Meet Our Students

Meet Our Students

 

Alex Reynolds

Undergraduate degree: Art, Salisbury University
Alex Reynolds
Practical, Connected, and Stimulating . . . I was attracted to the Bloomsburg CSA program by how connected the faculty and students are to the program in its entirety. Seeing how passionate and engaging
all people involved in the program are, provoked me to become more immersed in my studies compared to that of my undergraduate courses. I have been most influenced by how intellectually stimulated I am by the coursework and its application to my work as a graduate hall director. The learning from coursework and application to real settings is seamless. The faculty does a phenomenal job of making this continuous aspect present in our overall experience.

My graduate assistantship . . . As a Graduate Hall Director for the Montgomery Place Apartments under the Office of Residence Life, I supervise my own staff of Community Assistants and assist with the daily operations of my apartment complex. This has been highly immersive and beneficial to my goal of working in student affairs.

A sense of community . . . The CSA community is inclusive and supportive. I feel an amazing sense of comradery with like-minded people. Both my cohort as well as the 2nd year cohort have been nothing less than welcoming and helpful throughout my time here at Bloomsburg in the CSA program! The professors are very knowledgeable and experienced with the curriculum and have such a passion for student affairs. With this, receiving and utilizing the lessons learned in class have assisted me greatly through the program so far.


Patrice Coleman ‘18

Interpersonal Communication Studies, Bloomsburg University
Patrice Coleman
My experience with the athletic department as the graduate assistant for the Women’s Lacrosse team has been great! I am truly lucky that I get to do what I love on a daily basis. I have gained a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge working with the department and the student-athletes here at Bloomsburg. I believe that it will set me up for success in the future.

I was drawn to the CSA program because of its reputation and how well the curriculum integrated into athletics. Right from the start the professors were very welcoming and personable. I love the sense of community within the campus and the pride that Bloomsburg students have for their school.

What has been most impactful for you so far? I truly feel that what I am learning in class is directly preparing me for helping students succeed in the college setting. It has changed my outlook on many aspects in life and reminds me how important my job is as a mentor/coach.

The curriculum helps me implement theory-to-practice and prepares students directly for our career paths. The coursework pushes us to get out of our comfort zone and gain experience that will benefit us in the future. My cohort and the faculty are very supportive and always willing to lend a helping hand.