Ms. Brenda L. Papineau | St. Lawrence University Education

Ms. Brenda L. Papineau

B. Papineau
Class year: 
'02, '06, '15
Akwesasne, NY

Current Position: Director, Community Based Learning

Position held since: 2016

Previous Employment:
Director, Community Based Learning Partnerships, Community Based Learning, St. Lawrence University - (2009-2016)
Assistant Director, Community Based Learning, St. Lawrence University - (2004-2009)
Education Counselor for North Country Science and Technology Program (NCSTEP), SUNY Potsdam - (2003-2004)

Educational Background:
M. Ed., St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY - Educational Leadership (2015)
M. Ed., St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY - Counseling & Human Development (2006)
B.A., St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY - Major: Sociology (2002)

My current service to the university includes:

·       University Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity
·       Trained Sexual Assault Investigator
·       Trained Intergroup Dialogue facilitator
·       Co-adviser of the Native American Student Alliance, a student organization at SLU.

My current involvement in the community includes participation in:

·       Young Women’s Leadership Institute of the North Country
         - Founding Board Member
         - Co-chair of its planning committee for the Community Connections conference (2015, 2016)
·       Northern Consortium Meetings at SUNY Potsdam (North Country Colleges & Programs
        Working with Native American Students)

My previous involvement in the community over the span of my time at St. Lawrence University has included participation in the following agencies/organizations:

·       Affiliated Colleges Diversity Consortium (Chair/Member)
·       St. Lawrence Leadership Institute (Member)
·       Associated Colleges: #4Co Student Leadership Conference Committee (member)
·       Communities That Care Coalition (formerly Cultivating Healthy Communities) (Chair/Member)

My St. Lawrence Experience:

The intimate class sizes, depth of conversation and engagement with the course content, and the real-time applicability of what I was learning were among the essential elements that made my graduate program experiences truly memorable. I often found myself eager for class each week. What I really appreciated was the opportunity to hear from classmates as they shared current challenges in the workforce, and then as a class being able to debrief and offer possible solutions. This made for a rich and conducive learning environment.