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Student Spotlight: John Funderburg

November 23, 2020
As a principal planner with the San Joaquin County Community Development Department, John Funderburg enjoys the challenge of managing large-scale development projects. Having taken a number of environmental resources classes at UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, he recently decided to further expand his skill set and pursue the Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate Program.

Meet Your Enrollment Coach, Kristy Craig

November 17, 2020
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education is proud to welcome Kristy Craig, our new enrollment coach, to provide personalized support and program guidance to students as they navigate the enrollment process. Kristy has a passion for education and coaching and is looking forward to helping students achieve their goals through education and skill development.

CPE to Launch New Life Sciences Initiative at Aggie Square

November 16, 2020

CPE is pleased to announce the launch of the Life Sciences Workforce Training Collaborative—a proof-of-concept venture to devise and hone public-private partnerships for economic and talent development at Aggie Square. Phase I of this initiative is creation of a “middle skills” certificate in Cell and Gene Therapy, in collaboration with the UC Davis Stem Cell Program, community college partners and industry partners. Dr. Jen Greenier will lead the Collaborative.

Student Spotlight: Jenni Castro

November 12, 2020
With exposure to the construction business from so many different angles, Jenni Castro understood the nuances and niches within the industry. She chose Continuing and Professional’s Construction Management Program as a way to explore everything the industry has to offer and to supplement her degree in environmental science. 

Inspiring a World of Learning: Outstanding Service Award Recipients

November 12, 2020
Exceptional educators are at the heart of continuing education, and every two years UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) honors outstanding instructors and program partners for their distinctive service and commitment to education. View the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 award cyle winners.

3 Things You Should Know about Creating Beer Recipes

November 10, 2020
With a decade of experience in the brewing industry, Dan Weber, assistant brewing manager at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, knows a thing or two about crafting unique, quality beer. For Weber, the magic of brewing is in the process of marrying art with science to create a great recipe every time. These are skills any brewer needs to know, and it’s the focus of Weber’s new class Beer Recipe Development and Scaling: From Small to Large.

Coronavirus – Campus Updates and Text Alerts

October 29, 2020

Becoming "Campus-Ready"

Our winter courses are now available for enrollment on our website. The vast majority of our courses have been moved to an online or remote-learning format, with the exception of a few in-person lab courses and field work. Our employees continue to work remotely, and we are available to provide full support by phone at (530) 757-8777 and email at cpeinfo@ucdavis.edu.

Student Spotlight: Kelin Bradley

October 27, 2020
Kelin Bradley has always had a passion for food and an interest in science.The Applied Sensory and Consumer Science Certificate Program paved the way for Bradley, providing him with essential training and opening his eyes to a new field.

Student Spotlight: Vicky Udomvaranon

October 13, 2020
Despite earning an industrial hygiene degree in her home country of Thailand, Vicky Udomvaranon had never worked in health and safety—that is until six years later when she found herself stepping into the role of health, safety and environment specialist for her company. Her research for health and safety training courses led her to UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate Program.

Student Spotlight: Luz Inés Nieto

October 05, 2020
As a sensory coordinator with Griffith Foods in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Nieto needed to better understand consumer testing to help her excel at her job. As part of her professional development, her supervisor suggested she apply for UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Applied Sensory and Consumer Science Certificate Program to advance her skill set. “Talking with colleagues from other Griffith units, they highly recommended this certificate to me,” Nieto said.

Student Spotlight: Katie Metraux

September 30, 2020
“I learned skills that I can apply directly to my job, and there are very few classes that I can say that about,” said Katie Metraux, a land use planner with the California Department of State Parks and Recreation and a graduate of the Professional Concentration in Conflict Resolution.

Online Course Format Doesn’t Diminish Learning and Networking: One Student’s Perspective

September 18, 2020
Amy Shuman entered the Professional Coaching Certificate Program in February, excited to spend the next five months in a classroom, getting to know her peers and instructors. But that’s not exactly how things went for the students in the Winter 2020 program. After the group met in-person for a few classes in February, all face-to-face meetings were canceled, and Amy and her peers found themselves looking at each other through their computer screens.

3 Steps for Creating an Ergonomic Workspace at Home

September 17, 2020
Is your remote workspace working for you? Regardless of how long you’ve been telecommuting, creating an ergonomic workstation is essential for your health and your productivity. Ergonomics in the Workplace instructor and founder of OneErgoNet.com, Susan Tingley, has three steps for creating an ergonomic workspace at home.

Student Spotlight: Terence Kelley (Graduate Update)

September 11, 2020
We interviewed Terence Kelley, M.S., a research scientist and evaluation specialist 
with the California Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Control Program partway through the Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program a year ago and he was already applying his learnings. Now, after completing the certificate program, he has a new promotion under his belt.

Instructor Spotlight: Bret Gwaltney

August 18, 2020

Bret Gwaltney worked for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for over 30 years, holding progressively responsible positions in health and safety. He served as a team leader, technical advisor and trainer for many investigations involving employees, third parties, fatalities and major property losses. In addition, Bret has 15 years of experience as a senior safety and health consultant specializing in companies with large unions. Now semi-retired, Bret spends his time traveling and teaching fellow health and safety professionals.