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Anderson Bearden

SVSU
Associate Director of Admissions
University Center, MI
Roles that I play in the Office of Admissions:
Coordinating large events (i.e. Open House; Scholarship Competitions; HOSA, DECA and SkillsUSA competitions).Awarding several hundred private scholarships each winter- apply over Christmas break for the gift of lower tuition!Hiring, training and managing around 60 passionate, talented tour guides who give the "Best tours in the world! Period."My involvement as a student at SVSU (2 years as a transfer)
Editor-in-Chief for Cardinal Sins literary magazineRepresentative for Student AssociationStudent representative to the Academic Integrity CommitteeDiversity Award runner-upMLK Essay Contest winnerI obtained my BA in History Education from SVSU in 2006 and used that degree AND all my involvement to get my first job in higher education. In 2012, I obtained my MBA and returned to SVSU to work in the Office of Admissions!
Education
Master of Business Administration
Davenport University
Bachelor of Arts
Saginaw Valley State University
Community Engagement
Current:
United Way of Bay County Board MemberGood Samaritan Rescue Mission Advisory BoardBay-Arenac ISD Business and Education Partnership Committee representativeMentor, Youth Leadership Bay CountyBay-Arenac ISD Career Center DECA Advisory Committee (Former Chairperson)Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center Graphics and Printing Advisory CommitteeLiaison to Bay Area Community Foundation (CPSO)Past:
Board Member Save Our Shoreline InternationalGreat Lakes Bay Region Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Coordination Committee memberEnergize Young Professionals Network