Former resident named director of Student Life at USciences


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EAST BRUNSWICK – A former East Brunswick resident has been named the director of Student Life at University of the Sciences.

Thea Zunick comes to the Philadelphia school with more than 11 years of experience in student affairs including institutions specializing in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to information provided by the school.

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At USciences, Dr. Zunick will oversee residence life, fraternity and sorority life, off-campus housing, international student services, student activities, campus programming, leadership development and the advisement of the Student Government Association, according to the statement.

She has published for the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity online blog, Sigma Pi fraternity’s Emeraldmagazine, the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) Essentials magazine, and the NJ Alliance of the American College Personnel Association’s online blog.

Zunick is a longtime volunteer and presenter for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), AFA, Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) and various fraternities and sororities. She also teaches in the Montclair State University student affairs master’s program and serves as a mentor for their master’s student mentorship program.

She has been recognized as the fraternity/sorority advisor of the year by Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, the volunteer of the year from NGLA, the fraternity & sorority advisor of the biennium by Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, the university partner of the year by Sigma Phi Epsilon, and the Larry Philippi Advisor of the Year by Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, according to the statement.

Zunick is a graduate of the educational doctorate program at Rutgers University. Her dissertation assessed academic and personal outcomes of men engaged in the Sigma Phi Epsilon residential learning community. She also completed the student personnel in higher education master’s program at the University of Florida. She earned a bachelor of science in elementary education and psychology from The College of New Jersey and an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Middlesex County College. She also received a certificate for the completion of the Penn Equity Institute for Doctoral Students from the University of Pennsylvania, according to the statement.

Zunick currently resides in Philadelphia.

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