The NEH Summer Scholars program for which this website was created was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for K-12 Teachers. To that end, we would like to thank Ms. Barbara Ashbrook, Assistant Director, and Ms. Rasmi Simhan, Program Analyst, in the Division of Education Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities for their unwavering support.
The NEH Landmarks Fourteenth Colony California Missions Resource for Teachers was in turn made possible by a $12,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Enhancement Supplement Grant for 2013. The grant was co-authored by NEH Landmarks Project Director and Principal Investigator Dr. Rubén G. Mendoza of the California State University, Monterey Bay, and NEH Landmarks Program Coordinator and Content Management & Design Consultant Ms. Jennifer A. Lucido of the Sonoma State University Cultural Resources Management Program. Mr. Christian Graves saw through the implementation of all WordPress website design and code modification and revision, and YouTube.com video embedding in his capacity as the NEH Digital Enhancement Project Information Technologist and Systems Analyst. Margo Flitcraft and Nicole Peaty were in turn contracted to address the post-production and editing of those YouTube.com NEH Faculty interviews posted at http://www.youtube.com/user/The14thColony.
We thank the University Corporation of CSU Monterey Bay for their oversight of the NEH Landmarks program and Digital Enhancement projects, particularly Sponsored Program’s Ms. Peggy Rueda and Ms. Christine Limesand of the University Corporation who were instrumental in assuring the appropriate oversight of any and all grants and contracts-related support.
We are particularly grateful to the dedicated and devoted staff of the Division of Social, Behavioral, and Global Studies, and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, whose ongoing support ultimately made possible the project represented here. As such, we would like to acknowledge the extraordinary and critical administrative roles played by Dr. Gerald Shenk, SBGS Chair, Ms. Lilly Martinez, SBGS Administrative Analyst, Ms. Heather Wilde, SBGS Administrative Support Assistant, and Mr. Martin Wilson and Ms. Lauren Ellis, SBGS Student Assistants, without whom this project could not have been brought to completion.
Mr. Phil Hudner of the Botto Law Firm has proven instrumental in supporting our long-term conservation and education efforts at Old Mission San Juan Bautista, California, by way of the SJB Mission Conservation Program. His long-term support of the Old Mission’s conservation has been made possible by way of the Louise M. Davies Foundation, The Charles D. & Frances K. Field Fund, and the California Missions Foundation.
Professor Mendoza is particularly indebted to his devoted family — Linda, Natalie, and Maya Mendoza — for their ongoing support, love, and patience despite the long hours and many challenges that permitted our success in this endeavor. Finally, we thank the CSU Monterey Bay administration for the ongoing support and encouragement of Dean Ilene Feinman (CAHSS), Provost Julio Blanco, and President Eduardo Ochoa. Thank you all so very much!