Working in the fast-paced atmosphere of Residence Life, Megan Swingle
has demonstrated just what it means to be an exceptional Professional
Staff Member on the campus of Truman State University during the month
of June 2017. |
Professional Development - As a member of the programming committee for
the Upper Midwest Region for the Association of College and University
Housing Officers, Megan spent the a few days during the week of June 4th
working with other professionals from the region on evaluating and
selecting the programs for the upcoming UMR Conference. During the time,
Megan was able to network and help gain valuable skills that will allow
her to continue serving the Residence Life Department on-campus. Having
no expectation to participate in a committee, Megan took it upon herself
to look for ways in which she can help to serve the region, but also
help to bring back valuable tools and ideas to enhance the campus.
Through her work during the first week of June, Megan was able to not
only fulfill the committee tasks, but also was able to network and bring
back ideas. This idea of education and continuous learning helps to
present and showcase her commitment to growing herself and others.
Similarly, Megan was also able to participate in another growth
opportunity. From the 12th through the 15th of June, Megan was able to
participate and attend the 2017 Regional Entry Level Institute for
Housing and Residence Life Staff Conference at the University of
Northern Iowa. Having completed the competitive application process
prior in the semester, Megan was able to build a larger network and work
on furthering her knowledge and skills by attending the institute.
Similarly to her work on the UMR Committee, Megans focus for pushing her
self to be the best professional that she can be is unparalleled.
Summer Camps/Orientation - In addition to participating throughout the
region, Megan has been dedicated to assisting and aiding the Joseph
Baldwin Academy Camp throughout the beginning of the summer. Spending
hours responding to issues, concerns, or questions, Megan has provided
top customer service to this camp. While the camp is not in her
building, Megan is committed to helping out wherever she can in the
department and has done a fantastic job of helping to ensure that all of
the middle school campers feel at home. This emphasis that Megan has on
providing a top customer service experience for all guests of the
University helps to showcase her high passion for serving others. Megan
has continually gone above and beyond to ensure that all of the campers
have an unforgettable time while staying within Ryle Hall. In addition
to providing top customer service, Megan has help to aide the summer
orientation process for incoming students. Presenting at several
orientation days about residence life, as well as, providing hall tours
for Centennial Hall. Helping to greet and welcome all first-year
students to campus, Megan did a phenomenal job representing not only the
Department but also the University. Megan's commitment to providing
excellent experience to anyone who steps on-campus is evident through
her commitment to aiding others.
Megan has truly gone above and beyond throughout the month of June 2017.
Finding ways to professionally develop and to serve others, Megan has
really taken the time to focus on building up others and herself. This
demonstrates Megan's commitment to providing her best self to the
students and showcases the ideas of the University by being a life-long
learner. Because of this, Megan should be recognized for her focus on
developing through all experiences that she encounters.
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