North Central College student Anthony Schullo ’15 has been selected for a prestigious program that offers networking, mentoring and other opportunities for students who want to pursue careers as higher education administrators.
Schullo has been accepted into the 2013-2014 class of the Undergraduate Fellows Program of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, formerly known as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
The NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) is a semi-structured mentoring program for undergraduate students wishing to explore and better understand the field of student affairs. Students and their mentors are provided the foundation to establish a semi-structured mentoring relationship at their institution. Students also have the opportunity to attend a national conference, participate in paid internships and participate in NASPA’s Summer Leadership Institute.
Schullo, of Carol Stream, is double-majoring in history and an individualized major, gender and sexuality studies. His NASPA mentor at North Central is Kevin McCarthy, assistant dean of students.
“This program, supplemented with my studies and continuous involvement in many offices here at North Central, will enable me to become an impactful leader in higher education,” Schullo says.
Schullo is enrolled in an integrated five-year bachelor’s/master’s program at North Central that enables him to work toward a master’s degree in Leadership Studies: Higher Education while simultaneously pursuing his undergraduate degree. He hopes to work at a college or university level in an academic or student affairs capacity. He says he eventually hopes to earn a doctorate in higher education studies and ultimately become president or other senior administrator of a college.
Schullo, who graduated from Glenbard North High School, had hoped to gain additional education experience when he ran for a seat on the Glenbard Township School District 87 Board of Education in the spring elections. He came up short in his first run for public office but says the experience was beneficial.
“I am confident that I know what it takes to be an educator and an influential one at that,” Schullo says.