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Student Life Award Descriptions

Unsung Hero

Eligibility: Any staff member within the Division, excluding Director level and above

This award recognizes a Student Life staff member who performs their role exceptionally well while working largely behind the scenes. This individual provides quality service within their office as well as outside of their unit. The result of this individual’s contribution is a positive impact on his/her department, the Division of Student Life, and TWU. Please specify the personal qualities, special efforts, and positive outcomes this individual has demonstrated to deserve the nomination and assist the committee in determining the winners. Multiple winners may be selected.

2014 Recipients: Dr. Martha Bergen, Sammie Jendrusch, TWU Athletic Training Staff
2013 Recipients: Scotty McCall, Tonya Gilbeaux, Laura Rocchio, Sibel Meric
2012 Recipients: Lisa Valle, Febe Moss, Chuck Thetford, Dr. Linda Louden and Joyce Edmundson

Outstanding Professional- More than 2 years

Eligibility: Any staff member within the Division, (excluding Director level and above)

This award recognizes a staff person within the Division of Student Life who has not only excelled within his/her own department, but who has also contributed in a significant way to the Division of Student Life. This individual demonstrates commitment not only to the University, but also to fostering their growth in order to better serve others. Please specify the personal qualities, special efforts, and positive outcomes this individual has demonstrated to deserve the nomination and assist the committee in determining the winners. Multiple winners may be selected. 

2014 Recipients: Dr. Nina Belfrom, Sonia Redwine, Michelle Reeves, Sully Saucedo
2013 Recipients: Annie Phillips, Lindsey Hatter, Nikki Young, Michelle Buggs
2012 Recipients: Kim McFarland and Dr. Carmen Cruz 

Outstanding Professional- Less than 2 years

Eligibility: Any staff member within the Division, (excluding Director level and above)

This award recognizes a staff person within the Division of Student Life who has not only excelled within his/her own department, but who has also contributed in a significant way to the Division of Student Life. This individual demonstrates commitment not only to the University, but also to fostering their growth in order to better serve others. Please specify the personal qualities, special efforts, and positive outcomes this individual has demonstrated to deserve the nomination and assist the committee in determining the winners. Multiple winners may be selected.

2014 Recipients: Jessica Beener, Dr. Marshall Bewley, Jason Titus
2013 Recipients: Jessica Burchfield, Davida Robinson, Allison Duarte
2012 Recipient: Diana Parada

Outstanding Director

Eligibility: Director level only

This award recognizes a Student Life Director who has significantly contributed to an environment which enhances TWU applicant, current student and/or staff development. The award honors outstanding service beyond the standard expectations of his/her position. Please specify the personal qualities, special efforts, and positive outcomes this individual has demonstrated to deserve the nomination and assist the committee in determining the winner. One winner will be selected.

2014 Recipient: Irene Connelly
2013 Recipient: Erma Nieto-Brecht
2012 Recipient: Amy O'Keefe

Student Life Advocate

Eligibility: Any member or department outside of the Division of Student Life

This award recognizes a TWU individual, TWU team, or other TWU office or non-TWU office/personnel outside of the Division of Student Life that has enhanced, supported, and contributed to the success of student development and persistence at TWU. The selected individual/team/office could have contributed to the Division on an ongoing basis or for specified period of time. Please specify the personal qualities, special efforts, and positive outcomes this individual/team/office has demonstrated to deserve the nomination and assist the committee in determining the winners. Multiple winners may be selected.

2014 Recipients: Bob Mabry, Ward Durossette, Chief Pauley
2013 Recipients: Paul Ingram, Teaching and Learning with Technology; Roland Love, Department of Public Safety
2012 Recipient: Nancy Gotcher, Academic Affairs; Jerry Dawson, Facilities Management

Outstanding Collaboration Award

Eligibility: Any member within the Division, (excluding Director level and above)

This award will recognize the individual(s), office(s), or any combination therof within the Division of Student Life who have successfully incorporated a collaborative, campus-wide approach to serving TWU students. This notable spirit of collaboration within the Division or outside of the Division may have resulted in a programming effort, a procedural improvement, a signficant outcome, or a positive learning environment that significantly contributes to TWU and TWU students. Please specify the collaborative efforts and positive results/outcomes this individual/team/office has demonstrated to deserve the nomination and assist the committee in determining the winners.

2013 Recipient: Total Health Challenge Online

Wall of Fame

Department

Recipient

Admissions

Arissa Gaytan (2013)
Diana Parada (2012)

Athletics

Sue Kuykendall (2014)
Charolette Hunt (2013)
Jeff Bowerman (2012)

Career Services

Elizabeth MacDonald (2014)
Sherri Williams (2013)
Natasha Shukla (2012)

Center for Student Development  

Deb Unruh (2014)
Irma Castillo (2013)
Davida Robinson (2012)

Commuter Student Services

Jessica Burchfield (2014)
Jessica Burchfield (2013)
Annie Phillips (2012)

Conference Services

Paige Neely (2014)
Jennifer Martin (2012)

Counseling Center

Dr. Nina Belfrom (2014)
Jill Vahl (2013)
Audrena Kelley (2012)

Disability Support Services

Katy Holland (2014)
Katy Holland (2012)

Financial Aid

Vickie Huffman (2013)
Brandy Gilliam (2012)

ID & Dining Services

Venus McGuire (2014)
John McRae (2013)
Tonie Duperry (2012)

Intercultural Services

Dolores Montoya (2014)
Michelle Buggs (2013)
Angelica Landeros (2012)

International Education

Valerie Borgfield (2014)
Sully Saucedo (2013)
Lenora Sletten (2012)

Office of the Registrar

Laura Rocchio (2013)
Karen Long-Trail (2012)

Student Health Services

Linda Jones (2014)
Sacha Vatanapradith (2013)
Tanisha Freeman (2012)

Student Life Development

Cathy Kerley (2014)
Ryan Mayer (2013)
Cathy Kerley (2012)

Student Records

Mindy Williams (2013)
Nancy Casey (2012)

Student Union

Jason Titus (2014)
Joyce Edmundson (2013)
Emily Martin (2012)

University Housing

Sara Tinsley (2014)
Chuck Thetford (2013)
Mere Maddox (2012)

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