Thank you

Many thanks to my wonderful colleagues, especially Alexis Krasilovsky, for nominating me to receive the California Faculty Association’s Dr. Allen Martin Equity and Diversity Award. Dr. Martin was Chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Director of the Consumer Resource Center at my university.  Students at the center counseled the local community on financial and consumer issues. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Martin was an officer in a number of national, state and local consumer groups including the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals; the American Council on Consumer Interest; and the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Educators.  He was kind of CSUN’s own Elizabeth Warren.  I hope I can live up to his legacy. That’s  Cinema and Television Arts uber prof, Nate Thomas, presenting the award.

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