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8 Nonprofit Leaders Graduate with Certificate in Nonprofit Management

8 professionals of diverse genders, races, ethnicities and ages stand smiling alongside professors and leaders to graduate from the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Tampa, in collaboration with the Nonprofit Leadership Center
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Do you know what sets good leaders apart from their peers? According to researchers at the University of Michigan, it’s having a learning mindset. Leaders focused on learning see value in learning new things, seek out new challenges, and view learning as key to growth and success (Source). 

This week, eight learning-focused leaders graduated with their Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Tampa, all while balancing full-time work.

In collaboration with the Nonprofit Leadership Center, the graduate-level Certificate in Nonprofit Management immerses students in a life-changing, 15-month educational experience that explores every aspect of nonprofit leadership while working collaboratively to solve real-world challenges. The program culminated on July 24, 2023, with students presenting comprehensive nonprofit plans to a panel of senior leaders: Erin McKenney, Esq. (University of Tampa), Matt Spence (Feeding Tampa Bay), Tina James (West Florida – Florida Blue) – as shown below.

Meet the Certificate in Nonprofit Management Class of 2023

Please join us in congratulating this year’s graduates, our community’s next change-makers to watch:

  • Britney Grant, Area Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Daryl Belluccia, SHRM-CP, CDR, Associate Director of Talent Management, Metropolitan Ministries
  • Celeste Collins, MA, Ed.D., Executive Director, James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center, Inc.
  • JaLem Robinson, MA, Director of Community Collaboration, Metropolitan Ministries
  • Jesse Hinnant, MBA, Director of Operations, V.O.I.C.E.S. Against Sexual Assault
  • Michael Fussner, MA, Consultant, Fussner Strategic Solutions
  • Savanna Thompson, Brandon Center Director, Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO)
  • Sissi Villamizar, Senior Grants & Project Management Associate, Helios Education Foundation

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The Certificate in Nonprofit Management at the University of Tampa is a graduate-level educational opportunity to enhance the knowledge and skills of current and emerging nonprofit executives. This high-quality academic program is taught by Ph.D. faculty in partnership with leading nonprofit practitioners. The courses are delivered as four intensive one-week seminars over 15 months, representing 12 credit hours of graduate-level instruction.

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The Certificate in Nonprofit Management at the University of Tampa is a graduate-level educational opportunity to enhance the knowledge and skills of current and emerging nonprofit executives. This high-quality academic program is taught by Ph.D. faculty in partnership with leading nonprofit practitioners. The courses are delivered as four intensive one-week seminars over 15 months, representing 12 credit hours of graduate-level instruction.

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