Sarah Potrikus, assistant director for student involvement and leadership development, received the Maureen McDermott/Michelle Delaney Staff Programmer Award for the Northeast region at the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Regional Conference on Saturday, Nov. 9. She was nominated for the award by administrators from WSU as well as student leaders and alumni.
The Staff Programmer Award honors an individual who best exemplifies outstanding achievement in the student affairs field. An anonymous committee appointed from the region selects one staff member from NACA Northeast who: has been employed by a member institution as a professional staff member in the field of student affairs or campus activities for four or more years; has shown long-term potential in the field; is recognized for his or her work in the development of student leadership skills and creativity; is currently employed in campus activities advisement at a NACA-member institution and has been at this institution for at least nine months; has developed an effective advising style, which results in an extraordinary impact on students’ lives; and is viewed by his or her colleagues as an educator.
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