Campus Winner
Month: September 2012


Institution Faculty/Staff of the Month

School: The University of Texas at Dallas Region: SWACURH
Nominee: Dr. Janelle Straach Nominator: Amber Mahler

On-Campus Population: 3100 Chapter Size: 31

Please explain the outstanding contributions of the nominee during the month of nomination

Dr. Straach has been a tremendous asset to our efforts this last month. She helped with organizing the Computer Science Faculty Dinner and acted as our MC for the event. She used an interactive survey program to keep the students engaged throughout the presentations by other faculty. She always has an upbeat attitude and her personality is a perfect match to our students. She is always at ease speaking with students and it really shows in our residents. The residents are not afraid to approach her when they have a question or concern. They also look forward to her being present at the programs. Dr. Straach has also been very persuasive to other members of the faculty. She has recruited many highly esteemed faculty to programs and has been able to use her contacts in the industry to set up tours for our students. Whenever we have needed an answer to a question or needed someone to spearhead a program to get the ball rolling, Dr. Straach has been there. We are beyond grateful for her work with the Living Learning Communities.

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Date of entry into database: 2012-10-03 14:31:35