This is my professional portfolio. This website will document my knowledge, skills, and experiences that are relevant to my work as a student affairs practitioner. Within this site, you will find my resume, various reflections on my work in a higher educational setting, artifacts that I have partially or completely created, and other information about myself and my work. Feel free to explore the site at your leisure. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for visiting!
The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) has identified(2007) that each professional in student affairs should use as a guide for their professional practice and continuous development. These competenices have three levels of progression, beginning with Acceptable, moving through Proficient, and towards Exemplary. The eight competencies are:
-Advising and Helping
-Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
-Leadership and Administration / Management
-Pluralism and Inclusion
-Student Learning and Development
The Bowling Green State University College Student Personnel (CSP) program has adopted these competencies in creating its capstone portfolio assignment for its graduate students. In addition, BGSU has implemented a ninth competency, Crticial Self-Knowledge, as part of its program requirements. My portfolio is modeled along these competencies and levels.
ACPA: College Student Educators International. (2007). Professional competencies: A report of the Steering
Committee on Professional Competencies. Washington, DC: Author.
Moore, L. (1985). Bowling Green State University College Student Personnel Program: Experiential learning
model. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University.
I am currently a second-year Masters student in the BGSU College Student Personnel program. My assistantship is with the Office of Residence Life as a Graduate Hall Director in Offenhauer Hall. This assisantship affords me a number of areas of responsibility including staff hiring, training, and supervision; hall and facilities management; adjudication of student disciplinary cases; student crisis intervention and service on the on-call duty rotation; and service on a number of administrative and university committees.
I am originally from Bethel Park, PA, and completed my B.S. in Psychology from John Carroll University in University Heights, OH. I was highly involved on campus in areas such as Greek life (including my fraternity, Delta Tau Delta), orientation, and student activities, all of which served as the driving force behind my career in student affairs. I am currently job searching for positions in residence life to continue my student affairs journey. When I'm not working or finishing classes, I love reading, cooking, traveling, and playing my drums.
I would like to thank the following people for influencing my work as an emerging professional in student affairs: My family, especially mom, dad, and Stephanie; Johnny; Phil; Travis; Jon; RJ; Lisa; Kyle; Mark; John; Pat; Beth; Courtney; Justin; all of my Delt brothers; Reggie; Tim; every BGSU CSP student, particularly the love of my life, Megan; my professors; and most importantly my students - you have given me more than I can ever return.
***Rest In Peace Heather - We all miss you***