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Ben Ziri St Patricks Day Party!!
02/01/2018 16:13:05
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Soup Cook Off 2018
11/15/2017 19:35:23
Soup Cook Off Date Change to January 27th!!!

Founders Day / Memorial Mass
11/06/2017 12:05:03
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Soup Cook Off 2018
11/06/2017 12:03:55
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Christmas Gala 2017
11/06/2017 12:02:44
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Installation of Incoming Officers
11/06/2017 12:00:25
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Proposed list of Caravan Officers for 2018
09/02/2017 09:48:07

Proposed list of Ben Ziri Caravan Officers for 2018

The following list is composed of Sir Nobles and Lady Nobles who have been contacted and agreed to serve, if elected, on the Ben Ziri Officer’s Divan for the coming year. Any other member desiring to run for office should contact the Grand Commander as soon as possible and ask to be added to the list of candidates. The more members that are willing to seek office the better it is for the caravan. The election of officers will be held during the October 19, 2017 caravan meeting. This is a very important meeting for the future of the caravan and all members are urged to attend. Refreshments will be available after the meeting.

Grand Commander                             Theresa Andreas
Vice Grand Commander                      Fran Samhammer
Grand Chamberlain                             Mike Caligiuri
Scribe of the Exchequer                      Fernando Acuna
Grand Scribe                                      Maggie Owen
Grand Advocate                                  Ed Scheer

Grand Editor/Historiographer                Bruce Taber
Master of the Wardrobe                       Ken Owen
Master of the Bodyguard                     Geri Cooper
Master of the Oasis                            Juliana Taber
Sentinel of the Tower                           Fe Castro
Sentinel of the Desert                          Laverne Burns
Past immediate Grand Commander      Bruce Taber
Chaplain                                             Fr. Michael Dallmeier

July Caravan Meeting
08/01/2017 11:53:13
Ben Ziri July Caravan Meeting
July 20th 2017

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40th Anniversary Celebration
06/17/2017 08:55:48
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July Caravan Meeting
06/17/2017 08:52:29
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Nine Special Ed Students Get Ben Ziri Scholarships
06/17/2017 10:17:28

Nine Special Ed Students Get Ben Ziri Scholarships

 
Ben Ziri Scholarship Recipients
Nine College of Education students have each received a scholarship to help them obtain a degree teaching students with disabilities.

Four got a $3,000 scholarship and the others got $500 from the Ben Ziri Caravan #218, a part of the International Order of the Alhambras, which raises funds to support individuals with intellectual disabilities. The scholarship, funded by an endowment established by non-profit organization and San Diego State University, is awarded to students enrolled in the moderate to severe teaching credential program.


All students are enrolled in the COE Department of Special Education master’s program. The scholarship recipients are: arepwatches

Jennifer Cortez
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Cortez is a $3,000 scholarship recipient. She is pursuing a masters in autism and a teaching credential in Early Childhood Special Education, and completing work to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. “I chose this field because I have a son with autism,” said Cortez, who hails from Phoenix and lives in Spring Valley. “Originally, I began learning about autism and special education to better support and advocate for my son. I decided to turn it into a career after witnessing the development and progress of my own son. I hope to have the same impact in my students lives as the specialists who worked with my son did in his.” Cortez concluded by saying she plans to use the funds on tuition and fees.

Becky Kremer

Kremer is also pursuing a master’s degree in autism and received a bachelor’s in psychology from SDSU last year. The Orange County native and North Park resident also received $3000, which she plans to use on tuition, parking and books. “I ve experienced applied behavior analysis to be an extremely effective therapy for individuals with autism and I m passionate about being able to reach and treat as many individuals as I can,” said Kremer, who would like to work with transition-age youth with autism. “I know that this population can achieve success and be a part of the community if taught with care, compassion, and evidence-based strategies.”

Brittney Ventenilla

Ventenilla is from Los Angeles and lives in central San Diego. She is a graduate student pursuing a masters in special education with an emphasis on autism. Currently, Ventenilla is an assistant clinical supervisor at an agency providing behavior analysis services for children with autism. “My short term goal is to become a clinical supervisor and a long term goal of is to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and help improve services by investigating methods to effectively translate research into practice and to further individualize autism treatment,” said Cortez who also received $3000 and plans to use her money to pay for tuition next year.

Brittany Broas

Born and raised in San Diego, Broas is currently enrolled in the master’s program with an emphasis in autism. She is also pursuing her Clear Credential and Transition Specialist Certificate. The $3,000 scholarship recipient said she will use her money on tuition and to buy extra supplies for her classroom. “My future goals consist of passing my board exam and becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with hopes to support and train teachers in my school district on how to effectively work with students with autism,” Broas said. “My main focus is for students to be able to advocate for themselves, gain an understanding on what they want to do in the future, and be able to identify their strengths.”

Matthew Hirbour

Originally from Corona, California, Hirbour lives in the Normal Heights community of San Diego and is working towards a teaching credential in special education. He said he chose this career path because these students “deserve to learn in an environment that supports their individualistic learning styles.” Hirbour received $500 and I will use the money to help pay off some student loan debt. He will be teaching students with learning disabilities in Bangkok, Thailand, this summer.


Jocelyn Kadas

Kadas is a Point Loma High School graduate who grew up in Missouri. She is a first year COE student in the moderate to severe teaching credential program. She has two, single-subject teaching credentials in English and history, as well as a master’s degree in education. Kadas’ future career goals include earning an additional teaching credential and earning a doctorate in special education. “I enjoy working with students with intellectual disabilities because I love to see the joy I bring to the students’ lives and see the improvement I am able to make in their academic and daily living skills,” said Kadas, who plans to use her $500 award to buy books and supplies.

Alex Moreno

   
A native of Mexico and a Chula Vista resident, Moreno is a grad student in the credential program to become a special education teacher. The $500 scholarship recipient would like to work with students of different ages and with moderate to severe disabilities in low-income communities. “I want to work with children with disabilities because I feel that it is my calling in life,” said Moreno who spent his scholarship money on classroom materials. “I personally feel that working with a population of students who are often misunderstood, marginalized, and not expected to perform or achieve is what motivates me to become the best educator I can possibly be.”


Marianna Rochin

Rochin has completed the coursework for her credential to be able to teach children with moderate to severe disabilities. The San Diego native and Chula Vista resident also received $500 which he hopes to use for supplies once she lands a job. “I want to work with students with disabilities mainly because I want to make a difference in their lives,” said Rochin, who indicated she will be applying for the autism master’s program in the future. “I want to make a difference in their lives and I feel that the students that I’ve had the pleasure of working with have made more of a difference in my life, and I just absolutely love seeing my students grow and succeed.”


Sami Lauf


Lauf is working on her education specialist credential which will allow her to work with students with moderate to severe disabilities. The North Dakota native and San Diego Resident also got $500 which she will use on tuition. “I enjoy the field because of the effect it has on my own personal life,” said Lauf, who teaches at Stein Education Center. “Life is all about progress and moving forward despite the challenges you may face and I am lucky enough to be inspired every day.”
Event Planning 2017
03/03/2017 16:39:02
Ben Ziri St Patricks Day Party!!
02/03/2017 17:35:11
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Founders Day / Memorial Mass
02/03/2017 17:33:26
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Christmas Gala 2016
11/07/2016 09:52:12
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Installation of Officers for 2017
11/07/2016 09:50:59
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Soup Cook Off 2016
10/01/2016 16:02:09
Souper Bowl
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09/01/2016 18:27:57
Proposed list of Caravan Officers for 2017
08/19/2016 12:53:40

Proposed list of Ben Ziri Caravan Officers for 2017


The following list is composed of Sir Nobles and Lady Nobles who have been contacted and agreed to serve, if elected, on the Ben Ziri Officer’s Divan for the coming year. Any other member desiring to run for office should contact the Grand Commander as soon as possible and ask to be added to the list of candidates. The more members that are willing to seek office the better it is for the caravan. The election of officers will be held during the October 20, 2016 caravan meeting. This is a very important meeting for the future of the caravan and all members are urged to attend. Refreshments will be available after the meeting.

Grand Commander                            Theresa Andreas

Vice Grand Commander                    Fran Samhammer

Grand Chamberlain                           Mike Caligiuri

Scribe of the Exchequer                    Fernando Acuna

Grand Scribe                                    Maggie Owen

Grand Advocate                                Tony Andreas

Grand Editor/Historiographer              Bruce Taber

Master of the Wardrobe                     Ken Owen

Master of the Bodyguard                   Geri Cooper

Master of the Oasis                          Juliana Taber

Sentinel of the Tower                         Fe Castro

Sentinel of the Desert                        Laverne Burns

Past immediate Grand Commander    Bruce Taber

Chaplain                                           Fr. Michael Dallmeier

Ben Ziri Chili Cook-Off 2016
06/04/2016 10:28:59
Ben Ziri 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off
June4th 2016

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Ben Ziri Chili Cook Off

First Place Mechelle Rhead
Second Place LN Geri Cooper
Third Place LN Fe Castro

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Chili Cook Off 2016
04/30/2016 07:24:53
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Initiation Ceremonial
04/21/2016 10:05:37
Ben Ziri Initiation Ceremonial
April 21st 2016
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Ben Ziri Event Planning 2016
04/15/2016 10:37:58
Ben Ziri Event Planning
April 2nd 2016

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Event Calendar 2016
04/04/2016 07:22:30
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Ben Ziri St. Patricks Day Party 2016
04/01/2016 07:29:47
Annual Ben Ziri St. Patricks Day Party
March 12 th 2016

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Order of Alhambra

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