REGION IV-WEST SERVE ACADEMY 2017-2018 COHORT ANNOUNCEMENT
Brett Bruner, NASPA IV-W SERVE Coordinator
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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