Welcome to my professional portfolio. The purpose of this is to serve as a resource to document the knowledge, skills, and experiences that serve as a foundation of my professional career. Within this portfolio, you will find my resume, information on my professional experiences, and work-related artifacts. Feel free to explore the site and learn more about me as a student affairs practitioner. If you have questions, please contact me. Thanks!
The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) has identified eight competencies and knowledge sets to be used as a guide for all professionals. These competencies are to serve as the foundation for student affairs professional development. In addition, Critical Self-Knowledge has been added as an additional competency by the College Student Personnel program faculty. The nine total competencies are:
Currently, I am a second-year Master of Arts student in the College Student Personnel program at Bowling Green State University. During my time at BGSU, I have been employed as a graduate assistant in the office of Greek Affairs. Currently, I serve as advisor to the Interfraternity Council, as well as Greek Week, the New Member Greek Council, and instruct a leadership class. During my first year, I worked with the areas of risk management, staff development/training, and health/wellness.
I am originally from Jackson, TN, and completed my bachelors degree from Austin Peay State University. My involvement in leadership development, Alpha Delta Pi, and the first-year experience led to my passion in student affairs. As I begin my job search for my first professional position, I am hoping to work in Greek life and assist students in moving their organizations toward better values-congruence.
Personally, when I am not in meetings or the classroom, I enjoy watching reality television, traveling, and going to sporting events.
This portfolio is a culmination of my experiences during the past two years of my life. I would not have gotten where I am today without the help of many people along the way. This includes family, friends, professors, students, and many more. A special thanks goes out to the following:
Tammy- Thank you for your continued guidance. Although I have left Austin Peay, I know that I can turn to you when needed. Throughout my time at Austin Peay, you challenged me to be a better person and a better leader each day. I am confident that I would not be where I am today without your support and challenge. Thank you for everything.
Dafina- You are one of the most intelligent and strongest women I have ever met. You have taught me more in three classes than I could have ever imagined. Your ability to connect ideas and practices have made me a stronger practitioner already, and I am grateful for everything. I hope to one day be a strong female role model to students as you have been to me. Thank you.
Gordy- Although I have only worked with you for one year, I have taken away so much knowledge of Greek life and best practices. Your initiative and vision for the office has been contagious, and the amount of improvement that I have seen this past year has been amazing. Working alongside you has been really rewarding, and I am fortunate to be taking away so much increased knowledge and skill. Thank you for not only being a great advising partner, but mentor as well. I cannot wait until we write our books :)
Chris- I never imagined that I would learn so much from a student that I advise. You are one of the most passionate, caring, and hardworking people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Not only do you push yourself to become a better Greek man each day, you also push those around you. You serve as a constant support to your fraternity, IFC, and friends, and ask little in return. Thank you for the time you have put into everything this year. You are going to be an amazing student affairs practitioner, and I cannot wait for you to begin your journey into CSP. You have made me a better advisor and person, and my life is better because you are in it.
Mom and Grandma- It definitely was not an easy journey, but we did it! I consider this as much of a success of yours as I do my own. For twenty-six years, you both have sacrificed and worked tirelessly to get me where I am today. Thank you for always believing in me and stressing the importance of education and hard work. You two are my backbone, and I am thankful that I have such a loving family to support me along the way. Thank you for everything.
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.