Matika Holmes, a resident assistant (RA) at Clayton State University in the Department of Housing, Residence Life, and Student Conduct, from College Park, Ga., has been selected for the 2012/2013 class of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP).
The NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program is a highly selective, semi-structured mentoring program for undergraduate students wishing to explore and better understand the field of student affairs and/or higher education. Students and mentors apply as a pair, and if selected are provided the foundation to establish a semi-structured mentoring relationship at their institution. Students, once selected, are known as Fellows, and are also given the opportunity to attend a national conference, participate in paid internships, and participate in the Summer Leadership Institute.
Holmes is a rising senior at Clayton State, majoring in Liberal Studies with a minor in Psychology. After graduation next spring, she will be enrolling in a graduate program to obtain her masters in College Student Affairs Personnel and Conflict Analysis Resolution.
The mission of the NUFP is to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals in student affairs and/or higher education, including, but not limited to, those of racial and ethnic-minority background; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ.