Author: Carissa Rutkauskas

HESA alum and current instructor Fany Hannon (’08)

UConn Leader Recognized for Contributions to the Hispanic Community

Editor’s Note: This story, written by UConn Communication’s Kenneth Best, appears in UConn Today’s September 16, 2016 issue

During the upcoming celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on the American Spanish language television network Univision, one individual recognized for her contributions to the Hispanic community will be Fany Hannon ’08 MA, director of the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC).

Hannon’s work with UConn students will be seen by viewers of Univision’s affiliates in Connecticut and the Springfield, Mass., region as part of the network’s Nuestro Orgullo Hispano – Our Hispanic Pride – segments aired in commercial breaks as part of the month-long celebration, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Read the entire article here

Emily Daher (’18) and Careers for the Common Good Career Fair

Careers for the Common Good Career Fair 2/15/2017 12-3pm, Student Union

– Highest student attendance since 2009 with 347 undergraduate and graduate students

– 79 non-profit and social service agencies in attendance

Careers for the Common Good is a collaborative project by the Office of Community Outreach, Center for Career Development, and Human Rights Institute that supports students in their exploration of socially responsible career paths.

http://dailycampus.com/stories/2017/2/16/service-career-fair-attracts-caring-students

Emily Daher and CCG Interns at CCG Fair

Emily Daher (’18) facilitated and presented at the National Impact Conference

Emily Daher facilitated and presented a workshop at the National Impact Conference at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. Topic: Pitching Impact: Sharing Your Social Enterprise Ideas. “The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action.” Source: https://www.impactconference.org/about-the-conference/

Alyssa Paquin’s (’17) Poster presentation accepted for Postsecondary Disability Training Institute Conference

The poster is titled, “Concentration and Memory: How Disability Offices Can Serve Students with Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries”

PTI Program [2017]

29th Annual Postsecondary Disability

Training Institute (PTI)

Sponsored by the Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut

Tuesday, May 30th, Wednesday, May 31th – Friday, June 2nd, 2017

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts

http://pti.education.uconn.edu/program-2017/

 

Abigail Smith’s (’17) Blog post with NASPA

In order for me to gain experience and commit to being the international leader that I strive to be, studying abroad in the summer was the right decision for me. While my program does great work on educating us about student affairs in the US, we don’t do much of comparing and contrasting to other Higher Ed systems abroad. For my experience abroad, I was able to travel to Glasgow, Scotland and do a three week assessment project at the University of Glasgow with two of my cohort mates.

Read more here: https://www.naspa.org/constituent-groups/posts/travel-noir-sa-grad-summer-abroad

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Danielle Berkman (’18) -National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) December Of The Month (also known as OTM) Campus Winner

Danielle has been an outstanding source of support and guidance for her staff since the first day of the semester. She has been devoted to checking-in with each RA regularly ever since. Before she even met the Hilltop Halls staff, Danielle wrote a welcome note to each RA, and continued to hand-write thoughtful messages throughout the semester as she learned more about each RA. Additionally, Danielle has made snacks and baked desserts to give staff members for the sake of making others cheerful. The notes and random snacks are just a couple out of many ways Danielle has made the Hilltop Halls staff smile and feel supported. These actions demonstrate Danielle’s dedication to fostering a happy staff. Danielle also cares for her residents. She led a planning committee of RAs to organize a Fall Festival in Hilltop Halls to give residents a fun way to get involved with their community. Danielle offered great advice during the planning phase of Fall Festival that resulted in a very successful area-wide social program. Outside of organizing programs, Danielle is very accessible to the community should any community members need help with a roommate conflict, or just want to chat about what’s going on in their lives. Danielle’s accessibility provides the Hilltop Halls community with another level of support that we all appreciate greatly.

https://otms.nrhh.org/otm_general.php3?otmid=339890&uid=52334&vid=q7mgrqfnm6k7t15p

HESA first year students’ art display through January 15th

The HESA first year students have art displayed in the Student Union Art Gallery! This gallery display is a culmination of students’ work for a project in EDLR 5105: Structured Group Dialogue in Student Affairs course. This artwork is just a small component of their continued dialogue regarding allyship, intersectionality and their personal identities.

Through creation of their visual representations students worked across social identities in order to create an expression of allyship. In addition, they were asked to work together to consider how allyship appears in their work as a practitioner as well as an individual.