Elon professor receives Fulbright for research & teaching in Guatemala

Assistant Professor Carmen Mónico travels to the Central American nation next spring to assess a vocational training program aimed at creating work opportunities for youth who might instead emigrate elsewhere.

Professor, alumna co-author article on adoption of children with HIV

Cynthia Fair: Groundbreaking researcher

The professor of human service studies was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Scholar Award for her wealth of research on changes in the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Elon faculty present at Congress on Migration and Development in Guatemala

Assistant Professor Carmen Monico took part in the Second Congress of Development Studies on Migration, Health and Development in Guatemala City in late May, where she was joined by multiple national and international stakeholders.

Elon senior awarded Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs

Daniel Sheehan, a human service studies and strategic communications double major, begins his career after Elon with a fellowship in New York City that develops "the next generation of aspiring change makers."

Faculty and staff recognized at annual awards luncheon

Four faculty members and 14 retirees were honored May 13 for excellence and service to Elon.

National College Health Assessment

Survey of student health behaviors/experiences. Link sent to students via email on Monday, April 21st.  Active now through Friday, May 8th.  

'Next to Normal' pre-show talks to engage and inspire

Public talks peek behind the scenes of the deeply moving musical "Next to Normal" and explore its representation of a family coping with mental illness

Elon professors and students present at Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine

Elon junior receives UPS Scholarship

Carmen Monico presents on civic engagement at World Bank Land Conference

Furthering her research on civic engagement in development interventions financed by international humanitarian and financial institutions, the assistant professor of human service studies presented at the World Bank Land Conference during spring break.

Contributing author and Elon faculty Carmen Monico celebrates book release on intercountry adoption policy debates

In an example of collaboration between academics and practitioners, Carmen Monico worked with her former dissertation chair, Karen Smith Rotabi, now in the United Arab Emirates University, Kelley McCreery Bunkers, a child protection consultant, and Lucy Armistead, an adoption agency director, in the production of two book chapters summarizing the social literature of intercountry adoption globally, and the U.S. intercountry adoption experience from post-disaster Haiti.

Carmen Monico invited to collaborate in PhD program development in Guatemala

The Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, a private, liberal arts university in Guatemala, invited Elon faculty Carmen Monico to join other internationally recognized faculty in supporting the development of a PhD program in applied psychology.

Carmen Monico delivers workshop on illegal adoption & child abduction to Guatemalan Council on Adoption

The assistant professor of human service studies had studied the topic as part of her doctoral dissertation and it remains one of her areas of scholarship.

Cindy Fair presents at Health Care Transition Research Consortium Research Symposium

The professor of human service studies and coordinator of the university's Public Health Studies program traveled to Houston in October to share findings of her research with collaborators from the consortium, Duke University and Elon University.

Career Moves: SPDC resources help alum land job with Ronald McDonald House

Emily Delaplane ’14 turned to the Student Professional Development Center last spring for advice and feedback when applying for a position in Delaware helping the families of hospitalized children.

Elon Faculty and Students Present at Latino Social Work Organization Conference in Chicago

Human Service Studies (HSS) Faculty, Carmen Monico, and HSS undergraduate research students Meredith Berk and Alejandra Orellana-Portillo present at the 2014 Latino Social Work Organization held at the University of Illinois-Chicago this past weekend. 


Carmen Monico honored as a Rotary Alumni Association member

In an induction ceremony held Oct. 11, 2014, Assistant Professor Carmen Monico became a charter member of the District 7600 Rotary Alumni Association two years after having served as an Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Research Scholar in Guatemala.

Carmen Monico presents at National Conference of the Association for Refugee Service Professionals

About a hundred practitioners and scholars from around the U.S. engaged in refugee and immigrant assistance and scholarship in various states and overseas came together at a conference in Greensboro this week. 

In My Words: U.S. has moral imperative to help children at the border

Elon University professors Mathew Gendle and Carmen Monico co-authored a newspaper guest column in which they argue U.S. actions played a role in the nation's southern border crisis and that all citizens have an obligation to aid children fleeing their homes in Central America.

Carmen Monico speaks in The Hague during 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Children

The assistant professor of human service studies advocated for children and other vulnerable populations as she called on both governments and individual citizens to help those in need around the world by upholding the principles of the CRC.

Psychology and Human Service Studies Building opens to campus community

The Elon community held a special gathering on Thursday to explore a facility that now houses the psychology and human service studies departments, as well as the public health studies program.

Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes outstanding faculty

Professors L. Kim Epting, Cynthia Fair and Caroline Ketcham were honored Aug. 18, 2014, when faculty from Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences gathered in the Lakeside Meeting Rooms to plan for the upcoming academic year and to celebrate colleagues’ achievements.

Carmen Monico presents at international forum in The Hague

As concerns over illegal practices in intercountry adoption and global surrogacy continue to capture the world's attention, Assistant Professor of Human Service Studies Carmen Monico presented at an international forum of experts informing The Hague Conference on International Law's reporting on these critical global issues.

Six seniors receive Fulbright awards

The Class of 2014 is sending more scholars overseas next year with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants than any previous class in Elon University history.

Early Childhood Program Student and Faculty Member Author Article

Natalie Sipala '15, early childhood minor and human service studies major, and Heidi Hollingsworth, assistant professor of education, co-authored an article in Milestones, a practitioner-oriented early care and education publication.


Elon junior awarded Udall Scholarship

Colby Halligan secured the nation's premier academic award for students dedicated to careers in the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care.

Elon senior and mentor publish research on intergenerational service learning

Emily Delaplane '14 conducted a study with Professor Cindy Fair of the way second grade students interacted with older adults in local retirement communities.

Cindy Fair, two young alumni publish research on HIV/AIDS issues

The professor of human service studies worked with Lauren Taylor '10 and Jamie Albright '13 on recently completed studies that have been published or presented to international audiences.

Elon trio presents to Community Council of Alamance on student engagement

“Getting Students Into Your Organization” offered insight and clarification about recruiting Elon students to participate in local nonprofit organizations and agencies.

PA program holds symposium on helping the underserved

Graduate students in Physician Assistant Studies heard Dec. 11, 2013, from several Elon University professors who shared best practices for making a difference in the world by assisting the disadvantaged.

Sandra Reid's Introduction to Human Services course featured in Burlington Times-News

The article, published Dec. 1, 2013, describes an after-school program that engages young students in learning about healthy lifestyles while providing Elon students with hands-on experience.

2014 Sustainability Faculty Scholars named

Seven faculty members will take part in a program that will allow them to incorporate or enhance a focus on sustainable principles and practices in their courses.

NC Campus Compact honors Eryn Gorang for work in community

The Elon University senior received a Community Impact Student Award on Nov. 2, 2013, during the statewide organization's annual student conference in Charlotte, N.C.

Esposito and Walch present at ISSOTL

Judy Esposito, Human Service Studies, and Resa Walch, Health and Human Performance, present at the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference.

Student leader wanted

Team Hero is looking for help. Care about supporting our troops?  Like helping war veterans?  Have an interest in PTSD support, psychology or human service studies?  Then Team Hero is for you.

Elon staffer appointed to N.C. Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service

Tammy Cobb '87, assistant director for community partnerships in the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, begins her work in July.

Elon junior wins Ketchum's Mindfire Challenge

Eryn Gorang '14 provided the winning idea for a big hotel chain's business challenge.

Cindy Fair, Jamie Albright '13 present at Society for Adolescent Medicine Annual Meeting

Fighting hunger takes center stage at Elon summit
Dozens of campus & community advocates gathered Feb. 19 to share ideas and coordinate efforts for alleviating local hunger.
PERCS examines myths & realities of public assistance
The Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies this fall launched a "Faces of Welfare" initiative in Alamance County.
Team HERO Interest & Planning - Nov. 11
Professors named Senior Faculty Research Fellows
Three prolific Elon University faculty scholars will receive funding and course reassignments to assist with their ongoing research.
Cindy Fair, Jamie Albright '13 present at national conference
Professor Cynthia "Cindy" Fair in the Department of Human Service Studies and Jamie Albright '13 presented Oct. 30 in San Francisco at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association.
Human Service Studies major featured in Huffington Post video interview
Senior Emily Kane was featured in a Huffington Post video interview about how parents react when young gay and lesbians 'come out.'
Elon panelists discuss the 'price of democracy'
Civic engagement experts examined why younger Americans aren’t participating like they once did in service & the democratic process.
Research as intervention
Professor of Human Service Studies Cindy Fair spent a yearlong sabbatical studying reproduction decisions by young adults born with HIV.
Summer 2012: 'I Am Elon' with Lauren Clapp '13
"If more people got excited about vegetables, things would be a heck of a lot better." - Lauren Clapp '13 in a new "I Am Elon"
Cindy Fair, Elon alumni publish & present on adolescent HIV/AIDS issues
Jamie Albright '13 co-presents at HIV/AIDS conference for social workers
The rising Elon University senior co-wrote an abstract with Professor Cindy Fair and with a social worker from Georgetown University Medical Center.