Fay Nielsen, Ph.D., associate dean of retention; Shirley Warkentin, M.A., policy analyst and director of operations for degree completion; and Melissa Kent, M.A., student success coordinator; attended the National Symposium on Student Retention October 29-31 in New Orleans. Warkentin won the Director’s Award for her paper "Approaches to Serving Under-Resourced, Undergraduate Adult Student Populations." Nielsen participated as a poster session judge. The symposium was sponsored bythe Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE).
Fay Nielsen was elected president of Region VII of Alpha Chi, the academic honor society. Nielsen, associate dean of mentoring and retention, and Marshall Johnston, history and classics faculty, sponsor the FPU chapter. Each region has one student and three faculty officers. The election took place during meetings March 25-27.