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Bruce Heimbach

Stroke Survivor to Share Story of Remarkable Recovery

Heimbach was in the prime of his professional career as an architect/project manager for a large local construction firm when he suffered a massive stroke. After the stroke, he developed aphasia and was not able to communicate his basic needs and wants. Over time, Heimbach made a remarkable recovery and developed a new outlook on life: “Experience the world more visually and less verbally.”  


Bob Smetanka

Kinesiology Alumnus Is Serving Those Who Served

Alumnus Bob Smetanka works for a nonprofit organization that operates out of Naval Medical Center San Diego and conducts research to advance military medicine. 


Dr. Russell Low
Inspired by a 100-year old photograph in the belongings of his great Uncle Kim, author Russell Low will share his decades-long search to find the stories behind the image.  Low will share the story of Ah Ying, and illustrate Chinese American history from the building of the Transcontinental Railroad to the devastating effects of the Chinese Exclusion Act and subsequent slave trafficking of young Chinese women.  A story rooted in a strong, resilient protagonist, the story encourages everyone to explore their roots and celebrates what makes us uniquely American.


The Spirit of the Early Chinese Pioneers: One Family’s Story

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Dr. Russell Low

Dr. Low shared the incredible story of one family’s experience with human trafficking, racial discrimination, and immigration.  Learn how their determination and resilience motivated future generations to persevere and pay it forward all the way to our present time.  Join Dr. Russell Low as he recounts his family’s story and his own personal experiences that led to his support of CSUSM School of Nursing students.

Hosted by the College of Education, Health & Human Services in partnership with the School of Nursing, and Student Nurses' Association at California State University San Marcos. This event is co-sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center

Support the Dr. Russell Low and Carolyn Hesse-Low Nursing Scholarship

Social Work Professor Does Part to Tackle Homelessness Crisis

Dr. Blake Beecher undertook the study early in 2020 with a research team that included Department of Social Work colleagues Jimmy Young and Jeannine Guarino, as well as Master of Social Work student assistants Britney Carbajal and Briana Fair. 

Alumna Lives Olympic Dream as Softball Umpire

CSUSM graduate Christina Drumm has officiated numerous prestigious events during her career as a softball umpire, including the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Public Health Program to Become a Department

The first cohort of Master of Public Health students is pictured at commencement in May 2018. The public health program was recently approved to become a department.

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MPH Program Accredited by National Body

New Dean Appointed for CEHHS
Cal State San Marcos announced the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Ostergren as the next dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services.  She will begin July 1, 2021.

Nursing Faculty Receive Grant to Boost Mental Health Pipeline
School of Nursing faculty Catherine Baker (left) and Nancy Romig have received $1.33 million state grant to help further build the pipeline of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners in California. 

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