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Fred Baldini


Dean BaldiniIn addition to his leadership role with the College of Health and Human Services, Baldini is a mentor for Sacramento State’s Guardian Scholars Program, chairs the University Budget Advisory Committee and sits on the advisory board for the General Education Honors Program.

He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Sacramento State, and his doctorate in exercise science from Arizona State University. Baldini also has completed Harvard University’s management development program.

He was appointed dean of the College of Health and Human Services in 2010 after chairing the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science for nine years.

Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin

Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology

Celeste Roseberry-McKibbinRoseberry-McKibbin, the daughter of Baptist missionaries, launched the Love-Talk-Read book drive in 2008 after learning that middle-class children have 13 or more books at home but that, on average, there is just one book per 300 children in low-income neighborhoods. By June 2013, she, her family and Sacramento State students had collected and distributed nearly 38,000 volumes to Sacramento-area children.

Roseberry-McKibbin also works part time as a speech pathologist in the San Juan Unified School District. She earned her doctorate at Northwestern University and received the national Upton Sinclair Outstanding Educator Award for service to children in poverty.

Michael McKeough

Professor of Physical Therapy

Michael McKeoughThe peripatetic professor has five college degrees from three institutions. While earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and exercise physiology at the University of New Mexico, he was a varsity gymnast. His aspirations to make the Olympic team were ended with a knee injury.

Soon after, McKeough earned a second master’s degree and a doctorate in neuroscience from Columbia University. He came to Sacramento State in 2006 and immediately set about creating the free Physical Therapy Mock Clinic, where faculty-supervised students provide care for community members whose movements are limited by neurologic damage.

Denise Wall Parilo

Professor of Nursing

Denise Wall ParilloIn addition to her teaching duties, Parilo volunteers as a nurse at children’s sports camps and, in her role as a Red Cross nurse, has participated in disaster training and flu shot clinics for senior citizens.

She and her students have collaborated with the University’s Community Engagement Center for several years to provide health education and services to such community organizations as Wellspring Women’s Center, Jesse Baker School, Strategies for Change, John H. Jones Center, St. John’s Shelter, WEAVE and Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

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