Month: December 2014

DeWeese (’15) and O’Brien (’12) Present at the Leadership Educators Institute

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Danielle DeWeese (Class of 2015) and Krista O’Brien (Class of 2012) recently presented at the Leadership Educators Institute (LEI) in Fort Worth, TX. The pair of past and current HESAs presented, “Building Institutional Support through the Leadership Legacy Experience.”

Danielle and Krista were not the only HESAs in attendance! Pictured above are seven HESAs, both current and alumni,  that attended LEI as well this past week. From left to right: Jeremy DiGorio, Danielle DeWeese, Krista O’Brien, Alicia Harley, Greg Fink, Tiago Machado, and Kevin Sella.

We are always proud to see multiple “generations” of HESAs engaging in the professional conference circuit!


McNamee (’15) Accepted to Present at NASPA and ACPA National Conferences

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Ty McNamee (Class of 2015), continues to expand upon his professional conference experiences! After contributing to “Social Media: #DoItRight” with fellow HESA students who conducted assessment projects at the University of Glasgow, Ty will lend his talents to presentations this upcoming spring as well.

Alongside Nancy Bilmes, Director of the UConn Center for Career Development, Ty will present “I Have to Write a Résumé Now?  Using the Résumé as a Career Development Resource for First Year Students” at both the ACPA 2015 Convention in Tampa, FL, and the 2015 NASPA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

All of us here at UConn HESA wish Ty the best of luck with his upcoming presentations!


Schlichte (’15) Presents at NODA National Conference

Garrett Schlichte (Class of 2015) attended the  NODA National Conference (NODAC) held in Orlando, FL on November 2-5, 2014. At this conference, Garrett presented “Challenging Students to Dare Greatly: Empathy in Peer Leadership.”

As a graduate assistant within the Division of Enrollment Planning & Management, Garrett uses his bubbly personality and eagerness to help others to support Orientation programming at UConn.

As always, we are proud to acknowledge the hard work of our students. Congratulations again, Garrett!



Social Media: #DoItRight – “Glasgow 5” Present at NASPA Region 1 Conference

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Every year, the UConn HESA program offers an International Experience where students can travel to partner institutions abroad to conduct research and assessment projects. The goal of this collaboration, structured through the Universitas 21 partnership that UConn belongs to, is to benefit not only the student researchers but the hosting institution as well.

After spending three weeks assessing the use of social media platforms by international students at the University of Glasgow, five UConn HESA students returned to the ‘States with a fresh set of data and suggestions for UGlasgow student affairs staff. After returning home, these five students applied and were accepted to present their experiences at the NASPA Region 1 conference on November 17, 2014. The group’s presentation was titled, “Social Media: #DoItRight.”

Congratulations to Jackie Lee, Caroline Green, Eileen Rodriguez, Em Loisel, and Ty McNamee on their successful presentation!

Rapoport (’11) Selected for NACA Mid Atlantic Regional Conference Planning Committee

Elizabeth Rapoport (Class of 2011)  was recently selected to serve on the NACA Mid Atlantic Regional Conference Planning Committee as the Volunteer Center Coordinator; her fourth consecutive year serving as a part of the RCPC for this region. Elizabeth would be more than happy to connect with any students who are interested in a career in Student Activities to share with them how to leverage NACA as a graduate student and young professional!