Alumni News

Stephanie Couch
Stephanie Couch (Department of Education, Ph.D., 2012) was recently named Interim Associate Vice President for Research and Professional Development at CSU East Bay. She kindly agreed to answer some email questions for the Gevirtz School in relation to her new post and her time her at UCSB. GGSE: That's quite a title--what does... more
Monica Bulger is a 2009 Gevirtz Graduate School alumna, earning her Ph.D. in Education. Before studying at Gevirtz, Bulger taught in the UCSB Writing Program. She is now a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford where she studies scholarly use of digital resources.... more
Dan Eller
Cal Poly’s journalism department recently promoted Dan Eller - JDPgraduate in Summer 2010 - to be the new head of the public relations (PR) concentration. Eller has also worked as communciations director at Hearst Castle for the past 17 years. He kindly answered some questions for us by e-mail recently.... more
Marilyn Garza
In a publicized press conference on May 6, Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools Bill Cirone announced that Santa Barbara Junior High’s eighth-grade science teacher Marilyn Garza is the new Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011. Out of 22 districts, the Santa Barbara County Education Office selected Garza because of her impressive... more
Ofelia R. Arellano
Ofelia Arellano, who received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, has returned to Santa Barbara, having just begun as the Vice President of Continuing Education at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC). She kindly agreed to an email interview about her time at UC Santa Barbara and her hopes for her new job. But she also wanted to be sure to... more
Yolanda Garcia
Anyone who has known Yolanda Garcia during her 38 years of work on the UC Santa Barbara campus (she actually entered as a frosh in 1966) will not be surprised to learn that while she’s officially retiring as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Academic Support Services, she’s going to stay on part-time. Indeed Garcia will continue... more
Michelle Acker and Erin Morales
Michelle Acker and Erin Morales, graduates of the Teacher Education Program (TEP), have developed an innovative collaboration to help teach their students. Acker, who teaches Senior English within the Special Education Department at San Marcos High School, and Morales, who teaches 6th grade at El Camino Elementary School, created a Big... more