A key member of the Champions team has moved on to new challenges, taking with her the love and gratitude of many at FAU. After serving at-risk FAU students with true dedication for almost five years, Jasmine Moore has accepted a position at the University of Central Florida. She is a founding member of the Champions board of directors. Jasmine was the co-founder, with Joe Murray, of FAU’s Educate Tomorrow program. That program supports students who have experienced foster care or homelessness. Jasmine is also a member of the statewide Florida Reach initiative, a true friend, advisor, and confidante to many students. In 2019, she was recognized as the top academic advisor in the nation by the National Academic Advising Association.
“Jasmine has been an integral part of Champions since our first meeting in November of 2018,” says Champions Executive Director Kim Dunn. “She brought tremendous insight to gaps in existing resources and helped us develop programming that met critical needs for our students. It is hard to imagine a meeting or event without Jasmine’s level head and passionate spirit. Words cannot express the unique and genuine relationship that Jasmine has developed with our Student Champions. As their academic advisor and life coach, she has inspired them to dream and helped them develop plans for achieving goals they never thought were possible.”
Student Champion Sara Nyamora voices the gratitude of many when she says, “Jasmine was a life saver. She helped me figure out my financial aid so that I could afford to live on campus and not have to commute four hours a day anymore. Jasmine assisted me through my first two years of college, always acting as a mentor to me. She is part of how I came so far. No matter how poorly I may have done in a class, no matter if I may have run into some trouble with an RA, she never judged me or made me feel bad about my situation. She would help me out of it and encourage me to do better.”
At UCF, Jasmine will develop high impact advising and engagement opportunities for first-year students. As she prepares to leave FAU, she says, “I will sincerely miss being part of the FAU community, especially the relationships I have developed with our Educate Tomorrow and Champions Empowering Champions students. It has been an amazing privilege to be a part of a narrative that empowers students to not only make the most of their college experience, but prepare them for the transition to their careers. I am grateful for the opportunity to support our students and thank all of our campus and partners that do so as well.”
While Jasmine will be taking her talents to UCF, we will always consider her a member of the FAU family. Please keep in touch with us, Jasmine! You have made a huge difference in the lives of many students at FAU.