Members of the Division of Student Life were honored at their annual celebration for leadership, contributions and successes.
The Division of Student Life at Elon University honored staff members, departments and work groups for their achievements and contributions at the annual Student Life Year-End Celebration luncheon. Due to COVID-19, the annual Student Life Year-End Celebration has not be held in-person since 2019.
Academic Partnership Award
The Academic Partnership Award is presented annually to a Student Life professional and department that worked closely with academic partners to design a program or service that purposefully integrates curricular and co-curricular experiences or connect social and intellectual activities in an intentional manner.
Professional: Melanie Bullock Harris, Center for Leadership
Department: Gender & LGBTQIA Center
The Collaboration Award is presented to an individual and department that has excelled in forming partnerships within and/or outside the Division of Student Life to enhance the student experience by advancing priorities of the division and/or university.
Professional: Jenni Spangenberg, Student Conduct
Department: Campus Recreation & Wellness
Inclusive Excellence Award
The Inclusive Excellence Award is presented to a professional and department that has demonstrated a commitment to fostering a positive campus climate and community through the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Professional: Betsy Polk, Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life
Department: Equity Audit Work Group
The Innovation Award is presented to a professional and department that have developed programs, services or ways of working that are new, unique or forge new pathways in supporting our divisional mission and goals.
Professional: Callie Kelly, Campus Recreation & Wellness
Department: New Student Programs
The Mentoring Award is presented annually to a Student Life professional who is an exceptional mentor to students, engaging with them in purposeful student development activities.
Professional: Nicole Bergen, Kernodle Center for Civic Life
New Professional Award
The New Professional Award is presented to an individual serving in their first or second year at Elon, who exhibits exceptional ability and commitment to work a Student Life professional.
Professional: Jordan Buie, Residence Life
Professional Achievement Award
The Professional Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the student affairs profession.
Professional: Jenny Larson, Campus Recreation & Wellness