To take advantage of a rewarding position by utilizing my expertise acquired through my coursework & previous job experiences to students and support the institution in its endeavor of ensuring student success by: utilizing 13 years of leadership experience;
representing the institution and its core values;
working as a team to provide qualified satisfaction on behalf of the institution;
supporting staff and other department personnel in organizing the perfect learning environment.
Typing efficiency; 50 WPM
Computer literate (Mac Book Pro, Microsoft Office).
Southern University A&M CollegeJuly 2012 to CurrentFinancial Aid Verification/ Loans Counselor Baton Rouge, La
Provide primary financial aid counseling for students and their parents. Determine eligibility for all Title IV assistance, assisting students and parents in completing financial aid applications, determining student awards, contacting and responding to external agencies, verifying data submitted to the office and corresponding with students and parents; Also certify aid eligibility for students this may include processing Title IV aid awards, assisting students in completing loan applications, reviewing applications for accuracy, determining awards, corresponding with lenders and students as necessary, assisting in debt management counseling activities such as entrance and exit interviews, transfer monitoring, transmits loan certification to the guarantee agency, develops and maintains materials used to assist in awarding student loans; creates and maintains an informational student loan pamphlet, reconciles the Electronic Fund Transfers to ensure accurate end of the year account balances, oversees and provides guidance to administrative staff; visiting area high schools conducting financial aid presentations to prospective college students, and various other functions associated with processing aid.
West Baton Rouge SchoolsJanuary 2010 to January 2012Substitute Teacher Port Allen, La.
Filled in for absent teachers in emergency and on short and medium term assignments; Followed teaching programs set by regular teachers and prepared outlines when necessary; Liaised effectively with colleagues in team teaching assignments; Set and corrected homework assignments and projects; Employed materials and techniques of regular teacher where available; Fostered safe, positive and supportive learning environment; Ensured good order and behavior in and out of class; Maintained attendance and achievement records in accordance with school policy; Completed appropriate report forms for subject teachers / academic supervisors; Respected confidentiality of personal information; Adhered to non-discriminatory policies and guidelines; Attend faculty meetings; participates in general school duties as requested.
Hancock BankDecember 2007 to June 2012Vault Teller Baton Rouge, La.
Processed deposits, transfers, withdrawals, and other transactions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Maintained security of the assigned cash and transaction documentation.
Continuously stayed aware of fraud loss and check cashing guidelines as well as all security policies and procedures.
Maintained balancing of cash vault daily.
Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, Southeastern Louisiana UniversityJune 2005 to August 2005Resident Assistant/ Counselor Hammond, La
Supervised residents residing in resident halls; Monitored floor activity and helping with conflict resolution between residents; Conducted various types of counseling sessions (i.e. college, personal development, career) with program participants; prepared and coordinated activities for the program; Monitored program participants in and out of the classroom.
McDonalds of Baton RougeJanuary 2001 to May 2009Shift Manager Baton Rouge, La
Began as crew member; promoted to shift manager within 11 months; Supervised daily operations at four high-volume stores, each generating in excess of $1 million dollars annually; recruited and trained over 50 employees; improved customer satisfaction by maintaining quality, service, and cleanliness; performed daily cash deposits generating in excess of $5 thousand dollars a day.
Northwestern State University2016Master of Arts: Student Affairs in Higher EducationNatchitoches, La
Southeastern La. University2011Bachelor of Arts: Mass CommunicationHammond, La
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Member, Southeastern La. University Alumni Association
Volunteer, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
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