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September 2015

Speech Pathology & Audiology Professor Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin received a presidential Daily Point of Light Award for her children's book drive. Professor Roseberry-McKibbin has collected more than 103,000+ books for at-risk children in poverty here in Sacramento and in other countries. Thank you for your service! Please click here to view the article.

December 2014

Kinesiology Professor Maureen Smith was inducted into the National Academy of Kinesiology this fall! Only a few people were selected across the United States and Internationally. What an honor, congratulations!  Please click here to view the article.

September 2014

Nursing Professor Dian Baker founded groundbreaking news in the nursing profession when she figured out why her patients were mysteriously dying of pneumonia. Her study proved the lack of good dental hygiene was the culprit!Please click here to view the article.

July 2014

Nursing Professor Christine Vourakis was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing for the 2014 Class of Fellows. This is the highest honor in the nursing profession...Congragulations! Please click here to view the article.

July 2013

Alumna Mathilde Mukantabana earned a Master's in Social Work from Sacramento State and has been named Rwanda's ambassador to the United States. Please click here to view entire article.

Dr. Dian Baker from the School of Nursing helps to win a federal grant to fight diabetes in the Hmong Community. The project is a community-based participatory research partnership overseen by a community advisory board whose members are of Hmong descent and include health care workers and community leaders. “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for the Hmong community to do research and outreach within the community,” Baker says. Please click here to view the entire article.

Physical Therapy Students Provide Rehabilitative Services to Local Athlete

William Barker III receives treatment at Sacramento State's physical therapy lab, under the supervision of Dr. Katrin Mattern-Baxter and Dr. Michael McKeough, to regain function in his arms and legs. Barker broke his neck in two places while playing football for Davis High School in 2009 - leaving his arms and legs paralyzed. In addition to working work with Barker in the lab, students in the Department of Physical Therapy installed a pull-up rail and weight lifting bench in Barker's home after completing a home assessment. Please click on the following links to read the complete articles from The Davis Enterprise and Sac State News.