Flashes of Success
Welcome to the home of University College’s Flashes of Success. Below, you will find demonstrations of how we are successfully supporting Kent State students.
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Peter Jeffy NCORE Conference Presentation
Congratulations to Peter Jeffy (Director, McNair Scholars Program), whose session entitled Does TRIO Work?: Reimagining College Success through the Black Radical Tradition was accepted for presentation at the 36th Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE 2024) in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
In addition to attending the conference as a presenter, Peter together with Siobhan Hicks (Assistant Director, McNair Scholars Program) will be joined by the 2024 McNair Scholars, providing the Scholars with a unique opportunity to attend the national NCORE conference during their Summer Research Institute.
2024 NASPA Knowledge Community Collaboration Award
The Community Engaged Learning (CEL) team received their first national award recognition from NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education). CommUNITY Lab is the 2024 recipient of the NASPA Orientation, Transitions, and Retention (OTR) Knowledge Community Collaboration Award.
2024 NASPA Excellence Silver Award
CommUNITY Lab (Community Engaged Learning) is the 2024 Silver Award Winner for the NASPA Excellence Award for Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice, and related category. The NASPA Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding contributions of NASPA members who are transforming higher education through exceptional programs, innovative services, and effective administration. This award in particular recognizes programs promoting inclusive, global, and diverse college and university communities/environments that are innovative in supporting underserved and marginalized communities.