Staff shoutouts

Shoutout to:

Sarah Scarborough for serving as interim director of Student Media while maintaining her role in advertising and setting a sales and revenue record for fall 2015

Lauren Olson for assuming responsibility for sport clubs, in addition to intramurals

Mackenzie Van Dam for advising a very successful sorority recruitment process

Kim McMahon and Shay Malone for authoring a successful SEC academic collaboration grant

Steve Curtright for organizing and conducting a very successful Greek Village house director training and Greek Village opening

Ryan Gross, Dean Smedley, Ashley Oswald and Connor Morvay for organizing and setting up hundreds of successful events, meetings and activities in the Russell House and round campus. They are on site before and after every event

Kristine Capps, Catrina Plyler and Mary Hallman for working hard to implement Peoplesoft, train their colleagues and keep all Student Life financial transactions moving smoothly

Campus Recreation staff for transitioning the former varsity football practice field to become the new home of the outdoor sport club program

The First Night Carolina committee for a great social welcome for the class of 2019. Twelve staff from throughout the division worked over the summer to move the program to the Colonial Life Arena and set a great tone for the 4,419 new students who attended

All involved in Carolina Welcome, which featured 151 events hosted by 58 departments and student organizations. Preliminary data show that students visited these events or participated in activities 24,000 times

The Leadership and Service Center, which added a second, 4 – 7 p.m. fair to the traditional 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. fair. In all, 269 organizations showcased their involvement opportunities. The later fair also kicked off more early evening Greene Street programming to come

Student Life hosted 1,454 students for a fantastic Russell House tailgate and watch party for the USC v. UNC football game Thursday, Sept. 3.

Maegan Gudridge and Marjorie Duffie for their leadership of the institutional sexual assault communications plan

Julia Thompson for her work in Student Conduct over the last seven years

Mike Dial for being an early adopter of the EAB platform and completing the EAB specialist program

Kirsten Kennedy for embracing innovation and determining how the public-private partnership (PPP) model can work best for us. Kirsten Kennedy and Hilary Lichterman served as faculty on SEAHO’s Regional Entry Level Institute. Kirsten also served as faculty for ACUHO-I’s Professional Standards Institute

Dan Friedman for leading a team to shorten the time between move-in and the first day of class based on a recommendation from the First-Year Study Group

The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition for selling out of their best practice publication on the first-year experience and for hosting their upcoming conference in Baltimore

Kevin Clarke, for his work with University 101 Programs and the professional development team over the last six years

Erin Kitchell, who was named New Professional of the Year by the Association of Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA)

Student Conduct, which won ASCA’s Innovation Award for CREEDx

The Student Success Center, for winning Outstanding Tutor Program of the Year from the Association for Tutoring Professionals. The center’s Success Connect initiative was named a Model of Excellence by University Business

Disability Services, for sponsoring the Two Thumbs Up awards, which recognize champions for students across the USC system and for hosting he inaugural SEC disability services directors meeting

The Princeton Review included USC in their listing of Green Schools, the top 10% of sustainable colleges and universities in the nation

Becki Bury, who was recognized as Graduate Assistant of the Year for NASPA Region III

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