Mary Beth Powers, MSW
Mary Beth Powers earned her MSW from Stony Brook’s School of Social Welfare and her BA in English from LeMoyne College. She has 15 years experience in higher education in Residential Life and Academic Advising, as well as 13 years corporate experience in legal editing, sales, human resources, and corporate training. During her graduate years she interned at University Medical Center with HIV/AIDS patients, in the Counseling Center at SUNY Old Westbury, held a graduate assistantship in research in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office, and the Reginald C. Wells Fellowship for Commuter Student Services.
Currently, Mary Beth is an Assistant Director in the Academic and Pre-Professional Advising Center at Stony Brook, where she specializes in working with undecided students and those experiencing academic challenges. She is the facilitator/lead instructor of Stony Brook’s Academic Advising Certificate Program and has been a guest lecturer in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Social Welfare. Mary Beth sits on a number of campus-wide committees including the Committee on Academic Standing and Appeals (CASA) and the Behavioral Assessment Committee (BAC). She was awarded the 2007-2008 Distinguished Service Award for Outreach Efforts by the division of Student Affairs for her work with the Academic Advising Certificate Program. Mary Beth is a member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and an honorary member of Golden Key International Honour Society.