Sara Vernon
Updated February 2012
AmeriCorps VISTA member seeking post-VISTA employment
Timeline

Assistant Director of Veteran Services

  • Trocaire College
  • Aug 29, 2011 - Current
  • •Developing programs to meet and improve the educational, mental, and social standards of Trocaire College’s veteran and veteran dependent students, including a tutoring schedule, faculty training, outreach network, and social club •Improving the dissemination of information regarding the Department of Veteran Affairs’ educational benefits through an enhanced college website, brochures, charts, and other materials •Recruitment of veteran and veteran dependent students by means of obtaining military friendly status for Trocaire College, surveying current students about their decision to attend Trocaire College, and understanding and improving the admission process

Intern

  • Jericho Road Ministries Hope Refugee Services Drop-In Center
  • Feb 1, 2011 - May 15, 2011
  • •Handling casework, such as working with refugee clients to fill out Department of Social Services paperwork, arranging and taking clients to appointments, and working with clients to target their problems and develop appropriate solutions •Organizing data regarding number and types of services provided to Hope Refugee Drop-In Center’s clients into graphs using Microsoft Excel 2007 •Assisting in facilitating the flow of refugee clients to caseworkers

Computer Assistant

  • E. H. Butler Library
  • Feb 1, 2009 - May 15, 2011
  • •Being knowledgeable about a wide array of technological equipment and processes, including Microsoft Office 2007, Adobe Photoshop CS5, and Endnote •Instructing patrons how to use computers, copiers, scanners, printers, and other equipment, as well as troubleshooting any errors patrons may encounter •Circulating and caretaking loaned equipment, such as laptops, projectors, cameras, and camcorders

Academic Mentor

  • E. O. P. Academic Center for Excellence
  • Oct 1, 2009 - May 15, 2010
Job Duties

Skill Proficiency
Interests Over Time
Education
BA'11
Buffalo State College
Anthropology
Dean's List: spring 2009, spring 2010, spring 2011
Elected secretary of the Anthropology Society
Elected secretary of the Burchfield-Penney Street Team
Adirondack Community College
Liberal Arts