Salem College Student Affairs staff members Brooke Barber and Esther Gonzalez-Freeman were recently nominated for the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) new “The FreshMaker” award for their new Salem Firsts program.
Barber, who is Director of Student Activities, and Gonzalez-Freeman, who is Director of Student Professional Development, implemented the new Salem Firsts program during student orientation in fall 2012. The Salem Firsts program is a joint program between the Office of Student Activities and the Office of Student Professional Development designed to connect first generation students with the information and resources needed to successfully transition into collegiate life at Salem.
“The FreshMaker” is an award that honors college professionals for fresh or new perspectives, high levels of participation and contribution to the field.
The ACPA is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.