LIC Professional Employees Midred VanBergen and Viktoria Popova-Gonci Present at Inaugural Conference
By Yvonne Murphy, mentor, Central New York Center
February 22, 2012
Long 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.