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University Park, PA  16802
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Master of Science, College Counseling 5/88
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Shippensburg, PA 17257
G.P.A. 4.0/4.0

Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication 5/86
Minor: Psychology
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Shippensburg, PA 17257
Magna Cum Laude


Academic Advisor, Premedicine Program (11/93 - Present)
Penn State, University Park, PA 16802

* Serve as academic advisor for first and second year students in the Eberly College of
   Science who have indicated Premedicine as their intended major.
* Advise students about registration, course offerings, educational policies and
   regulations, and admistrative procedures.
* Inform students about research opportunities within the college and about
   cooperative education and summer internship programs.
* Coordinate the Peer Mentoring Program for freshman Premed students.
* Assist with the Summer Freshman, Testing, Counseling, and Advising Program.
* Advise, counsel or refer students, in general, who come to the Advising Center with
   questions about preparation for the health professions .
* Assist Professor-In-Charge of Premedicine Program with data collection on
   academic data, MCAT results, students admitted into medical school as well as
   other tasks.
* Serve as Eberly College of Science Representative to Admissions.
* Member of the Eberly College of Science Undergraduate Education Advisory Council
* Refer students to appropriate resources when necessary.

Career Counselor, Career Development and Placement Services (1/93 - 10/93)
Penn State, University Park, PA 16802

*Counseled students on issues related to career development and career planning
  which included such areas decision-making skills, values clarification, career
   exploration and personal counseling.
*Utilized and interpreted career and psychological instruments such as the Stong
  Campbell Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and the Discover and
   SIGI computer-assisted guidance.
* Consulted with students regarding job placement skills such as resume
   development, interviewing skills, and job hunting strategies.
* Conducted mock interviews for students wanting practice with interviewing
* Presented workshops to students on such areas as interviewing skills, resume
  writing, and strategies for a successful job search.

Area Coordinator, Residence Life (8/89 - 12/92)
Penn State, University Park, PA

*Selected, trained, supervised, and evaluated 10 resident assistants
*Facilitated cultural, educational, human relations, and social programs.
*Instructed Counselor Education 302, "The Role of the Resident Assistant".
*Counseled and provided referrals for students with academic, career, and personal
*Interpreted and enforced University and residence hall policies and procedures.
*Coordinated Fall and Spring Orientation programs for parents and students.

Freshman Testing, Counseling, and Advising Program Counselor
Division of Undergraduate Studies (Summers of 1989, 1991, & 1992,)
Penn State, University Park, PA

*Counseled students regarding their educational and career options based on review
  and interpretation of their FTCAP Profile of Academic Abilities, Educational
  Planning Survey, and high school academic record.
 *Addressed other freshman pre-enrollment issues and concerns raised in counseling
College Counselor, The Counseling Center (6/88 -6/89)
Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

*Primary counselor for 1900 undergraduate students.
*Counseled students on personal, academic and career concerns.
*Administered and interpreted psychological and career assessments.
*Provided 24-hour crisis intervention services for students.
*Coordinated and facilitated an alcohol education program for students in violation of
  the alcohol policy.
*Led a weekly group for Adult Children of Alcoholics.
*Presented outreach programs to the college community on counseling and career
  related issues.

Related Experiences

University Presenter, Office of Conduct Standards (9/90-12/92)
Penn State, University Park, PA

Mediator, Center for Conflict Management (9/90 -5/91)
Penn State, University Park, PA

Internship/ Graduate School Experiences

Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA (8/86 - 8/88)
*Counseling Intern, Counseling Center
*ACT 101 Counselor, ACT 101 Program
*Mock Interviewer, Career Planning and Placement
*Drug and Alcohol Educator/Interviewer, Dean of Students


Presented the Penn State 1994 Outstanding Contribution Award for Recognition for Efforts in
the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse.  This was for my efforts in assisting in the creation of LIFE House, a special living option for students to live in an drug/alcohol free environment.

Professional Affiliations

National Association for Advisors in the Health Professions
Northeast Association for Advisors in the Health Professions

 *Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Jogging, Softball, Golf
 *PSU sports, especially football, wrestling, men's and women's basketball, volleyball.
 *Watching classic movies from the 1940-60s, (Bogart, Hepburn, Tracy, James Stewart, Paul
   Newman, Gregory Peck, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra)