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Salute to Student Affairs

The May 2018 Salute to Student Affairs Award Recipients

  • Young Professional of the Year: Bret Koch, Higdon Center
  • New Employee of the Year: Deronda Washington, Higdon Center
  • Outstanding Support Staff: Elan Schappler, Career Center
  • Excellence in Programming: Bucky Buchanan, Campus Recreation Services
  • Unsung Hero Award: Ashley Daniels, Dean of Students
  • Administrator of the Year: Cheryl Wingert, Career Center
  • Outstanding Campus Collaboration: Dean of Students Office
  • George Haborak Award for Professional Development: Chris Ciarcia, Center for Civic Engagement
  • Victor Wilson Service to Students Award: Freddie Lipata, Campus Recreation Services
  • Executive Vice President for Student Affairs Outstanding Service Award: Meredith Gerber, Career Center
  • Important Campus Partner Award: Stephanie Auwaerter, New Student Programs
    Important Campus Partner Award: Jenny Fowler Peck, Institutional Advancement

2018 Salute Award Recipients

In the above photo, the 2018 Award Recipients are left to right:
      Back Row

  • Chris Ciarcia, Center for Civic Engagement
  • Freddie Lipata, Campus Recreation Services
  • Bucky Buchanan, Campus Recreation Services
  • Jenny Fowler Peck, Institutional Advancement
  • Ashley Daniels, Dean of Students
  • Cheryl Wingert, Career Center
  • Deronda Washington, Higdon Center
  • Bret Koch, Higdon Center

       Front Row

  • Jeri Cabot, Dean of Students Office 
  • Meredith Gerber, Career Center
  • Elan Schappler, Career Center
  • Stephanie Auwaerter, New Student Programs

All Award Recipients

Above are all the Award Recipients from Salute 2018

Thank you to Freddie Lipata for the photographs


The Division of Student Affairs holds its annual Salute to Student Affairs Division Awards Program to thank its hardworking and dedicated staff and to recognize several individuals for their exceptional dedication to students.

The Student Affairs Staff is involved in virtually every aspect of our students’ lives outside the classroom – from housing and campus events to club sports and medical care to counseling services and Fraternity and Sorority Life.

The staff of the College’s Division of Student Affairs helps support the cultural, social, emotional, physical, ethical and intellectual needs of our student body. Or as Alicia Caudill, executive vice president for Student Affairs, puts it: “We have the opportunity to see students in moments of their greatest joys and be with them in times of their deepest sorrows.”

Description of the Awards 

Previous Award Recipients