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                                                                 MELISSA MATTINGLY
125 Regent St. Apt. 7                                                                                                                          517-410-8103
East Lansing, MI 48912                                                                                                 

Michigan State University, in progress
    Masters of Arts, College of Education, Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education
Michigan State University, May 2004
    Bachelors of Arts, James Madison College, Dual Major in International Relations and Political Theory and   
    Constitutional Democracy
          -Graduated as a member of Honors College
          -Graduated with Honor (3.65 GPA)
          -Study Abroad, Spring Semester 2004 in Bangkok, Thailand

Professional Experience
Admissions Counselor, The Honors College
Michigan State University, September 2004 – present
          -Plan and execute a national recruiting strategy for high achieving students, including eight weeks travel annually
            for high school visits and college fairs; communication (email, phone, and paper) and visitation (classes,
            overnights, and programs)
         -Plan and execute recruiting events including HC TASTE (an overnight visit program), Honors College Exploration,
           Alumni Distinguished Scholarship Competition
         -Lead Honors College information sessions for MSU summer visit programs
         -Advise H-STAR (Honors STudents Actively Recruiting), a group of 250 Honors College students
         -Coordinate Michigan High School Quiz Bowl State Championship involving 70 high schools and 600 participants
         -Coordinate HARP (Honors Alumni Recruiting Program)
         -Serve on Alumni Distinguished Scholarship selection committee and Honors floor resident mentor selection

Other Related Experience
Intern, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
Bangkok, Thailand, January 2004-April 2004
         -Prepared papers and presentations for major meetings and conference
         -Edited papers, took notes, and summarized meetings for conference
         -Learned about agriculture and economic issues affecting food security and poverty alleviation in the Asia and
          Pacific region

Resident Mentor, Department of Residence Life
Michigan State University, August 2002-May 2003
         -Planned social, cultural, educational and ethical decision-making programs for a community of 44 Honors
          College students
         -Acted as resource person, conflict intermediary and counselor
         -Served on the Honors College Programming Board, co-chairing such events as Geek Week

Resource Fair Coordinator, Academic Orientation Program
Michigan State University, February 2002-August 2002
         -Coordinated campus wide groups and departments for daily participation in resource fair
         -Compiled relevant campus and community information for freshman and transfer students
         -Organized and compiled Academic Orientation Program survey

Student Assistant, The Honors College
Michigan State University, October 2001-December 2003
         -Assisted Honors College staff with various projects including mailings, database management, surveys
         -Answered and directed incoming phone calls and office traffic
          -Helped Staff Advisors enroll approximately 400 freshman students at Academic Orientation Programs by
           answering questions about classes and explaining the enrollment system

Resident Assistant, Academic Orientation Program
Michigan State University, March 2001-August 2001
         -Learned about extensive campus resources and information for campus tours and information sessions
         -Conducted information session for incoming students and parents

Professorial Assistant, James Madison College
Michigan State University, August 2000-May 2002
         -Conducted extensive library research for Professor Curtis Stokes’ academic papers
         -Designed website for “Race in 21st Century America: A 2nd National Conference”
         -Assisted with coordination of participants, presenters and event setup for conference

Activities and Honors
    Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education Masters Student Association, Founding Member and Social 
    Presenter, Graduate Research Colloquium, 2009
    Member, National Association for College Admissions Counseling
    Member, The Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Dean’s List, Michigan State University
    Recipient, Honors College Service Award, 2004
    Member, University Student Appeals Board, Michigan State University, 2002-2003
    Member, Honors College Student Advisory Council, 2001-2003
    Member and Leader, Honors Students Actively Recruiting 2000-2003