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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Oct. 9, 2012

Student affairs staff members honored at state conference

Northwest Missouri State University was represented well when students and staff members attended the Missouri College Personnel Association conference, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2.

Three Northwest staff members were honored for their work, and seven staff members and graduate assistants were presenters at the conference. The annual conference featured educational sessions, networking opportunities and keynote presenters.

Rose Viau Angel McAdams Prescott
  Rose Viau   Angel McAdams
  Prescott

Director of Residential Life Rose Viau and Director of Campus Activities Angel McAdams Prescott were recognized with the Outstanding Professional Award, which is given to experienced professionals who significantly contribute to student affairs in higher education, either through specific accomplishments or through long-term meritorious service. The award also is presented to professionals who make other noteworthy contributions to policy and practice or to the professional body of knowledge in student affairs.

Health Educator Jen Kennymore was honored with the Outstanding New Professional Award, which is awarded to a professional with three years or less of experience in a student affairs field, who serves as a role model to students and other professionals by demonstrating creativity and innovation in their work, and who has the potential for continued success.

Jennifer Kennymore
  Jen Kennymore

Viau, McAdams Prescott and Kennymore also were among seven individuals from Northwest who presented at the conference. Those staff members and their presentations were:

  • Kennymore: “Using Wellness to Create New Possibilities”
  • Judy Frueh, clinical supervisor and nurse practitioner: “How to Make Margaritas with Lemons”
  • Chris Triplett, graduate assistant in Wellness Services: “Aging Gracefully”
  • BK Taylor, graduate assistant in Wellness Services: “Resiliency in Action”
  • Scott Shields, area coordinator in Residential Life: “Camps and Conferences Roundtable: Discovering New Possibilities”
  • McAdams Prescott: “What Possibilities Lie in Staff Development” and “Worn Capes, Overbooked Schedules and Dirty Toilets … Oh My!”
  • Viau: “Exploring Possibilities with Chief and Mid-Level Housing Officers,” “Discovering Tomorrow’s Possibilities After a Sexual Assault” and “Exploring Gender Neutral Housing for the Future”

MoCPA, now in its 41st year, is the state affiliate of the American College Personnel Association, College Student Educators International. The association promotes the learning and development of students enrolled in institutions of post-secondary education through the ongoing professional development of college student affairs administrators and student development educators.

McAdams Prescott served as the 2012 conference chair. Northwest also is represented on the MoCPA executive board by Shields as president, Viau as president-elect and Dee Blackford, the 2013 Support Staff Drive-in Chair, who is a student affairs assistant at Northwest.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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