Over 55 AUSB students receive President’s Access Grants in 2014

A group of Antioch University Santa Barbara students recently attended a reception in their honor on campus as recipients of the President’s Access Grant in 2014.

AUSB President Dr. Nancy Leffert was on hand to chat with the students and several offered their stories on how Antioch has helped them grow both in and out of the classroom.

“My experience has been great so far. It’s been life-changing,” said Kim Li-Palmgren, a BA student with a concentration of Business & Entrepreneurship. “I’ve been able to interact with such a diverse variety of people, and that has really brought the best out of me.”

Kim Li-Palmgren

AUSB President’s Access Grant recipient Kim Li-Palmgren in class.

Tresor Bayibsa, who is a BA student with a concentration of Communication & Media, had high praise for the faculty. “The faculty are really engaged with their students,” he said. “I feel you can reach out to them, you can talk to them, and they really try their best to understand me as a student.”

Tresor Bayibsa

BA student and President’s Access Grant recipient Tresor Bayibsa chats with other AUSB students.

The President’s Access Grants are merit-based grants of $2,500 available to domestic and international students who are starting an academic degree program. Visit antiochsb.edu for more information on applying for the President’s Access Grant. 

The grant helped Karla Hernandez free her time to focus on her studies and family. “Thanks to the President’s Access Grant, I’m able to not work during the time that I’m coming to school so I can really focus on my education,” she said. “And when I go home, I get to take care of my children. I get to volunteer at their school and be a part of their day.” Karla is a BA student with a concentration in Applied Psychology.

Dr. Nancy Leffert and Karla Hernandez

AUSB President Dr. Nancy Leffert talks with BA student Karla Hernandez at a President’s Access Grant reception.

The 57 recipients of President’s Access Grants in 2013-14 are:

Bachelor of Arts: Austin Bartoo, Tresor Bayibsa, Mariela Bravo, Albert Breton, Michael Brown, Cindy Calderon, Hannah Cooper, Di Elman, Christopher Faenge, Melanie Gordon, Ashley Grant, Araceli Hernandez, Karla Hernandez, Channing Hogue, Johni Hull, Anthony Jackson II, Rebecca Ketner, Kim Li-Palmgren, Liliana Mariscal, Robert Marquez, Crystal Martinez, Cameron Morreale, Devin Nigh, Claudia Orona, Susana Ortega, Amy Patten, Kevin Rowlands, Isabel Ruiz, Cody Sabo, Bridget Salisbury, Nicholas Salsbury, Judith Soleto, Travis Spencer, Shannon Stark, Suzannah Taylor, Arielle Valenzuela, Rachel Walsh, David Warrick-Kilmer.

MA in Clinical Psychology: Laura Cardenas, Guadalupe Clark, Carrie Faulkner, Harrison Heyl, Tracey Hill, Jenn Kennedy, Linda McGee, Laurel O’Connor, Keely Paola, Christopher Pike, Janessa Radford, Kaylie Reynolds, Calais Yee.

MA in Education: Alejandra Martinez.

MEd Credentialing: Meghan Cannon, Magda Flores, Marlen Limon, Cary Young.

PsyD in Clinical Psychology: Richie Garcia.

Learn more about the President’s Access Grant and other grants and scholarships available to AUSB students. For more information, contact the AUSB Admissions Department.