Congratulations to members of the Division of Student Affairs and Texas A&M University staff who received awards this spring for their outstanding contributions to our students and programs!

Award Winners

Randy Matson ’67 Association of Former Students Award

Maria Ortega
Maria OrtegaDisability Services
David Swanson
David SwansonDepartment of Information Technology
Tearney Woodruff
Tearney WoodruffStudent Activities

John J. Koldus III Faculty and Staff Achievement Award

Dr. Donna Lang
Dr. Donna LangAcademic Affairs - Texas A&M University Galveston

J. Malon Southerland Award

Margaret Guzman
Margaret GuzmanResidence Life

Award of Distinction 

Donald St. Martin
Donald St. MartinDepartment of Information Technology
Susan Fox-Forrester
Susan Fox-ForresterStudent Life Studies
Bruce Brown
Bruce BrownStudent Activities
Meredith Simpson
Meredith SimpsonOffice of the Commandant
Kristie De La Garza
Kristie De La GarzaStudent Counseling Service
Kaulin Andric
Kaulin AndricRecreational Sports - Graduate Assistant

Award of Distinction – Team

Facilities Operations Team – University Center & Special Events

Chuck Klafka & Neil Peltier
Chuck Klafka & Neil Peltier

Assessment of Student Learning Award

From left: Bradley Burroughs, Candace Woolverton, Dr. Sarah Edwards, Alex Bregenzer & Andrew Carruth
From left: Bradley Burroughs, Candace Woolverton, Dr. Sarah Edwards, Alex Bregenzer & Andrew CarruthExtended Orientation Team - Student Activities
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Retirements

Dennis Corrington, Recreational Sports
Karen Dolliver, Memorial Student Center
Debbie Franklin, Memorial Student Center
Rhonda L. Kogut, Office of the Commandant
Carlos Orozco, Student Counseling Service
Renae Vargo, Memorial Student Center
Nancy Welch, Student Counseling Service
Brian Williams, Student Counseling Service
DeAun Woosley, Recreational Sports

Advisor of the Year

Adair Organization of the Year

Registered Category: College of Veterinary Medicine – Graduate Student Association

Affiliated Category: Aggie Mental Health Ambassadors

Sponsored Category: Fish Camp

Adair New Organization of the Year

Sisterhood of Aggie Mentors

Adair Advisor of the Year

Registered Category: Erin Schneider

Affiliated Category: Amy Thompson

Sponsored Category: Sade Dawson

New Advisor of the Year

Benjamin Stalvey

Fish Camp Namesakes

Mark Dawson, Multicultural Services
Alee Frappier, Residence Life
Blanca Flores, Residence Life
Christine Gravelle, Student Activities
Melanie McKoin, Offices of the Dean of Student Life
Dr. Marisa Suhm, Multicultural Services
Susan Vavra, Student Counseling Service
Kelly VonDrehle, Recreational Sports

T-Camp Namesakes

Jamie Wangler, Offices of the Dean of Student Life

President’s Meritorious Service Award

Blake Biediger, University Center & Special Events
Tonya Cochran, Student Health Services
Beth Haferkamp, Offices of the Dean of Student Life

Professional Achievement

Jamie Garcia

  • AAS, Blinn College, 2018

Samantha Eagen

  • M.Ed., Texas A&M University, 2018

Mable Mulegna

  • BAAS, Sam Houston State University, 2018

Erica Ritter

  • Establishing 3 Es Grant, Healthier CACFP Recognition Award – Gold – Texas Department of Agriculture
  • Leadership Team, Communications Chair, Brazos Valley Chapter of Texas Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Ritter, E. & Nerren, J. (2018, October). Kids Don’t Eat That. Presented at the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Galveston, TX.

Tracey Forman

  • Co-Chair, Career Planning Special Interest Group, AHEAD, 2018-2019

Kristie Orr

  • President, Association on Higher Education and Disability, 2018-2020

Erika Wise

  • Awarded $800 DSA Professional Development Grant
  • Wise, E. (2019, March). Spectrum: How a large research university is providing services for students with or interested in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented at AHEAD Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Cameron Baker

  • Lean IT certification, 2019.

Morgan Hammond

  • Content Chair, Texas A&M University Tech Summit, 2019
  • Prosci Change Management Practitioner Certification, March 2019.
  • ITIL Foundations Certification, October 2018.

David Sweeney

  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, 2018.
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management, 2018.
  • ITIL Practitioner Certificate in IT Service Management, 2018.
  • ITIL Intermediate Certificate in IT Service Operation, 2018.

Cory Arcak

  • Awarded Global Engagement Grant – Costa Rica Ecology and Diversity Semester (Costa Rican Core Semester) led by Dr. Don Brightsmith from the College of Veterinary Medicine with colleagues across campus and the MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, $80,000

Katy King

  • Hynes, S., Shehane, M. R., King, K. & Shehane, M. E. (2019). Career readiness through leadership education: Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community Think Tank Panel. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Woodruff, T., Shehane, M. R., King, K., & Perez, M. (2019). Adding intentionality to intuition: Refining mentorship practices at all levels. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Donna Lee Sullins

  • Desktop Publishing Certificate Program, Texas A&M University Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, 2018.
  • Graphics and Illustration Certificate Program, Texas A&M University Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, 2018.

Angela Calise

  • Calise, A. & Suhm, M. (2018). Programming for religious tolerance. Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers Newsletter.
  • Calise, A., Suhm, M., Sommers, J. (2018). RA training: Diversity edition. Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers Newsletter.
  • DSA Team Award of Distinction, May 2018
  • NASPA Conference Program Session Reviewer
  • DSA Koldus Awards Scoring Committee
  • New Student Conference Committee
  • Leadership Coach Induction, The Maroon & White Leadership Program, Texas A&M University, April 2018.

Varselles Cummings

  • Program Chair – Southern Association for College Student Affairs
  • Green Dot Trainer, Texas A&M University, 2018

Mark Dawson

  • Social Events Coordinator, Multiracial Network, ACPA, 2018-2019
  • Scholarship & Resources Coordinator, Multiracial Network, ACPA, 2019-2020
  • Dawson, M. & Aunaetitrakul, V. (2018, June). Avoiding Tunnel Vision: The Importance of Coalition Building for Student Activism. Presented at NCORE Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Dawson, M., Kunicki, R. & Carroll, L. (2019, March). Multiracial (In)Visibility on College Campuses. Presented at ACPA Conference, Boston, MA.

Tonya Driver

  • Editor of Handbooks, Manuals and Monographs, ACPA Publications Board
  • Editorial Review Board – Journal of College and Character
  • Editorial Review Staff – Journal Of Leadership Education
  • Annual Convention Reviewer, American Psychological Association
  • Driver, T., & Preston-Cunningham, T. (2018, June). Is it My Spirit or My Race…or Both Which Aid Me in My Career Decision-making? Presentation accepted the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, New Orleans, LA.

Marisa Suhm

  • Calise, A. & Suhm, M. (2018). Programming for religious tolerance. Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers Newsletter.
  • Calise, A., Suhm, M., Sommers, J. (2018). RA training: Diversity edition. Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers Newsletter.
  • DSA Team Award of Distinction, May 2018
  • Suhm, M.(2018,July) . Developing Multicultural Competence for Educators. OMEP 2018 International Conference, Prague.
  • Suhm, M., G Lemos & N. J. Wilson. (2019, March). Linguicism in a Nationalistic Climate. RISE Conference. College Station, TX.
  • Suhm, M. (2019, Jan.) Understanding and Responding to Microaggressions. Proud of My Culture Conference, Bryan, TX.

Huanshu Yuan

  • Yuan, H. (2019 Spring Issue). Teaching across Cultures: Navigating Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of Multicultural Education in China. The Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education.
  • Yuan, H. (2018). Reframing the Achievement Gap: The Review and Explanation of the Inequitable Educational Practice. International Research in Higher Education, 3(4), 67-72.
  • Yuan, H. (2018). Educating culturally responsive Han teachers: Case Study of a Teacher Education Program in China. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 20(2), 42-57.
  • Manuscript Reviewer, IAFOR Journal of Education, 2016 – Present.
  • Manuscript Reviewer, The Teacher Educator, 2019 – Present.
  • Conference Proposal Reviewer, American Educational Research Association, 2016 – Present.
  • Conference Proposal Reviewer, Association for the Study of Higher Education, 2018 – Present.
  • Conference Proposal Reviewer, American Association for Teaching & Curriculum, 2018 – Present.
  • Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training Certification, Texas A&M University, 2018.
  • Step In & Stand Up Certified for Sexual Assault Survivor Services, Texas A&M University, 2018.
  • Assessment Training & Boot camp, Student Life Studies, Texas A&M University, 2018.
  • Leadership Coach, The Maroon & White Leadership Program, Texas A&M University, 2018 – Present.
  • Yuan, H. (2019, May). Teaching across Cultural Lens: Improving Faculty’s Teaching Practice for Historically Marginalized Students in Higher Education. Paper will be presented at the 32nd Annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE 2019), Portland, Oregon.
  • Yuan, H. (2019, April). The imaginal others: Cultural conflicts and educational barriers for ethnic minority migrant students in China. Paper will be presented at the 2019 Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Yuan, H. (2019, April). Preparing culturally responsive Han teachers: Case study of a teacher education program in China. Paper will be presented at the 2019 Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Yuan, H. (2019, March). Bridging the Academic Achievement Gap: Improving University’s Teaching Practice for Historically Marginalized Students. Poster presented at the 2019 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Yuan, H. (2019, March). Respond to Diversity: Strategies for Fostering Diversity and Inclusion for Student Affairs Professionals. Poster presented at the 2019 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Kalyn Cavazos

  • Student Activities Leadership Core Value Award Winner, 2018.
  • Programs Co-Chair, NASPA Region III Summer Symposium Planning Committee, 2017-2018
  • Region III Representative, NASPA Student Government Knowledge Community, 2018 – 2019
  • Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs Staff Development Team, 2018-Present
  • Co-chair, TAMU Department of Student Activities Retreat Planning, 2017-2019
  • Cavazos, K. C. (2019, March). Like a boss: Shaping student employability through co-curricular learning and involvement. Presented at the Annual NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Libby Daggers

  • Awards Co-Chair, AHEPPP Annual Conference Committee, January 2018- December 2018.
  • Daggers, L., Mitchen, A., & Swank, A, (2018, October). Parent & Family Engagement Pre-Conference. Presented at the NODA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Daggers, L. Mitchen, A. (2018, November). From Concept to Reality: The Creation and Maintenance of Affinity Groups. Presented at AHEPPP Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Albano, K., Brunner, D., & Daggers, L. (2018, November). Shaping Our Relationship with First-Generation Families. Presented at AHEPPP Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Lauren Dorsett

  • Region III Wellness and Health Promotion Leadership Team, NASPA, 2019
  • Hudock, M. & Dorsett, L.R. (2019, January). Growing Your Own Collegiate Recovery Community: A Grassroots Guide. Presented at the NASPA Strategies Conference, Washington, DC.

Kristen Harrell

  • Harrell, K.A. (2018). The other power-based interpersonal violence: Hazing, ASCA Texas Newsletter.
  • Dissertation of the Year, Association of Student Conduct Administrators, 2019.
  • Coordinator for the Advanced Sexual Misconduct track of the Gehring Academy, ASCA, 2018
  • Harrell, K.A. (2018). Nonverbal indicators of sexual consent in college students. Presented at the Arkansas Drive-in, Fayetteville, AR.
  • Harrell, K.A. & Goodman, A. (2018). The other power-based interpersonal violence: Hazing. Presented via webinar for TACUSPA and ASCA Texas.
  • Harrell, K.A. & Morehead, M. (2019). LGBTQ+, identities, and intersectionality applied to sexual misconduct. Presented as a pre-conference session at the ASCA Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Harrell, K.A. (2019). Nonverbal indicators of sexual consent in college students. Presented at the ASCA Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Harrell, K.A. (2019). Title IX in higher education: Implications for administrators. Presented via webinar for the Texas Academic Leadership Academy.

Audrey Bratton

  • DSA Marketing & Communications Committee
    • Branding Subcommittee Chair
    • Professional Development Subcommittee Member
  • DSA Awards Committee (Marketing & Presentation Subcommittees)
  • Ranch House Design Marketing Summit
  • Texas A&M University Communications Summit
  • TAMU Design Council Member
  • QPR Training Certification

Sergio Garcia

  • DSA Marketing & Communications Committee (Video Subcommittee)
    • Video Production Presentation  (March 2019)
  • QPR Training Certification

Courtney Rhodes

  • DSA Marketing & Communications Committee
    • Social Media Subcommittee Chair
    • Professional Development Subcommittee Member
  • DSA Staff Development Team
  • QPR Training Certification
  • Texas A&M Communication Summit
  • TAMU Social Media Accessibility Council
  • HigherEd Social Media Strategy Certification (April 2019)
  • International Association of Business Communicators (Brazos Valley Chapter) Member

Sondra White

  • Chair, DSA Marketing & Communications Committee
  • American Marketing Association Higher Ed Symposium (November 2018)
  • QPR Training Certification
  • Texas A&M Communication Summit
  • International Association of Business Communicators (Brazos Valley Chapter) Member

Stacy Wright

  • President, Brazos Valley Educational Support Staff Association, 2018-2019.
  • Conference Planning Committee, Texas Educational Support Staff Association, 2019 .
  • Board Member, Texas Educational Support Staff Association, 2019-2020.

Kaulin Andric

  • Tournament Co-Director, 2019 NIRSA Champ Series, Region IV Basketball Tournament

John Fernstrom

  • Director of Registration/Participant Liaison, 2019 NIRSA Champ Series, Region IV Basketball Tournament

Zach Granger

  • 2018 NIRSA Region IV Conference and Student Lead On Planning Committee

Rick Hall

  • Selected as Director of the Department of Recreational Sports, August 1, 2018

Nick Heiar

  • Tournament Co-Director, 2019 NIRSA Champ Series, Region IV Basketball Tournament

Mary Kalafatis

  • Woman of the Year Award, Bryan / College Station American Business Association
  • Secretary, Bryan/College Station American Business Women’s Association
  • Board Officer, Bryan/College Station American Business Women’s Association

Jessica Konetski

  • 2018 NIRSA Region IV Conference and Student Lead On Planning Committee

Val Ortega

  • Director of Operations, 2019 NIRSA Champ Series, Region IV Basketball Tournament

Miranda Price

  • Certified Health Coach, The American Counsel on Exercise

Anthony Ramos

  • Media Relations Co-Director, 2019 NIRSA Champ Series, Region IV Basketball Tournament

Sarah Schneider

  • DSA Professional Development Grant, Texas A&M University, $1000.
  • Board of Directors, Wilderness Education Association, 2015-2020.
  • Annual Conference Committee, Wilderness Education Association and Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education: Where Education Meets Adventure, 2018.
  • Annual Conference Committee, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education and Association of Experiential Education: A Learning Expedition, 2019.
  • Annual Conference Committee, Wilderness Education Association: We Have Standards, 2020.
  • Co-chair Outreach and Promotions Committee, Wilderness Education Association, 2017-2020.
  • Schneider, S., Derebery, E. & Linford, Q. (2019, February). Back pocket fun – Transition games and activities. Presented at the Texas Outdoor Leadership Conference, Tyler, TX.
  • Schneider, S., Linford, Q. & Derebery, E. (2019, February). Wilderness medicine practical practice. Presented at the Texas Outdoor Leadership Conference, Tyler, TX.
  • Schneider, S., Derebery, E. & Linford, Q. (2019, February). Outdoor leader training – preparing student trip leaders. Presented at the Texas Outdoor Leadership Conference, Tyler, TX.
  • Schneider, S., & Post, J. (2018, October). Wilderness Education Association town hall – What can we do for you. Presented at the 2018 Joint AORE & WEA National Conference, Snowbird, UT.

CJ  Stancheski

  • Water Safety Instructor Trainer, American Red Cross, 2018

Anna Taggart

  • Co-Chair for NIRSA Triventure, 2019.
  • Certified Health Coach, The American Counsel on Exercise

Michael Waldron

  • Past President’s Representative – Member Network, NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, 2017-2019
  • Finance & Audit Committee member, NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, 2017-2019
  • By-Law’s Committee member, NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, 2017-2019

Carol Binzer

  • Wilson, A. & Binzer C.D. (2018, October). What is a ResLife Sustainability Plan? Poster presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kristianna Bowles

  • Glasdon E-waste Bins, Aggie Green Fund Grant, Texas A&M University, $385.24.
  • Laundry Room Sustainability Stickers, Aggie Green Fund Grant, Texas A&M University, $806.
  • White Creek Apartment Sustainability Education Stickers, Aggie Green Fund Grant, Texas A&M University, $2,223.
  • Student Sustainability Champion, Office of Sustainability, 2019.
  • Bowles, K. (2018, October). Student Engagement through Research Experience: The U-Challenge at Texas A&M. Presented at the AASHE Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Bowles, K. M., (2019, February). Developing an On-Campus Living Sustainability Guide. Presented at the TRACS Conference, Austin, TX.

Katherine Campbell

  • Campbell, K.F. & Klinger, A. A. (2019, February). Branded: Selling Yourself Appropriately. Presented at Southwest Association of College and University Housing Professionals, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Campbell, K.F. & Mitchell, P. R. (2019, February). Trauma and the Professional. Presented at Southwest Association of College and University Housing Professionals, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Campbell, K.F. (2019, February). Thank You For Applying. Presented at Southwest Association of College and University Housing Professionals, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Campbell, K.F. & Burks, T.G. (2018, July). It’s All New: Making the First-Year of a Living-Learning Program Successful. Presented at the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, Denver, CO.

Brandon Carlson

  • Finance Chair, Alumni Board of Directors, University of the Ozarks, 2019-2020.
  • Carlson, B. (2018, October). Intersections: Integrating the UN SDGs to on-campus living environments. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Carlson, B., Fontus, G., Rogers, A., Shetty, B., & Simmons, C. (2018, November). Supervision starts with you: Navigating supervision strategies for new professionals. Presented at the Southern Association for College Student Affairs Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Alee Frappier

  • Advisor of the Year, Residential Housing Association, Texas A&M University, 2018.
  • Advisor of the Month for April , National Residence Hall Honorary, Texas A&M University, 2018.
  • Graduate of the National Housing Training Institute through the Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I), hosted at Michigan State University, 2018.

Dustin Grabsch

  • Grabsch, D. K., Muller, K., & Moore, L. (in press). Self-reported professional development needs by professional level. College Student Affairs Journal.
  • Administrator, New Professional and Graduate Student Knowledge Community Consortium, 2018 – 2019.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018 – 2021.
  • Member, Research Committee, Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisers, 2019 – 2021.
  • Ph.D., Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, Texas A&M University, 2018.
  • Graduate Certificate, Advanced Educational and Social Sciences Research Methods, Texas A&M University, 2018.
  • Graduate Certificate, Leadership, Education, Theory and Practice, Texas A&M University, 2018.
  • Google Educator Level 2 Certification, 2019.
  • Pinkerton, C., Grabsch, D. K., Goldstein, A., Fitzer, J. & Washington, L. (2019, March). Professional competencies and the doctoral journey. Program presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA. Sponsored session by New Professionals and Graduate Students Knowledge Community.
  • Grabsch, D. K., Moore, L. L., Salter, P. & Poirot, K. (2019, March). Faculty barriers to the co-curricular: Creating pathways to purposeful engagement. Program presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA. Sponsored session by Academic Affairs Partnering with Student Affairs Knowledge Community.
  • Grabsch, D. K. (2019, March). An experience: Using certifications to demonstrate student learning and career preparation. Program presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Shehane, M., Hernandez, C., Grabsch, D. K., Moore, L. L. Natarajarathinam, M., Salter, P. & Poirot, K. (2019, March). Impactful collaborations: Faculty fellows and student affairs elevating our campus community. Program presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Cambell, K., Burks, T. & Grabsch, D. K. (2018). It’s all new: Making a first-year living-learning program successful. Program presented for the ACUHO-I Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Jessica Lennerton

  • SWACUHO Summer Spotlight Award Winner, SWACUHO, 2018.
  • Residence Life Professional Staff of the Month, NRHH, March 2018.

Michael Justin Majors

  • Bailey, K. Tharp, G. Quinones, B.& Majors, M. J. (2018, October). Transitioning to and through graduate school as informed by Schlossberg Fom application to career: Supporting graduate students through transition. Presented at TACUSPA, Houston, TX.
  • Majors, M. J., Fosco, S, Monk, J. & Corenua, O. (2018, October). Technology Unplugged: Practical Usage of Technology in Student Affairs. Presented at TACUSPA, Houston, TX.

Kyle McCraken

  • Mid Level Professional of Distinction Award, Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers, 2019.
  • ERASE Outstanding Diversity Educator- Staff, 2018.
  • Chair- Research, Assessment, and Information Committee, SWACUHO, 2018-2020.
  • Committee Member, ACUHO I Internship Committee, ACUHO I, 2016-2020.
  • Applying & Leading Assessment in Student Affairs Certification, Colorado State University (Online), 2018.
  • McCracken, K.R. (2019, February). Assessment: your other duty as assigned. Presented at SWACUHO Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Guzman, M.K., Grief, M., Massey, T., Harris, R., & McCracken, K.R. (2019, February). Maximizing your conference experience. Presented at SWACUHO Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Thoorsell,C. & McCracken, K.R. (2018, July). Tracking Concerning Student Behavior Reports in StarRez. Association of College and University Housing Officers – International Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
  • McCracken, K. R. (2018, February). Creating a FACTION: More than a FYE. Presented at the South Western Association of College and University Housing Officers Annual Conference, San Marcos, TX.
  • McCracken, K.R. (2018, February). Lessons learned at ABD: Reflections of a housing professional. Presented at the South Western Association of College and University Housing Officers Annual Conference, San Marcos, TX.

Bonnie McDonough

  • McDonough, B.L. (2018). More than an Award: ASI spotlight’s glow extends beyond its recipients (40-41). Denton, TX: SWACUHO.
  • McDonough, B.L. (2018). SWACUHO award nominations – Why you should start now (26). Denton, TX: SWACUHO.
  • McDonough, B.L. (2018). Why your admin or support staff should attend a SWACUHO conference (19). Denton, TX: SWACUHO.

Dan Mizer

  • Mizer, D. & BGK Architects, (February 2019). The Story of a Transformation: A Second Life for an Aging Residential Student Services & Dining Facility at Texas A&M. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Southwest Association of College & University Housing Officers, Oklahoma City, OK.

Chareny Rydl

  • Rydl, C., Hendrickson, L., & Wilson, A., (2018, September). A New Era of Sustainability Planning: From Vision to Implementation. Presented at the Texas College & University Facilities Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Jen Sommers

  • Calise, A., Sommers, J., & Suhm, M. (2018). RA Training – Diversity Education. SWACUHO Newsletter (52-53). SWACUHO.
  • Newsletters and Communications Committee, SWACUHO, 2017-2019.
  • Professional Development Committee, SWACUHO, 2018-Present.
  • Green Dot Facilitator, Texas A&M University, 2018.
  • Sommers, J. & McCoy, S.H. (2019, February). Spectrum: Creating a Community to Foster Neuro-Diversity. Presented at the SWACUHO Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Sommers, J. & McCoy, S.H. (2018, February). Sparking Collaboration: How to Get from the Ask to the Yes. Presented at the SWACUHO Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Sommers, J. (2018, February). 10 Things I Learned as a First Year Professional. Presented at the SWACUHO Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Gabrielle Tharp

  • Community Director of the Year, Texas A&M University Residence Hall Staff Council, 2018.
  • Programming Committee, SWACUHO, 2018-2019.
  • M.S., Educational Administration, Texas A&M University, 2018.
  • Bailey, K., Majors, M.J., Quinones, B. Z. & Tharp, G.M., (2018, October). From application to career: Supporting graduate students through transition. Presented at TACUSPA Conference, Houston, TX.

Christine Thoorsell

  • Thoorsell, C.A. & McCracken, K.R. (2018, July). Tracking Concerning Student Behavior in StarRez. Presented at the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International Annual Conference & Exposition, Denver, CO.
  • Thoorsell, C.T & Kimbrough, S. P. (2019, June). Welcome Fido! Pet Policies for Live In Staff. Presenting at the ACUHO-I Annual Convention and Expo, Toronto, Canada.

Justin Varghese

  • Varghese, J.S. (2019). Tidying up the Student Affairs Professional – A KonMari Method Adaptation, Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers Pre-Conference Newsletter, (38-41).
  • Completed Leadership Certificate for Ph.D Program.

Jennifer Boyle

  • Distinguished Achievement Award, 2019

Bruce Brown

  • Member at Large, Academy for Human Resource Development: Leadership Special Interest Group, 2019

Bradley Burroughs

  • Certificate in Teaching Adults through the Learning Resources Network in partnership with the University of the Pacific (completed March 2019).

Andrew Carruth

  • Carruth, A. P. (2018). Outdoor extended orientation programs… where to begin? Presented at NODA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Tia Crawford

  • Crawford, K. (2018). I Am, Therefore I Lead: Exploring the Intersection of Spirituality, Authenticity and Leadership Identity in African American Women Leaders (Doctoral dissertation). Texas A&M University.
  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications, 2018
  • Certificate of Leadership Education, Theory, and Practice, May 2018
  • Pratt, M., Shehane, M.R., Natarajarathinam, M., & Crawford, K. (2019). Community Engagement Impact Summit: Elevating Selfless Service at a Research One University. Gulf South Summit. Huntsville, TX: GSS.
  • Shehane, M.R., Natarajarathinam, M., & Crawford, K. (2019). Elevating community engagement through faculty fellowships. Gulf South Summit. Huntsville, TX: GSS.

Sade Dawson

  • Fostering Thriving among Potential and Current National Pan-Hellenic Students, DSA College Completion Grant, Texas A&M University, $15,000 .
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council’s Black Male Leadership Excursion, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, $4,000 .
  • “Uniting Divine Sistahs” Program, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, $5,000 .
  • “Uniting Divine Sistahs” Course & Program, Diversity Inclusion Programming Grant, Texas A&M University, $2,000.
  • Bronze NASPA Excellence Award for Student Union, Student Activities, Greek Life, Leadership, and related category for the Uniting Divine Sistahs Program, NASPA, 2019.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Award – National Pan-Hellenic Council, Accountability, Climate and Equity (ACE) Awards, 2019.
  • Green Dot Facilitator, Texas A&M University, 2018.
  • Dawson, S. & Square, A. (2019, April). Flexin’ in My Complexion: Empowering Women of Color at a PWI. Presented at the Gulf South Summit, Huntsville, TX.
  • Elbert, PhD., C., Dawson, S. & Square, A. (2019, March). Exploring Identity as a Woman of Color While Attending a Predominately White Institution. Presented at the Women’s Research on Women Symposium Poster Session, College Station, TX.
  • Elbert, PhD., C., Dawson, S. & Square, A. (2019, June). Exploring Identity as a Woman of Color While Attending a Predominately White Institution. Accepted proposal to present at the International Leadership Association’s 4th Women & Leadership Conference, Santa Cruz, CA.

Greg Fink

  • Fink, G., Shehane, M. R., & Natarajarathinam, M. (2019). Processing the process: Evaluating departmental procedures for relief effort response. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Fink, G., Shehane, M. R., & Natarajarathinam, M. (2019). Processing the process: Evaluating departmental procedures for relief effort response. Presented at the Gulf South Summit, Huntsville, TX.

Christine Gravelle

  • Gravelle, C. & Lowe, I. (2018, August). Building resilience through emotionally intelligent practices. Essentials. Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors.
  • Gravelle, C. (2018). Emotional intelligence. In J. Kroll (Ed.), The Leadership Trainer Certification Program Training Manual, (27-31). LiDER.
  • Fish Camp Namesake, 2019
  • Board Member, Leadership Institute for Development, Education, & Research (LiDER), 2018-present
  • Gravelle, C. & Shehane, M. R. (2019). Developing a flight plan: Intentional strategic planning and outcome mapping to maximize your time. Accepted at the Texas Women in Higher Education Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Shehane, M. R. & Gravelle, C. (2019). Strong women: May we know them, be them, & raise them through community mentorship. Accepted at the Texas Women in Higher Education Conference, San Antonio, TX

Ann Goodman

  • Student Activities Respect Value Award, 2018
  • Goodman, A.C., Baker, K., Eck, D. (2018, October). Conduct officer boot camp. Presented at TACUSPA Annual Conference, Houston, TX.
  • Goodman, A.C., Sergi., D., Lampe, K., Wright, L. (2018, October). Fraternity risk management & crisis management. Presented at the Fraternal Law Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Harrell, K. & Goodman, A.C. (2018, October). Hazing: The other power-based interpersonal violence. Webinar presentation presented through TACUSPA.
  • Goodman, A.C. (2018, July). Investigations & building partnerships. Presented at the Donald D. Gehring Academy for Student Conduct Administration, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Goodman, A.C. (2018, July). Institutional context: Organization dynamics & relationship building. Presented at the Donald D. Gehring Academy for Student Conduct Administration, Indianapolis, IN.

Andrea Gonzalez De La Cruz

  • Woodruff, T., Gonzalez De La Cruz, A., Gerken, H. (2018). Innovate, advocate, and impact: Fighting for first-generation student leaders. Program presented at the 2018 NASPA Leadership Educators Institute, Orlando, FL.
  • Woodruff, T., Gonzalez De La Cruz, A., Gerken, H. (2018). Adding intentionality to intuition: Refining mentorship practices at all levels. Program presented at the 2018 NASPA Leadership Educators Institute, Orlando, FL.
  •  Woodruff, T., Gonzalez De La Cruz, A., Gerken, H. (2018). Coaching the ringmaster: creating impactful relationships with student leaders. Program presented at the 2018 University Advisors and Counselors Symposium, College Station, TX.

Shante Hearst

  • Department of Student Activities Excellence Award, Texas A&M University, 2018
  • Outstanding Fraternity/Sorority Life Advisor, Pi Kappa Phi, 2018.

Lauren Meyer

  • Student Activities Selfless Service Value Award, 2018

Hillary Motal

  • Student Activities Integrity Value Award 2018

Dylan Murray

  • Student Activities Loyalty Value Award, 2018

Melissa Shehane

  • James E. Scott Outstanding Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award, NASPA Region III, 2019
  • Gravelle, C. & Shehane, M. R. (2019). Developing a flight plan: Intentional strategic planning and outcome mapping to maximize your time. Presented at the Texas Women in Higher Education Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Hynes, S., Shehane, M. R., King, K. & Shehane, M. E. (2019). Career readiness through leadership education: Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community Think Tank Panel. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Hernandez, C. L., Shehane, M. R., Grabsch, D., Moore, L., & Natarajarathinam, M. (2019). Impactful collaborations: Faculty fellows and student affairs elevating our campus community. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Pratt, M., Shehane, M.R., Natarajarathinam, M., & Crawford, K. (2019). Community Engagement Impact Summit: Elevating Selfless Service at a Research One University. Presented at the Gulf South Summit, Huntsville, TX.
  • Shehane, M. R., Fink, G., & Natarajarathinam, M. (2019). Processing the process: Evaluating departmental procedures for relief effort response. Presented at the Gulf South Summit, Huntsville, TX.

Jay Skye

  • Rising Professional of the Year, Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc., 2018.
  • Director of Undergraduate Relations, Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc., 2016-2019.

Alex Square

  • Dawson, S. & Square, A. (2019, April). Flexin’ in My Complexion: Empowering Women of Color at a PWI. Presented at the Gulf South Summit, Huntsville, TX.

Tearney Woodruff

  • Woodruff, T., Shehane, M. R., King, K., & Perez, M. (2019). Adding intentionality to intuition: Refining mentorship practices at all levels. Presented at the NASPA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Iris Carrillo

  • Carrillo, I. & Rivera Ramos, Z. (2018, October). Navigating our mosaic of intersecting privileged and oppressed identities in advocating for sexual and gender diverse Latinx individuals. Presented at the NLPA Conference, San Diego, CA.

Lauren Craig

  • Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 2019

Elizabeth Eaton

  • Eaton, M. E. (2018, April). Wellness Throughout Veterinary School and Beyond. Texas Veterinarian, 80 (2), 44.

Jasmine Hussain

  • Ph.D., Family Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, 2018

Caroline Klemt

  • Burgess, C., Kauth, M., Klemt, C., Shanawani, H., & Shipherd, J. (in press). Evolving Sex and Gender in Electronic Health Records. Federal Practitioner.

Ana Popovska

  • Ana V. Popovska, Ph.D., Provisionally Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, August 2018
  • Ana V. Popovska, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, March 2019

Kathleen Roblyer

  • Best All-Around IPER Poster – Faculty/Staff at the TAMU HSC Interprofessional Education & Research Symposium – Poster Competition
  • DAISY Faculty Award Nominee, 2018 Texas A&M University College of Nursing.
  • Roblyer, K. (2018, October). Screen Time: The Impact of Digital Technology on Youth and Strategies for Care. Interactive Panel Presentation of the Child-Adolescent Council at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 32nd Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Roblyer, K. (2018, September). The Mental Health Crisis on Campus: What Do NPs Need to Know? Texas Nurse Practitioners 30th Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Ponder, G., Roblyer, K., Smith, B., & Windham, M. (2018, November). The Role of the Eating Disorder Interdisciplinary Team (EDIT) and Psychiatric Collaboration in the Treatment of Eating Disorders at Texas A&M University. Poster presentation presented at the 4th Annual Interprofessional Education & Research Symposium (IPER 4), Health Science Center, Texas A&M University, College Station.
  • Roblyer, K. (2018). Interprofessional Education & Research Symposium (IPER 4). Interprofessional Panel: Eating Disorders at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, TX.

Santana Simple

  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention Project, Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention Grant, Texas A&M University, $451,571

Bethany Smith

  • Best All-Around IPER Poster – Faculty/Staff at the TAMU HSC Interprofessional Education & Research Symposium – Poster Competition
  • Ponder, G., Roblyer, K., Smith, B., & Windham, M. (2018, November). The Role of the Eating Disorder Interdisciplinary Team (EDIT) and Psychiatric Collaboration in the Treatment of Eating Disorders at Texas A&M University.
  • Poster presentation presented at the 4th Annual Interprofessional Education & Research Symposium (IPER 4), Health Science Center, Texas A&M University, College Station.

Susan Vavra

  • Diversity Service Student Organization Award, HelpLine, Texas A&M University, 2019
  • My Aggie Story, HelpLiner Jason Kuszynski, Texas A&M University, 2019
  • High Impact Practice, HelpLine, Texas A&M University, 2018
  • Fearless Leaders, HelpLine, Texas A&M University, 2018
  • StoryCorps, HelpLine, Texas A&M University, 2018

James Fish

  • Hector O. Chapa, James T. Fish, Carley Hagar & Tiffany Wilson (2018) Prevalence of female sexual dysfunction among women attending college presenting for gynecological care at a university student health center. Journal of American College Health, DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1515751

Dena George

  • Affiliate New Professionals Award, Southwest College Health Association, American College Health Association. Awarded May 31, 2018
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Medicine, June 2018
  • Smith, G.S., George, D.L., et al. (2018, May). From Service to Student: Navigating Student Veteran Health Care Transition Support. Presented at the American College Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. , 2018.

Alyssa Seivert

  • Professional Certified Marketer, American Marketing Association, 2018

Ligia Perez

  • DSA Professional Development Grant, Texas A&M University, $935
  • Perez, L. (2018). To what extent are title V grants and educational expenditures associated with educational attainment of Latinxs at Hispanic-Serving Institutions? Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1177/1538192718801792

Darby Roberts

  • Leadership Team Member, Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community, NASPA, 2019-2021.
  • Bentrim, E., Roberts, D. M., & Woosley, S. (2019). Seeing the possibilities: How benchmarking can improve our work. NASPA, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Roberts, D. M. (2018). Evidence based management: Getting started with assessment. Pre-conference session, OACUHO, Guelph, Canada.
  • Roberts, D. M. (2018). Student learning through employment. OACUHO, Guelph, Canada.
  • Roberts, D. M. (2018). Where do we go from here? Closing Keynote, OACUHO, Guelph, Canada.

Donald Freeman

  • Recipient of the 2018 Texas 17 Congressional Veterans Commendation.
  • Quiñones, B.Z., Freeman, D., Knuth, A., Mendoza, M. (2019, February). The Transition: Student Veterans Engaging in Leadership Through a High Impact Practice. Presented at Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) symposium on Military-Connected Students, Las Vegas, NV.

Gerald Smith

  • Military Admissions, College Completion Grant, $13,000.
  • Advisory Board, TAMU Academic Success Center, 2018-2019 .
  • Advisory Board, Military Medicine Department, TAMU Health Science Center, 2018-2019 .
  • Board Member (Membership), Council College and Military Educators (CCME), 2017-2019 .
  • Region III Representative/Board Member, NASPA Veteran Knowledge Community, 2017-2019 .
  • Advisory Board Member, Gratitude Initiative (GI), 2019.
  • Smith, G.L., Sweeney, D., & McPhail, J. (2019, February). The Aggie Veteran Network: Connecting Student Veterans for Success. Presented at the NASPA Symposium on Military-Connected Students, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Smith, G., Clemmons, J., Bordon, S, Chicoine, J.A., (2019, January). Student Veteran Assistance Funds: Four Models for Success. Presented at the Council for Colleges and Military Educators (CCME) Symposium, Austin, TX.
  • Smith, G., & Gunderson, J. (2019, March). Campus Support for Military-Affiliated Students. Testimony to the Texas House of Representatives Defense and Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Austin, TX.