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Meet the First Year Experience Staff! 

Caitlin Giordano
Director of First and Second Year Experiences

Tiffany Kushner
Senior Director of Student Engagement

After over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Tiffany Kushner joined the Centenary College community as the Director of Student Activities.  While working with students to plan events on campus she has enjoyed hosting our Homecoming dances, Bingo nights, Midnight Breakfasts, New York trips, Family Weekends, Dorm Wars, and so much more! Shortly after her time in Student Activities Tiffany took on a new role as the Director of Co-Curricular Transitions working with first year college students throughout their journey from high school to college and transfer students as they adjusted to their new environment.

Now, in her current position as Senior Director of Student Engagement Tiffany has brought together many of the departments on campus that connect students with meaningful experiential learning opportunities and possibilities for involvement.  She supervises multiple staff members that oversee Centenary’s Student Activities, Intramurals, Community Service, First & Second Year Experiences, Student Government, Campus Clubs, Commuter Council, and Campus Ministries.  By providing leadership on special projects Tiffany facilitates the education of students on the resources available to them on campus and beyond.  She would be a person who can help you start a new club, plan a fundraiser, find a community service opportunity, or help you move in when you join us on campus.  

While her main goal is to make students feel at home while on campus, as a resident of Hackettstown for over 5 years, Tiffany also enjoys encouraging students to get to know all that the town has to offer.  If there is anything that Tiffany can do to help you, please email her at kushnert@centenarycollege.edu or call (908)852-1400 x 2426, she would love to hear from you!

Dr. Christine Floether
Director of Academic Transitions

I began my educational career at Centenary College in the (fairly) newly founded Psychology Department. The minute I started at Centenary College, I knew I was home. Dr. Charles Frederickson, Professor Emeritus, served as my mentor when I was an Undergraduate, and continues to this day. After graduation from Centenary I earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and began a career at Devereux Deerhaven, in Chester, NJ. There I was a clinician for developmentally delayed, emotionally disturbed adolescent girls. The placement was a 24/7 residential facility, and I conducted groups on Social Skills in building, Grief and Abandonment, and Surviving Sexual Abuse and Molestation. While at Devereux, I was an adjunct professor at Centenary College and Fairleigh Dickinson. When Devereux Deerhaven closed, I was able to become a full-time professor here at Centenary. 

I am a member of Psi Chi Honor Society, Alpha Chi Honor Society, and was a founder of the Psychology Club at Centenary. I was an advisor of Psi Chi and am currently the advisor to the Psychology Club. I have mentored a research group who presented a poster at Tri-Collegeiate Symposium, and have included numerous students in my presentations at Teaching of Psychology. I serve on the Board of Community Prevention in Washington, NJ. In January of 2014 I will be a volunteer with the New Jersey Guardianship Monitoring Program.

In 2012, Mr. Phil Chalmers, an expert on teenagers who become homicidal, visited the AFC class I was teaching and made a presentation to the campus community.