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Want to find out what is happening with HEA students, faculty and alumni? Do you have some news that would be of interest to our HEA community? Do you want to let us know about an HEA student or alumna who has a new job or has received special recognition? Let us know so we can spread the word.

Obed Femi

Obed Figueroa '14 Publishes Research on Staff Turnover in Higher Education
SPD alumnus Obed Figueroa has published an article in the Journal of Management and Sustainability analyzing the issue of staff turnover in colleges and universities. The review, titled "The Influences Impacting Staff Turnover in Higher Education" looks at how factors such as engagement, sense of value and income disparity affect administrative and faculty turnover. Obed, who graduated from SBU in 2014, is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education at Northeastern University. Read the article in the Journal of Management and Sustainability »

John Kinder Newsday photo credit: Daniel De Mato

New Seawolves QB/HEA Student John Kinder in the Spotlight
As the team kicks off its 2014 season, the student-athlete is featured in Newsday. Read the article »


Newsday photo credit: Daniel De Mato

HEA program

Higher Education Administration Program Ranked 5th in the Nation
The program was recognized by on the basis of "academic excellence, range of courses provided, awards, rankings, faculty strength, and reputation." Details »

Careers in Higher Education Conference

Fourth Annual Careers in Higher Education Conference
Rick Gatteau and Samantha Lodato are among the organizers for the Careers in Higher Education Conference for students and emerging professionals. The free event will take place on the Stony Brook campus on Friday, November 7, 2014. Details »

Nicole Feml

Nicole Feml Honored by the New York State Middle School Association
HEA student Nicole Feml received an award from the New York State Middle School Association at its 2013 conference. Why is a higher education professional receiving an award for Middle School educators? Read to find out»

HEA Students with Awards

Samantha Kloeckener and Ally Kocivar Receive Awards at CSPA NYS
We would like to congratulate two HEA community members who were recognized at the CSPA NYS 2013 conference. HEA student Samantha Kloeckener won the CSPA NYS 2013 case study competition and alumna Ally Kocivar '13 received the New Professional Award. Great job representing SBU!  CSPA NYS Conference information»

HEA Study Abroad Students

HEA Study Abroad Students To Present Papers at Conference on Comparative and International Education
Seven students who participated in the Higher Education Administration Study Abroad program will present papers at a conference on comparative and international education at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst on November 1 and 2.  Details »


Theresa M. Dereme Appointed Interim Assistant Dean and Director of Counseling at Suffolk County Community College
Congratulations to Theresa M. Dereme on being selected to serve as the Interim Assistant Dean and Director of Counseling for the Michael J. Grant Campus of Suffolk County Community College. Theresa, who already has one master's degree, is scheduled to complete her MA in HEA this year.


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