Author: Carissa Rutkauskas

Jeffrey Alton (’06) interviewed for Insight into Diversity to talk about Asian American and Pacific Islander serving institutions

Asian American Students Find Academic, Cultural Support at UIC

Editor’s note: This story, written by was originally posted in Insight to Diversity in March, 2017

“It is critical to provide services to ELL (English-language-learner), first-generation, and low-income students because they are often the most vulnerable populations on our campuses,” says Jeffrey Alton, associate director of the Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC) at UIC. “Also, for Asian and Asian American students, the added notion of the model minority myth, that all Asians are successful and smart, may be hampering the institution’s recognition of their need for support.”

 

Asian American Students Find Academic, Cultural Support at UIC

Jack Nguyen (’15) named Director of Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs at the University of Florida

Multicultural and Diversity Affairs selects new APIA Affairs director

Editor’s Note: This story, written by Sara Tanner, originally appeared on the UF News website on June 29, 2017

After a thorough national search, the University of Florida’s department of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs (MCDA) is pleased to announce that Jack Nguyen has been selected as Director of Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs. He will start Monday, July 17.
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Lexy Parrill (’17) received ACUI Gretchen Laatsch Grant and Scholarship


Lexy Parrill received the ACUI Gretchen Laatsch Grant and Scholarship to support the work she completed during my practicum with the Programs Office in Fall 2016. Her proposal focused on Student Union Policy Council and Advisory Board best practices. As a recipient of this grant, she received funding to continue my inquiry project and have been asked to write an article to be Published in the ACUI Bulletin.
http://acui.org/awards/writing-and-research-awards/gretchen-laatsch-grant-scholarship

Paula Milone-Nuzzo (’89)- alum in the news

Nursing dean named president of MGH Institute of Health Professions

Editor’s note: This story, was originally posted on the Penn State News website on March 24, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Paula Milone-Nuzzo, professor and dean of the College of Nursing, has been named the new president of the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Milone-Nuzzo will end her tenure at Penn State in August and a national search for her replacement will begin immediately.

MGH Institute of Health Professions is an independent graduate school in Boston founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and the only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare.

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Maria D. Martinez (’96) – alum in the news

Maria D. Martinez ’83 MSW, ’96 Ph.D. — Assistant vice provost at the Institute for Student Success in Undergraduate Education and Instruction at the University of Connecticut

Editor’s Note: This story, written by Neag School’s Shawn Kornegay, originally appeared on the Neag School’s website

Maria D. Martinez earned a master of social work degree from the University of Connecticut in 1983. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in professional higher education administration at UConn’s Neag School of Education in 1996. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor of arts degree in sociology from the City University of New York.

Martinez began her career at UConn in 1986 as a counselor within Student Support Services (SSS), where she worked with low-income, first-generation college students. She became the SSS program director in 1993. In 1995, Martinez became the director of the Center for Academic Programs, where she managed the operations of the TRIO Programs (Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Talent Search).

In 2011, she was named assistant vice provost for ISS and UE&I, where she provides strategic and operational leadership for units and programs within ISS; oversees the delivery of services to facilitate the transition from secondary school to college; and manages the Institute’s budget.

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Emily Daher (’18) and Ricardo Destinvil (’18) Receive Awards at Annual Neag Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Peter J. Nicholls Scholarship in Educational Leadership

This scholarship was established by friends, family, and colleagues of Dr. Peter J. Nicholls, former Provost of the University of Connecticut. This scholarship provides support to a graduate student(s) enrolled in the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program.

Emily Daher

Neag School of Education Graduate Fellowship

Established thanks to the generosity of numerous faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the Neag School of Education, this scholarship is awarded to a graduate student identified by nomination in his or her program as having a strong academic performance and having gone above and beyond by contributing significantly to the Neag School.

Ricardo Destinvil

http://education.uconn.edu/2017/04/13/students-donors-celebrate-at-annual-scholarship-awards-ceremony/

Dr. Rincón to Serve in Upcoming Leadership Capacities

Editor’s Note: This story, written by EDLR’s Meghan Farrell, originally appeared on EDLR’s website on March 23, 2017

This past fall she was named co-principal investigator for a five-year $3.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant dedicated to expanding diversity in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics field. Most recently, Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, Blanca Rincón, has been elected to serve on the directorate for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Commission for Professional Preparation (CPP), and as a programming committee member for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division-J. <read more>

HESA Happenings Newsletter – Spring 2017 Edition

HESA Happenings Newsletter – Spring 2017 Edition

Note from the Director

Spring 2017 has been filled with much activity here at HESA. We had a competitive pool of applicants apply to the program, and 18 of the 19 have already committed to the program as part of the Class of 2019 cohort. So far we have over individuals across 12 states and 1 international student. Our incoming class, as well as our returning second years will have orientation and their second year retreat on Monday, August 21st. In addition, we had a few additional updates in this newsletter including information on the director search, a recap of interview weekend, an overview of HESA programming, updates from UCSAA, information on upcoming events and courses, as well as information on how to donate to the Dr. Sue Saunders Professional Development Funds. We also have a special spotlight on Ryan Baldassario ‘16 who shares some insights one year post-graduation. <read more>