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Chris Brownson and Katy Redd (Counseling and Mental Health Center), Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Otago Dr. Harlene Hayne and Jessica Hughes Wagner (University Health Services) in the Health Promotion Resource Center

Chris Brownson and Katy Redd, Counseling and Mental Health Center, and Jessica Hughes Wagner, University Health Services, met with Dr. Harlene Hayne, vice chancellor and president at the University of Otago in New Zealand. This international colleague sought out their expertise on alcohol and resilience programs, as well as sexual violence prevention.

Denny Bubrig, Office of the Dean of Students, was selected for the inaugural class of the NASPA Supporting, Expanding, and Recruiting Volunteer Excellence (SERVE) Academy.

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Sylvia Holmes (Office of the Dean of Students), Jennifer Zamora (University Unions) and Andel Fils-Aime (Office of the Dean of Students)

Andel Fils-Aime and Sylvia Holmes, Office of the Dean of Students, and Jennifer Zamora, University Unions, hosted a panel discussion on Sept. 13 called “College Student Personnel Administration Class Panel Confirmation for for higher education administration graduate students.

Neil Kaufman, Housing and Food Service, presented “Sustainable Food Initiatives in Housing and Food Service” at the 7th Annual Sustainability Symposium hosted by UT Austin’s Office of Sustainability.

“A Tip of the Hat to…”

Debbie Riggs, University Health Services, who received this feedback:

“Urgent care nurse Riggs is the absolute best. This is the second time I’ve seen her and she is so friendly, caring and nurturing. She makes it easier to ask for help and to not be as afraid of treatment. You guys can’t possibly ever pay her enough for the comfort she gives us patients. I can’t thank her enough and I’ve never been more moved to express my gratitude for her kindness.”

 Hemlata Jhaveri, Housing and Food Service, who received this thank-you note from UT Austin parents:

“Thank you for overseeing Housing and Food Service administration. We gave your contact card to Hailey and her roommate at Blanton. We really admire your humble attitude and noble profession. Hailey is very happy at UT and as parents that is so comforting and satisfying that transition is so quick and natural for Hailey. She enjoys food and housing at UT and made new friends and has formed a pretty good group as well. She has taken initiatives to help others among study and other volunteering activities. We are coming to Austin during upcoming family weekend. We would love to stop by and relay our regards if we have opportunity to meet you. Thank you from bottom of our hearts!”