Reina Smarkel, the CEE Undergraduate Program Coordinator, recently received the prestigious 2015 Campus STAR award. Reina goes above and beyond her job duties to ensure student success. Not only does she advise students, assist the department in curriculum development and implementation, and coordinate course and classroom scheduling, but Reina also co-teaches a staff development course for new advisers, is involved with the Academic Advising Assessment Taskforce, and served as a co-chair for the UC Davis Advising Conference planning committee. Reina’s participation in these efforts is an example of her commitment to promoting a community characterized by collaboration and consultation. There are few staff members on this campus whose advising experience is so deeply ingrained, whose knowledge is so extensive and whose devotion to student development is so strong.
Read the full article about this staff appreciation and recognition award here.