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Christian Bello Escobar, M.Ed.

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Title: Director, Migrant Programs and Services
Director, HEP & CAMP and Instructor, University College
Phone: 678-717-3482
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Office: Nesbitt 2140, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Ethnic Identity Development, Multicultural Affairs, Greek Life, Student Development, Student Life/Involvement, Residence Life, Migrant Education

Overview

Christian Bello E. was born in Acapulco, Mexico and has lived most of his life in the Atlanta metro area. He arrived at UNG in early 2014 and served in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs until late 2015. Before arriving at UNG, he worked in Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia State University (2009-2011) at the University of West Georgia (2011-2013) and at Indiana University – Bloomington (2013-2014) in Housing and Residence Life.

He currently serves as the Director of Migrant Programs & Services and leads both federally funded migrant programs at the University of North Georgia, the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). HEP assists migrant and/or temporary/seasonal farm workers and members of their immediate family to obtain a General Educational Development (GED) degree.

CAMP is an educational first-year program that offers individuals with migrant and/or temporary/seasonal farm work backgrounds, a unique opportunity to begin an undergraduate program in an institution of higher learning. Both HEP and CAMP are funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education and administered through the University College at the University of North Georgia.

Courses Taught

  • Latinos in the U.S., PERS 2001 – Georgia State University, Spring 2011.
  • First-Year Seminar, UWG 1101 – University of West Georgia, Fall 2012.
  • Leadership Development, HESA U207 – Indiana University, Fall 2013.
  • African American Male Initiative College Success Class, UC 1101 – University of North Georgia, Summer 2014.
  • Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, Professional and Continuing Education – University of North Georgia, Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016.
  • Communicative Spanish I, Professional and Continuing Education – University of North Georgia, Fall 2015.
  • Leadership Development/First-Year Seminar, UNIV 1101 – University of North Georgia, Fall 2016 - present.

Education

  • B.S., Psychology, Georgia State University, 2011
  • M.Ed., Professional Counseling: College Student Affairs, University of West Georgia, 2013
  • Post-Graduate Certificate, Diversity, University of North Georgia, 2016
  • Ed.D., Leadership: Organizational Leadership & Higher Education Leadership, Valdosta State University, Expected graduation 2020

Research/Special Interests

  • The ethnic identity development of minority students and of students in Greek letter organizations.
  • Human resources, organizational structures and management. 
  • Assessment, research and marketing.
  • Student leadership and development.
  • Migrant Education 
  • Grant attainment and management 

Personal Information

Christian enjoys traveling, watching TV/movies, cooking and running. He highly enjoys spending time with family, friends and his wife, Diana with their two pets, Max and Bella. He is an active member of the following organizations Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., Order of Omega, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), College Student Educators International (ACPA), Georgia College Personnel Association (GCPA), Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA), Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society and the National HEP/CAMP Association.

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