Staff Accolades

Granvill Adkins

Employee of the Month

February 2024

Granvill Adkins

University Housing

 

Granvill Adkins is a Residence Coordinator for University Housing, doing an upstanding job being visible within his community supporting his graduate assistant, 18 RAs, and 706 member residential community. In their role, Granvill is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of DeGraff Hall, which composes of supervising 18 resident assistants, planning and facilitating monthly community wide events, and partnering with campus partners to support resident's full potential.
In the words of Granvill's nominator: "This past month Granvill went above and beyond with providing assistance and support to a student of concern and other community members impacted by the student of concern. His communication and timeliness of meeting with students and documenting each account was much appreciated, allowing us to work seamlessly with campus partners to support the student, community members, and families involved in the crisis. Granvill consistently exceeds expectations when it comes to providing care and support of his student leaders and students, while maintaining his administrative and committee/workgroup duties and responsibilities.

Granvill also supports his fellow peers and graduate assistants, by sharing resources and practices of promise so everyone can thrive in their respective communities. If you need a ride, Granvill will lend you one. If you need someone to hold the duty phone for you, Granvill will be one of the first to step up. Granvill is a giving soul who is always willing to help others and create space for the team to bond and check in throughout the year. We are grateful to have him and witness his impact."

Florida State University’s Division of Student Affairs thanks you for your exemplary leadership qualities and for your care for the students you serve.

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Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships

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The Career Center

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Heather Lazar

The Career Center

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Center for Leadership and Service

November 2023: were recognized with the NASPA Program of Distinction award for FSU Votes. The NASPA Program of Distinction Award highlights innovative initiatives that relate to the programs, policies, procedures, best practices, or services.

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Kaitlyn Ganner, Danny Chiarodit, Jacob Stamm, Maria Zareen, Asia Henry, Rana Emad Sedeeq, Jillian Schiller, Qiong Li, Kelechi Nnaji

The Career Center

November 2023: awarded various Career Center Scholarships and Fellowships. For a complete list of awards, please view Fall 2023's Career Advisor Scholarship News.


Presentations, Conferences and Exhibits

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Alice Maxwell, Alycia Malicz, Jaden Austin and Emma Massaglia

Division of Student Affairs Marketing and Communications Office

February 2024: presented Collaborative Marketing for a Unified Student Success Initiative: Hello FSU! at the 2024 CASE District III Conference.

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Rana Sedeeq

Career Center

January 2024: presented Navigating Change: Exploring the Economic, Cultural, and Resilience Impacts of International Students in U.S. Higher Education at the Florida Mental Health Counseling Association 2024 Conference.

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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

January 2024: selected to present State of Student Affairs: U.S. Higher Education and Cancel Culture - Can we just talk about it? at the Transatlantic Dialogue Conference (TAD) in Luxembourg in May.

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Christy Mantzanas, Tori Andrews, Abbey Hale, Jamie Butler

The Career Center

December 2023: presented "The Business of Employer Relations" at the 2023 Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE) Annual Conference in New Orleans on December 4th.

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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Fraternity and Sorority Life

November 2023: had their program Building Community Together: Florida State's Innovative and Sustainable Model for Fraternity and Sorority Life Engagement and Success accepted for NASPA 2024.

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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

November 2023: along with Madison Drummond (University of Georgia), presented "Doing" NUFP: Creating NUFP Programs For Your Institution during the SACSA Annual Conference on November 6.

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Kelechi Nnaji

The Career Center

November 2023: presented Navigating Unique Challenges: Career Development for Individuals with Disabilities during the International Conference of Community, Innovation, and Educational Research (ICERI) on November 3.

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November 2023: presented Empowering Vulnerable Youth: Evidence-Based Strategies for Addressing Underemployment and Career Development in American and Korean Societies during the International Conference of Community, Innovation, and Educational Research (ICCIER) on November 3.


Service

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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

January 2024: selected to serve on the NASPA Presidential Search Committee.

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Stephanie Walker

FSU Childcare

January 2024: accepted as a Board Member for the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers! We are so happy to have her representing a faculty voice on the board and representing FSU on the national level.


Certificates

Lakesha Brown

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Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement

November 2023: completed the Women in Leadership Certificate Program at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
The 100% online, four-week program focused on teaching women practical strategies to address obstacles that impact them in leadership positions and help them excel at managing, engaging and motivating high-performing teams.
Moreover, the curriculum prepares women to market themselves as a professional and negotiate workplace advancement, pursue new professional opportunities or continue to grow as an entrepreneur.


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Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness

February 2024: published a chapter on gender and educational inequality in the Sage Handbook of Sociology of Education.
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The Career Center

November 2023: edited a book titled Cognitive Information Processing: Career theory, research, and practice. Available through Florida State Open Publishing.

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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

November 2023: along with Brittany Devies (University of Maryland), Tina Tormey (The College of New Jersey) and Kelly Hennessy (The College of New Jersey), had a book titled Telling Time: An Analysis of High Performing Women Leaders and Their Use of Time accepted for publication in 2026 through NASPA.

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