Winter is Coming: November 2015 NUFP Note
Each month (or so), I will send a NUFP Note to the community highlighting things going on in the program. The notes will highlight important NUFP programmatic updates and NASPA events.
Alumni Spotlight: Personal and Professional Growth through NUFP
As I reflect on my first year of graduate school, I think of how the NASPA Undergraduate
Fellows Program (NUFP) has been one of the key involvements that helped prepare me for
graduate school and develop into the future student affairs professional I strive to be.
CSAM Month in the Great Alaska Frontier
SAPros in Alaska offer a perspective to potential future SAPros on “What is Student Affairs” and the unique steps students from Alaska, and other remote areas within Region V where student affairs is a growing profession, can take to explore and enter the field of higher education.
How You Too Can Help DREAMers, DREAM
NASPA Community Colleges Division Task Force Member, Michelle Roman-Garcia responds to the newly released report from the U.S. Department of Education entitled, “Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth: A Guide for Success in Secondary and Post-Secondary Settings." Read more to learn how the guide will not only serve to inform, but also strengthen the Latino/a educational pipeline.
Transitioning to a New City
5 Reminders to Keep You Grounded & Help you Embrace Change
Alejandro Magaña is an Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs at Northwestern University. In his current role, Alejandro is responsible for managing, developing and assessing programs and activities focused on Identity Engagement. Prior to joining Northwestern, Alejandro worked at DePaul University for eight years, where his primary role was providing opportunities for students to engage with the universities Catholic and Vincentian identity.
“Living Faith” is a digital story Alejandro created in early 2013 as a part of a Vincentian Storytellers workshop series sponsored by the Office of Mission and Values and DePaul University. This story was written months before the birth of his son, as a way to reflect on his faith journey and how it may influence his son’s faith journey. This story also played a healing role in Alejandro’s spiritual journey. The process of creating the story was especially helpful in working through anger, confusion and a sense of loss while at the same time feeling hopeful and appreciative over the impending birth of his son.