Entries by Cheryl Jensen

Honor Society Induction Ceremonies

The Anthropology & Sociology Department inducted students into their respective honor societies on November 16, 2016. Inducted into the Lambda of California Chapter of Lambda Alpha, the National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology, were Jazmin Frenn, Dakota Derry and Allison Whitfield (pictured at left below). Inducted into the Alpha Zeta of California Chapter of Alpha […]

Sociology faculty and students present at CSA

Several Vanguard faculty and students participated in the California Sociological Association’s 27th Annual Conference on November 4-5, 2016. Marlisse Holbrook presented her research, Exemptions from Vaccinations: School Mandated Reasons Parents are Afforded to Justify not Vaccinating their Child, at an undergraduate research session. Dr. Ed Clarke, Chair of the Anthropology & Sociology Department, was the […]

Two Sociology Majors Participate in SURP

Sociology majors, Mireya Ruiz and Priscilla Medina, were two of 16 students selected from 46 applicants to participate in the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Program.  Selection was based on application quality, GPA, lab experience and recommendations from their lab professor.  The students worked on their research projects with their sociology mentor, Dr. Hien Park, for […]

Summer trip to Malaysia

For three weeks in May 2016, Dr. Park and two sociology students, Megan Basalla and Kimberly Jackson, traveled to the other side of the globe to the Muslim country of Malaysia.  For sixteen weeks prior to the trip, the team met weekly to learn about Muslim societies and pray for ministry opportunities.  Through Christian contacts, […]

Student Presents Research at PSA

Sociology major, Megan Basalla, presented her research at the Pacific Sociological Association conference in Oakland during the Spring 2016 semester. Her research, The Impact of Work on the Self Concept of the Employed Homeless, focused on addressing the perceptible ramifications and benefits of work on the individual—specifically for those reentering the workforce while unsheltered. A mixed-method approach […]

Students Present at Santa Clara Research Conference

Four Anthropology & Sociology majors were accepted to present their papers at the 43rd Annual Western Departments of Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Research Conference on April 23, 2016.  They are pictured here along with faculty sponsor, Dr. Ed Clarke. Megan Basalla – The Impact of Work on the Self Concept of the Employed Homeless Kimberly […]

2016 Awards Chapel

The University Awards Chapel was held on April 21, 2016.  Three students from the Anthropology & Sociology Department received awards at this ceremony. The Outstanding Student Award in Anthropology went to Jasmine Ezell (left).  This award was given in recognition of exceptional knowledge and problem solving as well as academic excellence and a commitment to […]

2016 Spring Colloquium

The 27th Annual Social Sciences Spring Colloquium was held on April 18, 2016.  This is a night of oral presentations featuring outstanding student research papers from Anthropology, Sociology, History & Political Science and Psychology majors.  Two students from the Anthropology & Sociology Department were chosen to present their research projects. Emily Campbell (left) presented “Ring […]