Student Connections

LIC Professional Employees Midred VanBergen and Viktoria Popova-Gonci Present at Inaugural Conference

By Yvonne Murphy, mentor, Central New York Center

February 22, 2012

Asian mother and daughter printLong Island Center professional employees Mildred VanBergen, director of academic services, and Viktoria Popova-Gonci, assessment specialist, jointly presented a talk at the inaugural conference at the new Museum of Motherhood in Manhattan themed, "Motherhood and Creativity." VanBergen and Popova-Gonci's presentation, "The Transformed Path of Motherhood: Finding Her Own Way from Experience to College-Level Learning," was well received and may lead to further collaboration with the museum.\

Both women are currently working on Ph.D. degrees. Popova-Gonci is studying in the field of education, with a concentration in institutional and curriculum leadership, at North Central University; and VanBergen is studying interdisciplinary studies, with a concentration in humanities and literature, at Union Institute and University.

‌VanBergen is a graduate of the Long Island Center, as well as of the M.A.L.S. and M.A.T. programs.