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Friday, February 5, 2016

Garrity Selected as a Fellow for Simms/Mann Institute

Dr. Sarah Garrity, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Family Development (CFD), was selected as a 2015-2016 Simms/Mann Faculty Fellow.

The Simms/Mann Institute specializes in creating social and economic initiatives to help cope with the globalization, technological changes, and economic climate of 21st-century society. The Faculty Fellows are specifically chosen from a pool of applicants from California Community Colleges as well as California State University faculty. The applicants chosen demonstrate an excellent background in child development from ages 0-3, and come from academic backgrounds such as nursing, psychology, and in Garrity’s case, education.

Garrity, who represents CFD on the Fellowship through 2016, was given an opportunity November 2-4 to participate in the Simms/Mann Institute Think Tank as part of her first duties with the Faculty Fellowship. The objective of the Think Tank was to create a dialogue among top researchers in early childhood development through discussions, presentations, and other open forums.

Through the ideas cultivated at this year’s Think Tank, the projects carried out by the Faculty Fellowship of the Simms/Mann Institute over the next year can be presented at the 2016 Think Tank. Garrity will be responsible for forming her own project, as well as presenting her findings a year from now in 2016.

In addition to participating on the Fellowship and in the Think Tank, Garrity will be given a $5,000 stipend for her time dedicated to the Institute. We would like to congratulate Dr. Garrity on her extensive background in childhood development as well as her selection as a Simms/Mann Institute Fellow.