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Honors: Janna Bernstein
Janna Bernstein (Student Engagement and Diversity) has been recognized as one of the inaugural 2018 professionals of the NASPA NOW Professional Recognition for Impact. NASPA is the professional organization for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The NASPA NOW Professional Recognition, launched in 2017 in partnership between the New Professionals and Graduate Students Knowledge Community and the NASPA central office, recognizes the impact that new professionals and graduate students have upon the student affairs profession. Each year, 25 participants are selected as winners in categories aligned with the NASPA pillars of integrity, inclusion, innovation, inquiry, and impact.
Bernstein, assistant director of leadership and scholar development in UNLV's office of student engagement and diversity, is actively involved in the organization, serving as the Region 5 representative for the NASPA Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community where she serves on both the regional and national boards and as a member of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Advisory Board. She also serves on the Engagement Subcommittee for the 100th NASPA Annual Conference. She served as the conference chair for the inaugural NASPA Southern Nevada Drive-In, bringing together the higher education professionals in the Las Vegas Valley for a day of professional development and growth. She also facilitated the creation of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program at UNLV and has served as a mentor to three fellows in addition to supporting the other programs and encouraging students interested in pursuing a career in higher education.
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