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Felicia McKinney and Annie Cassin Author Case Studies in Student Affairs Book

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Annie Cassin
Annie Cassin

Point Park University's Annie Cassin, director of student engagement, and Felicia McKinney, manager of social media, authored case studies in Complex Cases in Student Affairs: Preparing Early Career Professionals for the Practice.

The book includes 22 case studies and "provides students and professionals with an understanding of how problems in student affairs might be addressed through the application of relevant theory/research."

Their work is featured in: 

  • Chapter 7: An Alcohol Incident During Orientation, Annie Cassin and Melissa Rychener
  • Chapter 16: A Social Media Scandal, Felicia McKinney, Emma Coomes and Stacy Jacob
Felicia McKinney
Felicia McKinney

"My chapter is about an incident at an overnight orientation involving student leaders who were found drinking with new students," Cassin said. "It examines how the incident affected the new students, their families and the dynamic of a very close-knit orientation team."

"Mine is about a social media scandal on a campus and how that situation impacts the students involved and the university," said McKinney.

Cassin and McKinney completed their projects as part of their master's program at Slippery Rock University. 

"The case study is the capstone experience for the Student Affairs in Higher Education graduate program, and there were so many other studies that could have been selected," McKinney said. "It's truly an honor to have been selected and I know this will only help to move my career forward."

Added Cassin: "It's exciting to know that an experience from which I learned a great deal will be used to help other students and professionals." 

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