UNCG Campus Weekly

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2015 Student Affairs Staff Awards

Photo of Shaw Residence Hall with student walkingThe recipients of the 2015 UNCG Student Affairs Staff Awards were honored at the division’s year-end celebration in late May.

Here are the recipients, along with an excerpt from what was stated at ceremony:

Partnership Award:
Beyond Academics
Since the first students from Beyond Academics moved into campus housing in fall 2014, their staff has gone above and beyond to make this process successful. They’ve trained Housing & Residence Life on inclusive language and behaviors, have been quick to respond to questions/concerns, and shown a firm commitment to a successful residential experience for their students.

Team Player:
William Parrish (Elliott University Center)
As director of the Elliott University Center, William works with departments across campus to ensure that the details of their events are complete and handled with great attention. It’s not unusual to see him doing everything from answering phones to assisting set-up crews. William is a positive ambassador for the Division in every project in which he is involved.

Unsung Hero:
Eric Alston and Wayne Michaux (Housing & Residence Life)
As the second shift fix-it team, these two have made significant contributions to UNCG’s culture of care. They go above and beyond to handle overnight issues to provide a safe and secure living environment to students.

Graduate Assistant of the Year:
Lisa Santiago (Career Services Center)
As a graduate student in Career Services, Lisa stepped up to manage the Student Employment Process on her own after professional staff changes. She also developed, implemented, and managed a formal program for our UNCG Guarantee students and initiated a new mentoring program for UNCG students.

Employee of the Year:
Ericka Smith (Office of Leadership & Service Learning)
Ericka’s energy and optimism have gone far beyond the leadership programming for which she was hired. She has made tremendous connections across campus, and under her management the Leadership Challenge Program has experienced exponential growth. She is a masterful facilitator, popular and demanding teacher of for-credit courses, exceptional curriculum design specialist, and organized administrator.