Doty Attends National Conference on Student Life
Marly Doty, the assistant director of Student Affairs at Penn State DuBois, recently returned from Las Vegas where she attended the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities National Conference. At the conference, Doty was one of only 12 people, nation-wide, to be selected to serve on focus groups to develop better methods in enriching the out of class experience for college students.
The conference theme was "Let's Talk About Edutainment". Edutainment is entertainment that is designed to be educational. Creating fun learning opportunities is something that student life professionals like Doty work towards every day, so her focus group concentrated on developing new ideas for Edutainment opportunities in higher education. Additionally, they covered topics such as learning outcomes, programming in times of budget crisis, dealing with difficult students and other current issues.
As assistant director of Student Affairs, Doty leads the coordination of student life events at Penn State DuBois, including activities, student government, clubs, and more. She organizes special events, schedules guest speakers, and works with students on service projects. In all, Doty's efforts throughout her work in student life help to enhance the educational and extra circular activities for students, and enrich their overall college experience.
Under Doty's student life leadership, Penn State DuBois has twice been admitted to The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for work in community service, education, environmental stewardship, and more.