Division of Student Life Newsletter, Summer 2017Brought to you by Tabitha Groh, Casey Impagliazzo, Nicole Long, Logan Penna, Linda Stacy and Lisa Sydney
I am writing to share with you that I will be leaving the University of Delaware in mid-September. After much reflection, Maura, my wife, and I have made the decision to follow our dream to retire and return to New England to be closer to family and friends and live in the place we call home. It has been my greatest professional honor to serve as the AVP & Dean of Students and as the VP for Student Life over the last nine years. I am proud of what we have accomplished together and believe that the Division of Student Life has tremendous impact on the success of our students. Thank you for your partnership, confidence in me, and hard work that has made the Division a strong and effective unit on campus.
As much as I look forward to pursuing volunteer work interests, going to Red Sox games, hiking, and joining a masters swim team, I will truly miss working with you and the students. It has been an amazing opportunity and I am grateful that I have had the chance to be a part of this great University.
Supporting Student Success
The STAMP: Student Affairs Mentoring Program
By Lisa Sydney
A fall panel about student affairs took place as well as a kick-off STAMP event where mentors and mentees were able to meet and network.
Students and their mentors met throughout the year. As part of students’ experience in the program, participants completed the STAMP Passport – a tool to learn more about careers in higher education outside of what they may have seen so far in their time as a student. Students were given a paper passport where they needed to complete: five Student Life informational interviews, take three photos at events or activities they attend during Spring 2017 semester, and complete one informational interview visit to an office outside of the division of Student Life. A monthly newsletter was also developed for the mentees on relevant topics as well as a separate one for the mentors.
Through their mentor, students reported learning more about individual careers and general aspects of student affairs work. They were able to connect with professionals in their areas of interests, and shadow Student Life staff to experience a day in their careers.
More information for staff interested in becoming STAMP mentors will be available soon. STAMP’s committee is chaired by Matthew Creasy and includes Nigel Brown, Sarah Georger, Amne Harrington, Tim Sumereau, and Lisa Sydney.
Enhancing Inclusive Excellence
Community of Unity: Many Sides of a People
By Nicole Long
Student Life Learning Outcomes Supported:
Self-Discovery and Development
Inclusivity and Action
Residence Life & Housing
By Tabitha Groh
Residence Life and Housing has moved some things around inside their office suites at Gilbert Hall, located on the east edge of campus facing Redding Hall and the Harrington Turf beyond. Take a virtual tour of their new setup!