Sara Mata, NASPA IV-W Foundation Ambassador
November 20, 2017
NASPA Region IV-W is thankful to our NASPA Foundation Diamond Club members! Leading up to the National Day of Giving on November 28th, we will be featuring a regional member as they share their reason for why they give.
Featuring Shana Myer, Vice President of Student Affairs at Missouri Western State University
We all have our "Student Affairs stories" of mentors, undergraduate involvements, and how we determined Student Affairs is the field for us. My story probably sounds familiar.....I was very involved as an undergrad; not sure what to do post-graduation; a mentor led me to graduate school, and the rest is history.
I am fortunate to serve in a profession that rarely seems like work. I donate to the NASPA Foundation to give back to the profession that has given me so much! After 20+ years in the field, I can definitively say the mentorship & advice that lead me to this profession were spot on. I know my donation supports programs and services that help promote our field to undergraduate students; develops programs that support and mentor our newest professionals; creates communities that provide a place of belonging for our colleagues; and provides ongoing development for all levels of professionals. My dollars help NASPA delve into new research; advocate for positive change; and educate policy makers on issues in higher education. I give because this profession has given so much to me....my livelihood, my own professional development & personal growth, and the friendship & relationships with thousands of students and colleagues throughout the years. I give....because it's important and it advances the work of our profession.....I hope you will, too!
We thank you for your support. Visit: https://www.naspa.org/foundation/make-a-gift
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