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Division Staff and Students honored at ACUI Region IV Conference

Department: Compton Union

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Student Affairs is pleased to recognize two outstanding WSU students and one staff member who were honored at the 2018 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Region IV conference on October 28.

Devon Holze - Student-Driven Program of the Year

The Student-Driven Program of the Year Award was established to recognize the impact of programming on student learning and to celebrate the achievements of students charged with programming on their campus. Devon Holze, Senate Chair Pro Tempore Associated Students of WSU, was recognized for initializing the Free Menstrual Product Distribution program. The program was proposed and launched by ASWSU during the fall of 2017 with a mission of implementing free menstrual products in several auxiliary buildings, including the CUB, Chinook, and Student Recreation Center. This program continues today with increasing awareness and popularity.  

Neil Manning - Rodie-Keintz Outstanding Staff Mentor Award

Neil Manning was recognized for the Rodie-Keintz Outstanding Staff Mentor Award, presented to an individual who has worked to mentor and develop new professionals in the field of college unions and student activities. Through Manning’s dedication to his role as the Assistant Director of Event Sales and Scheduling at WSU, he has offered guidance and support to thousands of student groups, students and staff over his career.

As the leadership in many student groups change each year, Manning sees an opportunity to coach new individuals through the detailed event planning process while at the same time providing them with the opportunity to participate in professional meetings that often require professional verbal and written communication follow up – a unique development opportunity in their college experience.

John Robancho - Outstanding Undergraduate Student

The ACUI Region IV Outstanding Undergraduate Student award was presented to John Robancho. This award is given to an individual who has shown a dedicated work ethic in the student union/student activities field, demonstrates significant contributions to their home campus and serves as a role model for fellow peers and students.

Robancho has worked at the WSU CUB as an Information Desk Attendant and Building Manager over the past three years. He has exceeded beyond his regular role by serving as a mentor, representative, and leader in various capacities. He also was asked to serve as a Building Attendant the new Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center facility shortly after opening as well as a member of the ESFCC Advisory Council, providing leadership and guidance to the new staff. His hard work was critical to making the operation of this new building easier.

About ACUI Region IV

ACUI Region IV is comprised of college union and student activities professionals from Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. A total of nine awards are presented during the regional conference.