RECOGNITION & AWARDS
The Department of Residence Life honors the diverse contributions of students, employees, and alums through various recognition programs and scholarship opportunities. In addition to this, we have many staff members and student leaders recognized for their contribution to Texas A&M University, the larger housing profession, and higher education community.
Whether honoring former student leaders, friends of the Division of Student Affairs, or current students and staff, we value each person’s unique contributions to the Division of Student Affairs and Texas A&M University. It is through opportunity and the extraordinary accomplishments of many that we lay the foundation for future Aggies.
This website was created in spring 2016 and does not adequately capture historical awards and recognition even though an effort has been made to include some.
Awards & Recognition
Division of Student Affairs Awards of Distinction – Christine Thoorsell
35 Years of Service – Dan Mizer
25 Years of Service – Heidi O’Neal; Jennifer Smith
Fish Camp Namesake – Stebe Laube
President’s Meritorious Service Award – Dustin Grabsch; Michael Krenz
TAMU Employee and Organizational Development Certificate Program: Microsoft Advanced – Bonnie McDonough
TAMU Employee and Organizational Development Certificate Program: Constructive Communication in the Workplace – Bonnie McDonough
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.
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.
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.
None to share at this time.
Sustainable Residence Hall Energy Management, Aggie Green Fund, Texas A&M University, $23,250
Aggie Familia/AFAM, DSA College Completion Grant, Texas A&M University, $12,500