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Regional Spotlight: #WednesdayWins

We know that this is a region filled with creativity, innovation, and excitement, so now is our time to shine! We want to start to use #WednesdayWins to show off some of the ‘wins’ and share the amazing and important work we are doing here in Region IX!

Save the Date!

Friday, March 7, 2025 to Sunday, March 9, 2025
Bentley University
Waltham, MA


Danni Alarie
Bentley University

Caroline Horne
Bentley University

2024 Award Winners

Innovative Program Award in Orientation

Orientation Leader Fall Priority Hiring Process
Quinnipiac University

Innovative Program Award in Transition

Becoming A Bearcat Podcast Series
Binghamton University

Outstanding New OTR Professional

Christian Howles
Wagner College

Outstanding Undergraduate Student @ Four-Year Institution

Ashlyn Garcia
Syracuse University

We are looking for feedback from Region IX members on what types of professional development opportunities you are looking for. Please click on this link to fill out our Professional Development survey! 

Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator is hosting a DEIB Training Webinar for Region IX members on December 5 at 6:00 pm. The title of this session is Successful DEIB Training Strategies for Student Staff and will be facilitated by Mame Ndiaye from Cornell Unviersity. 

Click here to sign up

We want to hear about your sense of belonging and community within Region IX. Please fill out our DEIB Climate Survey. The responses will be reviewed by the RLT and we will not share responses broadly. 

The Region IX Mentorship Program is a new initiative designed to foster meaningful connections between graduate students and professional staff in NODA Region IX. This program offers an opportunity for aspiring professionals to engage with experienced mentors and connect over a variety of topics, including career aspirations, previous experiences, the job search process, and much more. With a focus on providing guidance and fostering growth, this mentorship program aims to empower graduate students and new professionals on their journey navigating the field and engaging in a fulfilling career. If you are seeking mentorship or have an interest in mentoring up-and-coming professionals, please apply to the Region IX Mentorship Program.

Check out this helpful checklist for best practices to work on during your graduate student experience!

Regional Leadership

Stephanie Peguillan (she/her)
Regional Coordinator
Wagner College

Danni Alarie (she/her)
Regional Conference Host
Central Connecticut State University

Caroline Horne (she/her)
Regional Conference Host
Bentley University

Betsy Staff (she/her)
Professional & Graduate Engagement Coordinator
Binghamton University

Nick Stines (he/him)
Professional & Graduate Engagement Coordinator
Syracuse University

Alyssa Talvi (she/her)
Professional & Graduate Engagement Coordinator
Cornell University