ACPA is in full swing, but our doctoral students have so many things happening in addition to their many presentations. Below we highlight just a few of the great accomplishments they have achieved in the past few months!

Congratulations to Jabari Bodrick on his election as Co-Chair of NASPA’s Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community.

Alumna Shannon Dean and current student Carrie Smith were both selected for NASPA’s Region III Board.

Jason Fitzer‘s work with transfer student initiatives was featured on the Grady Newsource. Jason coordinates Transfer Tuesdays as part of his doctoral internship with the Center for Student Organizations.

Dr. Chris Linder was named as the central point of contact for the University’s new Women’s Resources Initiative which will enhance access to services for women across campus, continuously review and update these services, and launch ongoing targeted programs to address timely concerns across campus.

Dr. Candace Maddox, and doctoral students Shauna Nefos-Webb, Carrie Smith, Marvette Lacy, and Travis Martin wrote a book chapter entitled “Telling a story of student success at HBCUs: Barriers for researchers at a PWI” which will be published in Models of Success: How Historically Black Colleges and Universities Survive the Economic Recession.

Travis Martin has been selected for the editorial board of Oracle: The Research Journal for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.

Congratulations to Ricky Roberts recipient of the President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast for her work with campus and community LGBT organizations and authoring the 2012 proposal for domestic partner benefits at UGA.

Cara Simmons presented “The College Application & 21st Century Skills” at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Cluster Conference, a national conference that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for middle and high school students in family and consumer sciences education.

Andrew Wells presented his paper, ” Educating Courageous Leaders: The Case for Environmental Justice,” at the inaugural Aspirations for Student Learning Symposium at Virginia Tech in November.  Publication details are forthcoming, but the full paper is available here.

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