#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Justine Vuong

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The events and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Justine Vuong, Department of Child and Adolescent Development alumni and Department of Teacher Education credential student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“I’ve been to countless schools throughout my life and can say with absolute certainty that the love and support I’ve found in my peers, advisors, professors, and deans here are truly unparalleled to anything I’ve experienced anywhere else. It was here where I not only found my voice, but felt empowered enough to *actually* use it to advocate for myself, for others, and more importantly, for the greater good within my community. This has been invaluable in my work as a preservice teacher because I’ve learned how to become a champion for my students (and their families, too). Above all, though, it’s the relationships I’ve made here that I’m most thankful for – and it’s been a real privilege to be part of the Lurie College family.  What provides you with a sense of belonging at our college?”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Eduation Department student Justine Vuong

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Luz Nicacio

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The events and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Luz Nicacio, Department of Child and Adolescent Development undergraduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“Being a part of the Lurie College of Education means you are a part of a family.  We have amazing faculty, staff, and professors who go above and beyond to get to know you which makes you feel like you matter and that they genuinely care, which is an important thing to have in a college.  The Lurie College family wants their students to be successful and it shows by the amount of support it provides for their students and their future students.  Once you become a part of the College of Education you won’t want to leave.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Student Luz Nicacio

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Melissa Hernandez

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The opportunities, events, and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Melissa Hernandez, Department of Child and Adolescent Development undergraduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“The different opportunities there are within the college like different programs provide a sense of belonging. For example, there are always academic events and social events available for students to be involved with. This allows a sense of community to be developed!”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Student Melissa Hernandez

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Henry Fan

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The events and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about undergraduate student Henry Fan and what provides him with a sense of belonging!

“When I reflect on the relationships I’ve built during my time here at Lurie College, I feel a large sense of gratitude.  The relationships I have created with faculty members, advisors, mentors, student groups are largely what keeps me motivated and inspired to become a better version of myself each and every day.  At Lurie College, I have found people who align with my deepest values such as innovation, collaboration, and scholarship.  These people are the driving force that keeps me honest and focused on my aspirations of becoming a future educator.  If I can create these powerful relationships, I trust that you can too, in your own style.  Start with a genuine and curious ‘Hi, how are you?’”

SJSU Student and Lurie College of Education Ambassador Henry Fan

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Edith Urbano

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The events and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Edith Urbano, Department of Child and Adolescent Development undergraduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“Being involved on campus and participating in events that the college puts on has provided me with a sense of belonging.  I have been able to meet many faculty members, advisors, and friends through that.  I know each and every one of them are there to support me so it’s nice knowing I found a community at the Lurie College.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Undergraduate Student Edith Urbano

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Katelyn Mora

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The opportunities, events, and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Katelyn Mora, Department of Child and Adolescent Development undergraduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“I have found my sense of belonging in Lurie College by joining the Promise Group.  The Promise Group allows you to build community and receive support through your undergrad education.  Promise Group has provided opportunities for me to get closer to my peers and build relationships with the faculty and staff.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Student Katelyn Mora

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Charline Tenorio

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The opportunities, events, and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Charline Tenorio, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences alumni and graduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“The overall environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and upward mobility of supporting each other is what really provides me with a sense of belonging here at Lurie College.  I had entered the college as a shy freshman and really got the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone by interacting with my peers.  Everyone in the college definitely upholds the idea of supporting one another in good times and bad; academically, professionally, and socially.  There is definitely something at the college for you, whether it be in student-run organizations with peers, project-based learning with faculty, or opportunities beyond the classroom with administrators.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department Student Charline Tenorio