REGION IV-WEST SERVE ACADEMY 2017-2018 COHORT ANNOUNCEMENT


Author
Brett Bruner, NASPA IV-W SERVE Coordinator

Published
October 10, 2017


At the June regional advisory board meeting, Region IV-West approved the development of a Regional SERVE (Supporting, Expanding, and Recruiting Volunteer Excellence) Academy, mirrored from the NASPA National SERVE Academy. It is our role as an Association to help you, our members, feel a connection to the region and Association, a sense of belonging, and purpose for your membership. This Region IV-West SERVE Academy will engage NASPA Region IV-West members at all levels (graduate students, new professionals, mid-level professionals, senior-level professionals, and faculty members) in a cohort academy and mentorship experience, creating a new pipeline of future Region IV-West volunteer leaders.

The 2017-2018 Region IV-West SERVE Academy Cohort includes the following participants and their mentors:

  • Heather Brake, Assistant Director of Residence Education at Arkansas State University. Heather will be mentored by Dr. Keegan Nichols, Vice President for Student Services at Arkansas Tech University.
  • Andrew Brown, Assistant Director of the Hansen Leadership Institute at Doane University. Andrew will be mentored by Dr. Jerrid Freeman, Vice President for Student Affairs at Northeastern State University.
  • Lindelle Fraser, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at Arkansas Tech University. Lindelle will be mentored by Dr. Lois Flagstad, Vice President for Enrollment & Student Affairs at Black Hills State University.
  • Farah Habli, Doctoral Student/Graduate Assistant for the School of Education at Saint Louis University. Farah will be mentored by Jennifer McDannold, Enrollment Coordinator at Baptist Health College-Little Rock.
  • Joshua Maples, Residence Hall Director at South Dakota State University. Joshua will be mentored by Dr. Eric Grospitch, Vice President for Student Life at Washburn University.
  • Jesus Melendez, Program Coordinator for Leadership Development at Washington University in St. Louis. Jesus will be mentored by David Adams, Director of Student Life at Tulsa Community College.
  • Kassey Steele, Director of Student Life at Tulsa Community College. Kassey will be mentored by Dr. Shannon Breske, Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
  • Danica Wolf, Coordinator of the Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Danica will be mentored by Dr. Sara Mata, NSF National Research Traineeship Program Coordinator at the University of Oklahoma.

The Region IV-West SERVE Academy participants will meet monthly via Zoom from December 2017 through October 2018 to learn more about NASPA and Region IV-West from a guest presenter. The Region IV-West SERVE Academy Cohort will also design and implement a class project in support of a NASPA Region IV-West strategic priority.

For questions or more information, please contact Brett Bruner, Region IV-West SERVE Coordinator, at [email protected].  


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