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“I liked the school of education at SCU because of the small cohort size. I felt comfortable asking my professors for help. I also enjoyed being surrounded by a group of really smart aspiring educators, who both inspired and challenged me. After leaving the program at SCU I felt that I was very well prepared to be an effective educator and leader at my school.”
“After having just graduated from UC Berkeley, I was seeking a program that would provide me both a community and a solid academic foundation. And today I am so grateful to say that SCU’s Counseling Psychology program gave me exactly that. It’s because of the relationships, the knowledge, and the practice I received from this program that I had the opportunity to become the type of therapist I had sought to be.”
"SCU School of Education is so welcoming! All of the professors and staff are very helpful and try their best to make sure every student is successful inside and outside of the classroom. Growing up down the street from SCU I have always dreamed of going to school at this great institute. Being a part of the SCU family, it has opened up great doors in careers, knowledge, and lifelong friendships."
The Lee family seeks to honor Tone Yao Lee’s life and legacy by supporting students whose focus is the mental health and well-being of young people. The Lee family has made a generous $1M donation to fund scholarships, research, and public outreach in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology, with a focus on the well-being of children and adolescents, especially those suffering from depression.
“Selfless,” “giving,'' “caring,” “a dear friend,” “a natural leader”: these are the terms so many have used to describe Tone (‘22). Tone embodied our Jesuit values and commitment to forming men and women for others. His dedication to helping others was an essential part of who he was.
Read more about Tone's life and legacy