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Parent Network Wins Nat’l Award

Hofstra’s Student Access Services Parent Support Network recently received an award for “Best Institutional Initiative for Mid-Sized Universities” at the Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals (AHEPPP) 2017 National Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Parent and Family Programs informs and engages with families as they mentor their students to assume increasing responsibility for learning and personal growth. The Student Access Services (SAS) Parent Support Network supports and educates families on how to guide their students with disabilities on the college level.

“This award honors a strong partnership between Hofstra families, Student Access Services, and Parent and Family Programs,” said Branka Kristic, director of Parent and Family Programs. “We all have student success in mind.” 

Julie Yindra, director of Student Access Services, says parents of students with disabilities also face unique challenges in the transition to college. Therefore, it makes sense to give them an opportunity to communicate with the Division of Student Affairs, as well as with each other, as they learn to navigate the college environment.

“This is a perfect example of how departments in the Division of Student Affairs work together to create a positive environment and full support for our students and families,” said Vice President for Student Affairs W. Houston Dougharty.

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