Bobbie Denise Cole
- Communication Studies; minor in Ethnic Studies
- Graduate/Professional School:
- M.Ed., Grand Valley State University
- Dekalb, Ill.
- Complex Coordinator, Northern Illinois University
- In a nutshell, what do you do?
- As a Complex Coordinator, I serve as the full-time administrator of student development within the on-campus residential facilities. My position directly focuses on the design and implementation of the Second-Year Experience Initiative as well as provides educational diversity opportunities for on-campus students.
- What are you working on right now?
- Right now I am working on a number of initiatives that will support the growth and development of on-campus second-year students as we continue to grow our Y2 @ NIU initiative within the residential communities department.
- Why do you love what you do?
- I love that I have the opportunity to be a major part of the lives of my college students as they grow and develop into citizen leaders. College was one of the best experiences of my life, I discovered who I really was through my four years at Albion, and I am blessed to be able to help college students discover who they are and serve as a mentor/role model/and advisor for them.
- How did Albion help you get there?
- Through the ups and downs that I experienced at Albion, there was always a staff member there to support me and keep pushing me forward. There was always a staff member providing a door or window of opportunity for me to grow, learn, and develop. These staff members made me want to be that for someone else. It kind of brings the phrase 'each one, teach one' to life.
- For me, Albion ...
- ... was the place that helped me find me. I became a leader at Albion. I became a mentor. I became a resource. It gave me the drive and ambition to keep pushing forward and the confidence to know I could be a success.
Take It Further: Communication Studies, Ethnic Studies
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