In the Spotlight: Nov. 3, 2016

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Professor Emeritus Adelaida Santana Pellicier from Northern Arizona University recently received the Diversity Award for the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University. Santana Pellicier taught at NAU from 1988 to her retirement as Professor Emeritus in 2010. Throughout her career, she delivered presentations about equal opportunity, racism and social justice at local, state and national fora, receiving several state and national awards for her commitment to student development and social justice.

  • Several faculty in Social Work, affiliated with the Department of Sociology and Social Work in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, have been chosen to lead a “Community Leadership Team” among nationally selected teams throughout the United States. The community-based project, which will work to disseminate a health related resource among tribal communities to reduce risky alcohol use and alcohol exposed pregnancies, will continue through March 2017.  Project team includes Jean Balestrery, assistant clinical professor, Natalie Cawood, assistant professor and Social Work Program Director and Brenda Manthei, clinician at Native Americans for Community Action in Flagstaff.

  • Shadow Armfield, Michael Blocher, Becky Moore, Karen Sealander, Laura Sujo-Montes, Chih-Hsiung Tu along with other faculty in the College of Education’s Educational Specialties Department,  contributed to a recent journal article, “Integrate Social Tagging to Build Online Collaborative Learning Community,” published in the International Journal of Innovation in Education.

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