We have an amazing community. So many of you took time out to be a part of this process to recognize outstanding members and celebrate the awesome achievements of the past year. We appreciate each and every one of you and know without a doubt that you are all doing good for students all over the country (and even in other countries!). Today, The Student Affairs Collective wants to highlight those select individuals that you as the community decided you wanted to recognize this year as being extraordinary members of our incredible collaborative learning network called #SAChat.
Without further ado…here are the 2016 #SAChat Award recipients!!
Innovative Project- BlkSAP
” I voted for BLKSAP because student affairs is a profession that upholds racism – it mirrors society in this way – and our Black colleagues did the unpaid labor of creating and posting educational resources on racism and anti-blackness on the #blksapblackout. It was a beautiful movement and exciting to see people organize around social justice. Likewise, it reminded myself and other White folks in our profession that there is still much to be done in dismantling white supremacy. .”
Devil’s Advocate & Makes Us Laugh – Humans of Higher Ed
I enjoy that they say the things that so many of us think but don’t say. They challenge group-think while also keeping it lighthearted and fun.
“The humans of higher ed account puts a fun and interesting twist on the “humans of” concept by taking SApros out of the context in which they are often perceived, reminding society that we are all but human.”
Interesting Content Creator – Amma Marfo
“Amma’s posts make me laugh (a lot!) and inspire me to look at my own work from a fresh and energized perspective.”
Original Content Creator – Craig Bidiman
“Craig creates content that’s honest and realistic! His writing sheds light on topics that deserve more attention than they currently get. His blog and the new collaboration with Katy Hamm on Art Is Survival show how important sharing people’s stories can be to our field and the people we can impact.”
Embodies the #SAChat Spirit – Marci Walton
“I often see Marci using #sachat to inspire, advocate for, and educationally challenge others in the field! She rocks!.”
Quiet Hero – Niki Messmore
” Niki isn’t a quiet hero so much as she is a hero hero. She is heroic in how she pushes back on intolerance whenever she encounters it. She is a powerful voice for social justice, and absolutely someone I admire.”
Emerging Leader – Junior Peña
“Junior is a critical thinker, human justice advocate, and humorist. On Twitter he relates and educates with a quick wit and deep understanding of the world around him.”
Make sure to stay tuned this time next year to recognize your fellow #SAChat community members once again for all their hard work creating our vibrant learning network of awesome student affairs professionals.