Student Affairs in Higher Education Well-Represented at Annual Convention

Posted on 4/3/2011 3:52:59 PM

Students, alumni, and faculty of the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) Department presented numerous educational programs at the March 26-30, 2011, annual convention of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) in Baltimore.

Among the current students presenting programs were Megan Stahl on “The Social Norms Approach” and Ashley Fowler on her thesis research, “The Significance of Feminist Identity in Psychologically Abusive Relationships.”

Several alumni of the department also presented programs, including Faina Bukher and Stanley Horton on “Are We Prepared to Work with Atheists, Agnostics, and Non-Believers?”; Kellie Perkowsky on “Making the Fit Just Right: Living in a Cohort Model”; and Jason Lee on “Financial Literacy: The Forgotten Competency.”

SAHE faculty members also presented programs, including Dr. Holley Belch’s “Educating Students with Psychiatric Disabilities: Needed Practitioner Skills and Competencies” and Dr. John Mueller’s “Power, Privilege, and Oppression: Analyzing Difficult Dialogues.”

Finally, SAHE alumna Courtney O’Connell was one of three recipients of the prestigious Annuit Coeptis Award, presented to emerging professionals who demonstrate excellence in student affairs practice, service, and/or scholarship.

ACPA is one of the two leading professional associations serving more than 8,500 student affairs practitioners, graduate preparation faculty members, and graduate students in the student affairs profession.