New Scholarship for CSUN Students

Jennifer Kalfsbeek-Goetz
Jack Goetz

A new scholarship program for CSUN students who advocate for people with disabilities launches this fall, thanks to a $10,000 donation by Jennifer Kalfsbeek-Goetz, Tseng College’s assistant dean; and her husband, attorney and mediator Jack Goetz.

“This is a wonderful and generous opportunity for students at CSUN who work with those with disabilities,” noted Barbra Frye, program manager for the Tseng College’s online Master of Science in Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services (ATHS), a program started under Kalfsbeek-Goetz's direction.

Kalfsbeek-Goetz teaches Research Methods and Design in Assistive Technology for the ATHS program, offered by the Tseng College in collaboration with CSUN’s College of Health and Human Development and College of Engineering and Computer Science. She also has made presentations at the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference organized by CSUN’s Center on Disabilities. Jack Goetz serves as academic lead for the Tseng College’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution program, which trains people in the community as mediators in neighborhood, court, school and workplace settings.

The Goetzes named the Jane Small Scholarship for Advocates for People with Disabilities after Jack Goetz’s mother, Jane Small, a longtime advocate in California for people with disabilities.