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Correa Recognized as Leading Latina in Education
Child Development and Family Studies Professor Vivian Correa was one of four Latina women recognized this spring for contributions to education at the Inaugural Cesar Chavez Contemplation Breakfast.
The event brought educators, administrators and community leaders together to reflect on the legacy of Chavez, the Latino civil rights leader known for his work advocating for the rights of farm workers. The breakfast was hosted by the organization Leadership in the Clouds.
"The award highlights the years of research I’ve conducted on supporting young Latino children and their families. Being Latina has not only influenced my research but also my teaching and service," Correa said. She added she hopes to serve as a role model for Latina young women starting their careers in education.
Engineering Professor Receives Fulbright Grant
Bruce Gehrig, associate professor in the Engineering Technology and Construction Management Department in the Lee College of Engineering, has received a Fulbright grant to teach civil engineering and conduct water resource management research at Namibia University of Science and Technology in Namibia, Africa, in 2017.
The J. William Fulbright Scholars Grant program sends faculty of all experience levels and backgrounds to projects throughout the world. Gehrig will travel to Namibia from January to December 2017.