Standouts

Donna Bellinghausen, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, was elected to chair the Operational Information Technology (IT) Committee that includes members from academic and administrative units across campus.

Wellness Network Brown Bag Lunch

Morgane Le Marchand (Texas Parents), Chrystina Wyatt (Recreational Sports), Heather Kaplan (Division of Diversity and Community Engagement) and Laura Dannenmaier (Counseling and Mental Health Center) after the Wellness Network Brown Bag Lunch

Laura Dannenmaier, Counseling and Mental Health Center, presented at the Wellness Network’s Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series on Oct. 19. She discussed the Counselors in Academic Residence (CARE) program and its recent expansion. 

Jeremiah Gunderson and Jeff Moe, Office of the Dean of Students, partnered with the School of Social Work to present at the Fourth Annual Military Social Work Conference. Their presentation was entitled, “Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL): A Model of Strengths-based Collaboration between Student Veterans, the University of Texas and the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

John Harris, The Center for Students in Recovery (CSR), gave a presentation to the Counseling and Mental Health Center’s peer educator class on Oct. 27. He discussed collegiate recovery programs and CSR’s mission.

Hemlata Jhaveri, Housing and Food Service, served on a team that conducted an external review of Student Housing and Residence Life at University of Houston.

Hemlata Jhaveri and Wes Good TCUFS

Hemlata Jhaveri (Housing and Food Service) and Wes Good (Kirksey Architecture) at the Association of Texas College & University Facilities Professionals (TCUF) conference

Hemlata Jhaveri, Housing and Food Service, partnered with Kirksey Architecture’s Wes Good to present “Graduate Student Housing vs. Housing Graduate Students” at the Association of Texas College & University Facilities Professionals (TCUF) 2016 conference.

Mylon Kirksy, DHFS

Mylon Kirksy (Housing and Food Service) presents to graduate students in Introduction to College Student Personnel Administration.

Mylon Kirksy, Housing and Food Service, presented “Enhancing Intercultural Competency Through Effective Communication” to the graduate students in the Introduction to College Student Personnel Administration class.

Kristi Koch TCUFS

Kristi Koch (Housing and Food Service) with Pfluger Architects’ Scott Beardsley and Amber Harris at the Texas College & University Facilities Professionals (TCUF) 2016 conference

Kristi Koch, Housing and Food Service, presented “From ‘Dormitory’ to Student Life Oasis” at the Association of Texas College & University Facilities Professionals (TCUF) 2016 conference.

CMHC staff visit CSR

John Harris and Sierra Castedo (The Center for Students in Recovery), and Marian Trattner and Kelsey Lammy (Counseling and Mental Health Center) partnered to speak about resources.

Kelsey Lammy and Marian Trattner, Counseling and Mental Health Center, presented “Real Talk: Helping Friends in Distress” to a group of students in The Center for Students in Recovery meeting space. They also led a workshop on Oct. 4.

Teryl McFerrin, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, led a development focused break out session during The Center for Students in Recovery council meeting on Oct. 21.

Darrell Bazzell, Soncia Reagins-Lilly and Gregory Vincent in Dallas for Texas/OU weekend

Darrell Bazzell, Soncia Reagins-Lilly and Gregory Vincent in Dallas for Texas/OU weekend

Soncia Reagins-Lilly, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, and Darrell Bazzell, senior vice president and chief financial officer, were recently recognized for their historic leadership appointments. Gregory Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement, honored them at a reception in Dallas on Oct. 7.

Darla Stewart NAEP presentation

Darla Stewart (right, Housing and Food Service) with Terri Shrode (UT Austin Central Business Office) at the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) conference

Darla Stewart, Housing and Food Service, partnered with Terri Shrode, UT Austin Central Business Office, to plan and host the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) annual regional meeting. Stewart presented “Purchasing Jeopardy,” an interactive game-themed session on general purchasing knowledge.

Marian Trattner, CMHC

Marian Trattner (Counseling and Mental Health Center) at the State Capitol

Marian Trattner, Counseling and Mental Health Center, delivered the keynote address at the Out of Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on Oct. 23 at the State Capitol.

Kudos to the following staff who presented at the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) conference Oct. 23-25:

DoS Staff at TACUSPA

Melissa Jones-Wommack, Emily LaPlaca, Susan Buckenmeyer and Marilyn Russell (Office of the Dean of Students) at the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) conference

Susan Buckenmeyer, Emily LaPlaca, Marilyn Russell and Melissa Jones-Wommack, Office of the Dean of Students: “Best Practices for Student Organization Discipline”

Corey Benson, Office of the Dean of Students: “Equity and Inclusion within Sexual Misconduct Investigations”

Dean Kruse and Corey Benson (Office of the Dean of Students) at the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) conference

Dean Kruse and Corey Benson (Office of the Dean of Students) at the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) conference

Corey Benson and Dean Kruse, Office of the Dean of Students: “Partnership through Process: The Intersection of Due Process and Support”

Edna DominguezOffice of the Vice President for Student Affairs, co-presented the TACUSPA New Professional’s Institute (NPI).

Staff at TACUSPA

Justin Samuel and Ashley Jones (Housing and Food Service) at the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) conference

Ashley Jones and Justin Samuel, Housing and Food Service: “How do I know if a doctorate is right for me?”

Rita Thornton at TACUSPA

Rita Thornton (Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs) and Maureen Halton (Campus Labs) at the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) conference

Rita Thornton, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, and Maureen Halton, Campus Labs: “I’ve Been Told to Assess My Area, Now What?”

 “A Tip of the Hat to…”

Dr. Ginger Bloomer, University Health Services, who received this note from a parent:

“My son came in to see you this morning. I just want to thank you for the time you took with him and the methodical approach you executed in managing his care. It is reassuring to know you are there to care for these kids who are away from home. I appreciate it! Thank you!”