4th Annual Student Affairs Conference & Greatness Awards

On May 9, 2018, the Division of Student Affairs hosted its 4th annual Student Affairs Conference.  This year’s program included:

  • Leading With Your Heart led by Keith Wenrich, Director of Recreational Sports at the University of Georgia.
  • Student Affairs: Your Impact on Enrollment led by Jennifer Stenander of the Stenander Group
  • How and When to Refer Students led by Predita Howard, Ruth Hagemann, Haley Reed, and Jenea Gaston, our MGA Counseling Staff

Following the program and lunch,  they had their annual Greatness Awards which recognizes greatness within Student Affairs.  Members of the Division of Student Affairs nominate their colleagues for these awards.  This year’s winners are:

Unsung Hero Award – Sara Darsey

This award recognizes a “behind the scenes” individual who consistently and effectively performs his or her duties in a manner that enhances the work environment for others.

Extra Mile Award – Demetrius Smith

The award recognizes an individual who consistently goes that “extra mile” to provide exemplary service to students.

Bright Idea Award – Chip Smith

This award goes to an individual who proposed and implemented a bright idea to improve Student Affairs.

Friend of the Division Award – Tyler Horne

This award recognizes an individual from outside the Division whose extraordinary contribution has enriched the lives of students and made an impact on Student Affairs at MGA.

New Professional Award – Marissa Parker

This award recognizes an individual with 1-3 years of professional experience who has consistently exceeded the responsibilities of his or her position in a way that enhances the experience for students.

Distinguished Leadership Award – Leigh Ann Tribble

This award recognizes an individual in the Division who has demonstrated exceptional leadership to improve Student Affairs at MGA.


Student Affairs Group Photo