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Awards and Honors May 2014


Master's Program

Our 62 MSW graduates celebrated with friends and family at a       banquet on April 30th.  This was a special time to honor our       graduates and present student awards.  The official APU graduation   ceremony took place on May 3rd.  MSW graduates were comprised of full-time, part-time, and advanced standing students.

Most Inspirational Student


l-r, Veronica Fender, Ashley Barrett

Outstanding Student
           Chelci Fadden                                      Ernest Efah

Stephanie Taylor

Outstanding Capstone
Roxanna Gracia (r)
"Project HOPE: Home Opportunity and Potential to Enrich"
San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health

Rebecca Hollingsworth (l)
"Extending Support to Military Caregivers: A Psycho-education Group Model" VA Loma Linda Medical Center

Field Agency Awards

Lara Choulakian, Antonio Castro, Angela Tremmel

Agency of the Year 
Veteran's Administration Loma Linda Medical Center
Rachel Bentley, LCSW, Field Instructor
Caron Bayer, LCSW, Preceptor
Angela Tremmel, LCSW, Preceptor

Field Instructor of the Year
Clinical - Lara Choulakian, LCSW
     Pasadena Unified School District
Community - Ken Sawa, LCSW
     Catholic Charities San Bernardino

Rising Star New Field Instructor of the Year
Antonio Castro, LCSW
     Bilingual Family Counseling Services, Inc.
Bachelor's Program

Our 44 BSW graduates celebrated honors, awards and field internship accomplishments at a luncheon on April 25th.  They also had a         special reception with family and friends shortly before graduation took place on May 3rd.

Most Inspirational Student

                                                Lori Baber

Outstanding Student
                                              Lauren McNair

Best Student Poster of the BPD  Conference
"Psychosocial Service Use by Ethnic Minorities in Hospice"

Lauren McNair (center left) and Taylor Henderson (center right)
with BSW faculty, Rukshan Fernando, Barbara Johnson, Anu Jacob 
Regina Trammel and Deb Baker 

Field Agency and Student Awards
Intern of the Year
Anna Nguyen (l)
Diane MGublian, Supervisor
Pasadena Senior Center

Agency of the Year
Foothill Unity Center
  Tashera Taylor, MA, MLOS, Field Instructor

Supervisor of the Year
Tashera Taylor, MA, MLOS, Foothill Unity Center