Day Seven: We stopped at AltaGracia to learn about how companies are thriving by paying workers a livable wage and it will just cost us a few dollars more per shirt which brought home a lot of perspective to our students.
Finally, the view and sunset from dinner in the mountains to end an unforgettable week 🌄 #SApro#DFinDR
Had the pleasure of guest lecturing for Lewis & Clark's SAA program around campus sexual assault/supporting students last night! I merely scratched the surface on the topic, but I hope this leads to ongoing conversations as they enter the field. #SAPro#TitleIX#HigherEd
“Getting the most out of life isn’t about how much you keep for yourself, but how much you pour into others” 💛💙 I am so thankful for all of the knowledge my mentors have poured into me & was proud to be able to share some of my experiences with others yesterday #SAPro#CSAM18#HEGSA#HofstraPRIDE#GoodVibesOnly
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In celebration of Careers in Higher Education month, we are spotlighting different members of the Stetson community and their journey into Higher Education. Today we are spotlighting Miguel Ortiz-Burgos, Coordinator for First-Year Academic Advising. When asked why Higher Education he said “When I was in college, I was inspired by my mentors to make an impact in my community and to use my time in college to grow personally and professionally. Now I work in Higher Education, specifically academic advising, in hopes to inspire our next generation of leaders in the same way I was.”
Thanks for all you do for our community Miguel!! #careersinhighereducation#careersinstudentaffairs#highered#sapro#sajobs#stetsonuniversity#gohatters
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Day 15: Free Space Friday. Florida State University has been on my mind lately from the recent hurricane to it being homecoming weekend in the 850. Loved my time as a masters student and a entry-level professional and still loving the doctoral experience (even though I want to throw the whole dissertation process away). Once a Nole, Always a Nole 👌🏾 #GoNoles#SAPro#CSAM18
It’s days like this that I am thankful for where I am at in life and why I am such of proponent of reclaiming your happiness. This is what I had in mind when I decided to leave many aspects of my old life behind.
Today my day started off with me presenting my holistic advising curriculum/talking points to a campus wide diversity and equity committee. This curriculum will be implemented across all of Student Academic Success and Educational Equity Programs at Sacramento State. After that I was at the CA State Capitol at event revolving around undocumented students (Rossmeri, you slayed it!), and ended with being a mentor at Cosumnes River College’s CARNAL Latino Mentoring Night.
I am blessed and thankful ❤️👏🏽 #educator#socialjustice#sapro#sagrad#lifestyleblogger#lifestyle#pictureoftheday#mentorship#happy#studentaffairs#lawofattraction#manifestation#abundance
When you are unsure, trust in him.
When you get tired, lean on him.
When you are struggling, submit to him.
And won’t he do it 🙌🏻
D is for......DED tired ☠️But I’m v happy because I love what I do AND I’m gonna lay down this weekend 😴 and I have 120 year old bottle of Medeira from V. Sattui needing my attention. 😋🍷Until next week. #SApro#imtoooldtobeprogramminglikethis
Ok for my day 4 post I want to share how awesome it was to get to see @kaylamgeorge last week during the #ncho2018 conference! It was so full circle to have got to start as an RA my first year on Kayla’s team and now as a professional staff member to get to go to a conference her and the Queens team put on! #postchallenge#day4#reslife#sapro
Ayy! My name is Raudel Carrillo, I'm a fifth year double majoring in Community and Regional Development & Chicana/o Studies. I'm currently the High School Outreach for S.O.L. y L.U.N.A. at the Student Recruitment and Retention Center and External Chair for my student organization M.E.Ch.A. My aspirations is to get my Master's and PhD in Educational Policy to help create more educational programs for Latinx youth and youth of color because there isn't enough support for youth of color and I want to change that. I joined NUFP to help me explore opportunities and network to help me in my future endeavors!
Check out our new calendar! 📆 🎉 inspired by #teachersofinstagram and all the fun banners in the K-12 classrooms.
On a campus where students are inundated at least a dozen weekly email newsletters, we can’t forget the magic of old school messaging. #getcreative#getcolorful#fye#sapro
Yoooo. When your @sanfranciscostate & @csumb worlds collide! All of these incredible humans have been there for me from day 1 until my last day in the Cal State System. This work isn’t for everyone... it’s demanding, emotionally a roller coaster, & extremely fulfilling. Happy to have all of these people with me until well forever, yeeee💛💛💛💛**for all the sassholes in my life if we didn’t take a photo you should have remembered 😘 #SApro#highered
Today for Careers in Student Affairs Month, we wanted to highlight one of our #SAPro's in SSD.
Troy Polnitz has been at Fresno State for ten years, both as a student and staff. Troy received his Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2012 and his Masters degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling and Mental Health Counseling in 2015. Troy has worked for Services for Students with Disabilities for what will be 5 years in January. He has served SSD in a variety of different roles which include as a peer mentor, a transportation coordinator, an accommodations coordinator and currently, as a Disability Management Specialist.
Troy provides academic accommodations and access to resources for students with disabilities that attend Fresno State. He is an active advocate for meaningful accessibility and providing an equitable learning experience for all post-secondary students with disabilities. Troy engages in frequent outreach opportunities both on-campus and throughout the central valley at community colleges and high schools. Troy is also a trained facilitator and member of the National Coalition Building Institute that focuses on building environments in which diversity is welcomed and encouraged.
Thank you for all of your impact work, Troy!
In celebration of Careers in Higher Education month, we are spotlighting different members of the Stetson community and their journey into Higher Education. Today we are spotlighting DiJai Dowling, Graduate Intern for Campus Vibrancy and Traditions. When asked why Higher Education she said “During my undergraduate journey, Student Affair professionals guided me each step of the way with the proper tools and resources in order to be successful. Being in Student Affairs has allowed me the ability to connect with students that surpass surface-level conversations. My students inspire me each day to be a better mentor, friend, and professional.” Thanks for all you do for our community DiJai!! #careersinhighereducation#careersinstudentaffairs#highered#sapro#sajobs#stetsonuniversity#gohatters
Day Five: ILAC & Mountain Campo. We started our day with a tour of the ILAC Center from the Director about the facilities and impact to the rural communities they have had over the last 40+ years.
Pictured is a mountain campo, Arroyo del Toro. This community has benefited from an ILAC Clinic, ILAC Doctor that visits three times a week, and use sustainability and education to grow their community to closer and closer to self-sufficiency. The clinic in Arroyo del Toro not only serves their community, but 5-7 communities surrounding in the mountainous parts of the Dominican Republic.
The breathtaking hike to see their coffee production in a once livestock heavy community was a beautiful way to remind us of the successes and continued development ILAC is able to impact the Rural Communities of the Dominican Republic. Hope & Love. #SApro#DFinDR
It was a bit of a dreary day here in Tuscaloosa with the cloudy and chilly weather but I’m always game for free stuff! I visited the health & wellness fair today at work and got all the free travel toothpaste I needed. It’s the little things really...😄
Day 13: Community. One of the beautiful things about this profession is the amount of people you get to meet who work across the country and the world. Grateful for the bonds and friendships I’ve developed over the years. #CSAM18#SAPro
Inclusivity starts with acknowledging people the way they would like to be acknowledged and then actually seeing them for who they are... #HigherEd#StudentAffairs#SAPro. Today, October 17, 2018, we celebrate the inaugural International #PronounsDay. Learn more about personal pronouns and why it is important to respect them in professional settings, and all other environments.
The first round of “A-to-Z” (Alex/Zach) tabling was a success! @iubloomington join your IUSA President and Assistant Dean for Sorority & Fraternity Life and Leadership & Inclusion Programs each month to learn about opportunities for involvement and to connect with campus resources for students at Indiana University Bloomington! #SAPro#IUisHome#Hoosiers
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Got to hang out with my #GLACUHOMLI faculty mentor Steve while he was in town (really the area b/c Rosemont in not Chicago lol 😝) and give him his first Giordano’s pizza experience! Good food and conversation! I love our one on ones! #blksap#glacuho#sapro
Grab some inspiration on your way out 💕
“Take what you need, Leave what you can.” Wall was put up last Spring. Often it was full of familiar *staff* handwriting. This year there’s been many more student additions. I don’t always understand why these are motivational, but they make smiles. #inspiration#motivation#SApro
Day Four: Hogar de Cristo. We started our morning with breakfast as we left Hotel Masacre to spend the morning with some displaced children of Dajabón. As we loaded the bus, three small Haitian kids approached the side of our bus asking for really anything.
Fast forward, about an hour into our visit at Hogar de Cristo, those children show up outside to join us, play with us, and eat as residents of the shelter-unfortunately two had been banned for a period of time for fighting and robbing a house to survive; all three were under 10 years old.
Hogar de Cristo is a night shelter for street children, mainly Haitian, who live and work in the city of Dajabón run by local Dominican women and a newly ordained Jesuit Priest, Fr. Carlos. Our trip today kept them off the streets just one afternoon, and it’s so hard to sit with that—even still. 🙏🏽 #SApro#DFinDR
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Three more days until we get to see many of you at CaCCCHE Fall Drive-In! What are you looking forward to most on Friday? #caccche#sapro
A true candid! A friend was taking my picture and a student walking by and said ‘You look great!’ to which my friend said, ‘Don’t encourage her’ 😆📸 I just can’t pass up a great background and fall outfits 🤷🏻♀️ Really though, there is never a bad spot to take a picture on this campus! Perks of working at a university, I guess📚
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Be happy. Do what you love everyday. Never let anyone dim your light.
When your undergrad school is mentioned in talking stick :) #SApro
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Today’s post is to share some positive energy that I found left in my office. One of my student employees thought to share this with others so I thought I’d share it with everyone as well! Remember to smile today because you are amazing! #day2#postchallenge#postivity#smile#blessed#sapro
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#mood 😂😂😂 Catalyst House next door is really getting into the spirit! #sapro
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Combining Day 11 (NASPA/ACPA) & Day 12 (History): I’m grateful for our major associations providing the resources, connection points, opportunities for us to grow and advance the profession. The cultural ethos of our work is over a century old and I’m grateful to be in spaces that ensure we will be around for the next century too. #CSAM18#SAPro
Day Three: Market Day. Every Friday & Monday the market opens at 8 am and provides a wave of over 15,000+ people exchanging goods and money in a market facility in the Dominican Republic built by the UN.
Pictured is a pedestrian bridge built by another NGO to help Haitians cross the border to the market. However, it was never opened during the market. As our guide would say “look it’s wet customs” in reference to making the Hatians cross the main bridge of by river-which two people drowned in the night before.
The visible oppression of the Haitian people with militaristic/nationality power & privilege was hard to observe throughout our visit and evident in the bribes and demeaning behavior.
We truly must reflect on what it means to serve as we capped our morning with the Jesuit Refugee Center learning how to build a sustainable living environment of nourishment and gender equality.
Finally we finished our day with a mass production factory/campus visit that brought dialogue and perspective to our reflection.
This was truly an eye-opening & roller coaster day at the border. #SApro#DFinDR
It’s easy for us to compare our life to the picture we created in our head of what we thought things would look like. By now we would have it all figured out and everything would be so simple. Well, what lasts doesn’t come easy so fall in love with the hustle. .
Or maybe we would be on a different path, other then the one we are currently on. We might be disappointed because our current picture doesn’t match up with the one ‘painted’ in our head. Well, your past is meant to guide you not define you and you control your future.
So you’ve got to either change your picture or change your life! Meaning you are in charge of your happiness. Instead of wishing, start doing. It’s way more fun that way!😉