Employees in the Division of Student Affairs had great successes and challenges this past academic year. From spearheading large projects and program implementation, providing outstanding student support services, partnering with campus units, managing the challenges that COVID-19 presents, lending support in times of crisis, or simply performing position roles & responsibilities beyond expectations, just to name a few. Each one of us has accomplished so much over the academic year and their hard work and commitment to Western students does not go unnoticed.
Antonio Castellanos, Admission & Financial Aid
The Outstanding Staff Teamwork Award is given to a Student Affairs employee who collaborated and worked closely with other division staff throughout the year. They treat colleagues with respect, consider the ideas and opinions of others, share information, are willing to accept responsibility, and promote the spirit of teamwork within their unit and the larger community.
Paula Verdegaal-Tyalor, ASWOU & Student Affairs
The Champion of Humble Service Award is given to an individual who works quietly behind the scenes for the good of students, Student Affairs, and the University. They go the extra mile and contribute immensely to a culture of care. While not always publicly celebrated, this individual demonstrates leadership through dedication and service.
Alicia Monrroy, Student Enrichment Program
The Service to Student Excellence Award is given to a Student Affairs employee who has made a significant difference in the life of one or more students. They have consistent interaction and engagement with students; assisting them under varying circumstances. They foster students’ academic, personal, and professional growth, contribute to student success, and advocate for students.
Antonio Castellanos, Alicia Monrroy, and Paula Verdegaal-Taylor.
Any classified/unclassified staff employed in the Division of Student Affairs, anytime between July 1, 2021 to present. Nominations included a brief reason for the nomination. Active employees within the division submitted nominations. The Student Affairs Leadership Team reviewed the pool of nominees and selected this years receipients.
Winter 2022 – WOUcha Kucha
Fall 2021 – #MMIW: Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women
Presentation recording: https://www2.wou.edu/nora/woutv.video.viewer?pvideoid=1678
Presentation slides: WOU slides MMIW
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