The Laurel Awards recognize outstanding Student Affairs staff members and student employees who exemplify outstanding job performance and exceptional work with students. The annual awards are issued in the spring semester at the end of the year gathering on April 24, 2014.

The only way to recognize these individuals is by receiving nominations from staff members and/or students who have worked with them. We encourage you to recognize your colleagues by taking the time to fill out an online nomination form and tell us why they are deserving of the award.

How Are Recipients Selected?
A committee representing the Division of Student Affairs is responsible for reviewing the nominations in each category and choosing the Laurel Award recipients. Each committee member individually reads through all the nominations and selects who they think is deserving of the award in each category. The committee then meets as a group to discuss the nominees in each category and makes a final decision on the year's recipients.

2014 Committee Members
Claudia Arias-Cirinna, Dean of Students
Brittany Brewster- Butler Center
Suelyn Chong- Counseling Center
Lorena Guardia, Undergraduate Student
Jian Gou- Housing and Residential Life
Jason Kistler- Housing and Residential Life
Cristina Orbeta- Orientation Office
Whitney Plazter O'Regan, Graduate Student, Dean of Students
Nikki Reifschneider - Herbert Wellness Center
Tom Soria- Hebert Wellness Center
Robert Tassy- Commencement and Special Projects
Maritza Torres- Student Activities