December 6, 2018

Alumni Higher Education Professionals Discuss Passage into the Field

The Office of Student Affairs recently hosted a panel discussion “Pathways to a Career in Higher Education” on Wednesday, November 28, for students interested in pursuing careers in the field. The panel featured twelve alumni speakers across various realms of higher education, namely advising, athletics, residential life and more, who returned to Emmanuel to participate.

Panelists shared the many experiences from their time at Emmanuel that inspired their career trajectories, mentioning involvement in leadership positions serving as resident and summer housing assistants, orientation leaders, student government senators and as 1804 Society members. They discussed their personal journeys to discovering their passion for higher education and offered advice on how students can harness their individual skills and experiences and turn them into a meaningful career.

"Consider each opportunity—no matter how big or small—a good opportunity to showcase who you are and what you can bring to the table," said Liz Humphries '10, who currently serves as Assistant Director of the Residential Center and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Bentley University. "What is crucial to excel in this field is that you care about the work you do and the students you serve."

Among the panelists were:

  • Jon Ahern '11 '17G - Director of MS Programs, Suffolk University
  • Deirdre Bradley-Turner '98 '12G - Director of Community Service and Service Learning, Emmanuel College
  • Kelly Brochu '12 - Assistant Director of Resident Life, Regis College
  • Dan Campagna '07 - Assistant Director of Athletics, Sports Information Director, Emmanuel College
  • Amy Chung '15 - Assistant Dean of Admission and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, Stonehill College
  • Dorice Griffith '92 - Senior Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Student Success, Emmanuel College
  • Dr. Mark Harrington '08 - Assistant Professor of Graduate Education and Leadership and Director of Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, Canisius College
  • Denisse Huezo-Rosales '14 - Operations Coordinator for Office of Student Life, Tufts University
  • Liz Humphries '10 - Assistant Director of Residential Center and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Bentley University
  • Jeff Joseph '07 - Director of Minority Mentorship Programs and First-Year Experience, Massasoit Community College
  • Megan Moriarty '16 - Graduate Assistant for New Student and Family Programs, Bridgewater State University
  • Sara Rodrigues '17 - Graduate Assistant for Residential Life, Northeastern University and Academic Advisor/Success Coach, Bunker Hill Community College
From left to right: (Back row) Jon Ahern ’11 ’17G, Dan Campagna ’07, Kelly Brochu ’12, Megan Moriarty ’16, Sara Rodrigues ’17, Dr. Mark Harrington ’08, Jeff Joseph ’07. (Front row) Amy Chung ’15, Dorice Griffith ’92, Denisse Huezo-Rosales ’14, Liz Humphries ’10, Deirdre Bradley-Turner ’98 ’12G.

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