Two programs win national awards

Student Affairs and Academic Support programs won national awards over winter break. The Sophomore Initiative was chosen by NASPA as the winner of the Gold  Excellence Award in the Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, Orientation, Parents, Persistence, First-Year, Other-Year, & Related Category. The Off-Campus Student Services Office received the 2016 Outstanding Program for Commuter Students Award for the…

Spring 2016 professional development events

The Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support professional development team coordinates programs and events to support the growth, development and recognition of all division employees. Details on the events will be announced as they become available. JANUARY Jan. 21 – What’s Dennis Reading? Breakfast 8 – 9 a.m., Osborne 206B RSVP required. Jan. 22 –…

GEMS recognition program

The GEMS (Gamecocks who Excel at Magnificent Service) recognition program is a way to celebrate employee achievements and to say “thank you” to colleagues. Take a moment to recognize a colleague for exhibiting the division’s values: innovation, respect, empathy, collaboration and exceptional customer service. A new initiative, nominators will be entered into monthly drawings. GEMS nominees…

Staff notes

Eric Moschella, director of the Student Success Center, Michael Dial, coordinator of the Student Success Center, James Winfield, coordinator of the Student Success Center and Jane Bouknight, Assistant Director of the University Advising Center, presented “Connecting Students to Success: A Comprehensive Approach to Student Retention” at the National Symposium on Student Retention in Orlando, Florida. James Winfield will become…

Changes made to 2016 opening week calendar

In order to best position our students for success, we will be changing the opening week calendar to decrease the amount of time students are on campus prior to the start of classes. This change originated as a recommendation from the First-Year Study Group and involved careful consideration and consultation with numerous stakeholders. It also aligns with…

Staff Notes

Corey Ingram, program coordinator for Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP) presented The Power of ONE, a session on bystander accountability, at the annual Student Leadership Conference hosted by the South Carolina Technical College System Student Life Peer Group. Kara Grant, an interior designer for University Housing, won 2nd place for the Community…