Members of Bloomsburg University’s School Counseling and College Student Affairs graduate program attended the annual conference of the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association in Mechanicsburg on Oct. 20 to 22. Mark Bauman, Denise Davidson, Mindy Andino, Diane Elliott, faculty in the program, and Mary Klebon, April Garland and Ebony Taylor, graduate students, presented five different programs at the conference.
Colleges and universities are under constant pressure to find new and meaningful ways to better engage students. Moreover, the need to justify funding and its usage is at an all-time high. College and university administrators, faculty members and students are actively encouraged to reexamine policies and practices to ensure a robust student experience. The 2013 PCPA Conference Committee is sought proposals to re-imagine the student experience through:
- Learning outcome development and assessment;
- Encouraging growth;
- Advocating change; and
- Delivering results
Pictured (L-R) Mark Bauman, Mindy Andino, Denise Davidson, Keashla Marengo. Front Row: Serina Bolinsky, Ellen Socket, April Garland, Mary Klebon. Presentations included “What can a fellowship do for you?” by Andino, “Building relationships that enable student success” by Andino, Hoover, and Garland, “It’s not you. It’s me: Leaving your job In the first year,” by Davidson, Bauman and Klebon, “Reimagining professional preparation,” by Bauman and Davidson, “Got my mind on my money and my money on my mind,” by Elliott and Taylor.