Professor Florence Hamrick and Professor Ebelia Hernandez Recognized for Their Research Contributions

Professor Florence Hamrick and Assistant Professor Ebelia Hernandez in the GSE College Student Affairs program received national recognition from the College Student Educators International association (ACPA). For more information on the CSA program visit the program website

Flo Hamrick was named ACPA Senior Scholar. The active group of Senior Scholars is comprised of no more than 12 faculty members or scholar-practitioners who have made exemplary and sustained contributions to ACPA’s mission of generating and disseminating knowledge, and who have committed to advancing research and theory. Each Senior Scholar serves a 5-year term and advocates for the integration of scholarship into the practice of student affairs, keeps abreast of promising work, and identifies critical issues for inquiry and attention. Senior Scholars promote scholarship through the presentation of programs of interest to the profession at each national meeting, and they serve the association on projects related to their fields of interest.

Ebelia Hernandez was named an ACPA Emerging Scholar. Emerging Scholars honors a small group of individuals each year who are emerging as contributing scholars in student affairs and higher education research. The two-year Emerging Scholars Program supports research initiatives congruent with the mission and interests of ACPA and enhances and contributes to Emerging Scholars' research and scholarship. Emerging Scholars participate in a national half-day research institute and present their work at the Emerging Scholar Research Symposium.

The awards are sponsored by ACPA: College Student Educators International, which is one of two premier scholarly and professional associations in college student affairs.