April 8, 2013 4:48 pm


Wednesday, April 10 at 12:00pm EST
Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout
Conversation: #SAlive

This week on Student Affairs Live, special guest host Chris Conzen from Suffolk County Community College will be facilitating a conversation on Academic Advising at Community Colleges with Karen Archambault, Director of Student Services at Brookdale Community College; Jen Blackwell, Academic Counselor, Civic & Community Engagement Coordinator at Delaware Technical Community College; and Dana McNulty, Assistant Director of Academic Advising at Ivy Tech Community College!

Chris is our second guest host of the season and all of us at HigherEd Live and Student Affairs Live are excited to watch and learn from his leadership and the knowledge of this exciting panel!

If you have any questions, in advance of the show, please leave them in the comments below, or tweet them, adding the #SAlive hashtag!  We hope you can join us LIVE on Wednesday, but if not, feel free to watch the replay in syndication!

Dr. Karen Archambault began her career as a student affairs professional in 1999.  She currently serves as the Director of Student Services for the Branch Campus and Higher Education Centers for Brookdale Community College in New Jersey where she is charged with ensuring that students have a high quality educational experience while attending any of the college’s regional locations.  She supervises a crossfunctional Student Success Center team in their efforts toward providing assistance with admissions, registration, financial aid, learning assistance, advising, and student life.  Her prior positions included roles in admissions, advising, and program management in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area.

Karen has experience in a wide range of functional areas but has particular research and practice interests in transfer student preparation and retention and in the intersections between academic and student affairs.  She is an active member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and is the past-Chair of NACADA’s Advising Transfer Students Commission.  Karen received her Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Philosophy from Salisbury University (MD), her Master of Arts in History from Old Dominion University (VA), and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Trinity Washington University (DC) and completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Rowan University where her research investigated community college students’ preparation for transfer. 

Jennifer Blackwell is an Academic Counselor and Coordinator for Civic & Community Engagement at a two-year public institution. She has the opportunity every day to connect students with experiential learning experiences, in addition to advising Nursing students and giving her time to a walk-in advisement office for first-year students. Jennifer has past experience working in campus activities, Greek life and leadership development programming at four-year public and private institutions. With a strong commitment to lifelong learning, she likes to stay connected and up-to-date on current trends and looks for ways to challenge herself and her students. Reach out and give her a virtual high-5 on Twitter – @blackwje. 

Dana McNulty works as an Assistant Director of Academic Advising at Ivy Tech Community College. She provides support to students in the School of Public and Social Services and Adult Degree Completion students.  At night, she is pursuing a master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education through Indiana State University (4.0 GPA; anticipated graduation in spring 2014). She has completed two practica; one in the Student Success Center at Ivy Tech Community College and one with a professional organization called Career Development Professionals of Indiana (CDPI).



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