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SPS Student Affairs Team Present at the NASPA Summer Symposium

From June 5-7, the SPS Student Affairs team presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region 2/Region 3 Joint Summer Symposium in Washington, D.C.

Seven Student Engagement (Advising, Student Life, Student Services) team members, had six educational program proposals accepted. NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. The association provides professional development, advocacy, and research for 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. territories.

Team members and sessions are listed as follows:

Bernadette McHugh, Director of Advising

  • “Video Doesn’t Have to Kill the Advising Star!: Applying Relational Advising to Virtual Methods Program”

Tom Schrank, Associate Director of Advising

  • “Advisors Assemble: Centralizing and Mobilizing Your Own Advising Avengers”

Rollie Carencia, Director of Student Life

  • “Building a Student-Veteran Life from Scratch”

Jason Joyce, Assistant Director of Student Life

  • “[Insert Emoji of Choice Here]: Teaching Emotional Intelligence as a Leadership Tool”

Aelita Parker, Coordinator of Student Services

  • “Holistic Support for Professional Graduate Students: Developing a Workshop Portfolio to Meet the Academic and Professional Needs of Students”

Joshua Mackey, Assistant Director of Student Life and Phong Luu, Assistant Director of Student Services

  • “Don’t Speak Slowly Just Because They Have an Accent: Recognizing and Navigating Biases in our Student Facing Work”