March 13, 2014
Contact: University Relations
The University of Baltimore will host the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Undergraduate Fellows Program opening reception—part of NASPA's annual conference which is taking place in Baltimore—on Friday, March 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the John and Frances Angelos Law Center (home of the UB School of Law), 1401 N. Charles St.
As many as 300 NASPA Fellows, mentors, NUFP board members and NASPA association leadership will attend this event, which will kick off The NUFP Pre-conference which is held in conjunction with the NASPA annual conference in Baltimore, March 15-19.
UB Student Affairs staff and UB student ambassadors will serve as hosts and tour guides during the reception.
The intent of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program is to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals in student affairs and higher education in general, including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic-minority backgrounds; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ.
Students and mentors apply as a pair. If accepted into the program, students are then known as Fellows and have opportunities for scholarships, on-campus mentorships and professional development events (such as the annual pre-conference held in conjunction with NASPA's annual gathering), summer internships and the Dungy Leadership Institute.
Shelia Higgs Burkhalter, associate vice president for Student Affairs at the University of Baltimore, said she is "thrilled" that the Fellows event is taking place at UB.
"I have a long history with the NUFP, and I know so many former Fellows who are out there making great contributions to our profession as faculty, administrators and staff on campuses all across the nation," Higgs Burkhalter said. "They can point to their connection to NUFP as a foundational element in their journeys."
Learn more about the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program.
Learn more about NASPA's annual conference in Baltimore.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.