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CEHHS Dean's Award

CEHHS Dean's Award 2017-2018


Tomas T. Simunovic Jr. received his undergraduate degree here at CSUSM in 2013, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development, followed by completing a Multiple Subject and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Teaching credentials this year. This month, Tomas will be joining graduates walking across the Commencement stage when he graduates with a Master’s of Arts in Education Program (Special Education Option.)


Tomas has overcome a great deal in order to reach his goal of becoming a Special Education Teacher. Due to multiple medical issues and physical disability, Tomas has been through 73 surgeries and these surgeries continue for him. He overcame the difficulties he experienced and was inspired by special educators and other resources he connected with such as the Disability Support Services here at CSUSM. Tomas decided to follow his dream and support students like himself who needed special types of support.
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