University News

Commissioning Our Newest Educators

Posted: January 31, 2020

On January 28, HIU’s College of Education held its annual Commissioning Ceremony, honoring students who have been awarded a California Teaching Credential or a California Administrative Credential.  Dr. Doug Domene, Dean of the College of Education, presented each credential candidate with a “Challenge Coin” to honor these students for their outstanding accomplishments, and to challenge them to live out the core values esteemed by HIU.   

“We are thrilled to honor the hard work and dedication of our credential candidates by presenting them with newly minted challenge coins as a token of our gratitude,” Dr. Domene stated. “In addition, these coins serve as a marker to know that Hope International University is always available to assist our students in their future growth as educators.”

Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential

  • Pamela Ellis 
  • Melina Gipson 

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential

  • Vanessa Amorin 
  • An Bui 
  • Courtney Depsky 
  • Kelly Farrell 
  • Jacqueline Jenkins 
  • Shannon Kwan 
  • Joe Hoggatt
  • Tom Bennett


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