Month: October 2014

DiGorio (’13) Presents #CSAM14: Moving into Your Role as a New Professional


Rollins College

Jeremy DiGorio, a 2013 graduate of the UConn HESA program, collaborated with colleagues from NASPA, Oregon State University, and University of Miami to present the ” #CSAM14: Moving into Your Role as a New Professional” webinar.

This dynamic webinar  incorporated the viewpoints of five new professionals in the field of higher education and student affairs who shared their confessions, job searching tips, and  lessons from their first few years in the field. Free to  both NASPA and non-NASPA members alike, this type of support for undergraduates, graduates, and new professionals bolsters interest our field and further backs the supportive nature of related professional organizations.

We are proud to recognize Jeremy’s contribution to the field and join him in celebrating “Careers in Student Affairs Month!”

Forti (’09) Begins New Position at UNH – Manchester

Marisa Forti, a UConn HESA graduate with the Class of 2009, is set to begin her new position at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. As the new Director of Student Development, Marisa will regularly manage first year students and students in transition programming. Overseeing such programs as first year seminars, peer advising, student activities, social justice programming, and direct coordination of student leadership efforts, Marisa continues to utilize the skills and experiences gained from the UConn HESA program into her role as a practitioner.

Furthermore, Maria’s efforts in supporting academically at risk students through early alerts and academic coaching will allow her to share her experiences between areas of student affairs and academic affairs concurrently.

The UConn HESA program is happy to recognize the efforts of past graduates, and we wish Marisa the best of luck in her new role!