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May 25, 2022

Diane Seuss: Social Work Postgraduate + Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet

“The sonnet, like poverty, teaches you what you can do / without,” poet Diane Seuss (M.S.W. ’83) wrote in her critically acclaimed frank: sonnets. While her latest book has garnered several prestigious awards, including the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Diane is as unpretentious and real as it gets. “So...
May 19, 2022

Defeat? Alumnus Dr. Richard Navarro Wouldn’t Hear of It

You’d think someone with 40 years of management and administrative experience, 14 inventions, four issued patents with two patents pending, and scores of professional publications and presentations would’ve been voted “Most Likely to Succeed” in high school. Dr. Richard Navarro’s start (B.S., M.A. ’70-71, Speech Pathology and Audiology), however, was...
May 19, 2022

Mark Ybarra Goes Above and Beyond Making the Grade

Raising two children as a single parent would be more than enough of a challenge for most people. Mark Ybarra (M.A. ’05, Family and Consumer Sciences) isn’t most people though. Mark not only single-handedly raised two disabled sons who had previously languished in the foster care system, he did so...

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