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Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship in Memory of Rick McLellan (Student Membership)
Jenny Roxas - email@example.com
Jenny Roxas earned a B.A. in anthropology, with a Certificate in applied cultural anthropology, and a minor in Italian from California State University, Chico. After graduating, Jenny joined AmeriCorps where, along with her supervisor, she built a youth employment training program focused on career counseling for underrepresented youth in Oakland, CA. Her work included recruiting, workshop facilitation, job search facilitation, volunteer management, and community building with the program’s target population including probationers, foster youth, the gang-affiliated, and undocumented high school students. Jenny later received an M.S. in student affairs and higher education at Indiana State University. Currently she is the Career Development Specialist focused on fine & performing arts, media, and entertainment (FAME) industries at State University of New York (SUNY), Oswego. She works to build the foundation for forums to engage FAME students, faculty, employers, and community partners with one another. In addition, she helps students by giving tailored career advice and resources to make the post-graduation transition easier.
Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship in Memory of Ernie Andrews (Associate Membership)
Donna Brooks - DBrooks@ncc.commnet.edu
Donna Brooks is presently an Associate Director of Career Services with the Center for Career Development at Norwalk Community College (NCC), located in Norwalk, Connecticut. Duties include helping students develop career plans, advise in the preparation of resume/cover letters, mock interviewing skills, she produce and creates workshops, Career Fairs, alumni dinner events, Executive Speaker Series and utilizing the NCC Career Connections tools which manages the colleges Internal job portal.
Prior to joining the career center, she worked as a Human Resources Specialist and Assistant to the Director of Human Resources at in the Office of Human Resources & Payroll Services at NCC for a combined total of nine (9) years. Duties included interpretation of collective bargaining union contracts, administers HR policies and procedures, implementation of compensation and benefit plans, managed HRMS Systems (PeopleSoft); Prior to that she worked eight (8) years as a Human Resources Coordinator at St. Vincent’s College located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management/Counseling from University of Bridgeport, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Legal Administration from Sacred Heart University, as well as two (2) Associate Degrees, one in Paralegal Studies and the other in General Studies from Sacred Heart University.