Campus Programs with Heart: Impacting Community & Campus
February 27, 1 p.m. Eastern

This program features two institutions with outstanding programming that impacts the community. Featured programs have long-term or large effects on people inside and outside the campus. These include a multi-year leadership program at the College at Brockport and an inter-generational service program at the University of North Carolina–Wilmington. Come learn about these programs, the challenges and opportunities they have faced, and the advice the presenters have for those hoping to create programs with heart.

About the Presenters

Kimberly Piatt is the associate director of community development at the College at Brockport. In her role, she oversees community service, democratic engagement, and the college’s award-winning Leadership Development Program, which earned the ACUI Region 2 Outstanding Community Building Program Award in 2010, NASPA Excellence Grand Bronze Award in 2014, and the SUNY Outstanding Student Affairs Program Award in 2014. She has spent the past eight years establishing and refining the co-curricular certificate program and has presented all over the United States about student leadership programming and assessment.

Amanda Gabbard is the coordinator for community engagement in the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement at the University of North Carolina–Wilmington. She oversees the larger campus service programs, advises the community engagement specialists who plan weekly service opportunities for fellow students, and plans the service trips. She has a bachelor's in recreation and sport management from Indiana State University and a master's in student affairs in higher education from Missouri State University with a concentration in community involvement. Gabbard is excited to be working at an ACUI member institution where she can begin her own ACUI journey.

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NUS and the 2018 Students’ Unions Conference
March 6, 11 a.m. Eastern

The National Union of Students (NUS), located in the United Kingdom, is sister organization to ACUI. The organization has 600 member students’ unions, representing more than 95% of all higher education and further education unions in the UK. Through these members, NUS represents the interests of more than seven million students. This webinar is an opportunity to learn more about NUS and their upcoming international professional development opportunity. The Students’ Unions Conference is a two-day experience attended by 800 students and staff from student unions in the United Kingdom. In many ways, the Students’ Unions Conference is similar to the ACUI Annual Conference in structure, format, and design. Conference content will provide many opportunities to explore new ideas, programs and services, and alternative methods of student union and student life management.

About the Presenters

Davina Keen serves as the head of events, facilities, and governance at the National Union of Students. Keen is a longtime collaborator with ACUI and has attended several ACUI conferences. She is responsible for coordinating and implementing the annual Students’ Unions Conference and has worked with the association to host ACUI members in 2016 and 2017.

Geoff Combs serves as the co-chair for the International Education Community of Practice. He is the executive director of the Campus Center and events services at the University of Massachusetts–Boston. He has a particular interest in exploring international student unions and student life. In 2001, he participated in an international job exchange with Heriot Watt University in Scotland. Since 2005, he has led and/or participated in four study tours and helped to develop international partnerships between ACUI and sister associations.  Combs attended the NUS Students’ Unions Conference in 2016 and 2017.  

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