years, leaving me with fond memories from kindergarten through graduate school. In addition to classes; sports, student government and Work Study enhanced my experience by connecting me to positive role models and mentors – preparing me for the world of work, where learning never ceases. Therefore, as an instructor, I am passionate about engaging students in their learning process so they can also develop a love for learning and become a lifelong learner.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Faculty Michele Burns

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

Leaders of Lurie College | Sharon

Meet Sharon, recently graduated SJSU grad student and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“One of the greatest days of your life is when you discover your why. Student development is my why. My vision is to empower individuals through career decision self-efficacy so they can discover a purposeful life. As an aspiring higher education professional, my mission is to identify the students’ aspirations along with their unique strengths. I want students to know they have the potential in themselves to maximize their social mobility despite the perceived limitations they may encounter.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Alumni Sharon Quach

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

Leaders of Lurie College | Amy

Meet Amy, SJSU alumni / faculty member and one of the leaders of Lurie College!

“Growing up as a fifth-generation resident of a small town in Michigan, my only adventures came from reading books. Being the first in my family to attend college was a huge step, filled with fear and uncertainty. Surprisingly, I discovered my adventurous spirit and sought out opportunities to continue learning and growing. I student taught in Australia and then accepted a teaching job in Japan. I now use my adventurous spirit to encourage my students to trust themselves and to take risks.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Department Alumni and Faculty Amy Gutierrez

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

Leaders of Lurie College | Nicole

Meet Nicole, SJSU graduate student in the Department of Counselor Education and one of the leaders of the Lurie College of Education!

“In the summer before my senior year of undergrad, I had an amazing internship in Japan, where I got to mentor and teach Japanese high school students through an empowerment-focused program. After this experience, I realized that I was passionate about working with students and wanted to pursue a career in education, where I would have the opportunity to empower students daily.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Counselor Education Graduate Student Nicole Ellis

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