Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Series: Thrive with US!

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Patrick Bryan Teejay Brown

Thrive with US!

Join us as we provide a brief overview of Student Success and Retention Innovation (SSRI) and dive into the support offered through the Thrive Center. We'll discuss the programs within the area and also how they approach their work with first-generation college students, students with high financial need, and students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Speaker Bio: Patrick Bryan (he|him|his|él) serves as Associate Director for Mentoring and Cultural Programs in Thrive Center. He works with an amazing team that supports mentoring programs like First Cats, Thrive Guides and Cultural Learning Communities, the New Start Summer Program, Arizona Assurance, and the Men’s Outreach Initiative for men of color. Patrick has an extensive background in college access and success spanning the educational pipeline from Pre-K-12 outreach with the College Academy for Parents, through to medical school with the Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway, and now all points in between. He is a Wildcat for life, a New Start alumnus, and a strong advocate for first-gen, low-income and underserved students.

Speaker Bio: Teejay Brown currently serves as Associate Director for Persistence & Completion with Thrive Center at the University of Arizona and Virtual Counselor for Northern Virginia Community College. His primary areas of responsibility at the University of Arizona include oversight of a dynamic team charged with the following areas: academic interventions (supporting students on academic probation), financial wellness initiatives, first cats initiatives, and supporting transfer students (Transfer Student Center) and students who have experienced the foster care system, food insecurity, and/or homelessness (Fostering Success). He previously served as Assistant Director for Student Support and Program Director for the Student Transition Empowerment Program at George Mason University. His experience ranges from counseling, academic advising, coaching, student organization advising, student leadership development, and cultural competency training and development.

Register for the Zoom Webinar for all 4 Speakers during Spring 2020:

Brought to you by: the ALVSCE Diversity & Inclusion Council


May 20, 2020 Noon to 1 p.m.

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