Prevention & Wellness
Florida Gulf Coast University
Howard Hall, 119
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Priya Thomas l Director l Email: email@example.com
Priya is originally from Sedalia, MO. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.Ed in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. As an undergraduate, Priya worked as a Community Advisor (CA) for Mizzou’s Department of Residential Life. Next, she supervised 2 Peer Education groups as the Graduate Assistant for Peer Education at Mizzou’s Wellness Resource Center (WRC), one of the top-three prevention programs in the country. Priya started as Counselor-in-Residence at FGCU in 2005, assuming primary leadership of Prevention & Wellness in 2007. She has been recognized as “FGCU Employee of the Year” and by the Office of Housing & Residence Life with the “Friend of Housing Award.” She serves as an Advisor and the Faculty Fellow for Sigma Phi Epsilon, for which she has been recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” (District 10/Florida) by the national fraternity and as “Advisor of the Year” by FGCU Fraternity & Sorority Life. She has also served as a Trip Leader for FGCU Global Medical Brigades to Panama and Nicaragua. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, working-out, and discovering local hole-in-the-wall restaurants. A few fun facts about Priya are that she used to work in radio, was voted “Nicest Girl” in her high school class, and that she met her best friend in college when she was working as a CA--she was Priya's resident and lived two doors down from her.
Nikki Kirdahy l Coordinator of Peer Education l Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nikki’s hometown is Cape Coral, FL. She received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida with a minor in Art History. While she was there, she worked as a Resident Assistant for three years. Nikki has been at FGCU since 2009, where she earned her M.A. in School Counseling. She was named Graduate Student of the Year for 2010-2011. She started working for Prevention & Wellness in 2010 as a Graduate Assistant and now works as a Coordinator overseeing the Peer Education Program. She manages group members and activities, including programming, recruitment, training, and promotion. The group is growing and making an impression on the campus with fun events like Cash Cab, Kindness Week, and the Eagle Wellness Fair. She participated in the New Professionals Institute in 2012-2013, which is a program designed to assist professionals in understanding their roles and responsibilities as Student Affairs Professionals. She is also currently a member of FGCU’s ARISE Committee that focuses on education and bringing awareness to issues concerning sexual assault. Some of Nikki’s hobbies include photography, playing video games (especially Zelda!), and going to theme parks. A few fun facts about Nikki are that she went to Scotland for two weeks in May of 2012 and her favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean.
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