Dr. Jayme Stone, Director of Learning Communities and instructor of History, was recently selected as one of the top 10 First Year Student Advocates in the country by the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition.
Stone will be honored at the 32nd Annual Conference on the First Year Experience in Orlando, Florida on February 23, 2013.
Stone’s leadership and advocacy for residential college programming has resulted in dramatic growth in the number and diversity of institutional themed residential colleges at UCA. Her support for Freshman Year Experience classes, introduction of the Clustered Learning Program, redesign of Freshman Interest Groups and the development of the Residential Linked Classes have had a dramatic impact on UCA’s campus and culture.
Dr. Robert Parrent, Vice President for Enrollment Management, made the announcement of Stone’s award at the December Board of Trustees meeting. He said, “Dr. Stone is an invaluable asset to the students she serves, the colleagues she inspires, the UCA family and the greater global community.”
Stone also will be recognized in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Center’s online newsletter E-Source for College Transitions and on the Center’s webpage.