Tracey Godon, Senior Assistant Director of Career Services and Director of the UNI Overseas Placement Service for Educators, was recently honored as a “Waterloo Friend of Tourism” by the Waterloo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tracey was honored for her leadership with the UNI Overseas Teaching Fair. The fair continues to grow, last year attracting more than 1000 teachers and recruiters to the Cedar Valley.
The UNI Jump Start Orientation Program is in its 14th year of providing new students from ethnically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds with a "jump start" on their first year at the university. Jump Start is an extended orientation program that provides students with an opportunity to make a smooth transition to the University.
The University of Northern Iowa has been named recipient of the "2012 MAP-Works Excellence Award - Marketing" by Educational Benchmarking, Incorporated, a higher education consulting firm. UNI won in the "large campus" category. The award recognizes UNI's innovative marketing plan and execution, related to engaging first-year students in participating in the MAP-Works survey program during fall 2011 and spring 2012.
The 2012 Student Leadership Awards presentation was held on April 17 at Maucker Union. Award winners were honored for their achievements throughout the year and throughout their collegiate careers.
Christopher Denison, Associate Director of Facilities & Operations, Wellness & Recreation Services, received the Horace Moody Award at the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) national meeting in Tampa, Florida. The Horace Moody Award is given to one NIRSA professional from each of the six NIRSA regions to recognize their contributions to student development. This national award is named after one of the founders of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association.