2015 DOSA Awards

2015 DOSA Awards

On Wednesday, September 2, 2015 the Division of Student Affairs held its annual All-Staff Meeting. This meeting allowed divisional staff members the opportunity to socialize with colleagues across departments, learn about the new initiatives occurring within the division, and celebrate the success of peers. A signature event at the meeting was the announcing of the Annual DOSA Awards. These unique awards recognize students and staff from within the Division of Student Affairs for exemplary performance during the previous academic year. A list of all award recipients can be found below. Another staple of the meeting was the taking of the annual All-Staff photo, which took place outside Plaster Student Union on the North Mall immediately following the meeting.

2015 DOSA Award Recipients

Promotion of Public Affairs

This award is presented to an individual or team who promoted an understanding, appreciation, or celebration of the Public Affairs Mission through delivery of a program and/or through personal actions.

This year's award went to IDS 275: Travis Schilla, Jon Bell, and Devin Schrehrer

Innovation by a Team

Presented to the combined cooperative efforts of a team to develop and/or deliver an innovative response to student needs. In addition, this team must have received outstanding evaluation of innovative response from students who were impacted.

This year's award recipient was to SoBEAR: Bears in Recovery

Outstanding New Program

This award is presented to an individual or group who developed a new program or initiative to meet specific outcomes in accordance with our Public Affairs Mission.

This year's award recipient was LLC Day of Service: Alisa Garbisch & Christopher Polley

Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff Member

This recipient must be classified as a non-exempt staff member and employed within the Division of Student Affairs for three or more years. Lastly, this recipient must have demonstrated superior job performance above and beyond expectations.

This year's award went to Bill Bingham.

Outstanding Exempt Staff Member

This recipient must be classified as an exempt staff member and employed within the Division of Student Affairs for three or more years. Lastly, this recipient must have demonstrated superior job performance above and beyond expectations.

This year's recipient was Terry Weber.

Outstanding New Staff Member

This recipient can be classified an exempt or non-exempt staff member and must be employed within the Division of Student Affairs for less than three years. In addition, this recipient demonstrate superior job performance.

This year's award went to Tamara Johnson.

Outstanding Graduate Assistant

This recipient must be classified as a graduate assistant and have completed one semester of graduate work. In addition, this recipient must have demonstrated superior job performance.

This year's recipient was Christopher Polley.

Student Affairs Bridge Builder

This award is presented to a Missouri State University employee (faculty or staff) working outside the Division of Student Affairs. This recipient has demonstrated support for the Division of Student Affairs through collaboration in the development of programs and/or services.

This year's award went to Diane Leamy.