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Chad Johnson in a huddle with his team

Transformational Coaching

Posted on 1/30/2019 by CUI Magazine - 3 minute read

Chad Johnson, MA '16, a self-described “hometown kid” from Orange County, is taking the helm of one of the biggest and best high school football programs in the nation at Mission Viejo High School. Johnson comes equipped with his Master's in Coaching & Athletics Administration (MCAA) degree from Concordia University Irvine, which he says helped change his view of coaching.

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Tags: coaching, alumnus


Tony Vezner and the poster for 10 Days in a Madhouse

Creating a Madhouse

Posted on 7/24/2018 by CUI Magazine - 7 minute read

A four-year creative journey brought an original play to campus in March. Ten Days in a
Madhouse, based on a 19th-century book by investigative reporter Nellie Bly, depicted
her pioneering efforts to expose abuses in a mental asylum of the day

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Tags: alumnus, arts, community, leadership


2017 Latina Leadership Conference Banner and crowd outside Grimm Hall

Second Annual Latina Conference

Posted on 3/28/2018 by Unknown - 1 minute read

CUI held its second annual Latina Leadership Conference in October 2017, with panels of professionals addressing subjects like “Paying for College,” as well as breakout sessions on educational pathways in biology, nursing, fine arts and business.

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Tags: alumnus, development, Student Success and Motivation


Matthew Hansen

Matthew Hansen: Distinguished Service Award

Posted on 3/22/2018 by CUI Magazine - 2 minute read

Matthew Hansen '84, mathematics teacher and dean of academics at Orange Lutheran High School, received this year’s Distinguished Service Award from CUI, honoring his more than thirty years of teaching and pioneering in the sciences.

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Tags: alumnus, leadership, sports


Jessica

NURSING ALUMNA BOOSTS STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Posted on 2/16/2018 by CUI Magazine - 2 minute read

Jessica Parris BSN ’13 decided to become a nurse after spending seven weeks in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with her daughter, born at 28 weeks.

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Tags: Student Success and Motivation, alumnus


Hera

Fulfilling Her Calling

Posted on 2/16/2018 by Lori Basheda - 3 minute read

Hera Kissoyan’s grandmother had always told her that she had what it took to someday be a nurse. And she always told her grandmother that she was wrong.

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Tags: alumnus, medical


Jessica Parris

Nursing Alumna Boosts Student Engagement

Posted on 2/15/2018 by CUI Magazine - 2 minute read

Jessica Parris BSN ’13 decided to become a nurse after spending seven weeks in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with her daughter, born at 28 weeks.

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Tags: alumnus, medical


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