College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Department of Social Work

From the Desk of the Department Chair - Dr. Karen Rotabi

Beginnings and endings are important and to mark the occasion, we are sharing both new beginnings as well as closure in this issue of our department newsletter. In May, 44 graduates marched and we said goodbye. Now, we welcome a new cohort this fall. Of the incoming students, 47 in total, an impressive 62% of are first generation college graduates, many also identifying as Hispanic. Additionally, we are very proud to announce that 85% are from the local tri-county area and 62% are CSUMB alumni. As always, we are looking for generous donors to help support our student scholarship fund. The 100 Who Care scholarships are provided to incoming students in the fall. Last year we were able to provide a number of students with $1,000 each. Please help us support our students in this way again. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Donors can contribute online. The drop down menu allows donors to designate their donation.