Three Undergraduate Studies staff members will receive the 2012 School of Undergraduate Studies Staff Award. The first-place award will go to Rose Mastrangelo, Bridging Disciplines Programs academic advisor and the UT Austin coordinator for the Archer Fellowship Program. Administrative Associate Vicki Landrum, from the Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling, and University Honors Center Program Coordinator Will Grindle also won awards. The awards are given to staff who have a significant impact on the school through one of the following:
All three staff members received multiple nominations from other UGS staff, and were ultimately chosen by a small selection committee, also made up of Undergraduate Studies staff, and approved by Interim Dean Larry Abraham.
|Rose’s nominators noted that she has performed at an exemplary level in both the CSA and the BDP offices, and has been instrumental in reorganizing, streamlining, and creating business practices that enhance student participation and success. In the words of one nominator, Rose has “added a refreshing dynamic to the BDP team and is incredibly supportive of the team’s members.” A student described meeting with Rose as “one of the best experiences s/he has had with an advisor at UT.”|
Rose joined the Bridging Disciplines Programs (BDPs) in October 2011 as the advisor for the Environment, Digital Arts & Media, and Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits Bridging Disciplines Programs. Rose also serves as the coordinator for the Archer Program at UT Austin. Prior to joining the BDPs, Rose worked as an advisor in the Center for Strategic Advising in the School of Undergraduate Studies at UT Austin, in addition to past experiences in the non-profit sector as an Americorps *VISTA Volunteer Coordinator and a Senior Program Associate at the PBS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Rose graduated from Lewis and Clark College with a B.A. in English and received an M.Ed. in Counselor Education from UT Austin.
|Vicki Landrum was described as “patient and|