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Professional Development Grants Awarded

January 20, 2012

Dr. Exum awards professional development grants to Student Affairs staff

Eight staff members were awarded grants to defray the cost of attending professional development conferences and training in the coming weeks. The grant encourages staff in the Division of Student Affairs to participate in professional development that will benefit students and student life, the staff member and his or her department, and the entire Purdue community.

James Britton

James Britton

Electronic Communications Coordinator, on Twitter @PurdueBoardNews

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

"I will be attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference in Austin, TX to catch up on the latest trends in social media and technology in order to better communicate with Purdue students in the age of Facebook and Twitter."

 

Sara Carvell

Sara Carvell

Counselor

Office of the Dean of Students

"I’ll be using the grant to attend the American College Personnel Association 2012 National Conference in Louisville, KY.  While at the conference, I will be presenting a program with Matt Wietbrock from Purdue Police Department about mental health and substance use in the college student population.  I will also be participating in activities with the Commission for Alcohol and Other Drug Issues, of which I am a member of the directorate body."

 

Courtney Eash

Courtney Eash

Director of Alumni and Donor Relations

Purdue University Bands

"I am using the grant money for The Fundraising School at IUPUI"

 

Steve Hines

Steve Hines, Psy.D., HSPP

Staff Therapist

Counseling and Psychological Services

"I'll be attending the National American Group Psychotherapy Association conference to give the talk, "For the Love of Group: developing group therapy knowledge and skill in psychology training programs."

 

Dorothy Hughes

Dorothy Hughes

Assistant Dean of Students

Span Plan Adult Student Services

"I am presenting at the Adult Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) conference at Eastern Kentucky University in March."

 

Andrew King

Andrew King 

Assistant Professor of Bands, Director of Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras

Purdue University Bands

Andy will be using his grant for an upcoming conference.

 

Julianna Troy

Julianna Troy, MD, MPH

Staff Psychiatrist

Counseling and Psychological Services

"I’ll be using it to attend the annual meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists this March in Chicago".

 

Katie Wilkinson

Katie Wilkinson, MPH

Sexual Health Education Coordinator, on Twitter @PurdueSexHealth

Student Wellness Office

"I plan to use the VPSA grant to supplement other grant funding to attend the 2012 National Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Conference hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from March 12-15 this year.  In addition to this grant, I was awarded a partial sponsorship from the CDC to attend the conference as well."