From left to right: Michelle Marchand, associate director of education and leadership at Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity; NJIT's Thea Zunick; John DiSarro, director of fraternity and sorority affairs, University of Rochester; and Michelle Guobadia, director for fraternity and sorority life, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The group co-authored "Slightly Charred and Lightly Seasoned: A Recipe for Engaging and Motivating Mid-Level Professionals."
Thea Zunick, assistant director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, participated last month in the Annual Meeting of the Association for Fraternity and Sorority Advisors in Orlando. Last summer Zunick had submitted four proposals from four different teams in the hopes that a few would be selected as educational sessions for the national conference. “Since the acceptance rate is about thirty percent, I was shocked when I found out all four were selected. I was honored to be able to present numerous times, especially since this was such a great opportunity for me to give back to my profession,” said Zunick. The four presentations included: “Implementing the CAS Standards in Fraternity/Sorority Advising Programs: Lessons from the Field,” “Loco for Locals: Five Professionals' Journeys Into the World of Local Organizations,” “Slightly Charred and Lightly Seasoned: A Recipe for Engaging and Motivating Mid-Level Professionals,” and “What’s with the Hand Signs NPC and NIC members?”