Recognition & Awards 2017-11-16T08:15:40+00:00

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

2017

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

Program Presentations

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.

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.

2016

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.

Poster Presentations

None to share at this time.

Grants

2017

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

Publications

2017

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.