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FSU Wins Three 2018 NASPA Region III Florida Awards

NASPA Region IIIEach year, NASPA honors prominent higher education and student affairs leaders, programs, and initiatives for contributions and impact on the field. NASPA members are encouraged to nominate outstanding colleagues and stellar programs at the international, national, and regional levels for consideration as an award recipient in a NASPA award program. This year, Florida State University won three awards; two awards for Programs of Distinction and an award for research.

2018 NASPA-Florida Programs of Distinction

The NASPA-Florida "Programs of Distinction" awards are designed to celebrate strong programs and services provided for students throughout the state of Florida.

  • Rez Days
    • Rez Days is an outdoor activity-based programming that encourages students to have some fun and relax at the FSU Reservation while also participating in a service event.
  • FSUshadow Program
    • The FSUshadow Program connects students with employers, community partners, alumni, and friends of the university for one-day job shadowing opportunities to provide exposure to a wide variety of career fields and industries. FSUshadow, planned for the 2018-2019 summer, winter, and spring break, invites all FSU undergraduate and graduate level students to participate in this program. Students who participate in FSUshadow will gain knowledge and skills related to career decision making and critical career competencies while in college.

2018 NASPA-Florida Research Award

NASPA-Florida wishes to recognize the outstanding ongoing scholarly and research contributions of an individual or individuals in the area of higher education and student affairs.

  • Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jones
    • Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jones currently serves as an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Florida State University. Her research examines the sociocultural influences on socialization during graduate education and the professional experiences of underrepresented populations, particularly Black women, in academia.