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2019-20 Student Affairs Staff Accomplishments

  • The Steel Battalion Army ROTC, Lehigh University's Department of Military Science and Leadership, won the prestigious Ranger Challenge Championship at Fort Dix, New Jersey beating 44 other top-tier Army ROTC programs within the North East.  This rigorous military and leadership skills competition culminated in 4-days of soldiering events and complex leadership team challenges.  The Steel Battalion Ranger Challenge team moves on to compete at West Point, NY in April 2020 to join the Top 8 Army ROTC programs in the nation competing against West Point, Annapolis, The Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and International Participants.  This is the 2nd time in ROTC history the Lehigh Army ROTC program has represented at such a high level.  The Steel Battalion outdistanced it's closest competitor by over a 30 point spread, Penn State University. 

  • The Steel Battalion Army ROTC, Lehigh University's Department of Military Science and Leadership Department, has been recognized as a finalist for the prestigious General Douglas MacArthur Award recognizing the top program achievements of 42 host programs within the Northeast.  As a top 5 finalist, this award recognizes the overall quality of Cadet performances in academics, leadership, physical fitness, retention, recruiting, faculty support, and positive impacts to our community, satellite Schools, and importantly Lehigh University.  The Top Winner for 2020 was Slippery Rock University's ROTC Program.  The STEEL Battalion looks to improve on it's Top 5 rating next year and bring home the top award! This year's other finalists included the ROTC programs from University of Vermont, PITT, and Fordham University. 

  • Maddy Eadline, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Special Projects; Carol Hill, Director of Student Center Facilities; Nick Christy, Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Student Center Facilities presented "A Light in the Dark: An Insight into Successful Social Change through Late-Night Programming" at ACUI Region VII Rowan University.  -  November 16, 2019.

2018-19 Student Affairs Staff Accomplishments

Honors and Awards

  • Carolina Hernandez was selected as Advisor of the Year by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

Publications and Presentations

  • Stefanie Burke - Assistant Dean & Director, First Year Experience and Carolina Hernandez, Assistant Dean and Director, Community Service presented the Institute Showcase at ACPA's Institute on the Curricular Approach in Anaheim, California 

  • Carolina Hernandez - Assistant Dean and Director, Community Service

    • Presented at the Community School Institute, Utilizing Data to Tell Your Story

    • Facilitated culturally responsive practices training for the United Way and Lehigh Valley non-profits

    • Facilitated Health Equity Summit on Immigration

  • Carol Hill, Director, Student Center Facilities, Aarsenio Perry, Assistant Dean and Director, Student Engagement and Nick Christy, Assistant Director, Student Engagement

    • Presented "We're All in This Together:  Connnecting Campus Partners to Student Event Planning" at the ACU&I Region VI Conference at Penn State

    • Presented "We're All in This Together:  Connnecting Campus Partners to Student Event Planning" at the ACU&I Region VI National Conference Indianapolis

  • Carol Hill, Director, Student Center Facilities, and Nick Christy, Assistant Director, Student Engagement presented "The SUPerb Journey:  Self-Authorship and Leadership Within Our Student Staff" at the ACU&I REgion VI Conference at Penn State

  • Kara Uhrich, Director for Academic Success presented at the Student Success and Retention Professionals Meeting at Ursinus College in Colegeville, PA, which is an annual one-day meeting that brings together student success/retention/persistence professionals to share ideas and strategies for increasing the number of students who graduate, about the Center for Academic Success' newly launched ACES program.  The title of the programs was "Academic Coaching and Education Support (ACES) in a Group Setting"

Professional Affiliation Service

  • Carolina Hernandez, Assistant Dean and Director, Community Service

    • Board of Directors for the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley

    • Great South Side Sale, Raised $23,000 for Children's Programming in South Bethlehem

    • Licensed Trainer of IIRP

    • City of Bethlehem Mayor's Latino Advisory Council

    • Laros Foundation $25K Gift for the University Center naming a CSO Assistant Director Office

    • Lehigh vs. Lafayette Blood Drive Rivalry

    • Adjunct of the 'The Citizen and the City' course

    • Inducted in the inaugural class of Alpha Alpha Alpha, a national honor society for first-generation college students at Lehigh

  • Carol Hill, Director, Student Center Facilities was faculty for ACUI Digital Badge Online Course "Building Manager 101"

  • Ashley Lemmons, Associate Dean of Sudents was a faculty memberat ACPA's Institute on the Curricular Approach in Anaheim, California