Faculty/Staff Accomplishments and News Briefs 10/19/22

In this issue, we celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff in accounting, interior design, music, psychology, and Student Success. We also share scholarship news from Department of Nutrition, Health, and Human Performance and an announcement about a CRC virtual training opportunity for staff.

In September,  Dr. Margaret Evans (piano faculty, Music Department) presented a talk and demonstration to the Winston-Salem Piano Teachers Association. The topic requested was “The Art of Repertoire Selection.” This was the fourth time she has been asked to present this topic to various teacher organizations, both in North Carolina and out of state.

Nancy L. Johnson, CPA,  Accounting Instructor in the School of Business, presented a workshop, “Building Financial Acumen” for the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST of Minnesota, held at Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis on October 10.

Associate Professor of I-O Psychology Joseph Mazzola was interviewed and quoted in a recent Vox article on the Great Resignation, “Work sucks when you’re the only one left.” He was also recently appointed as an associate editor for the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

Associate Director of the Student Success Center Victoria Munn and Director of the Student Success Center Tina Romanelli presented “Training for a Sense of Belonging” at the National College Learning Center Association Conference in Reston, Va., on October 6. The presentation explored using First Semester Survey and retention data in training for professional and paraprofessional staff about a sense of belonging for students after the 2020 culture-changing pandemic and racial awakening.

Associate Professor & Interior Design Program Coordinator Laura Prestwood was awarded a Meredith College Research, Planning, and Assessment Mini-Grant for Fall 2022. Grant funding will support the Interior Design academic program’s Strategic Development Assessment Plan in response to their 2022 Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) site visit.  

News Briefs

Witt-Beauchamp Scholarship Recipient for 2022-23
Meredith College is pleased to announce that it has granted the 2022-23 Witt-Beauchamp Scholarship to Erica Gambino. This annual scholarship is offered by the Department of Nutrition, Health, and Human Performance and supported by the Witt-Beauchamp Endowment Fund. Gifted by Celia Witt Beauchamp ’78 and Chad Lewis Beauchamp, this scholarship is awarded to support a Dietetic Student, aspiring to practice dietetics/nutrition, in her/his effort to become a registered dietitian.

Cooperating Raleigh Colleges Virtual Staff Mini-Workshop: Emotional Intelligence in DEI
Meredith staff are invited to attend the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) for a virtual workshop on Emotional Intelligence in DEI, on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

About the Workshop
There has been a lot of buzz centered around Emotional Intelligence (EI) in various industries regarding various topics. Diverse workplaces require us to think outside of our cultural boxes and encourage the same skills that emotional intelligence promotes. With diversity, equity, and inclusion work we are dealing with people. We want to humanize it. There’s emotion there and if you can’t manage your emotions and others, the ability to effectively lead the work could be challenging. In many instances, the underdevelopment of emotional intelligence is a consistent barrier to taking action to advance inclusion and justice. Boosting your emotional intelligence can enhance your workplace relationships as well as assist you through your DEI work. This session will help you make your emotions work for you and not against you. 

Registration is FREE for CRC institution staff members. Registration is now open! Register Here.  

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