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Jenna Dulak Recognized for Expertise in Education Technology
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jenna Dulak, Director of Web Services and Online Technology at Hilbert College, was selected to participate in the Blackboard MVP Program. Run by education technology leader Blackboard Inc., the program consists of faculty members, administrators, educators, and instructional designers who have proven themselves as leaders in the education technology community. They regularly demonstrate expertise in Blackboard technologies, share their expertise with other clients, and actively share feedback with Blackboard on the company’s products and services.
Dulak is also an adjunct instructor for the professional studies division and the chairperson for staff senate at Hilbert College. Dulak is the recent recipient of a faculty mini grant at Hilbert to attend the national Blackboard conference, BbWorld17, in New Orleans later this month. Dulak will present on two national panels: “Leveraging Blackboard solutions for program assessment: Four perspectives” which will focus on Hilbert’s use of e-portfolios for institutional assessment, and “Moving to SaaS: How to get from point A to point B” which will discuss Hilbert’s successful migration from self-hosting to SaaS. Dulak is also hosting a regional meeting at the conference for the Western New York Blackboard Users Group (WNYBUG). Dulak is the founder and co-chair of the regional group that includes over 20 institutions within the Western New York area.
Dulak received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Information Assurance from Hilbert College. She also has a Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing and Communication from St. Bonaventure University, and a Master of Science in Networking and Systems Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Niagara University.
Members of the Blackboard MVP Program are selected through a competitive application process and possess the following qualifications:
Members of the Blackboard MVP Program receive exclusive access to professional development trainings and are invited to private product briefings and roadmap sessions with Blackboard executives. They will also share their expertise by answering questions and assisting other users on the Blackboard Community site and through their own personal blogs, Blackboard blogs, social media, Tweetups, virtual office hours and more.
“I am proud to welcome our newest MVPs and recognize their commitment to sharing knowledge and best practices around educational technology with the larger education community,” said Bill Ballhaus, Chairman, CEO and President of Blackboard. “Blackboard MVPs are truly helping improve the learning experience and addressing important challenges in education.”
For more information on the Blackboard MVP Program please visit: community.blackboard.com/groups/mvp.
Shawnee Cohn, Blackboard
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About Hilbert College
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,000 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and evening degree programs geared to adult learners.
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