Location

Portland State University

Start Date

19-6-2018 9:30 AM

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/26495

Description

Panel discussion with audience participation will focus on the barriers student-parents continue to encounter, despite the increasing number of their population, and how the often institutionally imposed imposter syndrome hinders and often discourages access to and success in obtaining a college degree. Participants will be encouraged to share best practices and improvement strategies.

Shelley Wilson Gentile- Shelly is the Program Manager for the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience at Stetson University in Florida. She has more than 30 years of experience in higher education that includes service to five very different campuses. Her longest tenure was at Eastern Michigan University where she was the founding advisor of the Students with Children organization. Shelley is a native of Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Cass Technical High School and the University of Michigan. Graduate studies followed at the University of Florida, and later at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) where - as a single parent - she earned a master of liberal studies degree in interdisciplinary technology. She lives in Deland, Florida with her husband Gary, a retired electrician, and an array of two- and four-legged non-human family members. Her daughter Sydney is an accomplished musician and a rising senior at the University of Central Florida, has a freelance photography business, and works for Apple.

Caroline Sanders- Caroline is currently Interim Assistant Director of Community Relations and Engagement for Eastern Michigan University and a doctoral student in educational studies concentrating in urban education. She is a non-traditional student in every sense of the term. Working full-time, running a family business and attending community college before transferring to a four year institution and completing her bachelor's and master's degrees. Caroline created the first student-parent organization in the history of her university. She has served as board president for a charter school; an international organization; as well as two locally situated non-profits. Caroline is also the founder and president of an educational service corporation. Her passion is assisting women and children with actualizing their fullest potential. She is known as a “passionate collaborator." Being a proud mother to her daughter is her greatest achievement.

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Jun 19th, 9:30 AM

Diapers to Degrees: Higher Education's Contribution to the Imposter Syndrome

Portland State University

Panel discussion with audience participation will focus on the barriers student-parents continue to encounter, despite the increasing number of their population, and how the often institutionally imposed imposter syndrome hinders and often discourages access to and success in obtaining a college degree. Participants will be encouraged to share best practices and improvement strategies.

Shelley Wilson Gentile- Shelly is the Program Manager for the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience at Stetson University in Florida. She has more than 30 years of experience in higher education that includes service to five very different campuses. Her longest tenure was at Eastern Michigan University where she was the founding advisor of the Students with Children organization. Shelley is a native of Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Cass Technical High School and the University of Michigan. Graduate studies followed at the University of Florida, and later at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) where - as a single parent - she earned a master of liberal studies degree in interdisciplinary technology. She lives in Deland, Florida with her husband Gary, a retired electrician, and an array of two- and four-legged non-human family members. Her daughter Sydney is an accomplished musician and a rising senior at the University of Central Florida, has a freelance photography business, and works for Apple.

Caroline Sanders- Caroline is currently Interim Assistant Director of Community Relations and Engagement for Eastern Michigan University and a doctoral student in educational studies concentrating in urban education. She is a non-traditional student in every sense of the term. Working full-time, running a family business and attending community college before transferring to a four year institution and completing her bachelor's and master's degrees. Caroline created the first student-parent organization in the history of her university. She has served as board president for a charter school; an international organization; as well as two locally situated non-profits. Caroline is also the founder and president of an educational service corporation. Her passion is assisting women and children with actualizing their fullest potential. She is known as a “passionate collaborator." Being a proud mother to her daughter is her greatest achievement.