Standouts

Robert Mayberry and Dane Cessac

Dane Cessac (right) and Robert Mayberry (Housing and Food Service) at Freshman Orientation

Dane Cessac and Robert Mayberry, Housing and Food Service, presented “The Secret Art of Cooking on Campus” during Freshman Orientation.

Sebastián Colon-Otero, Counseling and Mental Health Center, was a speaker at a community event hosted by the Pride and Equity Faculty Staff Association to honor the lives lost during the Orlando nightclub shooting. He spoke to students and staff during the altar visitation event.

Kia Hill and Marilyn Russell (Office of the Dean of Students), and Laura Dannenmaier (Counseling and Mental Health Center) at the 2017 NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region III/SACSA Mid-Manager’s Institute

Laura Dannenmaier, Counseling and Mental Health Center, Kia Hill and Marilyn Russell, Office of the Dean of Students, attended the 2017 NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region III/SACSA Mid-Manager’s Institute in Atlanta, GA.

Jeremiah Gunderson and Ivan Vazquez, Office of the Dean of Students, gave a presentation about student veteran benefits to the Academic Counselors Association.

Hemlata Jhaveri, Housing and Food Service, served as a faculty member for the National Housing Training Institute (NHTI) at the University of South Florida. She presented “Civility and Respect: Our Role in Creating Dialogue and Connections Across Differences and Our Role in Supporting Students and Staff.”

Brooke Bulow (Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs), Hemlata Jhaveri and Aaron Voyles (Housing and Food Service) at ACUHO-I

Hemlata Jhaveri and Aaron Voyles. Housing and Food Service, and Brooke Bulow, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, presented “Setting the Course: How to Effectively Define Your Mission and Vision” at the Association of College and University Housing Officers–International (ACUHO-I) 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in Providence, RI. The presentation was a featured Senior Leadership Program.

Leon McClinton (Oklahoma State University), Hemlata Jhaveri and Aaron Voyles (Housing and Food Service) at ACUHO-I 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition

Hemlata Jhaveri and Aaron Voyles, Housing and Food Service, and Leon McClinton (Oklahoma State University) presented “Successfully Incorporating Business Perspectives into Housing Programs” at the Association of College and University Housing Officers–International (ACUHO-I) 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in Providence, R.I.

Neil Kaufman Sustainibility

Neil Kaufman (Housing and Food Service) at Freshman Orientation

Neil Kaufman, Housing and Food Service, presented “Opportunities in Sustainability” during Freshman Orientation.

Amissa Miller, Counseling and Mental Health Center, attended the 2017 NASPA Region III & Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) New Professionals Institute in San Antonio.

William Mupo, University Health Services, was recognized by the American College Health Association (ACHA) with the Affiliate New Professionals Award. This award is given to ACHA members who have provided service to the field of college health and made significant contributions to their institutions.

Lindsay Wilson

Lindsay Wilson (Housing and Food Service) at Freshman Orientation

Lindsay Wilson, Housing and Food Service, presented “Avoiding the Freshman 15″ during Freshman Orientation.

Wanda Mercer (UT System), Jamie Shutter and Susan Hochman (University Health Services), UT System Chancellor William McRaven, Chris Brownson (Counseling and Mental Health Center) and Lydia Rylie (UT System) at the American College Health Association (ACHA) 2017 Annual Meeting

Division presenters at the American College Health Association (ACHA) 2017 Annual Meeting in Austin:

Lucas Hill and Nile Barnes (College of Pharmacy), Lori Holleran Steiker (School of Social Work) and Sierra Castedo (The Center for Students in Recovery)

Sierra Castedo, The Center for Students in Recovery, Nile Barnes and Lucas Hill (College of Pharmacy), and Lori Holleran Steiker (School of Social Work): “Implementing ACHA Guidelines for Sensitive and Effective Drug Awareness, Student Recovery Support, and Overdose Prevention Efforts on the College Campus.”

Gabe Garcia and Jamie Shutter, University Health Services: “Using Data to Inform Decision Making.”

Mackenzie Greenwell, Elizabeth Glowacki, Jessica Hughes Wagner, University Health Services, and Mike Mackert (Moody College of Communication): “Health Communication: Improving Practices in Campus Health.”

Susan Hochman (University Health Services), Rita Thornton (Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs) and Jamie Pennebaker (Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost)

Susan Hochman, University Health Services, and Rita Thornton, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, with Jamie Pennebaker (Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost): “Using Clinical Data and Research Collaborations to Establish the Link between Health and Success in College.”

Susan Kirtz and Elizabeth Glowacki, University Health Services: “HealthyhornsTXT: Implementing and Evaluating a Text Messaging Campaign to Promote Student Health and Academic Success.”

Kelsey Lammy and Marian Trattner (Counseling and Mental Health Center)

Kelsey Lammy and Marian Trattner, Counseling and Mental Health Center: “Faculty as the Missing Link: Infusing Mental Health in the Classroom.”

William Mupo, University Health Services: “Exercise Rx: An Interprofessional Approach to Increasing Student Physical Activity.”

Dian Peavey, University Health Services: “Improving Access to Quality Services to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections: RN-Run STI Screening Clinic.”

Katy Redd (Counseling and Mental Health Center) and Janelle Patrias (Colorado State University)

Katy Redd, Counseling and Mental Health Center, and Janelle Patrias, Colorado State University: “Shaping Technology for Student Well-Being.”

Sunny Sandhu, University Health Services: “Reuse Reduce Recycle: Managing Your Carbon Footprint.”

“A Tip of the Hat to…”

Texas Parents staff who received this email from a parent:

“Our daughter will be a freshman at UT Austin in the fall and we were on campus yesterday for Family Orientation. It was so informative and I can say that I now feel part of the Longhorn Family — I even got a little choked up singing “The Eyes of Texas,” even though I am a Northerner! This Longhorn mom is fully on board! The presentations were interesting and informative, and we felt like each presenter knew exactly what they were talking about.”

Dr. Tim Spradlin, University Health Services, who received this note from a parent who accompanied their daughter on a doctor’s visit:

“From check-in to check-out, we had a very positive experience. Everyone was friendly and helpful…we never felt rushed, and no one was without genuine concern. I am very grateful for the care she received, and can’t say enough good about [University] Health Services. Thank you and keep making people feel valued!”

Teresa Garcia, Cindy McAllister and Ida Rahnamai, University Health Services, who received this message from a patient:

“I want to thank Ida (Rahnamai) for helping me … she kindly took the time to help me figure [the vaccine timeline] out and book the appointment. I also want to thank Nurse Teresa (Garcia) for always making me feel welcomed and safe, in every visit. And thank you to Cindy McAllister for making everything seem so easy and encouraging me to be healthy and calm.”

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