The Division of Student Affairs brought home five prestigious awards from three conferences across the country.
BBC Campus Life
The Campus Life department of Biscayne Bay Campus was awarded two first-place trophies in the graphics competition at the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities national conference in Atlanta, Ga. One of the awards was for their Campus Life and Student Programming Council (SPC) Facebook pages; the other was in the novelty/giveaway competition for their beach towels and backpacks.
Orientation & Parent Programs
FIU Peer Advisors rolled into Memphis, Tenn., where they attended the National Orientation Directors Association’s largest regional conference, Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW). Chris Arguedas, the department’s graduate assistant, won Best Communication for his case study that implemented the College Development Theory. And, FIU’s Peer Advisors won third place in the philanthropy category for collecting school supplies for public schools in the Memphis area.
Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution
Stacey Butler, graduate assistant in the department of Student Conflict and Conflict Resolution, won the 2013 Graduate Student of the Year award. She also shared first place honors in the Graduate Student/New Professionals Case Study competition with Dallas Flint, who is currently working on his practicum in the same department. Department Director Kristen Kawczynski served as the ASCA conference chair and department coordinators Jonathan Monti and Tyler Groll each made presentations during concurrent sessions.