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Student Affairs Accomplishments

Dec 10, 2018
Eric Morrow (Residential Life) was named the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) Residence Life Professional Staff Member for October. He also was recognized in this category at both the campus and regional levels for October. The residential life coordinator for Tonopah Hall was recognized for making an overall positive impact on UNLV and Las Vegas as a whole by supporting his Tonopah oozeball team, heading the Boo Bash Committee, being a proxy advisor for the National Residence Hall Honorary, and promoting, supporting, and purchasing socks for the regional IACURH philanthropy.

Nov 30, 2018
The Office of Student Diversity and Social Justice (Student Affairs) received a special congressional commendation from U.S. Rep.Dina Titus for its commitment to promoting cultural diversity in the Las Vegas community.

Oct 31, 2018
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) gave three presentations at the recent International Leadership Association (ILA) annual conference in West Palm Beach, Florida. A 15-year veteran member of ILA, Satterwhite currently serves as co-convener of the association's sustainability leadership group, which he helped create in 2012. He also served as elected chair of the leadership education group from 2014 to 2016. His presentations at the conference were: "Reflections of Natural Systems: Mental Shifts Involving Time, Justice, and Systems in Leadership Studies," presented with Kate Sheridan, Kathy Allen, MacKenzie Crigger, and Whitney McIntyre Miller. "Research Studies on Leadership for a Sustainable World," presented with Elizabeth Nutt Williams, Lindsay Hastings, and Adam Cletzer. "Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals for Progress, Peace, and Prosperity," presented with Janis Balda, Eleftheria Egel, Richard Little, and Jessica Rae Ullman. Satterwhite chaired the last two presentations.

Oct 11, 2018
Rochelle Walker (Fine Arts) and Samantha Carroll (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) created Living Your Best Life: Balancing School, Work, and Family Summit. It was created out of a graduate multicultural course project within the higher education leadership program. The goal was to provide UNLV student-parents a positive and supportive campus environment while presenting the necessary tools and campus resources in order for this student population to persist through to graduation. Cristina Hernandez (Women's Center) and Walker cohosted the event. Presenters included Vice President Juanita Fain (Student Affairs), Tracy Johnson (Liberal Arts), Liz Carrasco (Counseling and Psychological Services), Misty Valentin (Financial Aid & Scholarships), Nicole Stella (Academic Success Center), and keynote speaker Anita Revilla (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies). Carroll is a graduate student. 

Oct 3, 2018
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity and Social Justice) recently delivered a presentation, "Centering Queer and Trans Folx in Higher Education," at Indiana University. 

Oct 2, 2018
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice) has been selected as one of the recipients of the #BetterMoneyHabits 50 Under $50K list, recognizing 50 young professionals who are practicing solid financial habits on starting salaries of $50,000 or less. He was chosen from more than 2,000 applicants from across the country. This initiative is a collaboration between Bank of American and Buzzfeed.

Sep 25, 2018
Jay Nietling (Physics and Astronomy), Katelyn DiBenedetto (Graduate College), Anabel Chavva (Service Learning & Leadership), Sara Tajalli (Writing Center), Shanna Kinzel (Student Union & Event Services), and Jill Zimbelman (Research and Economic Development) are this year's recipients of the Professional Development Awards. These $500 awards are granted to individuals who would like funding for a professional development endeavor. Six are granted each year and can be used toward numerous professional development opportunities, including: Conference travel Workshops Training Certificates Winners were announced at the annual Administrative Faculty Development Day on Sept. 19.  

Aug 2, 2018
Janna Bernstein (Service Learning and Leadership), recently presented at the Association of Leadership Educators conference in Chicago. Her presentation, "What are Funds of Knowledge? A Collaborative Approach to Leadership Education," focused on the importance of using the identities of both student and teacher to facilitate culturally conscious conversations in leadership courses. Attendees learned how engaging “funds of knowledge” in the classroom encourages inclusive and holistic learning environments and provided best practices for classroom implementation.

Jul 27, 2018
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) completed the first year of his two-year term as co-chair of the National Leadership Symposium with the 2018 symposium in Tampa, Florida, earlier this month. The event, a 28-year-old program that draws together academic and co-curricular leadership educators to explore timely aspects of leadership education in an intensive cohort experience, is a partnership between the National Association of Campus Activities and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs. This year's symposium was titled Leadership & Democratic Engagement: The role we play and messages we send. 

Jul 11, 2018
Arthur Hockwald (Campus Recreational Services) made two presentations at the UC Fitcon Conference at the University of California, Riverside in June. The topics were "Clean Slate: Creating a Personal Training Program" and "Motor Learning: Internal and External Focus." Hockwald, a graduate assistant, also took a leadership role as operations captain during the IDEA World Convention in San Diego in June.