Dispatch 44: An Amazing Day Three of #SaybrookURC


The #SaybrookURC began Day 3 by kicking off the proceedings of the California Psychology Association organized by Dr. Theopia Jackson. We continued on with numerous seminars held by our outstanding faculty, and then meeting amazing students like Ruth Moore throughout the day who are driving social change. We ended the day with California State Assemblymember, Rob Bonta (pictured above), who gave those in attendance an inspirational speech about his life as an agent of change, including his work in the California Legislature.  

Following his speech, Mr. Bonta was presented with the Saybrook Medal for Distinguished Service, taking time for Q and A after the talk with students and faculty. 

We ended the day with a lovely reception that included TCS Education System Board Chairman Dr. Edward Bergmark, his partner Juleen Christopher, and our outstanding Education System and Saybrook University team members all engaging in camaraderie discussing hopes for a better, brighter California and America.

Another inspirational day at Saybrook University

Dispatch 43: A Great Opening - Saybrook Residential Conference Begins

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The last two-and-a-half-days have been a wealth of fellowship and intellectual engagement! From faculty meetings and discussing our reaccreditation; to meeting our many new students on Thursday who come to Saybrook with the hope of changing the world (and they will!); to the powerful conversations with Randy Bacon on his amazing work being done in Springfield, Missouri, bringing attention to the homelessness epidemic affecting our entire country; to the important and informative orientation to student services; to the beautiful discussions about life and the meaning of a good death with Drs. Meeker and Richards; to a lengthy intellectual discourse on the philosophy of science, ontology, and quantum mechanics with one of our doctoral students,  this #SaybrookURC is continues to energize me (and all of us) on so many levels. 

So proud of our students, faculty, staff, and organizers of the conference. Thrilled to be a part of it all.

More to come...

Dispatch 42: Saybrook U's Spring 2018 Residential Conference Overview

Note: We will be tracking several events during this year's Saybrook University Spring 2018 Residential Conference. For those in attendance, feel free to use #SaybrookURC on LinkedIN, Twitter and Facebook.


Every semester brings with it a new residential conference experience, flush with new learning opportunities and fellowship among students, faculty, staff, and guests. 

The experience is one that I relish given that this is our time to really delve into the transformative work of graduate education in which we grapple with ideas, envision new ways of being in the world, and engage in dialog about leveraging scholarship for the purpose of advancing positive social change that helps facilitate the changing of lives - individuals, organizations, and communities. 

We begin pre-conference activities this evening with faculty meetings, followed by welcoming 90+ new graduate students from around the country and world tomorrow and Friday. Starting Saturday,  official residential conference events commence in which  the entire community comes together for classes, symposia, and university-wide events. There is so much going on, so much to sample, that those attending leave inspired and ready to do more in terms of research the work needing done in their communities. 

Saybrook U Social Change Artist in Residence Randy Bacon, Springfield, Missouri

Saybrook U Social Change Artist in Residence Randy Bacon, Springfield, Missouri

Included in our outstanding array of programming, we will have California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta teaching one of the sessions on Saturday, January 20, 2018. His story of social change from his childhood to his time in California politics will be sure to inspire. And then there's Randy Bacon, our first Social Change Artist in Residence. Randy will actually be bringing his whole gallery from Springfield, Missouri, to Monterey, California. Titled "The Road I Call Home", the exhibit calls attention to very real human stories around homelessness and the daily struggles of people just trying to make it in rural America and beyond. 

California Assemblymember, Rob Bonta, Oakland-Alameda, California

California Assemblymember, Rob Bonta, Oakland-Alameda, California

I want to personally thank all of our staff for the hard work in putting this event together as well as our enrollment management team for their incredible determination; our outstanding faculty who - in addition to the hard work of admissions - prepare vital classes and presentations for our students; for our guests including California Assemblymember Rob Bonta and Randy Bacon; and for our students who make Saybrook University what it is today and who we are today. 

See you soon! 


Dispatch 41: California Assemblymember Rob Bonta Presenting at 2018 Spring Residential Conference


On Saturday, January 20, 2018, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, will be presenting to Saybrook University's Transformative Social Change students on "Translating Justice into Policy: The View from California". 

In this session, Mr. Bonta will describe his family’s journey from social movement activism to his role in the California State legislature. He will highlight issues faced by policymakers in the current political climate, and the ways in which social justice advocacy can be translated into effective public policy on such issues as immigration reform, voting rights, environmental sustainability, and housing reform. Mr. Bonta represents the 18th Assembly District, encompassing the central East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the home of Saybrook University’s Oakland campus.

Rob is one of those truly special individuals dedicated to social justice and advocacy work, which resonates so closely with our humanistic mission and values. We are thrilled he is coming to our community to share his knowledge, experience, and inspiration! 

Dispatch 40: African American Peace Leaders and MLK's "A Time to Break the Silence"

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Source: By Nobel Foundation (http://nobelprize.org/) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

17 years ago I had the privilege of collaborating with my doctoral advisor, Dr. Marvin Berlowitz, and African American History scholar and mentor, Dr. Eric Jackson, on a project designed to bring to life documents written by African American peace leaders of the twentieth century. While some were well-known, a majority either had generally not been seen since their original publication or had been transcribed and boxed away. 

The process of securing rights to many of these powerful pieces at times proved incredibly difficult given the consolidation and elimination of many publishing houses across the country. We struggled with attorneys, got bounced around publishing house bureaucracies, and often discovered when we thought we had it all “in the bag” another round of permissions was needed. 

In the end, the struggle to get these documents was well worth the end result of bringing out voices of men and women who - through non-violence - wielded the weapons of peace and the written word to advance basic human rights and civil rights. 

To this day, one of the most powerful pieces in the book is Dr. Martin Luther King’s “A Time to Break the Silence”. While this was one of the easier documents to obtain as it was one of his more famous speeches, it served as a vital concluding source for our book showing the historical arc as relates to peace and justice among numerous African American leaders. His speech was important on so many levels, including his full-on critique of the Vietnam War. Though there were many who were speaking out against the conflict, King’s speech became central to raising greater consciousness linking class, race, and the machinations of war. His powerful observation in which he pointed out that our government was essentially sacrificing poor families to guarantee liberties in (Vietnam) while not solving for the lack of freedoms in "Southeast Georgia and Harlem" brought a truth to power that only Dr. King could deliver given his national prominence. 

When I first read these words, I was transformed by his clarity, his steady determination to shed a bright light on the hypocrisy of fighting a war that was predicated on advancing freedom halfway around the world while our country could not - in many cases would not - ensure basic liberties for all of its citizens. As King noted: "A time comes when silence is betrayal…we are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation, for those it calls (the) enemy.”

15 years ago, when the book was published, YouTube was not yet an idea. Now, with this technology, we have the words as articulated directly by Martin Luther King. If you have an opportunity today or sometime this week, I urge you to take time to listen to this powerful speech given by a man who truly was this country’s moral conscience. 

Dispatch 39: Saybrook-IMC Krems International Experience - Apply Today!

If you haven't checked out this opportunity yet, please take a moment to consider. Students and faculty who attended last year attest to this as an amazing experience. More information is below. Spaces are limited.

For direct access to the application, go to http://bit.ly/Saybrook_Austria




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Dispatch 38: Staff Spotlight - LaTanya Hicks

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What is your name? LaTanya O. Hicks

What degrees, certifications do you hold?  Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration concentration in Marketing;  Life Coach Certificate from Coach U.

How long have you worked at Saybrook? 2 years and 5 months. 

What is your position? Executive Assistant

Why did you choose to work at Saybrook University? To be honest…. I had never heard of Saybrook. However, once I scheduled the interview I researched the school and came to the realization I was living the Saybrook mission and aligned with the values.  As you can imagine I was overjoyed to find such an employer.  The Universe had guided me to the perfect place once again.  I begin every day with meditation and quiet time.  My desire is to be open & allowing for opportunities and gifts for growth and expansion that flow my way.  Life is amazing.

How long have you worked in higher education? In your discipline or area? First time for everything, I have never worked at a university; just a graduate.  

What other aspects of you would you like us to know?  

  • I love western movies!  I have a picture when I was a little girl riding my rocking horse and dressed in my cowgirl outfit.  I am sure that must be a recent embodiment.  
  • I love to travel and learn about new cultures.  When I was a flight attendant, I just knew that would be the perfect outlet for my travels; however, I soon learned there was no playtime like I planned.  So, I went off on my own, traveling to Japan, Jamaica, India, Canada, Bahamas, many places of course in the U.S.
  • I enjoy scrapbooking as a hobby
  • I enjoy creating my own videos (Google and YouTube taught)
  • Love R&B and classical music

Anything else I missed or you would like to add? I love Saybrook, my coworker-family, the students and the experience!  AWESOME!

Dispatch 37: In Memoriam - Dr. Marvin Joseph Berlowitz, Ph.D., 1942-2017


Late the other night, I talked with my doctoral advisor’s wife, Rinda, who indicated he was nearing death. We agreed I would be coming down the next morning. How fortunate I was to be in town (Cincinnati), I thought, to get to see this tour de force of a human being likely one last time. 

Alas, an official goodbye was not to be had. He died at 2 AM that morning, peacefully in his sleep. As I write this I am sitting here in his home with his lovely wife, Rinda, getting a final sense of his essence, reliving with her various stories - oh and there are so many! I was also able to assist her throughout the day including having the honor of helping write his obituary (below).

Dr. Marvin Berlowitz, full professor at the University of Cincinnati, was an eminent scholar of  educational history, sociology, African American studies and peace studies. He was a mentor and dear friend to many, and an incredibly devoted, loving husband to his wife, Rinda. 

He is the reason I have my doctorate and a key inspiration to the profession I have chosen. Yet, I am just one of hundreds of students for whom Dr. Berlowitz has had such an impact.

The world is less for his loss and I will forever will remember him. 

In loving memory of a lion in academia, my mentor, my doctoral advisor, and dear friend...

Obituary for Marvin Joseph Berlowitz, Ph.D.

Marvin Joseph Berlowitz, Ph.D., died on November 20, 2017, at Baptist Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Aaron and Anne Berlowitz and is survived by beloved wife Dr. Rinda Frye, Ph.D., of Carrollton, KY.

Married June 17, 1995, Marvin and Rinda lived as best friends, confidantes, and trusted scholarly partners over their twenty-two plus years. They enjoyed their time together laughing as much as collaborating, relishing their time together as fortunate friends.

A lifelong academician, Dr. Berlowitz completed his Doctor of Philosophy at the State University of New York (Buffalo), over the years burnishing his reputation as an eminent scholar and raconteur, largely known for writing numerous cutting-edge works focusing on social change that promoted the advancement of civil rights for African Americans and other marginalized groups. He is also credited with founding one of the first peace and urban education centers in the country housed at the University of Cincinnati. In addition to his scholarly contributions, he mentored hundreds of doctoral and masters students who have gone on to careers in academia, industry, government, and non-profits across the United States.

In addition to his various career accomplishments and time spent with his wife, he was very active in the martial arts, power lifting, and most recently found great enjoyment playing billiards and chess online.

A memorial service for those who knew and loved him will be held at the Poet’s House, 501 Main Street, Gent, Kentucky, 41045 on Monday, November 27, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Dispatch 36: Director of University Advancement and Outreach, Anthony Molinar

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It is my sincere pleasure to announce that effective immediately Mr. Anthony Molinar has been promoted to serve as our new Director of University Advancement and Outreach.

Reporting directly to the president and serving as a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of University Advancement & Outreach provides leadership and vision on all outreach, development, and alumni-related matters. This position is a key part to executing our strategic plan (Key Strategic Initiative 3 – Engagement). Specifically, this position supports increasing engagement across multiple constituencies, with alumni being the key priority.   

Anthony will continue his work supporting healthy new student enrollment by increasing brand awareness and generating inquiries through events such as graduate and professional fairs, conference exhibitions, community events, and mission-aligned program offerings and in-house admissions events. He will also work to develop a robust alumni engagement and development program, proactively coordinate fundraising and grant writing efforts, and identify innovative engagement programs throughout our communities uniting students, faculty, alumni, community businesses, non-profits, and government agencies.

Since his arrival, Anthony has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to excellence, to our university mission, and to expanding Saybrook’s presence in the world. I could not be happier that he has accepted the new role.

Please join me in congratulating Anthony!

Dispatch 35: Introducing Faculty-Staff Spotlights!

As part of my efforts to increase outreach to our broader community, I  am beginning a new blog feature focusing on faculty and staff. Periodically, I will be posting spotlights on those who, along with our fabulous students, continue to make Saybrook what it is: a leader in humanistic ways of being in the world, empowering students to create a better world!

We begin this series with Dr. Donald Moss, Dean of Saybrook University's College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences! I hope you enjoy this series.

Faculty-Staff Spotlight: Dr. Donald Moss, Dean
College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences
Saybrook University

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What is your name? Donald Moss, PhD

What degrees, certifications do you hold?   MA and Ph.D. in Clinical health psychology


  • Biofeedback Certification International Alliance:  Senior Fellow in Biofeedback, Senior Fellow in Neurofeedback
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis:  Training Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis
  • Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis:  Fellow and Certification in Clinical Hypnosis

How long have you worked at Saybrook?   17 years

What is your position?   Dean, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences

Why did you choose to work at Saybrook University? I wrote a book on Humanistic and transpersonal psychology (Greenwood Press, 1998) and Saybrook faculty Eugene Taylor and Stanley Krippner both contributed to the book.  My dialogues with them, and with two other Saybrook instructors/friends, Jeanne Achterberg and Ian Wickramaskera, led me to agree to teach courses on humanistic and integrative approaches to healthcare in 2000.

At Saybrook, I am most enthused about the recruitment of gifted and inspirational teachers, and the development of new graduate degree programs (such as nutrition, health coaching, and nursing) in order to extend the mind-body-spirit understanding of health and disease to additional healthcare disciplines.

How long have you worked in higher education? In your discipline or area? I taught intermittently as an adjunct from 1976 to 2000 at Duquesne University, Grand Valley State University and the Behavioral Medicine Research Foundation.  I have been active in the development and clinical applications of psychophysiologically-based treatments since 1978.

What is your main area of research? Are there any publications you’d like to highlight? My research has focused on psychophysiology and mind-body based treatments and on the integration of behavioral and lifestyle changes with professional interventions to address both medical and mental health disorders.

Two recent journal articles:

  • Moss, D. (2017).  I so hurt: Applications of hypnosis, complementary therapies, and lifestyle change to traumatic brain injury. Annals of Palliative Care. (Publication ahead of print). doi:10.21037/apm.2017.08.16
  • Moss, D. (2017). The frustrated and helpless healer: Pathways approaches to post-traumatic stress disorders. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 65(3), 336-352.

Two recent books:

  • Moss, D., & Shaffer, F. (Eds.) (2016).  Foundations of heart rate variability: A book of readings. Wheat Ridge, CO:  Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
  • McGrady, A., & Moss, D.  (2013).  Pathways to illness, pathways to health. New York, NY: Springer.

What other aspects about you would you like us to know?

On October 28, I was installed as President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.  I have previously served as president of APA Division 30 (hypnosis) and served in several leadership positions in both organizations for the last five years. 


Dispatch 34: Update on Northern California Wildfires & Saybrook U

Dear Saybrook Community,

I wanted to take a moment to update our community about the recent events in Northern California and how Saybrook is working to respond.

The fires in Napa and Sonoma County continue with very little containment, exacerbated by high winds. We have several individuals impacted including our provost (Dr. Carol Humphreys) and faculty members including Drs. Flax and Piazza. I am happy to say that at the moment, those we know who have been affected are safe yet also dealing with great uncertainty. Their bravery and commitment is inspiring to say the very least. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. Your kind thoughts/actions/support are, and will continue to be, appreciated as they were during the recent spate of hurricanes and Western wildfires impacting our community members.

We are also working to connect with any faculty and students who might also be impacted. If any of you have been impacted by this or other recent natural disasters, please do not hesitate to reach out to our administrative leadership team (feel free to email me directly at nlong at saybrook.edu and I will direct requests accordingly) or calling our main line 510-593-2900. We will do what we can to assist.

Our community stands united. We are Saybrook University.


Nathan Long, President
Saybrook University
Oakland, CA and Bellevue, WA


Dispatch 33: Saybrook Hosts First Ever Community Meet-Up In Bellevue


Tonight was the culmination of our efforts establishing an outreach program that involves meet-ups with alums, faculty, students, and community members. The dinner and conversation was informal, with our discussion largely focused around the prospects for community change and engagement.

Dr. Mary Kay Chess, one of our new Leadership and Management faculty, beautifully facilitated the session creating an amazing generous and open space for people to contribute. The way she leads a group is what I want to do when I grow up. One of her lead-ins was "what is the B side of your business card", which prompted people to really open up about why they do what they do.


We then engaged in dialog around how Saybrook and different groups and individuals can partner to advance positive social change. The conversation was powerful. We discussed the importance of heart, soul, pushing boundaries and social conventions. 

Prompted by faculty member Jeff MacAuliffe, we concluded our time together singing "How Can I Keep from Singing" a folk song written by Pete Seeger. Truly a beautiful way to end the evening and quite, quite Saybrookian.

We need more of these opportunities to connect with those in our communities making a difference and dedicated to the common good. 

Thank you to the collective for coming together and we look forward to many more to come! 

Dispatch 32: The Power of Science

File this under the power of science and importance of scientific inquiry.

Well done to this great group of scientific explorers: "Three Americans — Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young — have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on molecular mechanisms that control circadian systems...In announcing the winner in Stockholm on Monday, the prize committee said the men elucidated how a life-form's “inner clock” can fluctuate to optimize our behavior and physiology. Their discoveries explain how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth's revolutions.'"

For more, including a discussion of implications of their research, visit the Washington Post article by clicking here.

Dispatch 31: Saybrook U's Very Own Dr. Beiseigel on "Winning the Nutritional Food Fight"


Dr. Beiseigel, Department Chair for Integrative and Functional Nutrition (College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences), is featured in the recent Saybrook University UnBound article "Winning the Nutritional Food Fight". Dr. Beiseigel discusses the impact of orthorexia nervosa, a condition not yet identified as a disorder. While there isn't a common definition for this condition, there are a few markers, including:

  • Spending an exorbitant amount of time thinking about and planning healthy food options even more than one would dedicate time to loved ones and work/school life.
  • Being openly judgmental of anyone who eats unhealthy foods.
  • Exercising extreme guilt or anxiety after eating unhealthy foods.
  • Immediate mood changes based on being unfamiliar or unhappy with the status of whether certain foods are considered “clean.”
  • Creating new food rules that drastically reduce one’s food intake.
  • Physical changes (ex. hair loss, menstruation changes, skin problems) from malnutrition that are the direct result of losing too much weight.

I was particularly moved by what Dr. Beiseigel said about self-forgiveness and allowable indulgence: "Eating healthy becomes a game of perfection, whether it is about numbers or ingredients or purity of food, it leads to an obsessive mentality around food,” Beiseigel says. “I think all weight management and health plans should teach people self-forgiveness and allowable indulgence. A healthy diet is about living, and you can’t ‘live’ when there are extreme conditions set around what can and cannot be eaten.”

For more insights on orthorexia nervosa and Dr. Beiseigel, click here

Dispatch 30: Dr. Patterson, Saybrook Alum, Didn't Let the Fear of Striking Out Hold Him Back

Love this article, which is featured in our digital magazine, UnBound. Check it out!

"Drayton Patterson knew he needed a backup plan. His parents advised him that even though he had achieved major accomplishments in baseball, there was always a chance of getting injured, which did end up happening. After getting his doctorate degree, Mr. Smoke became “Dr. Smoke” Patterson." Read more here...


Dispatch 29: Response to Wind Down of DACA by Trump Administration

September 5, 2017 -

Dear Saybrook Community:

Today the Trump Administration announced that it will be winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program over the next six months, leaving Congress to find a legislative solution for undocumented immigrants in the country. The DACA program started in 2012 and enables certain undocumented youth who entered the country as minors to receive a two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. 

As events unfold, I want to affirm that the Saybrook University community supports the the advancement of knowledge and cooperation globally. Furthermore, we will closely follow the progress of this most recent update, all-the-while supporting all members of our university.

Our Office of the General Counsel and the Global Engagement team are working closely with me as we partner with the broader academic community to monitor the situation.

If you have specific questions, please contact Jennifer Fullick, Director of Global Engagement and visit our Global Impact resource site for updates.

As has always been a part of our mission: we believe that every living being has the right to thrive in a just, inclusive, and sustainable world; that will not change.

I will be in touch directly as news unfolds.

Dr. Nathan Long, President

Dispatch 28: Bravo, TCS Education System Marketing Team - We are UnBound!

We received notification that the System, Saybrook, and Pacific Oaks are finalists (again) in Folio Magazine’s annual “Eddie & Ozzie” Awards! This designation is a testament to our System's marketing team. Their commitment to design and content is truly outstanding.

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Out of the 10 submissions entered, 7 made it to finalist status! The details of these achievements are outlined below, but our personal favorite is that our design team is up for Design Team of the Year. Take note as well that Saybrook's digital magazine and the article "The Brain Behind the Badge" make up two of the seven slots.

What an incredible feat! You can also check out who our competition is in each category. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on October 11th in New York City!

Congratulations to our marketing team on this recognition! 

Eddie and Ozzie Finalists

We Are TCS — TCS Education System” marketing video: Video/Visual Storytelling Finalist: TCS Education System

Other finalists in this categ­­­ory:

  • AOPA Pilot, Fish Finders — Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association/Air Safety Institut
  • CyberpioneerTV web-series: Then & Now – A Look at Former SAF Camps — Ministry of Defence, Singapore
  • Inside Salk, Spring 2017, Salk Scientists Reverse Signs of Aging in Mice — Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • The Auto Club Group (AAA), AAA Presents: The Gold Standard in Auto Repair — Pace Communications

“The Brain Behind the Badge” UNBOUND feature story: Single Article Finalist : Saybrook U

 Other finalists in this category:

  • Einstein magazine, “Breaking the Chains of Addiction” – Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Harvard Medicine magazine, (Un)intended Consequences – Harvard Medical School
  • Middlebury Magazine, The Survivor – Middlebury College
  • Santa Clara Magazine, Cut & Paste Conservation – Santa Clara University

“Excursion into Empathy” Voices magazine cover story: Single Article Finalist: Pacific Oaks

 Other finalists in this category:

  • Einstein magazine, “Breaking the Chains of Addiction” – Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Harvard Medicine magazine, (Un)intended Consequences – Harvard Medical School
  • Middlebury Magazine, The Survivor – Middlebury College
  • Santa Clara Magazine, Cut & Paste Conservation – Santa Clara University

 TCS Marketing Design Team: Design Team of the Year Finalist: TCS Ed System

Other finalists in this category:

  • DTN/The Progressive Farmer
  • NYPD Graphic Arts Team – New York Police Department
  • SourceMedia
  • Time Out North America

TCS Ed System Smart Phone Application: Digital App Finalist: TCS Ed System

Other finalists in this category:

  • Business Aviation Insider, NBAA Business Aviation Insider – National Business Aviation Association
  • NACS, NACS Magazine App – Bates Creative Group
  • Sales + Marketing Ideas Magazine, Sales + Marketing Ideas Magazine App – Bates Creative Group

UNBOUND Magazine: Digital Edition/Standalone Magazine Design Finalist: Saybrook U

Other finalists in this category:

  • AramcoWorld, AramcoWorld/ Aramco Servieces Company – Aramco Services Company
  • Grate. Pair. Share., Grate. Pair. Share. Spring/Summer 2017 – Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board/Stephan & BradyVoices Magazine

Cover Design Finalist: Pacific Oaks: Other finalists in this category:

  • Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine – Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
  • Harvard Medicine magazine, Surgery – Harvard Medical School
  • Middlebury Magazine, True Colors – Middlebury College
  • Santa Clara Magazine, Santa Clara Magazine: Future Tense – Santa Clara University
  • Williams Magazine, Fall 2016 – 2communique

Dispatch 27: Hurricane Harvey Support

Harvey's aftermath is now beginning to come into sharp relief.

As a community, I am sure many of us share the hope that together, we can support individuals impacted by the storm. Currently, we have reached out to all affected faculty and students in the region to determine how we might be able to support their recovery efforts. For those who have not been contacted or need additional help, please reach out to us via whatever form of communication is best. Our direct number is 510-593-2900. 

Additionally, as we continue to mobilize resources locally, regionally, and nationally, I would like to call your attention to FEMA's most recent online publication outlining ways to help. See below. 

I am giving to The Red Cross and several local Houston organizations to get the ball rolling. Know that every bit helps. 


From FEMA...


When disaster strikes, every little bit helps. To make the most of your contributions, please follow our guidelines to learn the most effective and safest ways to donate cash, goods, or time following a disaster.

To help people affected by the storm, visit @nvoad’s page for a listed of trusted organizations: https://txvoad.communityos.org/cms/node/104

  • Cash is best. Financial contributions to recognized disaster relief organizations are the fastest, most flexible, and most effective method of donating. Organizations on the ground know what items and quantities are needed, often buy in bulk with discounts and, if possible, purchase through area businesses which supports economic recovery.
  • Confirm donations needed. Critical needs change rapidly – confirm needed items BEFORE collecting; pack and label carefully; confirm delivery locations; arrange transportation. Unsolicited goods NOT needed burden local organizations’ ability to meet survivors’ confirmed needs, drawing away valuable volunteer labor, transportation, and warehouse space.
  • Connect to volunteer. Trusted organizations operating in the affected area know where volunteers are needed, and can ensure appropriate volunteer safety, training, and housing.

Thank you for your interest in helping the survivors of Hurricane Harvey, there are other ways to help. When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA to support survivors and first responders in communities all across the country. We are currently seeking talented and hard-working people to help support the response and recovery.