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Faculty & Staff Achievements

Achievements from Recreation and Tourism Management

Mechelle Best and Joong-Won Lee Recreationally Educate ‘Lily Academy’ ( )

June 19, 2013

Best and Lee, faculty members of the recreation and tourism management department, have received $35,100 from the Lily Academy of Japan in continuing support of a project entitled “Recreation Institute for the Lily Academy of Japan.”


John Van Arsdale Gets ‘Boating Safety Grant’ ( )

April 18, 2013

Van Arsdale, a faculty member in the Recreation & Tourism Management department, has received $40,000 from the California Department of Boating and Waterways, in continuing support of a project entitled “Boating Safety Grant.”


Dianne Philibosian Captures ‘Heart of Gold’ From the Child Development Institute ( )

August 14, 2012

Philibosian will receive the 2012 Heart of Gold Award from the Child Development Institute. The institute cited Philibosian’s ability “to bring people of different sectors and interests together and find common ground to support the community” as the reason for the award. The ceremony will take place at the CDI’s 14th annual Block Party celebration on Sep. 15 on the CBS Studios lot.


Veda E. Ward ( )

December 31, 2011

Ward contributed to “Women as Social Warriors: A framework for community service-learning combining Amazonian feminist thinking and social justice education theories (pp. 103-120). Sterling,VA: Gender Identity, Equity and Violence: Multidisciplinary Perspectives through Service Learning.


John Van Arsdale ( )

August 27, 2010

Van Arsdale has received $9,000 from the CA Department of Boating and Waterways in continuing support of a project entitled “Boating Safety Grant.”


Jan Tolan ( )

July 13, 2010

Tolan has received $27,000 from the Lily Academy of Japan in continuing support of a project entitled “2010 Lily Academy of Japan Recreation Institute.”


John Van Arsdale ( )

May 17, 2010

Van Arsdale has received $40,000 from the California Department of Boating and Waterways in continuing support of a project entitled “Boating Safety Grant.”


Jack Foley ( )

February 15, 2010

Foley commented in a Feb. 21 Los Angeles Times article about his effort to save L.A. parks, calling recreation center leaders the “thin green line of community safety” while arguing that firing them is “comparable to firing teachers and beat officers.”


Jan Tolan ( )

February 15, 2010

Tolan commented in a Feb. 5 Daily News article about football, doubting that “significant numbers” of parents will get squeamish about football.


Jay Aldrich ( )

September 22, 2009

Aldrich commented in a September 4 San Fernando Valley Business Journal article about Michael Jackson’s death’s impact on tourism. “If it was (Jackson home) Neverland Ranch, set up like the (Elvis) Presley estate, it could have the potential to draw large crowds that would then have a significant impact on the local economy, but at Forest Lawn that will not be the case,” Aldrich said.