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Student Profiles

At any given time, there are about 40 to 50 SAA students enrolled in the program. Each incoming class of new students comprises a cohort of students to provide a shared learning experience and community.

Each cohort completes the two core classes and professional development seminars together. The SAA student organization is the Student Affairs Graduate Association (SAGA), which puts on a variety of activities each year for students in the program.

 

2014 Cohort

Some quick facts about members of our 2014 cohort:

  • Students of the first year cohort come to Michigan State University from 12 different states and Canada.
  • The members of the first year cohort graduated from 17 different undergraduate institutions.
  • Students in the first year cohort are gaining experiences in a variety of departments and functional areas, working in areas including residence education and housing, activities, career services, university-community relations, and the College of Business.

To contact a member of the first year cohort, please click on their name to send them an email.

Kabria Allen

Hometown: Arroyo Grande, CA
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Fullerton
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (West Circle)
Casey

Tramaine Austin-Dillon

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate Institution: Washington State University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Akers Hall)


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Franklin Chilaka

Hometown: Fontana, CA
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Work Setting: University Activities Board


Chung Kwan Fan

Mike Cohen

Hometown: Glenview, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Miami University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Butterfield Hall)


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Michael Crook

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Undergraduate Institution: Colorado State University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (McDonel Hall)


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Garrett Downing

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, IL
Undergraduate Institution: Southeast Missouri State University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Snyder-Phillips)


Heys

Sean Fortney

Hometown:Mechanicsburg, PA
Undergraduate Institution: Harrisburg Area Community College & Bucknell University
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Case Hall)


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Elinor Landess

Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Undergraduate Institution: Davidson College
Work Setting: Community Relations Coalition Intern Coordinator


Jacobs

Clayton McCourt

Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario, CA
Undergraduate Institution: Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario)
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (West Circle)


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Bernell Nevil

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergraduate Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (Wilson Hall)
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Nhi Nguyen

Hometown: Portland, ME
Undergraduate Institution: Wheaton College (MA)
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director (McDonel Hall)


Martin

Mary Risigo

Hometown: Kennebunkport, ME
Undergraduate Institution: Boston College
Work Setting: Assistant Community Director
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Jared Scharpen

Hometown: Argyle, MN
Undergraduate Institution: University of St. Thomas (MN)
Work Setting: Career Advisor, Career Services Network


Trottman

Ivana Trottman

Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Undergraduate Institution: Central Washington University
Work Setting: Career Advisor, Career Services Network


Sanderlin

Toubee Yang

Hometown: Pontiac, MI
Undergraduate Institution: Grand Valley State University

Work Setting: Department of Student Life, Greek Affairs


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Bianica Yellowhair

Hometown: Bodaway, AZ
Undergraduate Institution: University of Utah
Work Setting: Research Assistant, College of Business