Associate Dean of the Nyack College Division of Student Success, Dr. Gwen Parker Ames, was selected to co-lead a workshop, entitled “MISSION: College to Career” at the 50th Anniversary Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) Conference in Albany, New York by the HEOP Professional Organization.
The workshop highlighted Nyack’s College to Career Initiative, including successful strategies and outcomes of assisting HEOP students who are pursuing mission-focused degrees and marketable professional credentials to be used in areas such as information technology, disaster relief and chaplaincy.
Dr. Parker Ames was not aware that during the conference she would receive the Arthur O. Eve Human Relations Award. She was nominated by her Nyack Division of Student Success colleagues. The award was presented to her by Nyack College (’12) and Alliance Theological Seminary (’18) alumnus, Shaun Jacobs-Patterson who is assistant director of HEOP and a member of the HEOP executive board.
The campus community extends congratulations to Dr. Parker Ames!