Speed Networking: "Thanks a Latte"

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What could be better than starting your day with a fresh cup of coffee, a positive attitude, and the chance to network with like-minded professionals? Join us for a morning of coffee, gratitude, and networking that will leave you feeling energized and inspired. Take a moment to express gratitude for your successes and set your intentions for the day ahead. Then, connect with other attendees and make new connections that could lead to exciting new opportunities. Don't miss out on this unique and rewarding networking experience!


Jennifer Zaur is an assistant professor in the Department of Education and Liberal Arts at the University of Arizona Global Campus. She has a BA in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Language and Literacy, both from Arizona State University. She been an elementary school teacher, a reading interventionist, teacher mentor, and an instructor of professional development workshops. For the last eight years she has worked in higher education focusing on student retention, curriculum development and best practices in online learning.
Dr. Cynthia Pascal is the Associate Vice President of eLearning at Northern Virginia Community College's online division, overseeing Faculty Services, Instructional Design, Student Services, and Educational Technology Support Services for over 550 faculty and 28,000 asynchronous students. She and her team prioritize inclusive, culturally responsive practices to promote student success through authentic engagement and open pedagogy. When not serving NOVA, she supports higher education leaders in designing holistic support services, policies, and practices to better serve marginalized and non-traditional populations.

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