Department of Educational Administration and Policy
University of Florida
Table of Contents
Community College Futures Assembly 3
IHE Outstanding Graduates 4
International Education Week 5-11
Faculty News 13
Students of the Month 14
EAP Student Scholars 15
Student News 16-18
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The 2007 Community College Futures Assembly convened the last weekend of January in Orlando, Florida to recognize innovative
and successful programs currently implemented by community colleges, to identify critical issues facing community colleges and to
develop solutions for identified critical issues.
Highlights of the event included:a dinner acknowledging outstanding graduates from the Higher Education Administration Program
at the University of Florida;A speech by former Professor and Past President of FAMU reflecting on his life and experiences in higher
education concluding with a fundraising auction for a scholarhsip in his name; keynote speakerJohn Merrow, discussed the role of the
community college and shared clips of his upcoming PBS documentary Discounted Dreams, which captures the experiences of several
students and faculty in community colleges; presentations from various community colleges throughout the country on innovative
programs; and the presentation of Bellweather Awards to one community college in each category.
2007 Bellweather Award Winners
This year's award for Instructional Programs
and Services went to LaGuardia Community
College/City University of New York for its
"first-year academy,"which gives students
practical experience in their areas of study.
The award in the Planning, Governance and
Finance category went to Austin Community
College in Texas,for programs which develop
a connection between the college and
admitted students as soon as soon as those
students graduate from high school.The
program has increased attendance at the
community college by 38 percent during its
first two years.
The Workforce Development award went to
Temple College ofTemple,Texas, which
partnered with a state medical school,a private
teaching hospital and a number of school
districts to develop a new, state-of-the-art
research facility, boosting the local economy
and raising the quality of medical research.
2007 Institute of Higher Education Outstanding Graduates
The Institute of Higher Education, University of Florida announced the 2007 Institute of Higher Education Outstanding Graduates for the Higher Education
Administration Program January 27th at an Alumni Reunion & Awards Banquet at the Community College Futures Assembly in Orlando. The ten
competitively selected recipients are: Judith Bilsky, Executive Vice Chancellor, Florida Division of Community Colleges & Workforce Education; Kathryn
Birmingham, Dean, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Downtown Campus, Florida Community College at Jacksonville; Scott D. Elliott, President, Meridian Community
College, MS; Richard D. Massie,Vice President for Student & Administrative Services, Shawnee Community College, IL; Morgan A.Phillips,Vice President of
Curriculum Instruction, Southeastern Community College, NC; Ruth Prather, Provost, Valencia Community College, FL; Carlisle Baxter Rathburn, President,
Savannah Technical College, GA; Barbara Sloan,Vice President for Academic Affairs,Tallahassee Community College, FL; Nancy Vader-McCormick, Professor
of Speech & Communications, Delta College, MI; Kris Williams, Associate Vice President, Santa Fe Community College, FL.
The 10 recipients were competitively selected from 19 finalists according to defined criteria by a prestigious national panel from higher education including:
Kitty Boyles, Chair, Association of Community College Trustees Board & Trustee, Dallas County Community College District; Dr. Christine Johnson, President,
Community College of Denver, CO; Dr. Marc Herzog, Chair, National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges & Chancellor, Connecticut Community
College Board of Trustees; Noah Brown, President, Association of Community College Trustees, DC and David Horton, Higher Education Administration
Doctoral Student, University of Florida. The selection criteria included: 1. Effectiveness in the performance of assigned responsibilities, participation in
college-wide strategic planning and implementation of policies supporting the college mission. 2. Professional activities in state, regional, and national
arenas. 3. Community involvement.
The following individuals were recognized as 2007 Institute of Higher Education Award Finalists: Helton M. Aldridge, Dean of Student Services, Brevard
Community College, FL; Sharon M.Carrier, Dean of the Hamilton Holt School, Rollins College, FL; Susan K.Chappell, Executive Director of the College
Foundation, Florida Community College at Jacksonville; Thomas R. Dougan,Vice President for Student Affairs,The University of Rhode Island; Hank Dunn,
Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College-Indianapolis, IN; Rolf S.Groseth,Vice President for Intercampus Affairs, Montana State University; Paul Hutchins,
Dean Educational Centers and Workforce, Santa Fe Community College, FL; GaryYancey,Vice President for Administrative Services, Okaloosa-Walton College,
The Higher Education Program at the University of Florida is nationally recognized for graduate education leading to the Ph.D. or Ed.D.The curriculum links
research and practice to prepare professionals for careers and advancement in higher education, and specifically in community colleges. The Institute of
Higher Education works closely with its affiliate colleges in offering continuing professional development opportunities for practitioners and conducting
The soft sounds of Andean flute music rising from the courtyard at Norman Hall
welcomed the students, faculty and visitors to the College of Education's International
and Comparative Education Event in celebration of International Education Week.
i; More than 125 visitors spent the greater part of the afternoon on November 14,2006
speaking with students presenting poster sessions, listening to student panels and
speakers, and interacting with people from different parts of the world.
The International and Comparative Event was created by the Department of
Educational Administration and Policy with the purpose of honoring the worldwide
celebration of International Education Week by showcasing the international education
interests, research and experiences of the students and faculty in the College of Education.
Most significantly, however, this Event enabled students from a wide representation of nations and cultures, including the U.S.to
share their interests and experiences, hopes and aspirations, and begin
the dialogue toward increased sensitivity, understanding and tolerance,
in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment.
Dr. Linda Serra Hagedorn, Professor and Chair of the Department
of Educational Administration and Policy, and Dr.Theresa Vernetson,
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs of the College of Education welcomed
the participants and visitors.
The primary components of the event were student poster sessions
reflecting international interests, experience and research; faculty poster
sessions describing study abroad opportunities and international
interest, student panels representing two significantly different cultural
experiences,and a keynote speaker who addressed the state of
education around the world.
Students participating in Dr. Maria Coady's LibrosdeFamilia project, in the
School of Teaching and Learning, presented posters describing their service
learning experiences tutoring and developing literacy skills for the children of
migrant workers in Alachua and neighboring counties.
Ivette Baltazar, David Canelas and Cindi Flores compared the educational experiences of Costa Rican migrant students in their
native country and in the United States by displaying original documents written by the children in English and in Spanish.
Jackie Lopez and Kate Truesdale gave a "Glimpse into the Life of a Migrant Child" citing the problems of poor nutrition, lack of
health care and stability, as well as limited education. Photos of smiling children in the project belie the reality and challenges of their
life circumstances, but are offered hope for a better future through social programs such as the Libros de Familia project.
Joel Davis depicted his journey helping an eighth grade migrant boy from Oaxaca, Mexico write his autobiography. The poster
walks the viewer through the process of guiding Celestino's writing from poetic descriptions of his small town,where no one gets
lost and where there is an abundance of fruit trees, written in his native Mixteco language, to descriptions of his life in his new school
where he feels that he doesn't learn much because people don't understand him. The poster concludes with a small, but
heartwarming photograph showing Celestino, sporting a broad and beaming smile, receiving trumpet lessons from a young
American tutor in his new school.
More information about Libros De Familia maybe found at
Student research projects in the College of Education were featured in the poster sessions. Jia Ren,a Ph.D. student in the
Department of Educational Administration and Policy presented her findings on a survey conducted for international graduate
students.The purpose of the survey was to understand the factors influencing international students'academic performance; to
understand the differences between their educational experiences in their home countries;to explore the relationship between
academic success and cultural adjustment;and to understand the differences in learning strategies that international students
use in their home countries and in the United States.
A comparative analysis of student affairs in Australia and the United States was presented by Thea Schoenberg,a Master's degree
student in Student Personnel in Higher Education. Her research was conducted using a survey, conducting personal interviews,
and obtaining information from websites, during a summer internship at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
In addition to providing a comparison,the researcher's purpose was to encourage students to investigate the possibility of overseas
Steps toward enhancing the multicultural competencies for early childhood teachers were presented by Heejeong Sophia Han,
a Ph.D. Candidate in the College of Education. Her poster analyzed the key points of multicultural awareness, knowledge and skills
as important cultural considerations necessary to be an effective multicultural early childhood teacher.
The role of education in the eradication of world hunger was presented by Dr. D.J. Chandler an adjunct instructor in the School
of Teaching and Learning. She discussed,and presented various educational projects involved in developing consciousness of the
issues of world hunger. Students from her comparative education school, Chimera Planet, a non-profit organization, presented
posters on world environmental issues, and other global topics of interest.
Posters showcasing international educational experiences focused on a study abroad program to South Africa, and a visit to a
Middle/High School in Beijing, China. Kara Gosnay and Jackie Gonzalez from the School of Teaching and Learning described their
four-week study abroad program in Plettenburg Bay, South Africa. The poster and accompanying video depicted the students'
experiences at the impoverished school with bare walls and minimal teaching resources. Their poster highlighted their efforts to
create an uplifting and pleasant educational environment resulting from painting the barren school walls with bright colors and
African animals, adding a word wall and chalkboard. The students also donated numerous toys, books, and school supplies.
Susan W. Herrera, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy presented her experiences during a
visit to Junyi Middle/High School in Beijing, China.The purpose of the visit was to experience a day in the life of a high school student
in China; to talk to high school students about their interests as teenagers and their educational experience; to allow students to ask
questions about teenagers in the United States; and to develop a relationship with the administration of the school.
Several faculty members in the College of Education showcased summer study abroad opportunities. Dr. Kenneth Osfield and
Dr. Kathy Gratto of the Department of Educational Administration and Policy showcased an England and Ireland study abroad
opportunity for SPHE and Higher Education students. Dr. Maria Coady of the School of Teaching and Learning announced a joint
program between the ESOL/Bilingual Education faculty and the UF Paris Research Center, in which students will study in Paris, the
language, culture and education policies and practices in Europe. Dr. Mary Fukuyama of Counselor Education presented a summer
immersion experience studying the psychology of intercultural diversity in Florence, Italy.This program is designed to promote the
understanding of culture and intercultural communication. Dr.Theresa Vernetson presented a study abroad program to England
for the Summer of 2007.
The student panels drew large groups of students and some faculty, many who were
familiar with the subjects and supportive of the panelists, or who simply were curious to
learn more about the topics being discussed.
The first panel, The Islamic Student Experience on Campus attracted large numbers of students from the English Language Institute
of the University of Florida, many originating from Saudi Arabia. These students showed their support for the panelists as some of the
panelists were, or had been students at the ELI. Some female members of the audience wore their customary head scarves know as
a "hijab' reflecting their Muslim faith, as did two of the panelists. The presence of a wide variety of international students drew curious
bystanders into the room to listen to the panelists.
Dr. Ken Osfield,the moderator, encouraged the panelists to talk about themselves, describe their families and their countries of
origin,their hopes and aspirations, along with their perceptions of being students in the United States. Significantly, most panelists
described positive experiences, opportunities to be mentored and guided through their educational endeavors, and reported no
instances of obvious discrimination.
Amani Habadi from Saudi Arabia told of the vision that people have in her country of all Americans being rich. She also feared that
she would be rejected for being a Muslim. However, her experience has been positive, and she feels a responsibility to help change the
negative image that some Americans may have of Islamic cultures. Farouk Dey from Algeria described an extraordinary journey of
successes in the United States with seemingly no roadblocks, from buying Microsoft stock before it skyrocketed, to having the doors
of opportunity open frequently for him in his professional life after graduation. He was genuinely surprised, after bringing his wife to
the United States,that the outward manifestation of her religion, wearing the hijab, attracted some stares. He reported feeling cautious
and a bit intimidated for the first time. He had been unable to predict this contrast, as his appearance had never attracted attention in
the past. No longer does he feel as comfortable venturing to small rural towns in Florida, especially with his wife. Yasser Alajani from
Syria encouraged members of the audience to set a goal and fight for it, as the vehicle toward achieving success in the United States.
He reminded the audience that as international students they must represent their countries well,and highlighted the responsibility
that this carries in changing the images that exist. Yasser also emphasized the importance of learning English, stating this as a primary
goal to set and achieve.
The second student panel, International Education Within our Borders: Voices of
Migrant Children, highlighted the experience of the students involved in service
learning with migrant students for the Libros project. Dr. Maria Coady,the
moderator, emphasized the need to expand the vision of international education
to include the migrant students within our borders, comparing the migrant
international experience as being involuntary (precipitated by economic reasons), as opposed to the most commonly known
international student experience as being voluntary (such as participating in study abroad). She described the migrant children as
being voiceless and invisible,and hoped that her panel would bring the needs of these children to the forefront.
Each student on the panel, using their posters as a backdrop,told the poignant stories of the children they are tutoring, and
highlighted their successes. One student,Joel Davis, shared his experiences helping Celestino, a 16-year-old migrant boy, to write his
autobiography, recording the journey through his short and mobile life, for the first time. A dual learning experience, Joel recounted
learning Mixteco phrases from Celestino,as the boy learned English from Joel. An important phrase that gave Joel an insight as to the
Mixteco culture was"Where will you die?" meaning,"Where are you from?" indicating the importance to this culture of permanence and
roots, a cultural juxtaposition to the mobile lifestyle of the migrant worker, brought on by economic necessity and survival.A volunteer
student translator sat with his star pupil in the audience, helping him understand the stories being told about him,and his
extraordinary relationship with his tutor. This experience allowed Celestino to see his own photograph for the first time, and to visit a
Other panelists shared a common migrant child's feelings of appearing "dumb" because they did not speak English, and the myths
that Latino children do not like to read. They spoke of planting the seeds to encourage their tutees to finish high school and maybe
even consider going to college.Others spoke of the importance of providing access to reading materials as the first step toward
dispelling learning myths and bringing hope of a better future for the children.The audience was dotted with a few other children
from the Libros project, some being assisted by student translators, as they listened to their stories being told.
Dr. Dennis Jett, Dean of the International Center of the University of Florida, introduced the keynote speaker, Dr.Thomas Oakland.
Dr.Oakland is a Florida Research Foundation Professor who teaches in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of
Education. He received the Senior Faculty Distinguished International Educator of the Year Award from the University of Florida in 2004,
recognizing his outstanding achievement and efforts to internationalize the campus and curriculum. Some of his many international
endeavors and awards include serving as President of the International Foundation for Children's Education,and of the APA's Division
of School Psychology, the International School Psychology Association,and the International Test Commission. He also received the
2003 American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.
Dr.Oakland's research interests include adaptive behavior and skills:their profiles in children with various disabilities and
interventional strategies to help promote the development of these behaviors and skills; children's temperament, its impact on
behavior, temperament-based values and learning styles, its development in other countries (currently with data from 14 countries);
international issues important to psychology, including school psychology; legal and professional issues important to the practice of
psychology;and test development and use.Additionally, Dr. Oakland participated in a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Brasilia
in Brasil. The scope of his work extends to over 40 countries.
Dr. Oakland's presentation focused on the status of education worldwide. He presented numerous findings from the 2006 report
from the 30-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the 2001 report from the 35-nation Progress in
International Literacy, and the 2001 report from the 25-nation Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.
The International and Comparative Education Event concluded with a smorgasbord of international hours d'oeuvres,and a
presentation of certificates of participation and appreciation by Dr.Thomasenia Adams, Director of Graduate Studies of the College of
The results of the event were so positive,that the Department of Educational Administration and Policy plans to make this an annual
Department Day 2007
The department is continues to build
community with events external to
academic endeavors. For the second
year the Department will host a day for
alumni, faculty, students and staff to
come together and enjoy the Florida
sunshine at the University's Lake
Cypress Lodge has been rented and
hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will
be provided. Attendees are encouraged
to bring their favorite dish to share with
Activities include canoeing, paddleboats,
kayaks, horseshoes, volley ball as well as
swimming. All activities are free with a
Gator 1 card.
Plan on joining us for the event. For
questions contact Eileen Jones either by
phone (352) 392.2391 or email
Dr. Linda Behar-Horenstein was appointed
to a three year term on the editorial board Faculty Spotlight
of the Journal of Dental Education. Di Janes L Doud
With a supporting vote from the
Department of Educational Administration
and Policy faculty, former professor
Dr. Lawrence W. Tyree was named Professor
In December, Professor of Educational
Administration Dr James Doud was presented
the John M Davis Distinguished Educational
Leadership Awardc by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools Council on
Accreditation and School Impiovement
iSACS CASli The award seeks to recognize
innovation in research and practice, making it
one of the highest awards bestowed upon an
individual by the association
When first learning he was the recipient of the award, D D oud was humbled to iecieve such an
honor "I happened to know and worked with John Davis a number of years ago," D Doud
stated, "so this award had particular meaning to me because of that relationship"
Dr Doud views the award as a capstone on his career in school improvement, a career that has
contributed significantly to the field of educational administration In reviewing his
accomplishments one finds both a list of scholarly publications and service to the field, making
him a tiue scholar-practitioner
His commitment to the field will continue on after his retirement from the department this year
as he plans to continue active involvement with the organizations now united to form
AdvancED that have provided him so many opportunities
Students of the Month
To begin with an entry
level student affairs position
in the fields of Greek Life,
First Year Programming and
then obtain a Doctorate in
Higher Education so that I
can become a Dean of
Dr. David Quinn
that reduce or
Dr. R.Craig Wood
Law firm partnership,
law professorship, or
in large university
Nominated by: Nominated by:
Dr. Linda Serra Hagedorn Dr. Linda Behar-Horenstein
Vice President for
Academic Affairs at
a community college
(1) To serve as a school-based
administrator (my current
assignment). (2) To serve as
a university professor, with a
focus on research and
publication. (3) To contribute
to the fields of K-12 and higher
education, especially in the
areas of curriculum, instruction,
and administration.(4) To
contribute to the field of
To become a university
professor of community
leadership, and policy
Dr. Phil Clark
To bring about positive
change in urban schools.
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EAP Student Scholars
2006 L.V. Koos Award Winner ~ Anne Kress
Presented by the Department of Educational Administration and Policy
Doctoral student and administrator at Sante Fe Community College was selected as the 2007 LV Koos Award winner. The L.V. Koos Award was awarded
by the department to a student whose research will a) further the knowledge of/about community colleges,and b) provide a basis for continued
improvement of community colleges.
The purpose of her study is to identify demographic and course enrollment factors that impact degree completion within a defined group of
community college students: FTIC,AA degree seeking. She hopes the study will provide a better sense of demographic and course-related gateways
and barriers to degree completion,which can in turn offer a robust framework for further research or policy discussions. Honorable mentions were
awarded to Matt Basham and Christopher M Mullin.
2006 Barbara Jackson Scholar ~ David Horton
Presented by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)
College of Education doctoral student David Horton was selected by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA),a national
organization for college and university educators,as a 2006 Barbara Jackson Scholar. Mr. Horton is currently a 3rd year Higher Education
Administration doctoral student in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy. He was nominated for this prestigious honor by
faculty members from the College of Education.
"Receiving nominations from my faculty members,and being selected as a Barbara Jackson Scholar is a great personal honor'said Horton."l look
forward to networking with other Jackson Scholars from institutions around the nation,as well as working with my faculty mentor, Dr. Davis."
2007 Dr. James L. Wattenbarger Fellowship ~ Christopher M. Mullin
Presented by the College of Education at the University of Florida
Doctoral Alumni Fellow Christopher M Mullin was selected by the College of Education as the 2007 Dr.James L.Wattenbarger Fellowship recipient. Mr.
Mullin's application for the award was supported by professors from the Department of Educational Administration and Policy. The fellowship was
awarded in part on the basis of a proposed research study that will: a) further knowledge of/about community colleges, and b) provide a basis for
continued improvement of community colleges.
The purpose of his study is to test horizontal equity by relating state governance structures, state support patterns and local wealth to horizontal
equity measures for community college systems in states with a local property tax contribution. He hopes the study will respond to the call for
accountability and transparency in postsecondary education by extending equity measures to postsecondary education in order to provide clear
measures of fiscal equity.
Janet Czyszczon had an article published
in the March 2007 edition of Programming
KristiEsmiolwas selected as a Divisional
Superior Accomplishment Award recipient
(Division Five) for her work as the
Academic Coordinator in the Office for
Students and Instruction at the College
of Veterinary Medicine.
DeviS. Drexler graduated Fall 2006 with a
Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.
She presented findings of her dissertation,
"Student Perceptions on Self-Development
Variables in selected Community College
Study Abroad Programs:A Quantitative
Study using Chickering's Theory of
Student Development" at the annual
Florida Association of Community Colleges
Ron Natale will graduate from the Higher
Education Administration program in May
with a PHD. He has accepted the position
of President at Central Georgia Technical
College in Macon, Georgia
The College of Education
provided Randy Scott with one
of the most rewarding
experiences of his life. His
education as a masters student
was so extensive that not only
was the FELE a breeze, but his
preparation as a High School
assistant principal has been
exceptional.Many of the skills
he learned in Principalship, Law, Leadership, etc. have
allowed him to lead and make many positive
contributions to P.K.Yonge.As a PhD. candidate,
guidance, care, and scholarship have been
offered, and he felt equipped to take on higher
leadership roles in the school district.
Brian Schoonover was
selected as the new
Assistant Principal at
Sheri Litt presented "The Road to Success:
Creating Opportunities from the Classroom
to Career" at the NCWE conference in
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
KarlDawson will gradaute from the Higher
Education Administration program in May
2007 and has accepted a position as Vice
President of a community college in the
British Virgin Islands.
Jia Ren participated in a poster session at
the International and Comparative Education
Event entitled "International Graduate
Student: Achievement, Experience and
Challenge." Additionally,she presented
a joint work with Kisha Bryan,
Youngkyoung Min, and Youhua Wei entitled
"Language Preparation and the First Year
Experience of East Aian International
Graduate Students:What Higher Education
'* l Southwoods Elementary Administrators and Policymakers Should
School. Brian was an Know?" at Third Annual SAGE Symposium.
Athletic Director in Chicago before coming to St.
Johns County. He has taught at Bartram Trail
H.S., completed Phase I of the District Leadership
Academy, and completed all but the dissertation for
1 Diane Archer-Banks was
m nominated as Teacher of
Matt Basham had a paper entitled
"Reasons why computer security courses are
failing in community colleges..." accepted
for publication in the Journal of Security
Education. Additionally, he presented the
findings from his dissertation at the Third
Annual SAGE Symposium.
Mark Stockdale was recognized as the
Teacher of the Year at his school in Alachua
County. Along with the recognition for his
hard work anddedication, he received a
plaque,five hundred dollars, a crystal
apple, and other trinkets of appreciation.
Christopher MMullin was awarded the 2007-08 James L.Wattenbarger Fellowship by the College of Education,
the William Myers Memorial Scholarship by the American Education Finance Association, and received an
Honorable Mention for the LV Koos Award given by the Department of Educational Administration and Policy.
Additional activities included:
Honeyman, D.S., Berry, J. and Mullin, C.M. (Forthcoming). New Rules of Business for the Future of
Community Colleges: Design of the Critical Issue Discussion Forum. Community College Journal of Research
Mullin, C. M.and Honeyman, D. S. (Accepted 2007, April). Community College Tuition:
Open-Access or Cooling-out. Presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges
2007 conference, Tampa, FL.
Mullin, C. M. and Honeyman, D. S. (2007, March). Community College Tuition: Open-Access or
Cooling-out. Presented at the American Education Finance Association 2007 conference, Baltimore, MD.
Syed, S. and Mullin, C.M. (2007,January). Pulling from the ranks: Succession planning for the leadership gap.
A project of the Exploring Community Colleges Initiative.
Mullin, C.M. (2006, November).Towards the Development of a Funding Typology for Community
Colleges. Presented at the Florida Association of Community Colleges conference,Tampa, FL.
Mullin, C.M. (2007, March). Concurrent Paper Session 5: Higher Education Financial Aid and
Tuition Policy. Discussant, American Education Finance Association, Baltimore, MD.
Project Reviewer, Fall 2006 U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences
Dissertation of the Year Initial Reviewer, Spring 2007 Council for the Study of Community Colleges
Search Committee Member, (2007). Department of Educational Administration and Policy. University of Florida
Lynn Crosby has participated in numerous activities, including:
State Learning Outcomes Task Force of the Council for Instructional Affairs (2006-present)
Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Annual Conference (2007) Proposal Reviewer
Florida Community College at Jacksonville: SACS Level Change Application Team (2005-2006)
18th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning: PonteVedra Beach, Florida, April 2007:
Using Classroom Assessment to Improve Student Learning
National Association of Academic Advising, Region IV Conference:Tallahassee, March 2007: Lights, Camera,
Action! Are you Ready to Star in the Virtual Transfer Fair?
Batson, J., Cabral-Maly, M., Crosby, L. S., Dagenais, D., Lourdes, N., Reiner, M., Reynolds, M., Seltzer, L.,
Stittsworth,J.,Thoma, K., &Yurko, N. K. National Science Foundation S-STEM Grant Application Team,
Submitted February 2007
With great sadness Jeremy Baker passed
along news of Jennifer K. Baker's death
(Jennifer L. Knapper while attending UF).
She was a graduate of the Masters in
Student Personnel in Higher Education
program.After graduation,Jen worked as
an Area Coordinator at the University of
North Florida from 2003-2005. She took a
position as the Assistant Director of
Housing and Judicial Affairs Manager
at Marymount University (Arlington,VA)
in 2005.Jennifer was diagnosed with
leukemia in December 2005, and despite
a valient fight, passed away on August 10,
2006 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in
Matt Ohlson's family grew by one with the
addition of Brady Ohlson.
Amel and Farouk Dey were pleased to
announce the birth of their first son, Ilyas
Dey. He was born on Monday, December
4th, 2006 at 2:05 pm. We named him after
the prophet Ilyas (Eleisa in Arabic).
Jon Carroll and his family welcomed Riley
Elizabeth Carroll to their family on Feb. 9,
Thea Rachel Schoenberg
Student Personnel in Education Master's student
Thea Rachel Schoenberg recently held the position
of Conference Co-Chair to a state-wide student
leadership conference.With over 500 students, the
annual FJCCSGA state conference (Florida Junior
Community College Student Government
Association) commenced on Thursday February 8th
and lasted until Sunday February 11th in St.
Petersburg, Florida. During the conference students
had an opportunity to talk about legislative issues,
hone their leadership skills, network, and have some fun!
As co-chair,Thea spent much of her time tending to the needs of the students and advisors hence
her title of Director of Conference Services. She designed the conference booklet, made name
tags, was responsible for the public relations at the conference for events and sessions, designed
the comprehensive conference survey, ran the talent show, and acted as a 24/7 Help Desk for all
of the students and advisors. In addition she was an integral part in the creation of a brand new
FJCCSGA Certified Leaders program which allowed students to be certified leaders by attending
specific sessions and later be tested on the pre-selected outcomes. She is grateful to have had the
opportunity to be chosen to be a co-chair to this incredible conference.