Awards, Accomplishments and Recognition

The College of Charleston Annual Staff Celebration Lunch and Awards Presentation, June, 2019

Congratulations to two Division of Student Affairs Staff Members.

  • David Aurich, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students, was recognized with the $1500 Presidential Permanent Staff Employee of the Year award
  • Kristin Wichmann, Experiential Learning Coordinator, Career Center was recognized with a $500 permanent staff member prize.


and College of Charleston Staff Awards Previous Recipients

Kristen Wichman and Dave Aurich

Kristen Wichmann (Career Center) and Dave Aurich (Office of the Dean of Students)

Two Student Affairs Staff complete the LEAP Program

Congratulations to Bucky Buchanan and Jill Caldwell on completion of the LEAP Program June, 2019.
Seventeen College of Charleston staff and faculty members recently completed the College’s pilot Leadership Education and Advancement Program (LEAP), a rigorous 12-month learning opportunity focused on enhancing the four disciplines of leadership: mastery of self, thought, results and people.

Led by the Office of Human Resources, LEAP is designed for emerging leaders and recently promoted/first-time supervisors from all areas of the College. In addition to attending monthly half-day group sessions, LEAP participants completed four to six additional hours of preparatory work every month, culminating in a certificate of completion as well as valuable knowledge, resources and tools to prepare them for future leadership roles.

Congratulations to Bucky and Jill and all the members of LEAP’s first cohort at the College of Charleston.

See article in The College Today:

ExCEL Awards

The 2019 ExCEL Awards were held Wednesday, March 27, 2019. A reception followed the program.

The ExCEL Award Recipients:

The College Today article:

SAIL Awards        

The Student Achievement, Involvement and Leadership (S.A.I.L.) Awards, formerly the SALA awards, was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The  SAIL Awards program includes the highest awards for exceptional student leadership through the Division of Student Affairs, Residence Life, Campus Recreation, Higdon Center for Student Leadership & Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Student Life. Special thanks to planning committee of Michael Duncan, Joy Heinzman, Jill Caldwell, Diane Cumbie, and Deronda Washington.  Also a special thank you to Dr. Dave Aurich for serving as the Master of Ceremonies.  Congratulations to all award nominees and recipients.   

S.A.I.L. Award Recipients 2019  including the Office of the Dean of Students Awards: Bishop Robert Smith, Ted Stern and  Alexander Chambliss Connelley Awards

SALA Award Recipients 2018 and prior  (includes Bishop Robert Smith and Ted SternAward Recipients


Salute to Student Affairs

A Salute to Student Affairs was held Thursday, May 16, 2019. This annual gathering of the entire Division is an opportunity to recognize and show appreciation to all of our staff for their dedication to the College of Charleston community throughout the year.  
Award Recipients...

Student Affairs Faces to Know at CofC

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Ongoing Award Program