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Master’s Students in the Social Entrepreneurship and Change Program Compete for Seed Funding of Social Programs
In April of 2012, GSEP students in the Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change program participated in the first Social Entrepreneurship Change Leaders Competition for social enterprise innovation.
Nikki Schaper (MA ’05, EdD ’09), Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership alumna and associate dean of student services at MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus, was selected by Encuentros Leadership to receive the prestigious Sí Se Puede Award at the annual Encuentros Leadership Conference.
Megan Marcus (MA ’11) placed first in Harvard’s Education Innovation Pitch Competition for her business idea, FuelEd. The idea behind FuelEd was initially called “Teacher Refresh” and was conceived while Marcus studied at GSEP.
Stefanie Kleine (MA ’03), GSEP alumna and Atlanta-based actress and life/business coach, has partnered with Sundance Award-winning director Chusy Haney-Jardine to shoot the pilot for a new psychology-based TV show.
Trustees of Vista Unified School District in north San Diego County announced earlier this year that Pepperdine GSEP alumnus Devin Vodicka (MA ’04, EdD ’07) will be the school district’s top administrator.
Alumni and Faculty Authors from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
Alumni George Hynd was named provost, Henry Dittman, Jr. is serving as a commissioner assisting the Governor’s Office, Arlen Gaynor was appointed principal, and more alumni updates.
Claudia White is owner and president of White Sand Consultants, Susan Baker was spotlighted in the Acorn, Tom Kuhlmann launched Articulate, and more alumni updates.
Todd Coston was named Standout Colleague of Excellence for Online Teaching, Jon Pease established the nonprofit Not the Target, and more alumni updates.
Gretchen Janson is assistant principal of Zela Davis Elementary School, Robert Martellacci publishes the online magazine The MindShare Learning Report, and more alumni updates.
Chris Anderson was recently appointed to a position on the Anacortes School Board in Washington, Elena DeVos is the president of Words at Work, and more alumni updates.
Emuna Braverman created a blog on the Avraham’s One Village Web site, Gary Rapkin was named superintendent of the Bonita Unified School District, and more alumni updates.
Kay Kudo has recently retired from the State of Hawaii’s Department of Education, Christopher Harz initiated a special congressional hearing in Washington DC, and more alumni updates.
Fannye M. Steele has retired from the Fullerton Elementary School District, Michael P. Dennis was recently admitted to the World Entrepreneur Organization, and more alumni updates.
Maresha Johnson is building orphanages for children in Uganda, Dr. Joan Marques’ first book Empower the Leader in You was recently published by Authorhouse, and more alumni updates.
Jennifer Neuhauser left the Pacific and returned to her South Dakota to serve as the science curriculum specialist for the Department of Education.
M. Ardell Broadbent married Mario E. Castaneda, Isidoro Franco teaches in Los Angeles, Dr. Linda Kantor Goodwin is living in the Memphis, and more alumni updates.
In 2004, GSEP alumnus, Estrada, was granted a C-SPAN Fellowship for his innovative use of technology in his classroom.