Saint Leo University to Host ‘Human Services in Action’ Panel Discussion, Free Public Event

August 4, 2020

By: Staff Report, ST LEO PR

ST. LEO, Fla.- Human services professionals conduct interviews, identify problems and set goals, as well as provide referrals to individuals in need of service.

For those who are interested in helping other people and their communities, Saint Leo University’s Undergraduate Human Services Program is offering a panel discussion on Thursday, August 20.
Human Services in Action will be a live, interactive webinar featuring four Saint Leo alumni, who earned their Bachelor of Arts degrees in human services.

They now are working in entry-level and administrative positions at a nonprofit agency, for a local government, and at an organization that serves veterans, seniors, families, and youths.

They will discuss strategies that helped them transition from being students to working as knowledgeable professionals in the human services/social services field. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the discussion.

Panelists include Anissa D. Jones, Class of 2018, lead local veterans’ employment representative, Jobs for Veterans State Grant, Virginia Employment Commission; Xiomara Harris, Class of 2017, executive director, The Center for Sexual Assault Survivors, Newport News, VA; Latiesha D. Handie, Class of 2020, executive director, Citizens’ Unity Commission for the city of Hampton, VA.; and Willie “Jay” Brown, Class of 2018, veteran’s employment specialist with the Commonwealth of Virginia Employment.

This free event will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom on August 20. Registration is open: https://saintleo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvceuvqzwpGdVe9d-lAO3rJLDlrdlIbXAG.
Human Services in Action is part of Careers Services’ Leaders in the Industry series.


For more information, email Dr. Amina Abdullah-Winstead, chair of undergraduate human services, amina.abdullah@saintleo.edu.

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