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Rebecca Shawver, GPC, MPA
Educational Background
  • Master of Public Affairs - Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indianapolis, Indiana. Area of Concentration: Urban and Regional Planning.
  • Bachelor of Science - Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indianapolis, Indiana. Area of Concentration: Community Development and Planning.
  • Foreign Studies - Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Foreign exchange collaborative studies program with Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
  • Additional Training - Specialist Training Program/Council for Resource Development, Class of 2003.
  • Grant Professional Certification, 2012
Job Responsibilities
Prior to joining the Brazosport College administration, Ms. Shawver served as the Assistant Director of Grant Development for the state-wide Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana system in their central office. Additionally, she has worked extensively with community-based organizations, social service agencies and youth development organizations.
As the Director of Grant Administration for Brazosport College, Ms. Shawver: (1) Administers, directs and oversees the development of external grant funds; (2) Facilitates group planning for grant development; (3) Assists staff/faculty to write proposals; (4) Reviews/submits all proposals, ensuring compliance; (5) Provides expertise, direction and grant-related training; (6) Monitors and interprets regulations, ensures regulatory compliance, informs and advises administrative representatives of regulatory mandates/liabilities; (7) Submits reports prepared by program personnel for all grants; (8) Reviews for accuracy grant budgets and revisions; and (9) Performs research and data analysis.

Recent Professional Presentations & Activities

National Conference Presentations -  

  • American Association of Grant Professionals—National Conference - October 2011
  • Council for Resource Development—National Conference—November 2011

Workshop Presentations -

  • Show Me the Money - Council for Resource Development/Washington, DC - November 2011
  • Tools to Improve Grant Management—Council for Resource Development/Washington, DC - November 2011

Professional Memberships -

  • Council for Resource Development
  • Grant Professionals Association

Publications -

Editor - Grants and Foundation Review by Charity Channel

Article Publications - Served as a contributing author to Charity Channel’s online newsletter Grants and Foundation Review ( 

  • It’s Time To Think Frugally! (9/13/11)
  • How Do You Tell Your Board That You Didn’t Raise As Much Money This Year? (10/26/11)
  • Finding Grants for Those Difficult to Fund Support Services—Parts One and Two  12/07/11 and 12/14/11)
  • Challenges Bring Forth Teachable Moments (2/02/12)
  • Should You Submit the Same Proposal to More than One Funder—at the Same Time? ( 3/14/12)
  • What Can We Do to Make the Grant Professional More Appealing to Young Career Seekers? (4/25/12)
  • What Every Grant Professional Should Know Before They Become Involved in a Multi– Partner Federal Grant (5/02/12)
  • Try, Try, Try Again (5/09/12)
  • Be the Bearer of Your Own Bad News (5/30/12)
  • Reputations ’R’ Us (6/08/12)
  • No More GPC Pen and Paper Exams (6/21/2012)
  • What You Should Know If You Are Going to Submit an NSF Grant Application Through (8/22/12)
Alicia Hodge
Educational Background
  • Bachelors of Business Administration - University of Houston Bauer College of Business. Area of Concentration: Marketing
  • Additional Training – The Grantsmanship Training Program, Grantsmanship Center, 2011

Job Responsibilities
As the Administrative Office Specialist for the Grant Administration Office, Ms. Hodge: (1) Manages the IT Works electronic database and other official grant program files for Brazosport College; (2) Coordinates the internal Gator Grant Program by reviewing applications, monitoring program budget, and communicating with grant recipients; (3) Reviews grant report submissions by issuing timely reminders to appropriate project directors, submitting reports to funding agencies, proofreading reports; (4) Researches current federal, state, and foundation funding opportunities and notifies the appropriate faculty and staff; (5) Assists preparation of grant proposal submissions, contracts, and other documents; (6) Prepares department reports with data on awarded grants and monies raised; (7) Updates department GRANT NEWS blog with current grant opportunities and promotes readership to college faculty and staff; (8) Researches latest educational reports and articles for inclusion in GRANT NEWS blog;  (9) Performs other department administrative duties such as answering the phones, filing, travel requisitions, procurement card reports, and ordering supplies.


Recent Professional Presentations & Activities

Professional Development Activities -

  •  ZogoTech Training—Fall 2012

Employee Development Courses  -

  • “Creating Learner-Centered Department Websites: Policies & Practices”—Fall 2012 Convocation

Professional Memberships -

  • Council for Resource Development

 Contact Us


Rebecca Shawver, GPC
Office: C-215
Phone: (979) 230-3313

Alicia Hodge
Administrative Office Specialist
Office: C-200K
Phone: (979) 230-3311


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