Dr. Gage Paine will speak this week at the 24th Annual Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values. The conference features some of the most respected scholars in the field of student affairs and higher education. Speakers share methods of how colleges and universities can actively encourage moral and civic commitment, ethical behavior and the process of character development.
Dr. Paine also wrote a book chapter entitled “Communication: the Most Overlooked Skill” for the recent NASPA publication “Executive Transitions in Student Affairs: A Guide to Getting Started as the Vice President.” Each chapter author is a vice president who has successfully made this transition and continues to lead the field of Student Affairs on a national level. The vice presidents share strategies and advice on a wide variety of topics.
Phil Butler, Office of the Dean of Students, was a facilitator on servant leadership at Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity’s Regional Leadership Conference in Seattle, Wash.
Kyle Clark, New Student Services, was honored with an invitation to speak at “Tejas Coffee” on Jan. 16, where he discussed the importance of students finding mentors on campus.
Jaden Felix, Office of the Dean of Students, presented on “The Zombie Apocalypse: Preparing for the Unexpected” (a risk reduction presentation) at the All Greek Leadership Summit at Texas A&M University on Jan. 25. He will be presenting “Feedback: Thanks. Huh? WHAT!!” at Texas State University’s Leadership Institute on Feb. 22.
Ivana Grahovac, Center for Students in Recovery director, presented “Capacity Building for Collegiate Recovery: Essential Assets and Campus Examples” at the NASPA Alcohol and Other Drug, Violence Prevention Conference in San Diego, Calif. She also received the Ulysses “Mac” McLester “Spirit of Recovery” award presented by Communities for Recovery.
Sylvia Holmes, Office of the Dean of Students, was elected president of the University Student Legal Services Association – Western Region.
Dr. Smita Ruzicka, Office of the Dean of Students, was selected to be a LeaderShape co-lead facilitator.
Raymond Schiflett, Office of the Dean of Students, was elected vice president of the University Student Legal Services Association – Western Region.
Sam Siner, Housing and Food Service, was elected to the directorate of American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion and Meaning.
Darla Stewart, Housing and Food Service, successfully negotiated a logo deal and lower price with Eco Products, a compostable and disposable products vendor, in which they would custom print Housing and Food Service products including plates, bowls, soup cups, water cups, parfait cups and JCL coffee cups. The annualized saving amounts to $43,695.
Aaron Voyles, Housing and Food Service, will be the new chair for NASPA’s Men and Masculinity Knowledge Community.
Staff Service Awards
The University of Texas at Austin will honor several team members from the Division with Staff Service Awards at a May ceremony. The event celebrates and recognizes the contributions of committed staff responsible for transforming lives for the benefit of society. Their combined service totals 1,210 years of dedicated service. Congratulations to the following Division employees. Keep up the good work!
|Name||Department||Years of Service|
|Judith A. Mitchell||Counseling and Mental Health Center||15|
|Audry L. Steele||Counseling and Mental Health Center||15|
|Ana M. Acosta||Housing & Food Service||15|
|Orlando J. Alaniz||Housing & Food Service||25|
|Maria I. Alvardo||Housing & Food Service||15|
|Dolores G. Armonta||Housing & Food Service||25|
|Alberta L. Armstrong||Housing & Food Service||25|
|Claudia M. Ashlock||Housing & Food Service||25|
|Christina Bomar||Housing & Food Service||20|
|Norma Bustos||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Larry S. Connell||Housing & Food Service||25|
|Cynthia L. Crawford||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Rosalina Q. Davis||Housing & Food Service||20|
|Irma Del-Rio||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Paula Diaz||Housing & Food Service||10|
|James R. Dorman||Housing & Food Service||25|
|Jennifer J. Duiker- Walker||Housing & Food Service||10|
|William R. Duval Jr.||Housing & Food Service||15|
|Maria D. Estrada||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Jose L. Garcia||Housing & Food Service||35|
|Aklilu Gebrewold||Housing & Food Service||20|
|Richard W. Hestand||Housing & Food Service||20|
|Stanley D. Hysaw||Housing & Food Service||35|
|Denise Johnson||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Patricia A. Johnson||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Shirley M. King||Housing & Food Service||15|
|Paul M. Ledbetter||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Robert W. Mayberry||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Washington I. Mina||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Dora G, Moreno||Housing & Food Service||25|
|Pauline P. Morris||Housing & Food Service||30|
|Emily F. Nelson||Housing & Food Service||15|
|Elvira Perez||Housing & Food Service||15|
|Kerrie L. Rapp||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Callie M. Reed||Housing & Food Service||20|
|Richard J. Rink||Housing & Food Service||35|
|Tomasa C. Rios||Housing & Food Service||15|
|Darla J. Roberson||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Latonya M. Robinson||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Ana G. Rodriguez||Housing & Food Service||15|
|Ana L. Rodriguez||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Nydia Rodriguez||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Idelia Sauceda- Aguilar||Housing & Food Service||15|
|Roberto O. Segura||Housing & Food Service||30|
|Yolanda Siles||Housing & Food Service||20|
|Sheril A. Smith||Housing & Food Service||15|
|Arthur L. Sneed II||Housing & Food Service||15|
|Mark A. Weiss||Housing & Food Service||10|
|Robert G. Childress||Recreational Sports||40|
|Nicole E. Olmeda||Recreational Sports||15|
|Sylvia A. Ramirez||Recreational Sports||15|
|Jennifer S. Speer||Recreational Sports||15|
|Wanda K. Brune||Office of the Dean of Students||15|
|Veronica N. Cantu||Office of the Dean of Students||10|
|Maryrose Castillo||Office of the Dean of Students||10|
|Timothy M. Sapp||Office of the Dean of Students||10|
|Richard P. Garcia||Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs||35|
|Joyce Fleming||University Health Services||10|
|Mary K. Jones||University Health Services||10|
|Charlotte Katzin||University Health Services||10|
|Lucy E. Lemeilleur||University Health Services||15|
|Kathy Mosteller||University Health Services||10|
|Antonio Ramirez Jr.||University Health Services||15|
|Nancy Y. Robinson||University Health Services||15|
|Elena V. Stephens||University Health Services||10|
|James W. Tai||University Health Services||30|
|Lisa G. Windel||University Health Services||15|
|Elvira S. Gonzalez||University Unions||15|
|Leslie P. Hay||University Unions||10|
|Lucio Hernandez||University Unions||15|
|Vincent A. Lightbourn||University Unions||15|
|Hector M. Molina||University Unions||25|