Recent Awards and Recognition in the Graduate School of Education
Dr. Melissa Spence was awarded a grant from the Department of Education announced by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), to fund the Project for Advancement of Gifted and Exceptional Students (PAGES) with an anticipated total of more than $625,000.
“This grant will enable us to study how to identify giftedness in marginalized student populations such as African-Americans, English learners and students with autism spectrum disorder and to develop better ways to serve them,” said project director Mel Spence, an assistant professor in Cal Lutheran’s Graduate School of Education who spent 10 years working as a special education teacher for students with autism. “We need to do a better job of meeting the needs of these underserved students so they can thrive and go on to college and graduate.”
In addition, Dr. Spence won the Division on Autism & Developmental Disabiliites’ (DADD) 2018 Tom E.C. Smith Early Career Award. DADD is a divison of the council for Exceptional Children (CEC). This national award is given to someone who they believe has reached the highest standard of research in intellectual disability, autism and/or developmental disabilities early in their career.
Congratulations to Dr. Maureen Reilly Lorimer who was awarded the Ventura County Arts Council (VCAC) 2017 Arts Stars Award for Arts Educator. This award is provided to persons or organizations that have made outstanding contributions and whose accomplishments have significantly benefited the arts community. In particular, the arts educator is the individual, organization, or school that has best demonstrated leadership in bringing arts education into the classroom.
Additional Recent Awards and Recognition in the Graduate School of Education include:
Cal Lutheran Service Award – 10 Years
Cal Lutheran Service Award – 15 Years
Achievement of Tenure
Achievement of Tenure and Advanced to Associate Professor
The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) – College Student Educators International Annuit Coeptis Award
Emerging Professional Harry Canon Outstanding Professional Award
Association-Wide Coalition Advocate Award
Center4SpecialNeeds Spotlight Award
2017 Faculty Recognition Awards
Dr. Maureen Reilly Lorimer – Service (presented by Dr. Michael McCambridge)
Dr. Dan Tillapaugh – Teaching (presented by Dr. Edlyn Peña)
Dr. Tymika Wesley – Scholarship (presented by Dr. Dan Tillapaugh)
Dr. Michael McCambridge – Cal Lutheran Outstanding Advisor Award
Angela Rowley – Cal Lutheran Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member
- Nearly 500 earning graduate degrees
Wed May 2, 2018
California Lutheran University will hold its 2018 Graduate Commencement at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, in William Rolland Stadium.
- 'Hansel and Gretel' opera opens April 19
Tue April 3, 2018
California Lutheran University music, theater and education majors and La Reina Middle School students are joining forces in April to present an operatic “Hansel and Gretel” and to teach elementary and middle school students to appreciate it.
- Local teacher to be honored at conference
Thu February 8, 2018
A Conejo Valley teacher will be honored Saturday when educators from throughout Southern California come together to share the best practices in professional development schools.
- Santa Maria Ed.D. program to start in June
Mon January 22, 2018
California Lutheran University will offer a doctorate outside of Ventura County for the first time with the June launch of the Educational Leadership Program in Santa Maria.
- Culturally Proficient Inclusive Schools
Wed November 29, 2017
- Recent Awards and Recognition in the Graduate School of Education
Wed November 29, 2017
- Just Go In Looking Good
Wed November 29, 2017
- Cal Lutheran educator wins state honor
Mon April 24, 2017
The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) has named California Lutheran University faculty member Trudy Tuttle Arriaga its Professor of Education of the Year.
- Tea to support students, faculty projects
Thu February 23, 2017
The California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association will hold its seventh annual Hats and High Tea to raise money for student scholarships and educational grants in March.
- Show tells of woman's life with disease
Tue February 21, 2017
A Thousand Oaks resident will tell her story of living with brittle bone disease in a one-woman show featuring humor and music at California Lutheran University.