Interview with the Chair of the Board Scholarship Recipient, Jennifer Nosker


  The Chair of the Board Scholarship was established in 2012 by Trustee Michael B. Goldstein, JD, DHL. The scholarship supports Fielding student leaders who advocate for their student peers as participating members of their program’s Student Governance. Participating in Student Governance enables students to have a voice on program matters, working collaboratively with faculty and academic leaders. Jennifer Nosker, the Chair of the Board Scholarship recipient, was inspired to serve on Student Governance because she felt “it was important for all voices to be heard in the decision-making processes that impact students.” What does it mean to receive a scholarship [...]

Interview with the Chair of the Board Scholarship Recipient, Jennifer Nosker2020-06-19T11:18:23-07:00

Meet the Osherson Fellow


The Adele and Louis Osherson Fellow awarded to Karen John Mannuzza The Osherson Fellowship was established by retired Fielding faculty and the past Director of the Alonso Center, Sam Osherson, and his brother Dan Osherson in memory of their parents. The fellowship provides a week of study at Fielding’s Winter National Session in Santa Barbara for professionals without a background in psychoanalysis. The purpose of the fellowship is to build an understanding of how psychoanalytic theory and research can support their work. Karen John Mannuzza The year the fellowship was awarded to Karen John Mannuzza. Karen is a licensed psychotherapist, [...]

Meet the Osherson Fellow2020-02-28T16:05:01-08:00

Alum Aims to Improve Nursing Care


Nancy Wermuth Francke Memorial Alumni Award funds Ericka Waidley research Ericka Waidley, PhD Alum Ericka Waidley, PhD, who graduated from Fielding in 2018 with a doctorate in Human & Organization Systems, has received the first Nancy Wermuth Francke Memorial Alumni Award. The $1,200 scholarship was established by another alum, Barb Mather, PhD, to support a Fielding graduate who’s doing research in health education with a particular aim to serve the underprivileged or undereducated. Dr. Mather, who graduated in 2013 with a doctorate in Human & Organization Systems, created the award in honor of her older sister, Nancy, who had [...]

Alum Aims to Improve Nursing Care2020-01-24T11:24:50-08:00

Fielding at Sea: Cruising the Ancient World


The Fielding crew at the amphitheater at Taormina, Italy Several members of the Fielding community have just returned from a scholarly cruise from Rome to Jerusalem celebrating the university's 45th anniversary. The tour was guided by faculty member Jean-Pierre Isbouts, a leading scholar and historian in ancient art and architecture. Below, a few guests reflect on the journey. Photos by Laurence Severance Jean-Pierre Isbouts and Pauline Albert in Athens Alum Pauline J. Albert, PhD: What a privilege to tour with Fielding faculty, alumni, and trustees. Walking in the steps of Socrates, Plato, Jesus, the Apostle Paul, and [...]

Fielding at Sea: Cruising the Ancient World2019-05-09T10:19:31-07:00

Fielding Now a Canadian Charity


Fielding is now a charity in Canada! Attention Fielding friends, faculty members, and alumni! Fielding Graduate University has been granted charity status in Canada. This is a wonderful development, which means that Canadian taxpayers who make charitable contributions to Fielding will now benefit from the tax incentives associated with making a gift to a registered charity. Some of the scholarships established by Fielding Canadian alumni include the de Jonge LGBTQ and Allies Canadian Scholarship, Margaret Rudolf Endowed International Scholarship, and Wagenheim Endowed Scholarship for International Students. More of our supporters can now take advantage of tax benefits when giving to Fielding. [...]

Fielding Now a Canadian Charity2019-02-27T16:41:07-08:00

Fielding Receives $1 Million Gift from Alum


Dr. Dianne Kipnes Donation Will Support University Library Santa Barbara, CA — Fielding Graduate University has received a gift of $1,000,000 from 1998 School of Psychology alum Dianne Kipnes, PhD. The gift will support the university’s library operational needs, including online subscription services, additional volumes on psychodynamic psychotherapy, and books for new masters programs in Couples/Marriage & Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. “This gift is a wonderful example of alumni who remain committed to the success of the scholarship of our students,” said President Katrina Rogers, “which shows the value of a Fielding education in people’s lives long after [...]

Fielding Receives $1 Million Gift from Alum2018-09-24T10:51:36-07:00

Alum Funds Sustainability Scholarship


Kerul Kassel further funds the scholarship she helped launch A sustainability champion at Fielding and beyond, alum and adjunct faculty Kerul Kassel, PhD, established a scholarship in 2016 to support the new Leadership for Social & Ecological Sustainability doctoral concentration. Created to inspire future scholar-practitioners in the field of sustainability, the Leadership for Social & Ecological Sustainability Scholarship is an annual award for continuing students whose research is focused in the area of sustainability and in support of their scholarly progress at Fielding. Kerul Kassel, PhD A self-described “leadership coach, author, graduate school educator, community activist, and avowed tree hugger,” [...]

Alum Funds Sustainability Scholarship2018-07-12T09:26:04-07:00

Passing of Former Faculty Member Lee Mahon


Dr. Lee Mahon It is with a heavy heart that Fielding reports the news that former faculty member Lee Mahon, EdD, passed away on June 15. Dr. Mahon was a longtime faculty member in the Educational Leadership for Change program in the School of Leadership Studies. She was a dedicated mentor to her students, passionate about Fielding, and a wonderful friend to her colleagues, who will miss her. Faculty member Lenneal Henderson, PhD, had this to say:  Lee is a mighty soul and mind who was so devoted to us, to her scholars, to Fielding. She is a devoted [...]

Passing of Former Faculty Member Lee Mahon2018-06-19T13:57:26-07:00

The Coordinated Management of Meaning Scholarship Fund


Workshop at Summer Session 2018 In 2014, we established The Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) Scholarship Fund in the spirit of deep appreciation of Barnett Pearce, PhD, a Fielding faculty member and a distinguished leader-scholar in the field of communication. Barnett Pearce This endowed scholarship fund was established thanks to generous Fielding alum Pauline Albert, PhD, and additional major gift pledges from Fielding alum Ilene Wasserman, PhD, and Kim Pearce, Barnett’s wife and the cofounder of the CMM Institute. We are grateful to all supporters who contributed to the Fund! When Pauline made a major contribution to establish the [...]

The Coordinated Management of Meaning Scholarship Fund2018-06-18T14:45:16-07:00

Remembering Alum Dori Pelz-Sherman on Her Birthday


Dori Pelz-Sherman, PhD On June 1, Clinical Psychology alum Dori Pelz-Sherman, PhD 2009, would have celebrated her 58th Birthday. Dori passed away on July 13, 2017 — a devastating loss for her family, friends, and our Fielding community. Dori was an exemplary representative of our education model. She started her graduate work while living in the San Francisco Bay Area and raising three children, and then moved with her family to North Carolina. After receiving her doctoral degree in 2010, Dori worked to support families with special-needs children, and patients with a wide array of mental-health challenges. Her husband [...]

Remembering Alum Dori Pelz-Sherman on Her Birthday2018-05-31T11:13:43-07:00
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