Staff Members Earn 1st Place
NASPA IV-E Case Study Competition
Beginning Sunday, November 4, 2012, NASPA IV-E held their annual conference in Madison, WI. The theme of this year’s conference was “Blurring the Lines: Focusing Together on Student Transformation.” This year’s case study competition, which was open to both new professionals and graduate students, asked participants to create a campus-wide response plan following a public, student suicide.
Kristen Anthony, Graduate Assistant in the Career Center, Joelle Fundaro, Graduate Assistant in the Career Center, and Amy Hill, Graduate Assistant in the Office of Service Learning, joined the case study competition in order to maximize their conference experience. Anthony, Fundaro, and Hill are all first year students in BGSU’s College Student Personnel (CSP) Master’s Program, and their thoughtful and creative response, grounded in student development theory, secured their first place finish in this case study.
Their winning presentation featured an immediate action plan for the campus’ crisis response team, as well as a longer term, campus-wide plan for suicide education and prevention. According to Fundaro, she and her team were “honored to represent the CSP program” and especially enjoyed the presence of other Bowling Green Graduate Assistants in the audience, cheering on their team. Anthony, Fundaro, and Hill were recognized at the conference’s closing banquet for their first-place finish in the competition. Congratulations to Kristen Anthony, Joelle Fundaro, and Amy Hill for this exciting achievement!