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Graduate Issues and Involvement Committee
The Graduate Issues and Involvement Committee (GIIC) strives to offer the best in on-going service to the graduate students who are working within SEAHO. As our region seeks to provide the field with new professionals
through our graduate programs, GIIC works to provide experience and knowledge that will better our graduate
students. We seek to get all graduate students connected, even if they are unable to attend the annual conference.
We want to make information accessible to all of our graduate students to better the region through blogging and
social media. We encourage graduate students to get connected with us and check out our updates!
Facebook: SEAHO Graduate Issues and Involvement
Whether you were mentored or were mentoring, we sincerely hope you were able to make a positive connection
at the SEAHO 2018 conference, one that you can continue in the future. Here are just a few ideas of ways to sustain the relationship with your Mentor or Mentee in the coming months:
Send an email highlighting your favorite experiences or learning moments from SEAHO.
Schedule a phone or Skype check-in for April or May.
Send a note of encouragement during times that are challenging (like Closing!). Consider sharing mailing addresses - in the digital age, a handwritten bit of snail mail can be refreshing!
Share opportunities for continued development (webinars, articles, other conferences, etc.).
SEAHO's 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year is Christian Suero from George Mason University.
Christian's ability to balance his responsibilities as a graduate student, instructor to multiple for-credit courses,
and unpredictable role as a full-time Resident Director role is fueled exclusively by passion and a desire to serve.
Christian's passion is also fueled by his belief that education is the pathway to equity, and he has committed
much of his academic and work functions to work in areas of social justice and education equity. His resume is
wrought with examples of his work in research related to first-generation students, feminism, and intersectional
identities. His staff of RAs have often shared that his passion and compassion to service are motivating factors
for them. This year, Christian prioritized creating initiatives to assist his residents in connecting to Mason and
advancing toward their career goals.
Congratulations, Christian! Thank you for all you do for your students, department, institution and the SEAHO
Graduate Assistant Rising Star Award
The Graduate Assistant Rising Star Award is designed to showcase the important contributions and achievements of our graduate assistants. Through dedicated service to their department and
home institution, these students have demonstrated academic success and commitment to the students they
serve, while showing growth and development in the profession.
The following Rising Stars were recognized for March 2018:
* Anastaia Chaky, Old Dominion University
* Stephanie D'Agustino, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
* Donn Garby, Old Dominion University
* Emily Gardner, Louisiana State University
* Derek Goeglein, Florida State University
* Hannah Leopold, Virginia Commonwealth University
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