Rickman honored with city educator award
(March 10, 2020) -- Fresno State child and family science faculty member Dr. Aimee Rickman was honored with the 'Educator of the Year' award for her commitment, research and community service at the City of Fresno Women Leading the Way ceremony.
She was also lauded at the sixth annual #HERstory event on March 9 by Fresno District 1 Councilmember Esmerald Soria as an active mentor, teacher, inspiration and advocate for Fresno State students, many of whom are first-generation college students.
Besides teaching child development, and risk and resilience courses, she works with students in studying how youth and adolescent development is affected by social media and technology.
She also serves as a faculty adviser for the Ambassadors for Youth Success that won the campus student organization of the year award in 2017-18. The student-led club works with area high schools to provide mentor support and encouragement in considering higher education options.
Her senior-level internship class has also partnered with 25 local non-profit organizations, including Central California Legal Services, where students learn about law, advocacy and policy that affects families and children. Her work with the Localization Allies project creates opportunities for inter-generational support, and brings communities together to listen to young people.
Rickman joined the child and family science department faculty in 2014 and received the Jordan College's highest teaching honor, the Salgo-Noren Award, in 2016.