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Apr
2019

School Librarianship Program: A Shining Star

Judy Deichman, an alumna of our School Librarianship Master of Education program, is truly a shining star.

Deichman is a librarian at Nottoway Middle School who has recently been recognized with the Longwood University Thomas Jefferson Professional Achievement Alumni Award and the Virginia Association of School Librarians (VAASL) James Regional Librarian of the Year Award.

“As the James Region Librarian of the Year, she was one of seven regional librarians chosen to represent the Virginia Association of School Librarians,” stated Audrey Church, Professor and Program Director for School Librarianship. “From these seven, a state winner, Virginia’s School Librarian of the Year, will be chosen and named at the November 2019 Annual VAASL Conference in Roanoke, Virginia.”

On top of the high honor of being named the VAASL James Regional Librarian of the Year, Deichman was recognized by Longwood for her achievements and her leadership roles in her profession. The Thomas Jefferson Professional Achievement Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves as significant contributors to their profession and stand above their peers as leaders and role models. Deichman’s proactive approach in her profession has contributed greatly towards her strong leadership role among her peers.

In 2015, Deichman realized that although the library stayed open over summers, some of her students were not able to utilize it due to lack of transportation. Wanting to assure all students had the same opportunity and access to the books, she decided to bring the library to the students. With a donated small bus and a grant to purchase books, Deichman was able to make the Nottoway Book-A-Way Summer Bookmobile. This innovation and proactivity is just one example of the leadership role that Deichman has taken in her profession to improve the local community.

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18
Mar
2019

CSD ‘Brings Home The Gold’ at the 2019 SHAV Conference

At SHAV, first-year graduate students present their research projects and compete against other graduate students from CSD programs throughout the state of Virginia. Longwood students, Shannon Graham, Courtney Kaczmarek, Lizzie Llewellyn, and Payton Yates were awarded first place during the research poster presentations. Their award winning research was titled, “Effects of Instruction Method on Competency and Perception of Proloquo2Go.”

In addition to winning first place in research, another Longwood CGPS student received an award. Lucy Wallace, a senior in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, was recognized with the SHAV Outstanding Student Leader Award. “As a Longwood student of the CSD program, I had an array of opportunities and experiences available to me…highlights include serving as an executive officer in the Longwood National Student Speech Language Hearing Associates (NSSLHA) chapter for four years, collaborating with the Farmville Lions Club and Longwood Student Government Association to establish a Longwood Lions chapter, and working with the Infant and Toddler Connection of the Heartland’s annual Christmas Giving Tree program,” Wallace stated. Wallace attributes a large part of her success to the faculty and staff in the Longwood CSD program, stating, “They are committed, passionate, and genuinely interested in preparing students to succeed.”

Dr. Mani Aguilar, Clinical Audiologist at Longwood’s Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services, received the State Clinical Achievement Award at the 2019 SHAV Conference. She was recognized for her partnership with the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, offering a Technology Assistant Program at Longwood. Longwood now serves as a demonstration site for assistive listening devices for persons with hearing loss. This partnership has generated over 200 patient visits, with the dispensing of such devices as personal amplifiers, visual alert systems, and captioned telephones. “Mani created a support group for persons with hearing loss that has a regular participation of 25 members in each monthly meeting,” stated Dr. Lissa Power-deFur. “The persons with hearing loss in Southside Virginia are so fortunate that she is here.” In response to her recent achievement, Aguilar recognized the amazing support she has received from her department at Longwood. “The award I recently received from SHAV was possible because of our wonderful leader, Dr. Lissa Power-deFur, as well as the efforts of our entire team of faculty, staff, and students!”

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11
Mar
2019

Open Positions (Summary)

While you may indicate interest on the application in a specific GA placement, we will create an “applicant pool” which all supervisors may access and review.

Please submit your application (available here) and resume to Katie Manis by email, interoffice mail, or hand-delivery.

Email: 
maniskh@longwood.edu

Interoffice mail/delivery: 
College of Graduate & Professional Studies
East Ruffner
Office #140

Open Positions (Summary)
Click each link for details on the position
Graduate Student Association Officer
Graduate Studies Admissions Assistant
Reading, Literacy and Learning
Educational Leadership
Special Education
HARK Teaching Assistant
Education & Counseling Department
Counselor Education
Master of Business Administration 
School Librarianship – Spring & Summer 2020
Cormier Honors College
Office of Alumni & Career Services
Early Childhood Development Initiative
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11
Mar
2019

School Librarianship – Spring & Summer 2020

2019-2020
Full-Time, Spring & Summer 2020 only 

  • Provide instructional assistance for both hybrid and online courses
  • Conduct research needed for course content and professional scholarship
  • Track emerging trends and issues in the field
  • Provide assistance in preparing for the Summer Literacy Institute

For full job description, contact Dr. Audrey Church, churchap@longwood.edu, 434.395.2682

Standard Full-Time Academic Assistant
College of Education & Human Services – School Librarianship
Funding Source:  CGPS
Status:  OPEN

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11
Mar
2019

Continuing Education & Professional Studies Marketing

2019-2020
Part-Time, Fall & Spring

  • Work with the Professional Studies Coordinator and Marketing Specialist to increase enrollment in both credit and non-credit initiatives
  • Assist with Continuing & Professional Studies social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and updates to website content
  • Write spotlight stories and blog posts about students, staff, faculty, and alumni for Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Assist with supporting participants in classes and events including printing and emailing certificates of completion

For full job description, contact Assistant Director of Professional Studies, Brooke Greenbank,  greenbankbl@longwood.edu, 434.395.2140

Standard Part-Time Academic Assistant Position
College of Graduate & Professional Studies – Professional Studies
Funding Source:  Professional Studies
Status:  FILLED

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7
Mar
2019

Early Childhood Development Initiative

2019-2020
Full-Time, Fall & Spring

We are looking for a graduate assistant who is interested in early childhood education. The position will support the work of the Early Childhood Development Initiative in: working on grants, developing early childhood curriculum and professional development for teachers, assisting with research projects, and other jobs related to the initiative. The position requires excellent writing skills, good organization and time management, and an attention to detail.

For full job description, contact Dr. Sara Miller, millerse@longwood.edu, 434.395.2469

Standard Full-Time Academic Assistant
Early Childhood Development Initiative
Funding Source:  Early Childhood Development Initiative
Status:  OPEN

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7
Mar
2019

Office of Student Success

2019-2020
Full-Time, Summer, Fall & Spring

The graduate assistant for the Office of Student Success assists with activities related to Orientation, New Lancer Days, and First Year Experience. In addition, the GA assists with reachouts to struggling students and counsels them through their academic programs.

For full job description, contact Emily Heady, headyew@longwood.edu, 434.395.2139

Standard Full-Time Academic Assistant
Office of Student Success
Funding Source:  Office of Student Success
Status:  FILLED

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7
Mar
2019

Office of Alumni & Career Services

2019-2020
Full-Time, Fall & Spring

The graduate assistants in the Office of Alumni and Career Services are integral in providing one-on-one career coaching to undergraduate students each day in office on topics such as, resume and cover letter editing, interview preparation, graduate school preparation, and job/internship search strategies. They will assist in marketing and outreach for the office as well as the execution of career fairs and other special projects and events. In addition, they will perform essential office functions in managing communication and appointment scheduling through phone calls and email. The Office of Alumni and Career Services will provide training and supervision for every aspect of the GA role.

For full job description, contact Kyle Hodges, hodgeskp@longwood.edu, 434.395.2064

Three Standard Full-Time Academic Assistants
Office of Alumni & Career Services
Funding Source:  Office of Alumni & Career Services
Status:  Two positions OPEN / One FILLED

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7
Mar
2019

Coordinator for Student Programming & Outreach, Honors College

2019-2020
Part-Time, Fall & Spring

The Graduate Assistant will serve as the Coordinator for Student Programming and Outreach in the Honors College. In that capacity, s/he will work directly with Honors students by providing development programs, events with faculty members, and community-building activities, all of which support their personal and professional growth and thereby work to complement university-wide efforts to increase retention and student success. S/he also will facilitate regular volunteer and/or service-learning activities in the Southside and Northern Neck communities. At a very fundamental level, this work directly supports our institutional mission of developing citizen leaders prepared to make real contributions to the greater good of society.

For full job description, contact Dr. Alix Fink, finkad@longwood.edu, 434.395.2576

Standard Part-Time Academic Assistant
Cormier Honors College
Funding Source:  Cormier Honors College
Status:  OPEN

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7
Mar
2019

Master of Business Administration

2019-2020
Full-Time, Fall & Spring

  • Assist the program director with administrative tasks of the MBA program
  • Research and gather alumni and other data for the program
  • Input data into spreadsheets and do basic analyses
  • Assist with course scheduling and development
  • Assist with assessment planning and implementation

For full job description, contact Dr. Charles White, whitecd@longwood.edu, 434.395.2832

Standard Full-Time Academic Assistant
College of Business & Economics – Master of Business Administration
Funding Source:  CGPS
Status:  OPEN

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