Congratulations to these Department of Counseling and Higher Education alumni!
Erika McCall, M.S.Ed. Adult and Higher Education, ’08, is the co-author of “All Good Just a Week Ago: Funny Dating Stories to Help you Keep your Head in the Game.” McCall is the founder of the Go For Yours Foundation, dedicated to providing the next generation with the valuable resources they need to succeed. She is the former executive director of actor and author Hill Harper’s Manifest Your Destiny Foundation as well as the author of “Go For Yours: A Compilation of Young African Americans Who Were Brave Enough to Reach For the Stars.”
Keegan Nichols, Ed.D. Adult and Higher Education, ’10, has been elected by her peers to serve as director for National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region IV-West. Nichols, vice president at Arkansas Tech University, will hold a seat on the NASPA Board of Directors from 2022 to 2024. She has previously contributed to NASPA Region IV-West in such capacities as conference chair, board member and ethics certificate chair; was among the featured speakers at the 2018 NASPA Region IV-West Conference; and was selected to speak at the 2019 NASPA Conference in Los Angeles.
Natalie Page, Ed.D. Higher Education-Community College Leadership, is the new vice president of Academic Affairs at Danville Area Community College. Page most recently served as dean of Academic Services at South Suburban College in South Holland, where she also was a tenured faculty member in Communications. She previously served on the faculty at Lewis University in Romeoville and Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Her dissertation focused on improving the success rate of students from underrepresented groups.
Pat Schulz, M.S.Ed. Adult Continuing Education, ’83, was elected executive vice president of Human Resources by the Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, N.A. Schulz comes to First Financial Bank with more than 30 years of experience as a chief human resources officer and consultant. She has led the human resources departments for large companies and financial services across the country, and has earned several professional designations, including Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional and Senior Professional of Human Resources.