Divisional Awards

Katie Deedrick Above & Beyond Award

The Division of Student Affairs' successes are made possible because of its hardworking and caring staff. Help us to recognize these dedicated staff members that exemplify going above and beyond for the division by nominating them for the Katie Deedrick Above & Beyond Award.

The Katie Deedrick Above & Beyond Award celebrates a staff member that always goes the extra mile by giving their time, support, or excellent service to our students, colleagues, and/or WSU community. To nominate someone, please fill out the nomination form below.

First Recipient: Katie Deedrick, Director, Student Support Services

March 2018: Amanda Watkins, Associate Director, Veteran and Military Center

Amanda Watkins

Past Recipients 

2017 - 2018

January 2018: Julia Acosta, Director, Latino, Asian, and Native American Center

Julia Acosta

December 2017: Destinee Biesemeyer, Coordinator for Health Promotion, Counseling and Wellness Services

Destinee Biesemeyer

November 2017: Petey Peterson, Director, LGBTQA Affairs

Petey Peterson

October 2017: Lisa Burke, Accounting Clerk, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Katie Deedrick Award - Lisa Burke

September 2017: Jennifer Turpin, Assistant Director, Fitness and Wellness, Campus Recreation

June 2017: Katie Deedrick, Director, Student Support Services

Katie Deedrick


The Wright Stuff Award

The Wright Stuff Award is designed to acknowledge a department within the Division of Student Affairs that has:

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  • Gone out of their way to help another department
  • Gone above and beyond the call of duty to assist students
  • Consistently done more with less
  • Been innovative with programming and collaboration
  • Done an amazing job with a specific program or initiative

Directors are invited to give another department a pat on the back by writing a paragraph about why that unit is deserving of this award and email it to sa-pdc@wright.edu.

*In the spirit of the award, please nominate a department other than your own*

The Staff Development Committee will review nominations and will recognize a department each semester at a division-wide activity. 

We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

Spring 2018: Women's Center

Women's Center

Past Recipients

2017 - 2018

Summer 2017: Office of LGBTQA Affairs

Office of LGBTQA Affairs