Jorie Scholnik’s (MEd ’10, EDS ’10, marriage and family counseling) article, “5 Things You Should Never Do At Your Internship,” was featured July 8 on USAToday.com. In the article, Scholnik discusses certain experiences students should avoid while completing their internship for college credit. Some of the mistakes include: showing up late, missing deadlines, ignoring company culture, and never asking for feedback. She works as an assistant professor at Santa Fe College in Gainesville and as an etiquette associate at The Protocol School of Palm Beach. Scholnik has published 10 other articles in the USA Today College.
Yashica Crawford (MAE ’05, PhD ’09, Educational Psychology) accepts new Chair of the Psychology Department at Patten University in Oakland, CA. Dr. Crawford was previously Special Assistant to the Superintendent in San Francisco Unified School District. As Board Liaison, she was responsible for supporting the Superintendent of Schools efforts of supporting the Board of Education with district priorities and strategic planning.
Dr. Crawford received her Bachelor’s degrees in psychology and political science from Howard University. She began her career at University of Florida in 2001 where she completed her Master’s and PhD in Educational Psychology. As a student, Dr. Crawford was the recipient of the Holmes Fellowship. Her research interests include social context in education, self-construal, level of voice, self-esteem, and motivation of students at risk academically.