IRIS IN THE NEWS
Accelerated Leadership Program To Receive National Award
February 27, 2019
The GVSU Liberal Studies' Accelerated Leadership Program (ALP) has been named an Outstanding Adult Learner Program by NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. This award is given in recognition of an outstanding entity/program within a higher education institution that provides exceptional support--characterized by a collection of creative methods--to undergraduate adult learners. Areas of consideration may include, but are not limited to, cost-effectiveness of services or wise use of resources, overall reach, and the involvement of others outside of the immediate program. Nominees for this award are innovative areas that break new ground in serving adult learners, raise substantial awareness in the surrounding community, and/or make an exceptional impact.
Dr. Danielle Lake, program coordinator for the ALP and assistant professor of Liberal Studies, will receive the award on behalf of the Department, Center for Adult and Continuing Studies, and GVSU at NASPA's annual meeting, March 9-13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
This program would not be possible without the strong collaboration and leadership of partners Kate Vanderkolk (advisor) and Simone Jonaitis (director) in the Center for Adult and Continuing Studies, as well as the dedication of faculty who teach in the ALP and our wonderful ALP students. Special thanks to Judy Whipps (professor, LIB), Diane Maodush-Pitzer (senior affiliate teaching faculty, LIB), Justin Pettibone (affiliate teaching faculty, LIB), Denise Goerisch (assistant professor, LIB), Mary Stanko (Seidman College of Business), Erica Curry VanNe (School of Public, Non-Profit, and Health Administration), and all of those who work so hard to make the ALP possible.
For more information on the ALP.