[Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Redefining Family | 58,033 views]
Redefining Family

The ties we are born with are sometimes different than the ties that bind and hold us together as a community. Pacific Oaks College continues its legacy of inclusion and social justice with culture-centered family psychology programs that are poised to serve the evolving 21st century family.

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[Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Journey:5 Steps to a Transformation | 3,939 views]
Journey:5 Steps to a Transformation

Ana Ramos ’12
B.A. Human Development with Specialization in Developmental Education

Emigrating from El Salvador to Los Angeles at age of 11 wasn’t easy for Ana Ramos. At school, she worked to learn English, and on her days off, she volunteered at a local preschool where her mom worked as a teacher’s assistant. Initially, she bridled at her extra responsibilities, but soon found herself connecting deeply with the children. She cultivated her English by reading to them and relieved her stress by helping them play dress-up. She felt liberated in …

[Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Laurels | 8,341 views]

A summary of faculty publications, accomplishments, and research.
Mary Ashdjian-Kandilian
Mary Ashdjian-Kandilian, associate director and credential coordinator for the School of Education, presented “The Struggles with Discipline” at the California School Age Consortium’s Annual East Los Angeles Conference in March.
Dr. Elmida Baghdaserians, alumna and adjunct faculty for the School of Education, presented “Adult Learning Theory: Connecting Pedagogy and Andragogy in the field of Early Childhood Education” at the CAEYC Conference in Pasadena, Calif. Dr. Baghdaserians also presented “How to Promote Science in the Early Years,” at the first Early Childhood STEM Conference …

[Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Happy Days on Shady Lane | 2,769 views]
Happy Days on Shady Lane

Pacific Oaks Children’s School welcomes Dr. Pam McComas as executive director.

[Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Celebrating Scholarship | 6,024 views]
Celebrating Scholarship

Members of the Pacific Oaks community gathered together in late April for the Second Annual Donor Scholarship reception to honor and celebrate the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 scholarship recipients and scholarship donors.
Tselane Gardner, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, shared her thoughts and gratitude for being a scholarship recipient over the course of her educational journey at PO. Noel Ampel, M.A. in Education and Rachel Hall, B.A. in Human Development, also shared their emotional stories about being the first in their respective families to attend and graduate from college, …

[Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Dr. Pat Breen Joins Pacific Oaks | 12,191 views]
Dr. Pat Breen Joins Pacific Oaks

New provost confesses to falling in love with the college and its heritage.