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KATHERINE (KATIE) BEALS

1004 Bitting Street Apt. G Greensboro, NC 27403 (804) 243-0406 katie.beals44@gmail.com


EDUCATION
Master of Education in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, Minor in Communication Studies
Longwood University

May 2016
Greensboro, NC
May 2013
Farmville, VA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Graduate Assistant, First Year Experience
August 2014 Present
Greensboro College
Greensboro, NC
Assist in the development of PAWS (Preparing, Advising, and Welcoming Students) orientation and welcome week
programs for 250 first-year and transfer students
Provide support for the production of a mandatory three-day extended orientation program for 250 incoming
traditional students
Co-develop and implement recruitment plan for 15-20 student orientation leaders including marketing, group and
on-on-one interviews, and selection
Co-supervise 15-20 orientation leaders during orientation and welcome week programs
Assist in development, marketing, and implementation of a pilot first year seminar Peer Mentor program
Create a comprehensive curriculum for and instruct a leadership course for nine First Year Seminar Peer Mentors
Support the First Year Seminar program of 14 sections and instructors
Co-Instruct a First Year Seminar course with a focus on social justice
Aid in creation of assessment tools and collection of assessment data for students and families participating in
orientation programs and students and faculty participating in first year seminar programs
Research best practices in first-year programs and initiatives
Village 401 Intern, Village 401 (Community Engagement Office)
August 2015 Present
Greensboro College
Greensboro, NC
Supervise two student staff through planning and implementing seven annual campus-wide service events as sole
professional in the office
Coordinate student volunteer opportunities with community partners
Create and distribute all campus correspondence and maintain office social media accounts
Dawg Camp Extended Orientation Intern, Center for Leadership and Service
May 2015 July 2015
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Served as on-site coordinator at Dawg Camp Discovery, an extended orientation program for 250 incoming students
based on university culture, traditions and leadership development
Served as on-site coordinator at three Dawg Camp Special Programs for 15 incoming students per program with
focuses on community service, local art and culture, and the transfer student experience
Co-supervised an executive board of five students through planning and implementation of Dawg Camp
Created an assessment report from student assessment data and benchmarking for the Dawg Camp program,
focusing on learning outcomes for student participants

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Program Coordinator, First Year Experience & Family Programs


August 2013 July 2014
Longwood University
Farmville, VA
Assisted in developing and implementing summer orientation programs and welcome week programs for 1,100 firstyear students, 200 transfer, and 100 readmitted students
Supervised two student coordinators and 60 student staff members
Served on the planning committee for Peer Mentor Selection Day, a rigorous selection process involving 100 student
candidates, 40 faculty and staff, and detailed logistics
Co-trained 60 student Peer Mentors to work with the transitional issues experienced by first-year and transfer
students and their families
Aided in maintaining an operating and revenue based budget in excess of $250,000
Produced and distributed a quarterly newsletter for 5,000 parents and families
Created and managed the production of The Answer Book, a comprehensive publication for incoming students
Oversaw the nomination, selection, and recognition process for the Outstanding First Year Student Advocate awards
program

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Peer Mentor, First Year Experience & Family Programs
March 2012 April 2013
Longwood University
Farmville, VA
Guided first-year students through summer orientation programs and co-curricular welcome week program
Collaborated with faculty to design and implement a comprehensive curriculum for first-year seminar course
associated with a living-learning community for undeclared students
Facilitated a 15-week online summer orientation class for 24 first-year students

UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Early Alert Team - Greensboro College
Conduct Hearing Panelist - The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Longwood Seminar Assessment Committee - Longwood University
First Year Reading Experience Selection Committee - Longwood University
Scarf Spirit Committee - Longwood University

2014 2016
2014 2015
2013 2014
2014
2014

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Volunteer Staff Member
Summers 2010 2015
Tri-Cities Workcamp, Inc.
Petersburg, VA
Supported the program of a week-long summer service camp for teen participants and adult chaperones
Advised two-three crews of seven members each as they executed their assigned work for the week, providing
encouragement and troubleshooting challenges
Facilitated relationship building between participants and community partners
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Graduate Case Study Competition, Best Problem Solving; NODA Region VI Regional Conference
Outstanding First Year Student Advocate Award; Longwood University
Citizen Leader Award for Distinguished Contributions to Longwood University

March 2016
2011, 2012, 2013
2013

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Member, Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention (NODA)


Vice President, Chi Sigma Alpha, Student Affairs Honorary Society
Member, College Student Educators International (ACPA)

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2016 present
2015 present
2015 present