Congratulations to the 2017 NASPA Region VI Award Recipients

Sherry Mallory, NASPA Region VI Awards Coordinator

October 26, 2017

Each year, NASPA Region VI recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and institutions who are transforming higher education through their dedication and service. Please join us in congratulating this year’s NASPA Region VI Award recipients, who will be honored at the Awards Luncheon at the 2017 NASPA Western Regional Conference in Hawai'i.

Community College Professional Award

Irene Robles-Lopez
Vice President of Student Affairs
Advising and Retention
Pima Community College

Distinguished Service to the Profession Award

Wm Gregory Sawyer
Vice President for Student Affairs
California State University, Channel Islands

Dorothy Keller New Professional Award

Michael Lemus
First Year Academic Coordinator
University of California, Davis

Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service to NASPA

Henry Gee
Vice President for Student Services
Rio Hondo College

Graduate Rising Star Award

Negeen Lofti
Graduate Assistant for Programming
Chapman University

Innovative Program Award

Amanda Carpenter
Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo Institute for Workforce & Community Studies
California State University, Channel Islands

Knowledge Community Achievement Award for Collaboration and Visibility

Elaine Tamargo
Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community (APIKC)

Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award

Klint Jaramillo
Director of the LGBT Resource Center
University of California, San Francisco

NUFP Champion Award

Nicholas Negrete
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Otis College of Art and Design

President’s Award

Robert Nelsen
Sacramento State University

Sandra Kuchler Excellence in Mentoring Award

Jan Javinar
Faculty Specialist
University of Hawai'i, West Oahu

Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean/Vice President

Audrey Yamagata-Noji
Vice President for Student Services
Mt. San Antonio College

Undergraduate Rising Star Award

Matthew Rodney
NASPA Undergraduate Fellow
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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