Student Spotlight | George Kerber

Learn about George Kerber, a graduate student in the Single Subject Credential Program at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. George is also the recipient of the Joseph J. Ghio Scholarship Fund award for the 2019-2020 academic year!

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Lurie College Student Publishes 2nd Edition of Book

Shoutout to SJSU Lurie College student Aiden Hill, whose second edition of his book, The Midnight Stranglers, was recently published!  Here’s a synopsis:
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In 2008 Aiden Hill was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition-severe obstructive sleep apnea, also known as “the midnight strangler.” But after he lost his employer-based insurance he soon encountered a new group of “health care stranglers.” These special interests were bent on using the cover of darkness to deny coverage and gouge him while he was at his most vulnerable. Part One of The Midnight Stranglers: a Personal Quest for Health Care Transparency chronicles this struggle, its intersection with the passage of Obamacare, and the Tea Party reaction. Aiden was so scarred by his experience that he joined the health care reform movement to help bring about change. Part Two discusses the disappointments he encountered as he worked for the State of California to implement its version of Obamacare (Covered California), and why he now believes the insurance exchanges won’t deliver affordable care. The book ends with a call for greater transparency across the entire health care spectrum, and what we as individual consumers and taxpayers can do to make it happen.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Department Student Aiden Hill The Midnight Stranglers

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SJSU Lurie College of Education Future of Learning Summti Vivian Vu

Listen to Vivian Vu, B.S. degree candidate in Business Administration Management Information Systems at SJSU, discuss personal adversity, caring educators, and more during their speech at the SJSU Lurie College of Education’s Future of Learning Summit!  To learn more about the Future of Learning Initiative, visit sjsu.edu/education/fli and the #SJSUFutureLearn hashtag thread on Twitter.

Student Spotlight | Briettny Curtner

Learn about Briettny Curtner, a graduate student in the Department of Counselor Education at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. Briettny is also the recipient of the Lurie College of the Florian and Grace Niemcziek Endowment for the 2019-2020 academic year and Project Coordinator for the Faces of Learning Project!

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life!  Video and audio recorded by Brian Cheung Dooley and edited by Sydney Ahmadian. Music by The Grand Affair.

Student Spotlight | Nicole Ellis

Learn about Nicole Ellis, a graduate student in the Counselor Education program at the SJSU Lurie College of Education. Nicole is also the recipient of the College of Education Scholarship Endowment award for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life!  Video and audio recorded by Brian Cheung Dooley and edited by Sydney Torrens. Music by LATASHÁ

Student Spotlight | Leslye Tinson

Learn about Leslye Tinson, a doctoral student in the Ed.D Leadership Program at the SJSU Lurie College of Education.  Leslye is also the recipient of the Lurie College of Education General Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life! Video and audio recorded by Brian Cheung Dooley and edited by Sydney Torrens. Music by Quincas Moreira.

Spring 2020 SJSU Student Research Competition

SJSU Lurie College of Education Learning Showcase Melody Mann

The SJSU Office of Research in partnership with the Research Foundation provides undergraduate and graduate research students the opportunity to present their work and compete for selection as SJSU representatives at the annual CSU Student Research Competition.  Applications are made to the appropriate college and each college submits their selections to the Office of Research.  The research presented should be appropriate to the student’s discipline and career goals.  Proprietary research is excluded.  Each college may send forward a total of four student projects (undergraduate and/or graduate) representing outstanding research or creative activity.  Applicants should visit sjsu.edu/education/student-research for instructions on how to submit their materials to the Lurie College of Education Dean’s Office, SH 103, by 5pm on Friday, February 7, 2020.

ICYMI: Lurie College of Education Commencement Ceremony

In case you missed it in person, check out the video recording of the Fall 2019 SJSU Lurie College of Education Commencement Ceremony and of the Lurie College Student Commencement Speaker, Megan Nebesnick – MA, Education, Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction with Multiple Subject Credential – below!  You can also read her remarks below.

Good evening Spartans,

My name is Megan Nebesnick and as a current graduate of the Teacher Education Department and former graduate of the Humanities Department, I am honored to have been chosen as your speaker of our Fall 2019 commencement ceremony to represent and speak on behalf of both departments. I would like to begin by congratulating each and every one of us for the dedication and commitment to academics that have led us here tonight. Through our experiences here at San Jose State, we have created stronger and better versions of ourselves.  It’s safe to say that this journey has not been easy. We have encountered many sleepless nights, tears, and stress. We have all dedicated a significant amount of time and concern toward one exam or project that would bring us one small but significant step closer to the finish line. Nonetheless, it has prepared us for what is to come.

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San Jose State new grad breaking barriers on race track

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Fall commencement ceremonies were held at San Jose State University on Wednesday night. Among the graduates is a 22-year-old who is breaking barriers outside the classroom and on the race track.

This is the day years in the making for Jianna Salinas to accept her diploma from San Jose State University earning a bachelor’s degree in early childhood development.

“I’m very excited,” said Salinas. “I’ve worked very hard for this for four and half years to finally be here in this building. It’s very surreal.”

It’s a dream come true for the San Jose native, who is a first generation student. Her parents could not afford college.

“Education is something they instilled in my sisters and I in a very young age,” said Salinas.

You may be surprised to learn she’s a professional motorcycle drag racer.

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