Leah J. Melichar
Leah J. Melichar

Pre-College Specialist
Developmental Curriculum
Phone: (231) 591-5980
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • MS, Georgia State University, Sports Administration, Sports Information
  • BA, Berry College, Communications, Public Relations

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • M.S., M.S. Sport Administration, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, United States

Biography

Leah Melichar is Ferris State University’s Pre-College Specialist. Since January of 2012, she has coordinated enrollment for FSU’s dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and articulated credit programs. Prior to joining Ferris’ Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships staff, she served as a recruiting officer in Admissions at FSU. She also teaches college-level courses including Career and Education Planning and College Study Methods. Leah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, with a concentration in Public Relations, from Berry College in Rome, Ga. She earned a Master of Science degree in Sports Administration, with a Sports Information concentration, from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Presentations

  • Oral Presentation
    Melichar, L. J. (Presenter), Hewer, R. A. (Presenter), Michigan Career Education Conference, "Providing Computer Information Systems College Credit to High School and Career and Technical Education Students," Michigan Department of Education, Grand Rapids, MI, (January 30, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Melichar, L. (Presenter), Stakley, D. (Presenter), Michigan Career Education Conference, "Creating Successful College Credit Opportunities for Michigan’s High School Students," Michigan Department of Education, Grand Rapids, MI, (January 29, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Melichar, L. (Presenter), Stakley, D. (Presenter), Michigan Career Education Conference, "FerrisNow to FerrisNext," Michigan Department of Education, Grand Rapids, MI, (January 29, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Melichar, L. J. (Panelist), Buys, A. M. (Panelist), National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships Conference, "High School to College: Creating a Pipeline for Students from Dual Enrollment to College," National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, Washington, D.C, (October 9, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Melichar, L. J. (Presenter), Jacobs, L. (Presenter), Percival, L. (Presenter), Michigan Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships Conference, "Creating a College-Going Culture Through Dual and Concurrent Enrollment," Michigan Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, Midland, MI, (October 4, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Melichar, L. J. (Presenter), Buys, A. M. (Presenter), Michigan College Access Network Conference, "College Credit Opportunities for All Students," Michigan College Access Network, Lansing, MI, (March 14, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Melichar, L. J. (Presenter), Stakley, D. (Presenter), Michigan Career and Technical Education Conference, "Complementing CTE Programs with Concurrent Enrollment," Michigan Department of Education, Detroit, MI, (January 30, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Melichar, L. J. (Author & Presenter), Academic Support Center Speaker Series, "Communicating for College and Career," Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI, (February 16, 2016).