Career Develpmnt Spec I
Education and Certifications
University of Central Oklahoma—Edmond, Oklahoma December 2018
Master of Education, Adult Education
Augustana College—Rock Island, Illinois May 2006
Bachelor of Arts, Theatre & Speech Communications
I have worked in higher education for twelve years. I began at the University of Central Oklahoma with the College of Education in Teacher Education in 2012.
For the past five years, I have been in the Career Development Center. I currently serve as the Outreach Specialist. I do what we call marketing or promotions. The events and resources the team puts together are opportunities for students to explore, discover, define, and act. I share these opportunities and resources through the different media platforms available to students, faculty, and staff.
I also have the great privilege of advising the Career Development Ambassadors, a student group focused on promotions, the creation of events, and advising students in a peer-to-peer format. We focus on coming together to find meaningful lifelong success together.
Professional and Community Involvement
Management Development Program. 2019-2020
ALICE trained 2019-2020
Student Affairs Professional Development Committee 2018-2020
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Leadership Council 2019-2020
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Leadership Class IV 2018-2019
Empowerment 4 Excellence: President, Executive Board 2019-2021
Empowerment 4 Excellence: Marketing-Public Relations, Executive Board 2018-2020
Procedural Advisor: Student Affairs Conduct 2017-2019
CommonWealth Urban Farms Strategic Planning Committee 2018-2020
Make an Impact Podcast: Metro-Community 2018-2020
Sustainability Advisory Board 2016-2018
CAOK-Igniting Sparks for Change Planning Committee 2017-2018
OKWHE-Job Shadow; Linda Mason 2018
Leadership Executive Board: Student Interview Committee 2017-2018
Central Essentials: New Employee Development Committee 2017
LUCO Alumni (LUCOA): Planning Committee & Mentor 2016-2019
Leadership UCO (LUCO) 2015-2016
Reach out. I'd love to share and discuss what facilitation means to me.
Here are a couple of my favorite lines.
It is important to practice making decisions when many factors are at stake. It is important to sense discomfort and work in that space. T to the P. Trust the Process.
Students’ ideas will have a place to be explored, tailored, built, and practiced. Breathe Deep.
You will need each other. Find a partner/mate for your thoughts and feelings. You will want to debrief, you will want to challenge one another, you will crave kindness. Never be alone in a world full of people.
I believe we all learn by experience, content, reflection, and practice.
I suggest exploring: Kathleen King’s Transformative Learning, Metacognition, Chickering’s Seven Vectors, and Loving and Kindness.
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