Antioch University Santa Barbara alumna Cecilia Schneider (MACP ’09) passed away on August 3, 2017, at the age of 60. The entire AUSB community joins her family, friends, and loved ones in mourning her passing and paying tribute to her life.
Cecilia, known affectionately as Ceci, deeply touched the lives of many with her compassionate and giving spirit, dry and subtle wit, and insightfully perceptive nature. Ceci studied Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the seventies, and since then never wanted to leave her favorite city. Ceci was always happiest helping to enrich the lives of others. Most recently she worked as Financial ad Budget Coordinator for the Philosophy Department at her Alma Mater UCSB. In her professional life as Financial Aid Director for colleges and universities, Ceci was known for her capacity to enhance collaboration and communication among her colleagues and her ardent support of students.
Ceci received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University where she was known for her client advocacy and strong commitment to social justice. Ceci was deeply committed to creating a place of trust where her clients could safely share their stories with one another. Ceci worked with the Victim/Witness program and Domestic Violence Solutions assisting clients obtain much needed necessities such as baby furniture, food, housing and medical assistance. Ceci certified her bulldog Gigi to help her conduct animal assisted therapy. Gigi followed in Ceci’s philanthropic footsteps and worked as her sidekick to brighten and enrich people’s lives as her therapy assistant.
Special thanks to the SB Independent.