Division Update – Special Recognition

The first DSA Award was given in 1976, three years after the inception of the Division of Student Affairs itself. Through the years hundreds of awards have been presented to both the division and Texas A&M University staff. The awards and this special recognition edition of the Division Update distinguish outstanding contributions within the division and the university.

 

AWARD WINNERS

 

Randy Matson Association of Former Students Award

Tia Crawford, Student Activities

James Welford, Recreational Sports

Awards of Distinction – Individual

Joseph Hartsoe, Disability Services

Paul Harwell, Disability Services

Jerrod Jackson, Recreational Sports

Alyssa Leffall, Offices of the Dean of Student Life

Christine Thoorsell, Residence Life

 

Award of Distinction – Graduate Assistant

Mara Schaffler, Multicultural Services

 

Award of Distinction – Team

Becky Gates Children’s Center: Martey Heard, Andrea Powers, Sandra Gilbert, Jesslyn Myers

Malon Southerland Award

Elizabeth Daggers, Offices of the Dean of Student Life

 

John J. Koldus III Faculty and Staff Award

Karen Cambronero, Veteran Resource and Support Center

 

Assessment of Student Learning

DSA Committee on Leadership Initiatives: Dr. Melissa Shehane, Katy King, Dr. Tony Brown, Dr. Gennie Lynn, Kelly Cox, Heather Wheeler, Varselles Cummings, Tearney Woodruff, Tia Crawford, Norma Nunez

 

YEARS OF SERVICE

20 years

Jean Adam, Memorial Student Center

Carrie Berry, Corps of Cadets

Tracy Carroll, Recreational Sports

Justin Ellison, Department of Information Technology

Dr. Maggie Gartner, Student Counseling Service

Mark Haven, Recreational Sports

Tota Muller, Corps of Cadets

Matt Willis, Corps of Cadets

 

25 years

Arranna Bennett, Recreational Sports

Davanna Minter, Offices of the Dean of Student Life

Clinton Netherland, University Center & Special Events

Heidi O’Neal, Residence Life

Jennifer Smith, Residence Life

Susan Vavra, Student Counseling Service

Deaun Woosley, Recreational Sports

 

30 years

Donnie Bazy, University Center & Special Events

Theresa Becka, Corps of Cadets

Shelley Wedemeier, Corps of Cadets

 

35 years

Jay Brewer, Music Activities

Dan Mizer, Residence Life

Paula Opal, Recreational Sports

 

RETIREMENTS

Judy Been, Student Activities

Mary Bradfield, Memorial Student Center

Vickie Cook, Music Activities

Catherine Doty, Residence Life

Kathy Durso, Residence Life

Joseph Matte, Corps of Cadets

Joy McKenzie, Residence Life

John Moser, Corps of Cadets

Dennis Reardon, Student Counseling Service

Dr. Ann Reed, Student Health Services

Debra Pack, Veteran Resource and Support Center

Vicki Parker, Department of Information Technology

Darlene Perkins, Memorial Student Center

Dr. William Peterek, Student Health Services

Kay Sanders, University Center & Special Events

David Salmon, Memorial Student Center

Thaddeus Stachowiak, Student Counseling Service

Dr. Edward Styduhar, Student Health Services

Wanda Williams, Multicultural Services

 

FISH CAMP NAMESAKES

Libby Daggers

Sade Dawson

Maggie Gartner

Megan Higginbotham

Katy King

Steve Laube

Chad Mandala

Carly Rice

Tearney Woodruff

 

HOWDY CAMP NAMESAKES

Karen Allen

Rebecca Groh

 

T-CAMP NAMESAKES

Andrew Carruth

 

PRESIDENT’S MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Amanda Flores, Memorial Student Center

Dustin Grabsch, Residence Life

Michael Krenz, Residence Life

Angela Winkler, Offices of the Dean of Student Life

 

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

 

Corps of Cadets

  • Michael Hudson
    • President, Texas Aggie Band Association, 2016-2018

Department of Information Technology

  • William Booth
    • S., Management Information Systems, Texas A&M University, 2016
    • Certified Associate in Project Management, Project Management Institute, 2016
    • Silent Knight Award, Department of Information Technology, 2017 Q1
  • Michael Brodigan
    • Soaring Eagle Award, Department of Information Technology, 2017 Q2
    • DoIT Enhancement Committee
    • ITIL Certification for: Intermediate – IT Planning, Protection and Optimization
  • Ed Cho
    • Silent Knight Award, Department of Information Technology, 2016 Q1
  • Chrissie Cordray
    • Support Staff Member, Texas A&M Fish Camp, Aug 2016
    • Project Management Track Chair, Texas A&M Technology Summit, March 21016-Present
    • Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 216 Committee Member, Texas A&M University System, June 2015-Present
    • TAMUS Virtual Tech Summit Virtual Event committee member Feb 17 – Present
  • Carl Ivey
    • Shining Star Award, Department of Information Technology, June-2016-Aug 2016
    • Shining Star Award, Department of Information Technology, Sep 2016-Nov 2016
    • Annual Conference Selection Committee, EDUCAUSE, Oct 2016-Present
    • Support Staff Member, Texas A&M Fish Camp, Aug 2016
    • Project Management Track Chair, Texas A&M Technology Summit, March 21016-Present
    • Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 216 Committee Member, Texas A&M University System, June 2015-Present
    • Student Conduct Investigator, Division of Student Affairs, Texas A&M University, Oct 2012-Present
    • Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Project Management Institute (PMI), July 2016 License 1942756
    • ICAgile, Agile Project Manager, April 2017
    • Scrum Alliance, Certified Scrum Master, May 2016
  • Devang Mehta
    • Silent Knight Award, Department of Information Technology 2015, Q4
  • John Schmitz
    • ITIL v3 Foundations Certification, 2017
  • David Swanson
    • Soaring Eagle Award, Department of Information Technology 2017, Q3
  • David Sweeney
    • EDUCAUSE Student Affairs SIG, Chair
    • ITIL Service Lifecycle: Service Transition

Disability Services

  • Kristie Orr
    • President-Elect of the Association on Higher Education and Disability

Memorial Student Center

  • Amanda Flores
    • CAMAC Amig@S Mentor Program, DSA College Completion Grant, Texas A&M University, $3,000
    • DSA Award of Distinction, 2016
    • President Meritorious Service Award, 2017
    • Annual Conference Committee, National Association on Chicana/Chicano Studies – Tejas Foco, 2017
    • Flores, A. & Foster, D. (2016, June) A Latino Programming Board: The Story, The Programs, The Results. Presented at the NASPA – Closing the Gap Conference, College Park, MD.
    • Flores, A., Martinez, P., & Ramirez, C. (2016, October). A Latino Programming Board: The Story, The Programs, The Results. Presented at the NACA Central Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Doug Sweet
    • Vice-Chair, University Staff Council, Texas A&M University 2016-2017.

Multicultural Services

  • Varselles Cummings
    • Cummings, V.L., Williams, K & Jones, S. (2017, March) Creation of Intentional Spaces through Mentorship. Presented at the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX
    • Cummings, V.L., Druery, J & Cousin, B. (2017, March) This Battle is Not Yours or Is It? Examining the Impact of Racial Battle Fatigue. Presented at the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX
  • Mark Dawson
    • Cultural Explorations Accountability Climate Equity Grant, Texas A&M University – $10,000
  • Tonya Driver
    • Editorial Review Board, Journal of College and Character, NASPA
    • Editorial Review Staff, Journal of Leadership Education, ALE
    • General Programs Team, 2018 Annual Convention, Research and Practice, ACPA
    • Preston-Cunningham, T. & Driver, T. (2016, December) Overview of the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club Leadership Program and Course. Proposal accepted at the annual NASPA Leadership Educators Institute, Long Beach, CA
    • Carter-Sowell, A., Driver, T., & Battle, J. (2017 March). Successful Strategies for Courageous Conversations on Campus: Transforming Collegiate Experiences for Students of Color. Presentation accepted at the National Council for Black Studies Conference, Houston, TX
    • Interrupting the Invisibility Paradigm of Women of Color, DSA College Completion Grant, Texas A&M University – $15,000
  • Cruz Rios
    • Co-Chair, National Association for Chicano & Chicana Students (NACCS) Tejas Foco Conference Committee, NACCS, 2017
    • Public Policy Liaison, Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community, NASPA, 2017-2019
  • Mara Schaffler
    • Nunez, N., Schaffler, M., & Walker, J. (2017 March) First Generation Families: A Rubric for Program Implementation. NASPA, Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education

Music Activities

  • Travis Almany
    • University of Colorado Orchestra Conducting Symposium, DSA Professional Development Grant, Texas A&M University, $2,500
  • Rhea, T. & Almany, T.L. (2016, July), Military Marching Band Techniques, Presented at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention, San Antonio, TX
    • Timothy Rhea
    • Three new publications – March editions in the “Legacy of the March” series with RBC Music Publications of San Antonio, Texas.
    • Appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, The American Bandmasters Association
    • Appointed to the Membership Selection Committee, Phi Beta Mu International Band Fraternity
    • Appeared as guest conductor/clinician at Tarleton State University, the University of Florida & the University of Arkansas.
    • Served as guest conductor of the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own” at the American Bandmasters Association Convention at the University of Kentucky.
    • Served as musical adjudicator at South Coast Music Festival in Corpus Christi, Dixie Classic Music Festival in Chattanooga, TN & Worlds of Fun Music Festival in Kansas City, MO.

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

  • Cynthia Hernandez
    • Institute Director, 2018 NASPA AVP Institute
  • Sharon Mena
    • Mena, S. (2017, March) I just Play Right Field: Paraprofessionals: Teamwork and Being the Best You Can Be. The Texas Educational Support Staff Association Connection, 67, 22-27.
    • Chair, Professional Development/Programs, American Business Women’s Association – Bryan/College Station Charter Chapter, 2016-2018
    • Membership Committee, Texas Educational Support Staff Association, 2016-2017
    • Secretary, Texas A&M Association of Professional Support Staff, 2015-2017
    • Associate of Applied Science, Office Administration, Hill College, 2016
    • Advanced III Certificate, National Association of Educational Office Professionals, 2016
    • Certified Educational Office Employee Distinction, National Association of Educational Office Professionals, 2016
    • Microsoft Office Essentials Certificate, Employee & Organizational Development – Texas A&M 2016
  • Danny Pugh
    • Pugh, D.J., Sr., Smith, E.A., Tull, A., Harbin, J.J., & Kenner, A.S. (accepted) Legacy of the Dean: A 40-year Update on Roles and Assumptions of Chief Student Affairs Officers. College Student Affairs Journal
    • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Council on Student Affairs, Executive Committee (2016-2019) – Elected to a three year term

Offices of the Dean of Student Life

  • Libby Daggers
    • Co-Chair Parent & Family Network, NODA, 2017-2019
    • Annual Conference Committee (City Representative), Association of Higher Education Parent & Family Programs Professionals (AHEPPP), 2017
    • Daggers, L., & White, R. (November 2016). Multilingual Family Communication. Presented at the Association of Higher Education Parent & Family Programs Professionals Annual Conference, Boulder, CO.
  • Christine Gastmyer Davis
    • Master Certified Health Education Specialist, 2016.
    • Rahn, R., Shipley, M., Davis, C. (2017, March). Using a Health Fair Project to Increase Self-Efficacy Among Future Health Educators. Society for Public Health Educations’ 67th Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado.
    • Hays, C., Wilson, K., Davis, C., Ji, Y., Rahn, R. (2017, March). Associations Between Contraception Use and Unintended Pregnancy Scares Among Graduate-Level College Women. Society for Public Health Educations’ 67th Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado.
    • McNeill, E.B., Davis, C., McDonald, S., Hays, C., Carreon A.K., Holden, C., Wilson, K. (2017, March). Characteristics of a Partnership to Serve Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Society for Public Health Educations’ 67th Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado.
    • Davis, C., McDonald, S., Holden, C., Hays, C., Carreon, A., McNeill, E.B., Wilson, K. (2017, January). Curriculum Analysis and Adaptation to Serve Individuals with Disabilities. Eighth Annual International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth. Cancun, Mexico.
    • McNeill, E.B., Davis, C., Wilson, K., Hays, C., McDonald, S. (2016, October). Integrating Healthy Relationships into a Transitional Education Program: Bridges to Career. 2016 American School Health Association School Health Conference. Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Kristen Harrell
    • Harrell, K. A. & Gartner, M. (2017). Title IX complaints involving mental health issues: Case studies. Plenary session presented at the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Strategies Conference, Austin, TX.
    • Harrell, K. A., Davis, C., Park, H., Wheeler, H., & Jenkins, A. (2017). Utilizing varied expertise to develop a workshop on trauma-informed conversations. Plenary session presented at the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Strategies Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Megan Higginbotham
    • Region IV Outstanding Professional Award, Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention (NODA), 2017
  • Chad Mandala
    • Chair for the Coalition for Graduate Students and New Professionals, ACPA – College Student Educators International, 2015-2017
    • Member at Large, Entry Level, for the Governing Board, ACPA – College Student Educators International, 2017-2019
    • Kilgo, C.A., Mandala, C.R., Bennett, L.M., and Bennett, L. (2017, March 28). Trans*forming institutional policies and practices: Creating trans-affirming college environments. Presented at ACPA – College Student Educators International Convention, Columbus, OH.
  • Melanie McKoin
    • Jaks, S.K. & McKoin, M.E. (2017, March). From acronym to understanding: The importance of structuring the GA experience for non#SAgrads. Presented at the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Jaks, S.K. & McKoin, M.E. (2017, April). Cultivating the relationship: Deferred adjudication for college students. Webinar presentation for the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA).
  • Jamie Wangler
    • Leadership Development Grant, Texas Women in Higher Education; $500
  • Angela Winkler
    • President’s Meritorious Service Award, Texas A&M University, 2017

Recreational Sports

  • Rick Hall
    • Houston, G., Harris, N. & Hall, R. (October 2016) Pool Your Resources: Sustainable Strategies for Pool Expansion Projects. Presented at the NIRSA Facilities Institute, Tempe, AZ
  • Mark Haven
    • Article published with Darby Roberts in the March/April edition of Assessment Update magazine
  • Cassie Honey
    • National Swimming Pool Foundation Instructor (NSPFI), National Pool Foundation, October 2016
  • Jerrod Jackson
    • 2016-2017 NIRSA Annual Service Award recipient
    • Editorial Board, NIRSA Flag Football Rule Book
  • Jason Kurten
    • National Operations and Standards Committee, Climbing Wall Association, 2007-Present
    • Single Pitch Instructor Certification, American Mountain Guide Association, 2016
    • Wilderness First Responder Re-Certification, Longleaf Wilderness Medicine, 2017
    • Kurten, J. (2016, November) GUNS!: Navigating Open and Concealed Carry on Outdoor Adventure Trips. Presented at the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education National Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • Michael Waldron
    • Past Presidents Representative to the Member Network, NIRSA, 2017-2019
  • Jarod Wilson
    • Re-certified with Distinction as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist, National Strength & Conditioning Association
    • Re-certified with Distinction as a Personal Trainer, National Strength and Conditioning Association
    • Invited presenter for National Strength and Conditioning Associations’ Texas State Clinic
    • Invited panel member for National Strength & Conditioning Associations’ National Conference

Residence Life

  • Brandon Carlson
    • Sustainable Residence Hall Energy Management, Aggie Green Fund, Texas A&M University, $23,250.
    • Finance Chair, Alumni Board, University of the Ozarks, 2016-2017.
    • Carlson, B., Gagnow, R., & Manson, P. (2016, July). Student sustainability initiatives. Presented at the ACUHO-I Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
    • Carlson, B. (2016, October). Beyond captain planet: curriculum design for ecoreps and peer educators. Presented at the Association for the AASHE Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Dustin Grabsch
    • Aggie Familia/AFAM, DSA College Completion Grant, Texas A&M University, $12,500
    • Myricks, S. L., Grabsch, D. K., Muller, K & Moore, L. L. (2017) Student affairs self-reported professional development needs by knowledge community membership. NASPA Knowledge Community Online Publication. Washington, D.C.
    • Meents-DeCaigny, E., O’Brien, J. Du, C., Haywood, H., Freeman, J., Glass, M., Grabsch, D. K., Martin, J. K., Pina, J., & Schneck, K. ACPA/NASPA professional competency rubrics. ACPA/NASPA. Washington, D.C.
    • President’s Meritorious Service Award, Texas A&M University, 2017
    • Co-Chair, New Professionals and Graduate Students Knowledge Community, NASPA, 2016 – 2018
    • Member, Climate Council, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2015 – Present
    • Member, ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Rubrics Taskforce, 2015 – 2016
    • Member, History of Inclusion Taskforce, Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity, Texas A&M University, 2017 – Present
    • Grabsch, D. K., Muller, K., Moore, L. L., Scott, J., Blackley, C., Gutierrez, D. (2017) Sharing a vision and experience: Developing research teams for professional development. Program presented at the NASPA Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX. Sponsored session by New Professionals and Graduate Students Knowledge Community.
    • Muller, K., Grabsch, D. K., Gutierrez, D., Scott, J, Blackley, C, & Moore, L. L. (2017). Student affairs professional competencies: How do we attain them? What do we need? Program presented at the NASPA Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX. Sponsored session by Professional Standards Division.
    • Thompson, T., Grabsch, D. K., Williamson, S. L. M. (2017) A rich career awaits – Disability resources opportunities. Program presented at the NASPA Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX. Sponsored session by Disability Knowledge Community.
    • Scally, J., Grabsch, D. K., & Williams, S. L. M. (2017). NPGS KC Research Committee: Demystifying research for new professionals and graduate students. Program presented at the NASPA Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.
    • Harrison, S. H., Grabsch, D. K. & Rotter, C. (2016) Reclaiming study spaces: A paradox. ACUHO-I Living-Learning Programs Conference. Scottsdale, AZ.
    • Fierst, J., Groh, R. & Grabsch, D. K. (2016) A residence life needs assessment of academic support initiatives. ACUHO-I Living-Learning Programs Conference. Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Bonnie McDonough
    • From TAMU Employee and Organizational Development Certificate Programs: Microsoft Office Advanced, Constructive Communication in the Workplace
  • Craig Rotter
    • Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Texas Rural Leadership Program, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Student Activities

  • Bruce Brown
    • The Big Event, Community Grant, the George Buch Foundation – $2,500
    • Maroon & White Leadership Coach, Texas A&M
    • Board of Directors, Brazos County A&M Club, 2017-2020
    • DSA High Impact Practices Subcommittee member, Texas A&M University 2017
    • Cater, M. H., Adair White, B. A., Dewsnap, M., Brown, B. D. P., & Watson, P. (2017, February) Strengthsfinder framework for communication, and leadership in medical education. Poster presented at the 2017 Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Shehane, M., Brown, B. D. P., Matthews, B., Clift, A., Hellman, P., Marenco, G., & Garcia, S. (2017) The undergraduate HESA internship: Improving the pipeline to graduate education. Presented at the NASPA National Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Andrew Carruth
    • Maroon & White Leadership Coach, Texas A&M
    • Carruth, A.P. (2017, March). Leading your organization with a human resources approach. Presented at the NODA Region IV Conference, Dallas, TX.
    • Carruth, A.P. & Fink, G.S. (2017, March). Using a human resource development approach in advising student organizations. Presented at the NASPA Conference in San Antonio, TX.
    • Carruth, A.P. (2017, March). Leading your organization with a human resources approach. Presented at the NODA Region IV Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Kalyn Cavazos
    • Jane & Collie Conoley Fellowship, College of Education & Human Development Grant, Texas A&M University, $2,000
    • TACUSPA Fellowship Recipient, Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators, 2016.
    • Maroon & White Leadership Coach, Texas A&M
    • Bobby Tucker Advisor of the Year Award, Texas A&M University Student Government Association, 2017.
    • Marketing, Publications, & Technology Co-Chair, NASPA Region III Summer Symposium Planning Committee, 2016-2017.
    • Annual Conference Committee, TACUSPA, 2016.
    • Cavazos, K. (2017, February).  The Social Struggle:  Creating Equality through Knowledge & Definitions.  Presented at the Diversity Leadership Conference, Huntsville, TX.
    • Cavazos, K. (2017, February). Stop, Collaborate, and Listen:  Developing Student Organization Transition Initiatives for Continued Success.  Presented at COSGA, College Station, TX.
    • Bazner, K. & Cavazos, K. (2017, May). The Social Construction of Prestige:  The Discourse of Meritocracy in Named Awards in Professional Societies of Higher Education.  Presented at National Conference on Race & Ethnicity, Ft. Worth, TX.
  • Tia Crawford
    • Shehane, M.R., Crawford, T., Woodruff, T., King, K., & Perez, M. (2016). Intentionality, individualization, & integration: The LID model as a powerful educational tool. Presented at the Leadership Educators Conference, Long Beach, CA.
    • Shehane, M.R., Crawford, T., Cox, K., Woodruff, T., King, K., & Perez, M. (2017). Curriculum enhancement process: Moving leadership programs to the next level. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Maroon & White Leadership Coach, Texas A&M
  • Sade Dawson
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region III Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community Social Media Coordinator
    • Dawson, S. (2017, March). Get InFormation: Ways to engage women on your campus. Presented at the Coalition for Women’s Leadership Annual Conference (Formerly the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference -SEPC), Atlanta, GA.
    • Dawson, S. (2017, March). Sometimes you have to take a “L”, Bounce back! Presented at the Student Conference on Latino Affairs (SCOLA), College Station, TX.
    • Dawson, S. (2016, July). Maximizing InFormation: Establishing a framework for new multicultural greek letter organizations, Presented at the AFA Region IV Drive-In, Austin, TX.
    • 2016 Texas A&M University Maroon & White Leadership Fellows Program Coach of the Year
    • 2016 Department of Student Activities Integrity Award, TX.
  • Sarah Edwards
    • Venture Camp: Veterans, DSA College Completion Grant, Texas A&M University, $5,000. (with Jason Kurten, Jerry Smith, and Don Freeman)
    • D., Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University, 2016.
    • Maroon & White Leadership Coach, Texas A&M
  • Ann Goodman
    • MaroonLink: Engagement & Outreach, DSA Completion Grant, Texas A&M University,  $15,000
    • Goodman, A.C, (2016) Proactive risk management and campus partnerships thanks to MaroonLink. Presented at the Campus Labs Connect Conference, Dallas, TX.
    • Maroon & White Leadership Coach, Texas A&M
  • Christine Gravelle
    • Gravelle, C. & Webb, O. (2016). Ritual: Integrating emotional intelligence into our daily practices. Presented at the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Rebecca Groh
    • Student Activities Respect Award, Texas A&M University, 2016.
    • NODA Graduate Case Study Best Problem Solving, Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education, 2016.
    • Howdy Camp Namesake, Texas A&M University, 2017.
    • Grabsch, D., Groh, R., & Fierst, J. (2016, October). A Residence Life Needs Assessment of Academic Support Initiatives. Educational program presented at ACUHO-I’s Living-Learning Programs Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
    • Groh, R. & Carruth, A. (2017, March). Turning your team dynamics inside out. Presented at the NODA Region IV Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Rebecca Shaffer
    • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate (EOD)
  • Melissa Shehane
    • Allen, S. & Shehane, M.R. (2016). Co-curricular and curricular partnerships to assess leadership. New Directions for Student Leadership: Assessing Student Leadership.
    • Lewing, J. M., & Shehane, M. R. (2016). The institutionalization of service-learning at the independent colleges and universities of the Gulf Coast Region. Christian Higher Education.
    • Horney, J. A., Bamrara, S., Macik, M. L., & Shehane, M. (2016). EpiAssist: Service-learning in public health education. Education for Health, (29)1, pp. 30-34.
    • Co-Chair, NASPA Excellence Awards, NASPA, 2014-2017
    • Shehane, M.R., Crawford, T., Woodruff, T., King, K., & Perez, M. (2016). Intentionality, individualization, & integration: The LID model as a powerful educational tool. Presented at the Leadership Educators Conference, Long Beach, CA.
    • Shehane, M.R., Crawford, T., Cox, K., Woodruff, T., King, K., & Perez, M. (2017). Curriculum enhancement process: Moving leadership programs to the next level. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Shehane, M.R., Shehane, M.E., Bailey, K., Woodruff, T., & Manz, J. (2017). Parents, professionals, and Ph.D.’s: Navigating BIG identities to survive and flourish. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Shehane, M.R., Golz, C., & Victoria, N. (2017). NASPA Excellence Awards: Recognizing excellence and innovation in student affairs. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Roberts, D., Bailey, K., Woodruff, T., Shehane, M. Hynes, S., Preston, M., & Peck, A. (2017). Assessing co-curricular student leadership: Multiple constructs, multiple methods. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Maroon & White Leadership Coach, Texas A&M
  • Alex Square
    • Texas A&M Group Leadership Forum, 2017
  • Donna Lee Sullins
    • D., Student Affairs Leadership, University of Georgia, 2016.
    • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, Employee and Organizational Development, 2016
    • Sullins, D. L. (2016, November). Life after death: Risk management policies and procedures. Presented at the meeting of the NODA Extended Orientation Institute, Blacksburg, VA.
    • Sullins, D. L. & Berckmoes, M. (2016, November). Funding Nemo: Development, sponsorships, and fundraising. Presented at the meeting of the NODA Extended Orientation Institute, Blacksburg, VA.
    • Maroon & White Leadership Coach, Texas A&M
  • Melissa Williams
    • Williams, M. (2017, March). Redefinition Week. Presented at the Coalition for Women’s Leadership Annual Conference (Formerly the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference -SEPC), Atlanta, GA.
    • Maroon & White Leadership Coach, Texas A&M
  • Tearney Woodruff
    • Piatt, K., & Woodruff, T.  (2016). Developing a comprehensive assessment plan.  New Directions for Student Leadership, (151): 19-34.
    • Shehane, M.R., Crawford, T., Woodruff, T., King, K., & Perez, M. (2016). Intentionality, individualization, & integration: The LID model as a powerful educational tool. Presented at the Leadership Educators Conference, Long Beach, CA.
    • Shehane, M.R., Crawford, T., Cox, K., Woodruff, T., King, K., & Perez, M. (2017). Curriculum enhancement process: Moving leadership programs to the next level. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Shehane, M.R., Shehane, M.E., Bailey, K., Woodruff, T., & Manz, J. (2017). Parents, professionals, and Ph.D.’s: Navigating BIG identities to survive and flourish. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Woodruff, T., & Lechuga, V.  (2016). Adapting to College Life after Military Service: A Motivation Perspective.  Presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.
    • Roberts, D., Bailey, K., Woodruff, T., Shehane, M. Hynes, S., Preston, M., & Peck, A. (2017). Assessing co-curricular student leadership: Multiple constructs, multiple methods. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Texas A&M University Maroon & White Leadership Fellows Program Coach
    • NASPA New Professionals Institute 2016

Student Health Services

  • Martha Dannenbaum
    • Dannenbaum, M.C., Kurth, M. (June 2016) Collaboration is Key: The Successful Collaboration Between Health Administrators and Students. Presented at the American College Health Association National meeting, San Francisco, CA
    • Fish, J.T., Dannenbaum, M.C. & Moody, J. (June 2016) Data-Driven Management, Using Date to Improve Patient Outcomes, Financial Performance, Provide Productivity, and Resource Use. Presented at the American College Health Association National Meeting, San Francisco, CA
    • Dannenbaum, M.C., (June 2016) Engaging and Supporting Veteran Students Through Peer Mentoring. Presented at the American College Health Association National meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • James Fish
    • D., Health Services Research, Texas A&M University 2016
    • Fish, J.T., Dannenbaum, M.C. & Moody, J. (June 2016) Data-Driven Management, Using Date to Improve Patient Outcomes, Financial Performance, Provide Productivity, and Resource Use. Presented at the American College Health Association National Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • Barbara Tyler
    • Southern College Health Association Annual Meeting, DSA Staff Development Grant, Texas A&M University – $1,850
    • Tyler, B. & Dewald, L. (2017) College Health in Action, Emotional Support Animals on Campus, ACHA
    • Chair, Ethics Committee, ACHA, 2016-2017
    • Tyler, B. (June 2016) Ethical Principles and Practices Applied to College Health. Presented at the ACHA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
    • Tyler, B. & Tatum, T. (March 2017) Ethical Principles and Practices Applied to College Health. Presented at the SCHA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

Student Life Studies

  • Kelly Cox
    • NASPA Excellence Silver Award for Assessment Boot Camp: Getting Your Assessment in Shape, NASPA, 2016 (this award was for Student Life Studies)
    • Analyzing Data Certificate, Texas A&M University, 2017
    • Cox, K. (2016, June). Assessing Student Learning through Employment. Presented at the University of Houston Assessment Symposium, Houston, TX.
    • Cox, K. & Roberts, D. (2016, June). Reflections on Student Involvement. Presented at the University of Houston Assessment Symposium, Houston, TX.
    • Cox, K. & Roberts, D. (2016, June). Reflections on Student Involvement: A comprehensive co-curricular approach. Presented at the NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference, Portland, OR.
    • Cox, K. (2017, February). Reflections on Student Involvement: A Comprehensive Co-Curricular Approach. Presented for NASPA Live Briefing, Webinar.
  • Darby Roberts
    • Roberts, D. M., & Bailey, K. J. (Eds.). (2016). New Directions in Student Leadership: No. 151. Assessing student leadership. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
    • Roberts, D. M., & Bailey, K. J. (2016). Setting the stage: The intersection of leadership and assessment. In D. M. Roberts & K. J. Bailey (Eds.), New Directions in Student Leadership: No. 151. Assessing student leadership (pp. 1-18). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
    • Roberts, D. M. (2017). Making assessment relevant to students. In A. Peck (Ed.), Engagement and employability: Integrating career learning through cocurricular experiences in postsecondary education (pp. 81-96). Washington, DC: NASPA.
    • Roberts, D. M. (2017). Academic and student affairs sides of the house: Can we have an open concept learning design? Retrieved from http://learningoutcomesassessment.org/NILOApieces.html
    • Assessment Boot Camp, NASPA Excellence Award, Silver Level, 2017 (RECEIVED AS THE DEPARTMENT)
    • Cox, K., & Roberts, D. M. (2016). Reflections on student involvement: A comprehensive co-curricular approach. NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference, Portland, OR.
    • Lindsay, N., & Roberts, D. M. (2016). Prioritizing Professional Development in Student Affairs Assessment. NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference, Portland, OR.
    • Roberts, D. M. (2016). Academic and student affairs sides of the house: Can we have an open concept learning design? Student Affairs Keynote, IUPUI Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN.
    • Roberts, D. M., Bailey, K. J., Peck, A., Woodruff, T., Shehane, M., Hynes, S., & Preston, M. (2017). Assessing co-curricular student leadership: Multiple constructs, multiple methods. NASPA, San Antonio, TX.
    • Fuller, M., & Roberts, D. M. (2017). Building a culture of assessment: Research results and practical wisdom. NASPA, San Antonio, TX.
  • Barbara Schumacher
    • Qualtrics Summit, DSA Professional Development Grant, Texas A&M University, $2000
    • Constructive Communication in the Workplace Certificate, Texas A&M University, 2016

Veteran Resource and Support Center

  • Donald Freeman
    • Freeman, D.F. (December 2016) Serving Well Those Who Have Served: Building Collaborations for Student Veteran Career Services. Presented at SoACE, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Magdalena Mendoza
    • CEHD Research Scholars Award
    • Fierst, J. & Mendoza, M. (Nov 2016) Utilizing a Peer-Led Environment for a Freshman Success Seminar. Presented at the 21st Annual Learning Communities Conference (NLCC), Atlanta, GA
  • Gerald Smith
    • Smith, G.L. (October 2016). Campus Veteran Support: Assess, Enhance. Presented at the 8th Annual TAMU System Veteran Symposium, Prairie View A&M
    • Smith, G.L. (December 2016) Building Bridges & Foundations for Success: Military Admissions Program for Integrative Transitions (MAPIT). Presented at the SEC Veteran Services Conference, Starkville, MS
    • Smith, G.L. (February 2017) Serving Those Who Have Served: Best Practices for Student Veteran “Fitness”. Presented at TAMU UAC Symposium, College Station, TX
    • Smith, G.L. (March 2017) Maximizing Campus Student Veteran Organization Support. Presented at CCME Annual Symposium, Atlanta, GA
2017-10-26T09:52:27+00:00