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Supporting Students by Examining Implicit Bias in the Review Process and Celebrating Grit
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When: Thursday, July 18, 2019
12PM - 1:00PM (MT)
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Maggie Brubaker

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Supporting Students by Examining Implicit Bias in the Review Process and Celebrating Grit


Join us for a case study on how a Community Foundation revolutionized their review practices to better serve students. We will review cognitive repairs and implicit bias in the selection process and how we trained committee members to examine their biases.

Luckyday Citizenship Program has a long history of supporting resiliency through their comprehensive scholarship and four-year student development program. Come learn with us how scholarship providers can better serve students by exploring grit: perseverance and passion for long-term goals.


Craig Woods
Grants and Scholarships Manager
Humboldt Area Foundation
  Larry Sparkman
Executive Director
Luckyday Citizenship Program
The University of Southern Mississippi
Presenter Bios
Craig Woods serves as the Grants and Scholarships Manager at the Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF). He joined HAF in 2014 and has helped to increase access to post-secondary education through various programs and partnerships. He works closely with students, schools, donors and committees to coordinate over 200 scholarship funds. He is passionate about spreading awareness of local scholarship opportunities and empowering students to apply. He values inclusion and equity in the philanthropic process. Craig received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Humboldt State University.

Dr. Larry A. Sparkman serves as the Executive Director of the Luckyday Foundation Citizenship Scholars Program, a privately funded scholarship and four-year student development program that and facilitates a living-learning community, service learning, and servant leadership at The University of Southern Mississippi. Larry’s previous professional experiences include: serving as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer, directing a first year experience office, facilitating orientation for new students, directing student recruitment and enlistment, campus ministry, and working as a mental health professional in correctional institutions and children’s rehabilitation. Larry holds a Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University, Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi. Research interests include: Emotional Intelligence and its relationship to student persistence; student performance; and the impacts of service learning on the emotional intelligence of college students, college student retention, scholarship impact research and college student character development.
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