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Health, Human Development and Student Affairs Leaders Receive Honors

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From expertise, leadership and contributions to their fields, several  faculty and staff members received accolades during the fall semester. Among the honorees are:

Jason Baker, associate professor of child and adolescent studies and co-director of the university’s Center for Autism, has been awarded fellow status by the American Psychological Association. The recognition honors those whose contributions or performance has had an impact beyond a local, state or regional level.

Jason Bennett, associate professor of kinesiology and director of the Athletic Training Program, has been named to the inaugural class of Athletic Business Magazine’s Industry Difference Makers. The class was selected for demonstrating “a sustained willingness to right perceived wrongs, turn tragedy into hope and blaze trails for others to follow.”

Romarilyn Ralston, program coordinator for CSUF’s Project Rebound, received the Civil Rights and Advocacy Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Orange County Chapter. The honor recognizes outstanding work and commitment to the civil rights of women.

Yuying Tsong, associate professor of human services, was recently selected to the Board of Convention Affairs for the American Psychological Association. The educator is currently serving as the 2018-19 president of the American Psychological Association, Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women.

Stephanie Vaughn, professor and director of the School of Nursing, is the 2018 recipient of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses’ Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding contribution to rehabilitation nursing and demonstrated leadership in ARN activities.