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Student Affairs Professional Development Program




“A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.”

~ Oliver Holmes


  The Division of Student Affairs Professional Development Committee is dedicated to providing quality training and development opportunities to the student affairs professional. The sessions offered are designed to promote growth in several different professional, personal and wellness areas. Please look through our list of descriptions to find a session that interests you and best fits your needs. Participation in these sessions will give you an opportunity to enhance your professional skills and make you even more effective in your job within the Division of Student Affairs. Click here for course descriptions. Click here to register for courses.  

Business Organizations

  The College of Business Student Advisory Council (SAC) The College of Business Student Advisory Council (SAC) consists of a group of students who serve as the presidents and ambassadors of all of the student organizations established in the School. Instituted by the Dean of the COB, in the Spring 2001 Semester, the purpose of the organization is to: Serve as a liaison group between the student body and the Dean, Promote and encourage leadership development in the COB, Give the student organizations an opportunity to share planned projects and events so as to avoid duplication and overlap, Participate in the coordination of COB activities such as Homecoming, The COB Open House, the Black Executive Exchange Program "COB Town Meetings", and community service activities, and Serve as peer mentors and role models to their classmates. The SAC meets once a month on the last Thursday in each month from 11-11:50 A.M. in room 305 of the MBNA America Building. In addition to the Dean's advisement, the Director of the Advisement Center also serves as the group's advisor. Beta Gamma Sigma Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. To be eligible for membership, a student must rank in the upper 7 percent of the junior class, upper 10 percent of the senior class, or upper 20 percent of the graduating master's class. Doctoral candidates are automatically eligible following completion of all requirements for their degree. Accounting and Finance Club The objectives of the Accounting and Finance Club are to provide a vehicle for students to have greater exposure to the business community prior to graduation, to undergird their transition from a student to a professional and to improve their leadership skills. American Marketing Association (AMA) The American Marketing Association is an international professional organization for people involved in the practice, study and teaching of marketing. The principal roles are: to always understand and satisfy the needs of marketers so as to provide them with products and services that will help them be better marketers; to empower marketers through information, education, relationships and resources that will enrich their professional development and careers; and to advance the thought, application and ethical practice of marketing. National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) Since 1969, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. has been the leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance. The goals of the Association include, but are not limited to, the following: To promote and develop the professional skills of members; to encourage and assist minority students in entering the accounting profession; to provide opportunities for members to fulfill their civic responsibility; to ensure long-term financial stability and provide adequate resources to implement chapter, regional, and national programs; and to represent the interests of current and prospective minority accounting professionals. National Society of Minority in Hospitality (NSMH) This organization provide events and programs that bring together college-level students with company sponsors, industry representatives, other hospitality organizations, advisors and mentors, and hospitality high school students. NSMH is the professional organization for minority hospitality students. It addresses diversity and multiculturalism, as well as the career development of our student members. Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Our mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources, and to advance the profession by promoting HR’s essential, strategic role. Founded in 1948, SHRM represents more than 225,000 individual members in over 125 countries, and has a network of more than 575 affiliated chapters in the United States, as well as offices in China and India.

DSU 2010 Commencement Speaker

  Dr. Steve Perry, the 2010 DSU Commencement keynote speaker, has shown the nation what can be done in the education of inner-city youth through his founding of the Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, Conn. The year-round grade 6-12 school boasts a near 0% dropout rate and 100% of their graduates go on to college. The success of this school has made Dr. Perry a much sought-after speaker throughout the country on education issues. Born of a white teenage mother and black teenage father in the housing projects of Middletown, Conn., the 2010 Commencement keynote speaker was taught by his mother’s activism in their community. He learned that life is not determined by where you begin, but by the path chosen with success being defined by where you end. As he went on to college – which included a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Rhode Island, a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Hartford – he was sustained by the philosophy of commitment and accountability he learned from his mother. After establishing the Connecticut Collegiate Awareness Program (ConnCAP), a non-profit organization for low income high school students aspiring to go to college, Dr. Perry founded the Capital Preparatory Magnet School in 2005. Recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best High Schools, Capital Prep Magnet School has maintained a 100% college acceptance record in its first five years of existence. Under the leadership of Dr. Perry, who serves as the principal, the middle/high school has established an ultra-high level standard of commitment and accountability for students, teachers, administrators and parents. Dr. Perry is also the author of several books, including Man Up! Nobody is Coming to Save Us (2006) and Raggedy Schools: The Untold Truth (2009). He is a widely sought expert who has served as an education contributor on CNN, MSNBC and Fox.  



Dr. Steve Perry
Founder and Principal of the
Capital Preparatory Magnate School
Hartford, Connecticut
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Mission of Student Affairs

  The Division of Student Affairs supports the educational mission of the University by empowering students to establish and maintain a collegiate atmosphere conducive to the highest level of academic and personal success. The Student Affairs staff helps connect students to the University and to their future, building alliances that foster retention and loyalty beyond graduation.

Director's Message

  Dear Parents and Prospective Students: The department of Student Health Services welcomes you. In the student health center we provide quality and confidential medical care to the DSU student.   The health care team has a vast amount of experience and works diligently to meet your health care needs as well as assist you in making healthy lifestyle choices. We look forward to partnering with you in the maintenance of your health.

Student Health Center Forms Library

Student Health Form Patient Consent Form Patient Information Sheet Standard Release Form Womens Health Release Form

Mission and Purpose

Mission The mission of the department of Student Health Services is to assist students in the pursuit of their academic goals and personal development by providing quality and confidential health care services.  Striving to maintain a healthy campus community, emphasis is placed on the prevention of illness and the promotion of wellness through health education. To fulfill our mission the Student Health Service staff will: Provide quality health care in a professional and caring environment; Adhere to ethical, professional, and legal standards; Offer health promotional activities to assist students in making healthy lifestyle choices; Refer students for services not available on campus; Monitor for and respond to public health concerns.

Student Health Center Staff

  Dear Parents and Prospective Students: The department of Student Health Services welcomes you. In the student health center we provide quality and confidential medical care to the DSU student.   The health care team has a vast amount of experience and works diligently to meet your health care needs as well as assist you in making healthy lifestyle choices. We look forward to partnering with you in the maintenance of your health. The medical staff consists of board-certified Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses.  The medical staff evaluates, treats and manages acute and chronic medical problems with a focus on illness prevention, health maintenance and optimum health. The support staff consists of a Front Office Coordinator, Medical Assistant and a Student worker.      


Michelle Fisher, FNP-BC
(302) 857-6393

Clinical Staff

Nicole Bell, NP

Nadine Henry, WNP

Wanda Pennington, RN 

Susan Chumley, RN

Support Staff

Shantae' Adkins - Medical Assistant

Nancilyn Black - Front Office Coordinator


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