IUP Student Affairs in Higher Education Well-Represented at American College Personnel Association Convention

Posted on 3/12/2013 9:35:19 AM

Students, alumni, and faculty of the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) department gathered with nearly 4,000 higher education professionals across the country at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) March 4–7, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Among educational programs presented and copresented by SAHE faculty and current students were:

  • “Graduate Student Organizations in Student Affairs Preparation Programs: A Conversation on Best Practices”
    (Nathan Ziegler, Diane Eshelman, and Andy Kent)
  • “Higher Education in Ireland: Lessons from a Study Tour”
    (Zachary Beaver and John Mueller)
  • “Support for Facilitating the Success of Students with Psychiatric Disabilities”
    (Holley Belch)
  • “Inspired Compliance: The Clery Act, Title IX, and Student Affairs” and “Understanding Students’ Views of Effective Alcohol Sanctions to Advance Wellness”
    (John Wesley Lowery)
  • Featured panel: “Cultivating Critical Discourse”
    (John Mueller)

Second-year students Diane Eshelman, Trista Shideler, and Allison Shumar were the recipients of the Dodge/Kelly ACPA Scholarship. This scholarship, established by SAHE ’06 alumni Michael Dodge and Deena Kelly, provides financial support to selected second-year SAHE students and covers the cost of their registration for the ACPA convention.

Other notable activities at the convention included: recognition of Cory Campbell (’13) at the ACPA Awards Reception as a recipient of the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association Case Study award; recognition of Windi Sasaki ('04) as the recipinet of the ACPA Latino Network John Hernadez award; a retirement resolution honoring Linda Hall read into the minutes of the ACPA annual business meeting; and an IUP reception, hosted by chairperson John Wesley Lowery, for over 50 SAHE students and alumni.

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