Nori Carter serves as the Director for the Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-Learning at Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Carter received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications—Advertising from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University.
Over the course of Ms. Carter’s career, she has worked for numerous corporations with the last eight years in Higher Education as an adjunct instructor, as a staff member of FAU’s Broward Student Wellness Center, and in her current position with the Weppner Center. In her role with the Weppner Center, she has served as a Principal Investigator for seven years for the Summer Food Service Program through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; served as a co-principal investigator for sub-contract grants from Florida Campus Compact to engage faculty and students in Academic Service-Learning; expanded FAU’s Academic Service-Learning and Owl Breaks (Alternative Breaks) Programs; assisted with starting and administering an on-campus Community Garden; and facilitated a South Florida regional collaboration with local college and university members of Florida Campus Compact. Providing students with a wide array of opportunities and educational awareness to address community needs makes her job rewarding!
Patricia T. Lopez-Guerrero is a proud FIU Alumni with 15 years of Higher Education experience. She oversees community engagement and student leadership initiatives for the Division of Student Affairs at Florida International University. Some of Patricia’s responsibilities include being the service-learning liaison for the Division of Student Affairs, Student Leadership Summit Chair, Global Civic Engagement Student Advisory Board Advisor, leadership training programs, past advisor for Alternative Breaks, student philanthropies, and other special projects. Patricia plays an active role in the development of service-learning and co-curricular engagement by leading university-wide initiatives which include community partnerships, faculty development, and leadership training facilitator. She is also an adjunct instructor for the School of Social Work and the First Year Experience course.
Patricia T. Lopez-Guerrero received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) from FIU, a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Barry University, and is a Certified Practitioner of the MBTI Step I & II instruments by the Center for Applications of Psychological Type.
Michael Norris has been the Director of Campus Engagement at Florida Campus Compact since 2011. Prior to joining Campus Compact Mr. Norris worked as a consultant in the non-profit sector consulting on issues of fund raising, staffing, budgeting and operations. Norris holds the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Music Education from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Mike also works as an Adjunct Instructor in the Music and Theatre departments at Tallahassee Community College. Mike is an active community volunteer with many arts related organizations in Tallahassee.
Aaron Hackman currently serves as the Associate Director of Student Involvement at Florida Atlantic University providing oversight for student clubs and organizations, prior to joining FAU Aaron served as the Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at Nova Southeastern University where he oversaw the civic engagement and volunteer service program. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Masters of Science degrees in Education and College Student Affairs from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania and Nova Southeastern University in Florida respectively. Additionally, Aaron is pursuing a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Florida Atlantic University.