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Castellanos honored for mentoring others

Jeanett Castellanos, a lecturer in UC Irvine's Social Sciences and Chicano/Latino Studies and director of the Social Sciences Academic Resource…

July 16, 2007

Jeanett Castellanos, a lecturer in UC Irvine’s Social Sciences and Chicano/Latino Studies and director of the Social Sciences Academic Resource Center, was named recipient of the Samuel M. Turner MENTOR Award by the American Psychological Association. MENTOR stands for Minority Education, Nurturing, Training, Organizational advocacy and Research. The award honors a psychology faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to teaching and training clinical psychologists to work more effectively with ethnic minority clinical populations. Castellanos, who earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from UCI in 1994, will receive the award during the APA convention in San Francisco this August.