Alumna Denise Smith knew she wanted to do more to help children. The water crisis in her hometown of Flint, Michigan provided the chance to answer the call.
“Journey: 5 Steps to a Transformation” explores five steps to a transformation through realization, exploration, knowledge, action, and actualization. Susan Livingston is the alumna highlight for Voices Spring 2018 issue.
Stark Spirits distillery co-owner Karen Robinson-Stark reflects on how Pacific Oaks influenced her career path—from childhood development expert to entrepreneur. Discover the “spirit” she found through her work.
Imagine attending an elementary or secondary school where the students have as much of a say as the teachers. No more “because I said so,” or a mandatory syllabus, or needing permission to do something as simple as use the restroom.
Lucy Clark grew up in the 1940s and 1950s in West Texas. She was a bright, inquisitive teen who was encouraged by her biology teacher to pursue math and science as a career.
Myriam Avery built on her Pacific Oaks College master’s thesis to open an international adoption agency. Today, this proud alumna is bringing hope to children who wait around the globe for a family to call their own.
As Pacific Oaks College’s first student to study abroad in South Africa, recent graduate Paula Swearingen reflects on how the experience prepared her for her current role in early childhood education.
Pacific Oaks alumna Susan Wood lives her mission delivering science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum in early childhood education settings.
As an alumna of the Children’s School, what would you describe as some of your best memories there?
Tell me a little about what led to your decision to get a master’s degree from Pacific Oaks.
Pacific Oaks College alumna Heaven Cisse received valuable hands-on practicum experience while finishing a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Within days of graduation, the agency offered her a full-time job.
Pacific Oaks College alumnus and recent “Teacher of the Year” award winner Byron Flitsch combines his fun-loving zest for life and early childhood education training to inspire his students to love writing.