Recent graduate alumnus receives international recognition


SUMMARY: College Student Personnel Administration Master's alumnus, Sophia Park, receives the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the Association of College & University Housing Officers - International.

The Association of College & University Housing Officers - International recently named Sophia Park, who graduated in May 2024 from the M.Ed. in Counselor Education, concentration in College Student Personnel Administration the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. As stated in the association's March 2024 newsletter:

"Sophia Park is a graduate hall director at James Madison University pursuing a Master's degree in college student personnel administration. She has established herself on campus with a series of educational and engaging programs for students and resident assistants of the two halls she oversees. Additionally, she has co-taught a class required of all first-year RAs that explains interpersonal relations and provides further training on the RA role. She has also Sophia Park helped develop and facilitate the 30 +30 Awareness to Action Inclusive Future Tour, a program for members of the JMU community to present on activities that speak to racial equity, climate studies, or other general diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging activities. She is also a member of the Asian Student Union.

Park serves as the president of the James Madison Graduate Student Association. In this role, she awards professional development grants, collaborates on workshops with the career center, organizes social and networking activities, and is the Library Student Forum graduate representative. Beyond her campus, Park has been part of the programming and marketing planning committee for the 2023 Virginia Student Sevices Conference. There she helped review submissions, designed the program and conference evaluation surveys, and organized networking activities for attendees."


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Published: Thursday, May 9, 2024

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2024

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