At our first pre-screening of the film, The Graduates, the panelists talked about their experience with mentorship and how it has affected their lives. Listening to the conversation has led me to reflect on my life and experiences and the role that mentorship has played in all of it. As a Latina and first generation [...]

Amicia Bowman What was your most memorable moment at UM/the Forum? My most memorable moment at the Forum was when I was applying to post graduation jobs and needed people to look over my resume and cover letters. My co-workers were very helpful, willing, and quick when I asked if they could look over my [...]

By Amicia Bowman Latinos are the fastest growing population of non-whites in the United States.  To be a Latino is to be a person of Spanish descent who is born in the United States.  The term “Latino,” however, is understood by most people, both Latino and non-Latinos, to be a term for “anyone who is [...]

The National Forum proudly recognizes the achievements of Legendary Musician, Nick Bowman.  Nick was presented the ASHE Promising Scholar/Early Career Award at the 2012 ASHE Conference.  Congratulations, Nick! What is the ASHE Promising Scholar/Early Career Award? The award recognizes a significant body of scholarship, a single extraordinary research achievement by a higher education scholar, or [...]

Amicia is Administrative Assistant of the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good. She was raised in Detroit, Michigan and has a great passion for social work and higher education. She is a recent alumna of the University of Michigan (May 2013) and has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Latino Studies, and [...]

Selected publications from the National Forum are hosted by the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) and can be accessed on their site.  Other publications are linked below. Sign up here to view National Forum publications and reports. Research Publications and Reports Examining the Financial Resilience of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) As They Prepare to Serve the [...]

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Journey toward Democracy was a dialogue series that strove to connect civic engagement opportunities across the University of Michigan. The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good was a collaborator in this initiative as a way to spread democratic ideals to the larger campus community. University of Michigan (UM) offers a wide range [...]

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Are you a Legendary Musician doing exciting new things? Drop us a quick line and let us know what you’re up to; we just might feature you in a future blog post! Many students are drawn to the National Forum by the sense of community that is shared among members.  Though we do not have [...]

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Public Good Since its founding in 2000, the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good has striven to “increase awareness, understanding, commitment, and action in support of higher education’s public service mission” (Burkhardt, Pasque, Bowman & Martinez, 2009, p. xiii).  The goal of founder John Burkhardt and his colleagues is to facilitate this [...]

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Office of the Director Betty Overton-Adkins, Ph.D. - Director John Burkhardt, Ph.D. - Founding Director Administrative Support and Finance Management Amicia Bowman - Administrative Assistant Graduate Student Research Assistants Esmeralda Hernandez Aurora Kamimura Lara Kovacheff-Badke Dan Parrish, C.S.C Kimberly Reyes Kyle Southern Estefania Lopez Will Cherrin Jessica Canas Undergraduate Student Research Assistants Alejandra Roel  Hannah Poulson Legendary Musicians List of [...]