Standouts

Division Programs Receive National Recognition

NASPA Excellence Award Winners

Chris Brownson (Counseling and Mental Health Center), Jane Bost (retired, Counseling and Mental Health Center), Lynn Hoare (former Counseling and Mental Health Center staff member), Amissa Miller and Katy Redd (Counseling and Mental Health Center) at the NASPA Awards Luncheon

NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education honored the Counseling and Mental Health Center and Office of the Dean of Students with NASPA Excellence Awards during the 2017 Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Annual Conference on March 14. The Counseling and Mental Health Center’s Get Sexy. Get Consent., a project of Voices Against Violence, received the NASPA Excellence Grand Silver Award. The Leadership and Ethics Institute in the Office of the Dean of Students received a Bronze Award for Leadership Education and Progress (LEAP). Read more.

Division Presenters at the 2017 Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Annual Conference:

Corey Benson and Adriana Alicea Rodriguez

Corey Benson and Adriana Alicea Rodriguez (Office of the Dean of Students)

Adriana Alicea Rodriguez and Corey Benson, Office of the Dean of Students: “Lessons Learned & Perspectives Through the Process: A Q&A with Title IX Administrators”

NASPA Presentation

Beth Bukoski (College of Education), Saralynn McKinnon-Crowley (Office of the Dean of Students) and Aaron Voyles (Housing and Food Service)

Saralynn McKinnon-Crowley, Office of the Dean of Students, and Aaron Voyles, Housing and Food Service, with Beth Bukoski, College of Education: “False Fronts: Gender-Role Conflict for Men Student Affairs Professionals”

NASPA Presentation

AJ Newton (Housing and Food Service), Jessica Fry (College of Education), Francesca Cicero (Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students) and Ashley Jones (Housing and Food Service)

Francesca Cicero, Office of the Vice President for Student AffairsAshley Jones and A.J. Newton, Housing and Food Service, with Jessica Fry, College of Education: “Guns on Campus: Heartburn for Student Affairs?”

Justin Jaskowiak and Aaron Voyles (Housing and Food Service)

Justin Jaskowiak and Aaron Voyles (Housing and Food Service)

Justin Jaskowiak and Aaron Voyles, Housing and Food Service, with Andranik Manukyan, Glendale Community College, and Brandon Nelson, Appalachian State University: “In the Meantime: Interim Positions in Student Affairs”

NASPA Presentation

Richard Reddick and Beth Bukoski (College of Education), Hemlata Jhaveri (Housing and Food Service) and Dwuana Bradley (College of Education)

Hemlata Jhaveri, Housing and Food Service, with Dwuana Bradley, Beth Bukoski and Richard Reddick, College of Education: “Praxis, Partnership, and Social Justice: Meaningfully Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Graduate Programs”

NASPA Presentation

Shauna Sobers (Housing and Food Service), LaToya Smith (Title IX Office) and Hemlata Jhaveri (Housing and Food Service)

Hemlata Jhaveri and Shauna Sobers, Housing and Food Service, with Marilyn De LaRoche, University of Michigan, and LaToya Smith, Title IX Office: “Common Theme in Stories from Women of Color: Resiliency and Self-Care”

Ashley Jones and Justin Samuel, Housing and Food Service: “Exploration of Pathways to Earning a Doctorate Degree in Higher Education”

NASPA Presentation

Katy Redd and Amissa Miller (Counseling and Mental Health Center)

Amissa Miller and Katy Redd, Counseling and Mental Health Center: “NASPA Excellence Awards Presentation” (Photo)

NASPA Presentation

Briana Matthew (New York University) and Justin Samuel (Housing and Food Service)

Justin Samuel, Housing and Food Service, with Brianna Matthew, New York University: “Minorities of Minorities: Supporting South Asian American Christians on Campus”

Division Standouts

Chris Brownson, Counseling and Mental Health Center, participated in a panel discussion called “Preparing Students Emotionally for College” during SXSW Edu.

Susan Buckenmeyer, Office of the Dean of Students, received the Best UT Official award last month at the 2017 UT Entrepreneurship Awards.

Brooke Bulow, Hemlata Jhaveri and LaToya Smith

LaToya Smith (Title IX Office), Brooke Bulow (Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs) and Hemlata Jhaveri (Housing and Food Service) present to the University Leadership Network (ULN) class.

Brooke Bulow, Office of the Vice President for Student AffairsHemlata Jhaveri, Housing and Food Service, and LaToya Smith, Title IX Office, presented “Purposeful Communication: Managing Your Reputation in Cyber Space” to the University Leadership Network (ULN) Year II class.

Marissa DuCharme and Justin Samuel, Housing and Food Service, led a session on how to write compelling nominations for students and professional staff during the Residence Life staff meeting last month.

Marguerite Elliott

Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Senior Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives David Laude, Marguerite Elliott and President Gregory Fenves at the President’s Faculty and Staff Awards

Marguerite Elliot, former University Unions staff member, received the Arno Nowotny Medal at the President’s Faculty and Staff Awards on March 3. Elliot served the university for 25 years, most notably as a Campus Events + Entertainment program advisor, before retiring in May 2015. This is the highest honor given to a Division staff member. Read more.

Melanie Grice

Bob Cooke Distinguished Service Award Winner Melanie Grice

Melanie Grice, Housing and Food Service, received the Southwest Association of College & University Housing Officers (SWACUHO) Bob Cooke Distinguished Service Award. This award honors housing professionals who go above and beyond to support students.

Kristi Hayward

Kristi Hayward with Texas Purchaser Certification

Kristi Hayward, Housing and Food Service, earned the Certified Texas Purchaser designation.

Lauren White, Counseling and Mental Health Center, and Breall Baccus, Title IX Office, spoke to Student Government on March 22. Watch their presentation.

Lindsay Wilson

Lindsay Wilson (Housing and Food Service) at the HealthPoint Wellness Recharge Open House

Lindsay Wilson, Housing and Food Service, presented healthy eating tips and served healthy snacks at the HealthPoint Wellness Recharge Open House on March 1.

Jennifer Zamora, University Unions, presented the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) financial report as she finishes her term as finance chair on the board of directors. She was appointed to a three-year term with the association’s Education Council.

“A Tip of the Hat to…”

 Susan Buckenmeyer, Office of the Dean of Students, who received this note from a student establishing a new student organization on campus:

 “Thank you so much for taking the time to write this letter. I realize it was on such short notice and you are a very busy person so I wholehearted appreciate your time. I would like to make the best out of my time here at UT and I believe this application was one opportunity that allowed me to do so. Thank you for allowing me to begin this journey to lead and make a difference in my community. I will be sure to update you on the progress of this application. I hope you have a great night!”

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