Division of Student Affairs Recognition Awards

The DSA Recognition Awards highlight the great work of individuals throughout all areas and levels in the Division of Students Affairs at VCU.

2019 list of recipients and photos

Commitment to Developing Others Award - Karl Schmidt, Recreational Sports

Demonstrating Quality Service Award - Tell Carlson, Recreational Sports

Effective Assessment Award (New in 2019!) University Counseling Services; UCS Reclaim - Dan Elreda, Kelly Reiner, Nina Schroder

Innovation Award - Andrea Becker, Residential Life and Housing

Outstanding Program Award - Outdoor Adventure Program, Recreational Sports

Professional Contribution Award - Rochelle Upshur, University Student Commons and Activities

RAM Spirit Award - Connie Kottmann, Recreational Sports

Service to Diversity Award - Monquell Middleton, Residential Life and Housing

Outstanding New Employee Award - Laura Jo Rieske, Residential Life and Housing

Dedicated Service Award - Jessica Buchanan, Residential Life and Housing; Brittany Johnson, University Student Health Services

Distinguished Service Award - Jihad Aziz, University Counseling Services

Campus Partner Award - Altria Theater, Sarah Douglas

2018 list of recipients and photos

Commitment to Developing Others Award - Rebecca Halligan, LEAD

Demonstrating Quality Service Award (new in 2018!) - Letiesa Barrier, Residential Life & Housing

Innovation Award - Megan Rapchick, Student Conduct & Academic Integrity ; Emily Tompkins, The Well

Outstanding Program Award - The Testing Access Center, Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity

Professional Contribution Award - Kevin Baker, Residential Life & Housing

RAM Spirit Award - Carolyn Kirkbride, University Student Health Services ; Ra'meer Roberts; Dean of Students Office

Service to Diversity Award - Jo Ellyn Walker, University Counseling Services

Outstanding New Employee Award - Rocky Carmine, Student Conduct & Academic Integrity ; Sam Albert, Recreational Sports

Dedicated Service Award - Kendall Plageman, Dean of Students Office

Distinguished Service Award - Linda Hancock, University Student Health Services & The Well

Campus Partner Award - University of Richmond Recreation & Wellness - partnership with VCU Recreational Sports for the Teambuilding and Challenge Course

2017 list of recipients and photos

Campus Partner Award - Office of Sustainability

Outstanding Program Award - Tunnel of Oppression (Yolanda Avent, Ashley Gaddy, Justin Shreve)

Innovation Award - Residential Life & Housing Academic Initiatives Committee (Kevin Baker, Jamese Carrell, Erin Edwards, Megan Thurston)

RAM Spirit Award - Lauren Henry, University Student Commons and Activities

Commitment to Developing Others Award - Fletcher Ferguson, Residential Life and Housing; Reginald Stroble, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Service to Diversity Award - Justin Shreve, Residential Life and Housing

Outstanding New Employee Award - Latisha Taylor, VCU Career Services; Ashley Gaddy, Residential Life and Housing/Office of Multicultural Student Affairs; Thomas Bannard, The Wellness Resource Center

Dedicated Service Award - Mark Jeffries, Student Media Center; Jenae Harrington, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Distinguished Service Award - Dr. Margaret Roberson, Student Health Services

2016 list of recipients and photos

Ram Spirit Award - Joslyn Bedell, Career Services

Outstanding Program Award - Paws for Stress, University Counseling Services

Outstanding New Employee Award - Stephanie Miller, University Student Commons and Activities

Professionalism Contribution Award - Curtis Erwin, Residential Life and Housing

Innovation Award - Christine Charbonneau, University Student Health Services

Commitment to Developing Others Award - Tremayne Robertson, The Wellness Resource Center

Service to Diversity Award - Yolanda Avent, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Campus Partner Award - ASPiRE

Dedicated Service Award - Amanda McGann, The Wellness Resource Center

Distinguished Service Award - Allison Patel, Residential Life and Housing; Pamela Radwani, Central Administration

2015 list of recipients and photos

Ram Spirit Award - Megan Thurston (now Becker), Residential Life and Housing

Outstanding Program Award - Campus Alliance to End Violence, The Wellness Resource Center (Tammi Slovinsky and Kaylin Tingle)

Outstanding New Employee Award - Jane Emerson, University Student Health Services; Tarra Thomas, Residential Life and Housing; Megan Thurston (now Becker), Residential Life and Housing

Professionalism and Integrity Award - Donna Gammon, University Student Health Services

Innovation Award - Community Building Initiative Committee (Kevin Baker, Sarah McClure, Christina Marino , Sandrine Sutphin, Adrienne Thompson, Residential Life and Housing)

Commitment to Developing Others Award - Jenae Harrington, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Service to Diversity Award - Kaylin Tingle, The Wellness Resource Center

Campus Partner Award - VCU Police Department, Chief John Venuti

Dedicated Service Award - Sara Loritsch (now Kahout), VCU Career Services

Distinguished Service Award - Delores Craig, Residential Life and Housing; Betty Reppert, University Student Health Services

Lifetime Achievement Award - Dr. Napoleon Peoples, Associate Dean of Student Affairs

2014 list of recipients and photos

Ram Spirit Award - Jeanette Hickl, University Career Center

Innovation Award - Terrance Walker, University Counseling Services; Kristen Kidd Donovan, The Wellness Resource Center

Service to Diversity Award - Anthony Jones, Residential Life and Housing

New Employee Award - Tammi Slovinsky, The Wellness Resource Center; George Kelly, University Student Commons and Activities

Dedicated Service Award - Meredith Hawkins, Recreational Sports; Katie Vatalaro-Hill, The Wellness Resource Center

Distinguished Service Award - Rhonda Hall, University Career Services; Cindy Holmes, University Student Health Services; Yolanda Jackson, University Student Commons and Activities

2013 list of recipients and photos

Ram Spirit Award- Dr. Linda Hancock

Service to Diversity Award, Dr. Janice Altman; Faith Wilkerson

Innovation Award - Amanda McGann

Outstanding New Employee - Jacqueline Miller; Kendall Plageman; Julia Sharp

Dedicated Service Award - David Fleming

Distinguished Service Award - Pam Radwani; Samuel D. Stuart

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