Patrick Flaherty, a lecturer and adjunct professor of management at CSUSB’s Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, also helps foster youth as a volunteer for the Court Appointed Special Advocates program, better known as CASA.
The Sun’s Michel Nolan’s interviewed Flaherty for her article about CASA, whose trained volunteer advocates like Flaherty provide stability and hope to abused and neglected youth.
To be a CASA volunteer, there is an application process and a background check and interview, as well as a training period — two weekends, according to Flaherty.
There is a time commitment, a bi-annual report to the court and you are sworn in, he added.
“You’ve got to want to do it. CASA says from 10 to 15 hours a month, and some months you have more, some you have less, but as long as you have some interaction with the child throughout the month,” he said.
The article was published Dec. 10, 2016.
Read the complete article at “Foster youth in San Bernardino County get a little help from volunteers.”
The university's Faculty-in-Residence program was featured in an article by The Press-Enterprise. The Faculty-In-Residence program, in which four new faculty members and their families live in a residential community on campus with students, provides both students and professors a chance to get to know and learn about each other on a personal level.
Wrote reporter Mark Muckenfuss:
'The email that landed in Justine D’Arrigo-Patrick’s inbox earlier this year threw her at first. It was an invitation to consider living in the student dorms for the fall quarter at Cal State San Bernardino. D’Arrigo-Patrick, 31, is a professor (in the College of Education's counseling and guidance program).
“'I thought, 'Whaaat?' she recalled. 'I said, 'It’s kind of crazy.''' She showed the email to her wife, Beth, 32. Both were teaching college in New Hampshire at the time. What a wild idea, they both thought. But the more the idea rolled around in her mind, the more appealing it became to Justine.
“'I thought, 'This could be a fun thing to do,'' she said. Now, three months into their return to dorm life, both women say they made a good choice.'
Isabel Huacuja Alonso (history) was also interviewed for the article, which can be read at “For some Cal State San Bernardino professors, the dorms are now home sweet home.”