Today we are highlighting Heather Phillips for Careers in Student Affairs Month!
Heather is from Macomb, Illinois, and has degrees a BA from Western Illinois University, Double majors in Sociology and French, and an MS from Colorado State University, Student Affairs in Higher Education. She is currently the Director of Housing and Residential Life and has been since 2009. Previoulsy, Heather was the Coordinator of Residence Life (working with training and leadership development), at Iowa State University. Other positions she has held are: Interim Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Academic Success Center, Iowa State University, Coordinator of Residence Life for Academic Programs (working with learning communities and retention and other academic initiatives on campus), at Iowa State University
Hall Director, Iowa State University.
"I love meeting new students and helping them find their place and their passion at MSUM. The most rewarding part is hearing a graduating student reflect on what they have learned and how they have grown because of their college experience."
Do your homework and research graduate programs. There is variation among the emphasis areas, curriculum and assistantship opportunities. Current faculty and students in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program, as well as other folks working in Student Affairs on campus, are great resources.
Check out the resources and opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students through professional associations such as NASPA, ACPA, and ACUHO-I.
Seek opportunities to explore different areas within Student Affairs during your time at MSUM, and ask questions of your supervisors, advisors, and mentors. Don’t be afraid to take initiative to get to know someone better by scheduling a meeting or inviting them to lunch. #CSAM2018#StudentAffairs#DragonFam#DragonPride
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Had the privilege to see Mr. Bowtie at the Bluford/Brooks/Ridgel Dedication and kick off Mizzou Homecoming weekend! Once a 🐯, always a 🐯. It brings tears of joy when I think about the progress we’ve been making at mizzou in terms of diversity and inclusion. There is still a very long way to go, but passion, hard work, and dedication will get us there. #mizzouhomecoming2018🐯 #studentaffairs#MizzouELPA
“This experience has really opened my eyes to what kind of school we are and the beauty of the characters we have. We have so many types of students on campus. Learning about them, their background, and their story made me fall in love with this school all over again.” #PeppPortraits
Monique Go (left) and her co-chair Katie Walker are on the Special Events Committee for the @pepperdineboard this year. They are tasked with planning New Student Sunrise, Winter Wonderland, and of course, Blue & Orange Madness. We love the annual celebration of Waves during #WavesWeekend!
To read more about Monique and her experience on The Board, visit the link in our profile.
Know someone with a Pepperdine story to tell? Nominate them by clicking “email” in our profile.
Happy Friday, Mustangs! Come along with us for our first-ever💡Fun Fact Friday 💡where we share some fun facts you may or may not already know about us.
Today is National LGBT Center Awareness Day, so we thought we’d share a couple of facts about our very own SMU Women and LGBT Center. Did you know…
1. The SMU Women’s Center opened in 1973 and is one of the oldest Women’s Centers in the southwest.
2. The Women and LGBT Center houses a lending library with over 300 books on various topics related to Women and LGBT people.
3. Dr. Sidney Gardner joined the Mustang family in August as the new Director of the Women and LGBT Center. She previously held positions at universities in New Jersey, Texas, and Minnesota. She earned her doctorate in Higher Education from St. Cloud State University.
That’s all for this edition of Fun Fact Friday. 👈🏻Swipe to see some upcoming events. See you next time! #bye
“I stay engaged at Georgetown by getting creative about where to have meetings outside of the office. I love a chance to hold a conversation, brainstorm, or get things done with colleagues at a coffee shop, in different meeting spaces, or sitting outside on a nice day. This gives me a chance to think differently and engage differently with spaces on campus.” -Matt
This week’s staff profile comes from our Coordinator of Student Activities and biggest Disney-Lover Mario Garibay!
Mario is from La Puente, California and went to the University of San Diego for both his undergraduate degree AND his masters! He’s currently working on his Doctorate of Education.
When we asked him why he enjoys working in Student Affairs so much he said “I enjoy working in Student Affairs because college is such a pivotal time for a young person. For some, it’s the first time being away from home. For most, it’s a time of growing and learning about oneself. To be able to be part of that process is an amazing opportunity!” Come learn more about him and the rest of our Student Affairs staff at today’s CSAM Panel! From 2-3PM in the jk wood lounge we will be answering questions and giving advice on how to start a career in higher education 😁 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Our next #HumansofCSE : “My name is Matt Barnes, and I am the Director of Orientation, Transition, and Family Engagement in the Center for Student Engagement. I'm originally from Maryland, and most recently lived in Florida for about 7 years before coming to work at Georgetown. In my free time, I love to cook at home, go to yoga classes, and explore DC!”
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
The end of the year can be so busy! With all of the holidays, it can be hard keep up with everything. ❄️🥂Why not go into it with a positive mindset?
The days get colder and the nights get longer, which can really affect my mood. Anyone else? Having positivity in my life, getting that endorphin rush from working out, eating healthy, and being around others in good mindsets really helps me feel better during those long days!
Well... our team is leading an exclusive 3 week online bootcamp that will end right before Thanksgiving! It’s a new online workout program too! With the group, we’ll have access to the super trainer who created the program. He’s honestly so encouraging and motivational! (We had the honor of getting a team call with him and oh my goodness, he was great!)
Let’s go into the holidays feeling strong and healthy together!
For more info, fill out the link in my profile or send me a message 😉
Today we are highlighting Ryan Brandon for Careers in Student Affairs Month! "I am an Area Director for the Snarr Complex. I oversee the facilities, staff and students with a staff of 16 RAs, a Desk Manager and an Assistant Area Director. We focus on the students, helping them have a positive experience living in the halls with all types of programs!
I was born in Pennsylvania, but spent the last 12 years in Wisconsin. I have a master’s in Business Administration, and my undergraduate degree is in communication and psychology. I am currently a doctoral student in Higher Education Leadership from St Cloud State.
I enjoying watching students discover who they are, and the growth they experience in such a short time. Watching someone from orientation to finishing their first year, or the first RA interview to handling a situation with a cool and calm demeanor, is why I enjoy my work!
Dive into some leadership as a student – find out if this is a career you would enjoy! I loved being a floor rep with RHA (Residence Hall Association), then joined Student Government as an executive Board member. Being a voice for the students to administration defined a large part of my undergraduate experience." #CSAM2018#StudentAffairs#DragonFam#DragonPride
Happy Birthday to the sweetest best friend a girl could ask for. Clauds, I am so blessed by our #YoungLiving & #StudentAffairs filled friendship 💙
LeaderShape has been a program provided to MIT students for almost 30 years! This 4-day PREMIER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM occurs during IAP from January 13th-16th and is open current undergrads and grad students.
This FREE program helps students develop their personal leadership identity via discussions, simulations, and activities facilitated by high-profile MIT faculty and Staff. Each participant is grouped with peers across the Institute to learn and enhance their leadership skill set. Applications are being accepted now and are due January 2nd. Please apply via the following link:
Received this plaque today and tried not to tear up (too much...) I had no idea how much fulfillment I would find in teaching higher ed law and this is such an incredible honor. A huge thanks to you SAHE students (and in particular the 2018 grads) for sharing your academic careers with me and bestowing this privilege. ☺️
It’s official! New Assistant Director of The Office of Student Life in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Providing Personal Advising and Coaching to Master and PhD Scholars to Assist Them Throughout Their Academic Journey and Beyond...Thankful for my LOVE, my friends and colleagues who helped me throughout this process.🙌🏾📚🦋 #NewChapter#Grateful#HigherEd#StudentAffairs#kekespics
Meet your Survivor Advocate team! Introducing: the lovely, kind, and superbly organized Emily Pelon! Emily works as the Graduate Assistant on the Survivor Advocacy team and offers a wealth of warmth and knowledge to each student she meets.
Emily Pelon - She, Her, Hers pronouns
I have been a part of the Mean Green Family for my entire collegiate career. I received my Bachelor's degree from UNT in 2015 and am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Before working at UNT, I worked and volunteered for Denton County Friends of the Family on their 24 hour crisis line and emergency shelter. In my free time, I love to bake, binge watch Netflix, and spend time with my cat, Lily.
‼️‼️REMINDER ‼️‼️ ITS JUST 2 WEEKS AWAY 😬😬😬😬
Don’t forget to register, if you haven’t already❕❗️This is going to be a phenomenal experience‼️ Do you recall the ad about the Multi-KC Drive-In Conference?
2018 NASPA REGION I Multi-KC Drive-In Conference at Central Connecticut State University
Here is the registration link:
NASPA Member: $40.00
NASPA Student Member: $30.00
Student Non-Member: $60.00
Eric Estes, Ph.D
Vice President for Campus Life
Let's get ready to Squad Up for this Conference!
Thank you for the overwhelming support on both sides! All involved with this event, our team, and the roves of new and old customers who picked up Johnny Cupcakes merch at our pop-up shop! We even displayed our t-shirts inside of cold refrigerators while packaging them in our pastry boxes! Our booth was scented like frosting, too! Have a big event? Holler if you want us to make special collab tees or if you want to host our pop-up experience! Miss out on purchasing something? We ship worldwide at johnnycupcakes dot com or by seeing my profile link! ✌🏼👕☠️❤️
Today we are highlighting Samantha Pikala for Careers in Student Affairs Month!
Sam works as an Area Director for Housing and Residential Life supervising 12 Resident Assistants, two Desk Managers, two Apartment Assistants and one Graduate Assistant Area Director. She is from Columbia Heights, MN. She has a B.S.-Social Studies Education, Winona State University, and an M. Ed.-Adult and Higher Education from the University of Oklahoma.
The most rewarding aspect of Sam's job is seeing the students she supervises grow and develop throughout the year not only in their positions but as people and students. #CSAM2018#StudentAffairs#DragonFam#DragonPride
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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...😄
Today I got to do my first-ever poster presentation with this lil’ guy. Had some really awesome conversations with students about the work that I’m doing with #GGSSFSU and how assessment can be used to improve programs. Also about how fun grad school is.
Shout-out to @shelbyyoung1 and @brittanydevies for letting me geek out over their seven years worth of data and for nodding along when I go off on assessment tangents. And @jillian.vw for being there when I figure out a new feature on nVivo 👍🏻
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Some wine and chocolate with friends. So simple and so nice. 🍷🍫
Someone I work with had a great idea to have grad students or recent masters grads get together every few weeks because it can be hard to make friends as an adult. Tonight was wine night!
“Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to "go purple" on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.” Residence Life Programs and Student Conduct are partnering to give the UNCSA community an opportunity to take the pledge against all forms of bullying on campus. Wear purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth and join us on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM in the Hanes Student Commons. #UNCSA#StudentAffairs#ResLife#FOCUS#DiversityInclusion#LGBTQ#SpiritDay#Bullying#TakeThePledge 💜
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This Saturday and this Saturday only the Residents Halls invites you to come on down and decorate pillows and get your pillow ready for a friendly fight!
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Take a step back into the 90's by making your own slap bands from scratch using duct tape and a measuring tape!
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The diversity puzzle event was a success! Thank you to everyone that came out and our amazing RA!
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We invite you all to come color puzzle pieces so that we may see how they fit into the puzzle that makes up res life. We want to know what makes the res halls a community to you!
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Come join RA Chris Bustamante and get to know the brothers of Alpha Chi Rho in the courtyard at 6:00PM. All paintings you make, you keep!