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Education & Social Science Graduates

Dominic Salinas, Ed.D.

WHAT I DO NOW: I am the Director of the Department of Education at Centenary College.

MY WORK/JOB CONSISTS OF: Teaching and Administration 

HOW I GOT TO LSUS (OR WHY I CHOSE LSUS): Excellent reputation as a teacher-preparation university. 

FOND MEMORIES OF LSUS: Parking in the gravel pit, eating the "Snack Shack," Attending very small meetings with Margaret Meade and Capt. Grace Hopper

LSUS FACULTY WHO HELPED ME: Dr. David Gustavson, Dr. Sandra Bowen, Mrs. Dorothy Cadie 

HOW LSUS HELPED ME SUCCEED: Gave me my certification to begin my teaching career.

ADVICE TO COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS: Take it one semester at a time.  Your time at LSUS is relatively short compared to the amount of time you will spend in your working career.

ADVICE TO SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO ENTER MY FIELD: You must really have a love for children.

TIPS ON CHOOSING A MAJOR/CAREER: Choose something you are passionate about! 

MY TOUGHEST PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGE: Convincing non-educators how difficult teaching is

MY TOUGHEST PERSONAL CHALLENGE: Listening more 

SUCCESSES IN MY LIFE: Bossier Parish Teacher of the Year, Bossier High School Teacher of the Year, PDK Service Award Winner, PDK Earl McKenzie Award Winner, LSUS Circle of Excellence, NEWMAST Alumnus, Region I Science Fair Director's Award, Zonta Club Award Winner, Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana Trustee

I'VE LEARNED THIS FROM LIFE: There is never enough patience in the world.

WHAT I'D BE DOING IF I HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD: Traveling