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Sara Vacin

Genesee Community College
From Rochester, New York Area
Experienced Adjunct Faculty with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Developmental Disabilities, Transitional Studies, Curriculum Development, Student Advocacy, Theatre, Health, and Nutritional Counseling. Strengths-based, enthusiastic and engaging educator.
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Social Justice Day at Genesee Community College

What: Social Justice Day at Genesee Community College When: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Where: Genesee Community College Who: All are invited and welcome! Background: Extendi...

November, 06 2019 - Verified by Genesee Community College
SALSA DANCE PARTY at Genesee Community College

What: SALSA DANCE PARTY at Genesee Community College When: Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Where: Genesee Community College - Batavia Campus Forum Who: All are invited and welcome! Ba...

September, 28 2018 - Verified by Genesee Community College
GCC Fall Semester Opens with Many Positive Developments Across Campus

As Genesee Community College's Fall 2018 semester entered its fourth week, the Board of Trustees heard from Dr. Kathleen (Kate) M. Schiefen, GCC's provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs on nearly a dozen new developments, all illust...

September, 17 2018 - Verified by Genesee Community College
GCC Welcomes New Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

Officials at Genesee Community College secured a SUNY Performance Improvement Fund (PIF) grant for a new project entitled "Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion." This two-year grant will support the development of programs and strategies that advance incl...

August, 29 2018 - Verified by Genesee Community College
Sara Vacin has completed Faculty Advising 1

Completion of this workshop provides an introduction to the key elements of academic advising for those new to advising students or for those interested in a refresher. As a result of successfully...

January, 18 2018 - Verified by Genesee Community College
Adjunct Faculty at Genesee Community College
Human Relations, Attica Correctional Facility, Human Services Dept., January 2018 Present Adapt instruction and assignments to meet the needs of all-male, underrepresented students Promote intrapersonal and interpersonal understanding and communication skills Healthy Living, Attica Correctional Facility, Health Education Dept., January 2017 May 2017 Created experiential based lesson plans on the Six Dimensions of Health Utilized Adverse Childhood Experiences Study to promote resiliency skills needed to overcome the impact early stress and trauma has on health outcomes Customized instruction and resources to optimize the limitations of incarceration Employed personal assessments and goal formulation for student health and wellness improvement "A Midsummer Nights Dream", directed for Theatre Arts Dept., August 2016 - December 2016 Coached two non-native English speakers to successfully orate Shakespeare Co-designed costumes, set and program Attracted particularly high attendance for academic, Shakespeare production Fundamentals of Acting and Voice and Diction, Theatre Arts Dept., January 2016 Present Develop self-knowledge, self-expression, and presentation skills Promote artists of color and Theatre as a force of social change Facilitate workshops on The Viewpoints and The Rasabox techniques Foundation of Academic Success for Transitional Studies Dept., August 2015 Present Impart and execute cultural competency skills through cultural exchange project Develop and apply critical and creative thinking skills to overcome realistic college challenges Maximize technology for student retention and engagement Earns above average college retention rate Facilitate guest speakers on Zen meditation, career planning, and plagiarism avoidance Contributes article These Are the Best Years of Your Life to open education resource SUNY textbook Words of Wisdom
August 2015 - Present
Adjunct Faculty at Niagara County Community College
Nutrition and Health, Health and Physical Education Dept., August 2016 Present Present the role of nutrition in human health Explore the social, psychological and economic forces which affect nutrition and food choice Highlight the epigenetic influence of stress, lifestyle, and environment on disease etiology Execute face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats Utilize Starfish, MindTap, MyPlate, and Diet and Wellness Plus programs Disabilities: Birth through Adolescence, Human Services Dept., January 2009 Present Illuminate causation, intervention, and history of underrepresented individuals with disabilities Increase enrollment calling for additional section added in May 2011 Program Developer, May 2015 December 2017 Implemented AS Dietetics Studies Program Co-wrote announcement, proposal, and syllabi for SUNY approval AS transfer pathways with SUNY Buffalo State and Oneonta
January 2008 - Present
Nutrition Educator/Medicine Person at Wisdom's Way
Provides Earth Energy Balancing healing to clients Leads traditional ceremonies (weddings, blessings, pipe) Develops and implements body positive nutrition workshops and lectures for community groups including Genesee Community College and Best Center, NYS Corrections and Youth Services, Orleans Community Health, St. Gerome Guild and Livingston County Community Health Provides one-on-one sessions for individuals seeking improved health of body, mind, and spirit Creates handouts, newsletters, power points and websites using Adobe and Mac systems
August 2007 - Present

Professional development

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