Quincy Chapman is known on the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire’s
campus as a man of superhuman capabilities. He works harder, longer, and
happier than anyone else on this campus that I know. Not only is he a
personal role model of mine, but he inspires countless housing students.
As the Assistant Director for Leadership and Education, Quincy interacts
with different students every day. His schedule is always packed down to
the last minute, but still he manages to make time for individual
students in a variety of ways. May was a hectic month, as it is on any
campus, but Quincy’s hard work has helped a great variety of
organizations on campus. |
Quincy oversees UWEC’s PDE (Peer Diversity Educators). He meets with
them on a weekly basis, runs training, and assists with programs. He
challenges the organization through discussion of social justice issues
and works hard to make this lesser-known housing organization more
impactful around campus. This month, PDE put on a Cinco de Mayo program
in conjunction with Sutherland Hall. He was not only in attendance, but
helped to make the event a success, despite weather complications.
Additionally, he serves as NRHH advisor. Quincy regularly attends
general and executive meetings and events put on by NRHH. advisor. He
helped the induction/awards ceremony for the chapter turn out very well
by providing great direction, remaining spirited, and serving ice cream.
Earlier this month, Quincy also graciously offered up his house on two
separate occasions for this organization. First, he hosted an NRHH
picnic, during which all of this past year’s members and new inductees
were welcome to come over, make smores, play lawn games, witness awards
being handed out, reflect on the past year, and get to know each other
better. He also hosted the executive board transition. New and old
executive board members all were invited to his house to build
connections, enjoy a cookout, and participate in a program that let us
anonymously share how we already have been impacting each other as a
He also advises RHA. His extensive knowledge of housing has always been
a huge asset to the delegation. As with NRHH, he inspires delegates to
work harder and is a great resource for a multitude of topics.
As someone that has previously attended conferences and worked with
delegations before, Quincy was also essential in planning pre-conference
logistics for UWEC’s NACURH delegation. Specifically, he oversaw the
NCC’s work and made sure that travel and expenses were taken care of.
Bidding for a conference takes a lot of previous knowledge, energy, and
hard work. Having Quincy as an advisor for UWEC’s 2014 NACURH bid team
has already been proven invaluable. He has been a great creative
powerhouse while at the same time providing historical information and
reminding the co-chairs of often overlooked details to be considered.
As if all of this was not enough, Quincy also looks over all of our
campus’s Living Learning Communities, with such themes as honors,
leadership, and healthy living. During May, he was incredibly active
with the programmers involved in these communities. He helped run the
transitional meeting, assisted with the picnic, and helped bring the
year to a close for the students involved.
Each summer, a few housing students work for Quincy as interns for him.
During May, Quincy started working with them, delegating out tasks like
helping to plan Meeting of the Minds, a housing brainstorming conference
held in July.
I can think of no one more deserving of great recognition than Quincy
Chapman. His dedication to students and ineffable drive inspire so many
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