UCSC Summer Session wins awards

UCSC Summer Session recently won two awards at the 2007 Western Association of Summer Session Administrators (WASSA) conference held in Maui, Hawaii.

"It was gratifying to have our work honored by our peers," said Pat Vani, director of Summer Session.

Summer Session won "Best Web Site Award" for its web site, , which was designed by Jabico Enterprises of Santa Cruz.

Summer Session also won "Best Credit Program" for its Ayudando Ninos en Centro America, or At-Risk Children in Central America, program taught by psychology lecturer David "Tony" Hoffman. Hoffman and 25 students traveled to Puntarenas, Costa Rica, and spent five weeks conducting interdisciplinary research on the lives of at-risk children in Central America, including street children, abandoned children, working children, and child prostitutes.