Sigma Phi Omega

Gerontology Honors Society



EVENT:  Gerontology Scholarship Group Advising Session

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 16, 2016


TIME:  6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about the four scholarship awards (Ayres, Spradlin, OLLI, and Miller) available to CSU Fullerton Graduate and Undergraduate students interested in Gerontology.



EVENT:  Careers In Aging

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WHERE: Ruby Gerontology Center (RGC), Shapiro Wing

TIME:  6:30 PM

The Sigma Phi Omega Careers in Aging Event is SPO's annual showcase of careers in the field of Gerontology.  Gerontology professionals are invited as speakers and participants who provide information and networking opportunities for the students who attend. 



Hello  Gerontology Students and Faculty,

Thank you to those who participated in our Gerontology Student Mixer sponsored by Sigma Phi Omega! Students had a great time socializing with each other and hearing from working professionals in the field of gerontology. Networking opportunities like these can be very important as you pursue your future careers.

We would like to give a special thanks to the Sigma Phi Omega Board Members for organizing and sponsoring this event:

  • Melissa Ruiz
  • Shari Petrik
  • Rosa Garcia
  • August Hitchin
  • Melissa Ortega

The event was well-attended by undergraduate students, gerontology graduate students, and faculty. It was a lot of fun!

If you were not able to make it this time around, be sure to stop by RGC-8 to receive more information about the Minor degree, Masters degree, internship opportunities, and joining the Sigma Phi Omega (SPO) Gerontology Honor Society. We hope to see you next time!


Colin Braman
Graduate Assistant
CSUF Gerontology Program


CSU Fullerton Chapter Goals:

To increase on-campus exposure to Gerontology as a discipline and a profession.

To provide further networking opportunies with professionals in the field of Gerontology.

To recruit new membership.

To demonstrate the value and relevance of Gerontology!


 CSU Fullerton Chapter Advisor

Karen Wong, M. S. G.
(657) 278-4167


CSU Fullerton Chapter Officers

President:  Melissa Ruiz
Vice President:  Shari Petrik
Treasurer:  Trinidad Garcilazo
Secretary:  Shari Petrik
Public Officer:  Austin Hitchin
Social Media Officer:  Kristin Ruiz
Member Outreach Officer: Rosa Garcia


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