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WVU Tech employees receive awards, present at statewide conference

Seven members of WVU Tech's WVASPA conference delegation pose for a group photo in a hallway during the conference.

During the West Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administrators (WVASPA) Conference this week, Michael Sheldon, coordinator of student programming and organizations, was honored as the Mid-Level Professional of the Year.

Candice Stadler, associate dean of student development, shared in Michael’s nomination that Sheldon is "a role model for both the West Virginia student affairs and WVU Tech communities because he is committed to student development and the student experience.” 

Stadler continued, “He goes above and beyond continuously for WVU Tech students. Michael is an outstanding example of a student affairs professional in West Virginia.”

Chris Stadler accepted the Innovative Program Award for WVU Tech’s new student registration and family information day program. The program was shared as a best practice and can be implemented by other institutions. Their award nomination submission stated that, by using the program formula, an organization can "create an intentional collaborative plan to welcome new students and their families in a welcoming, efficient, and personalized format.”

WVU Tech was well-represented at the statewide conference with eight members of the Division of Student Life in attendance. Armelle Dushime completed the WVASPA Emerging Leaders Institute track. Three sessions during the conference were led by WVU Tech student affairs professionals Richard Carpinelli, Candice Stadler, Dr. Christopher Stadler and Felicia Garcia-Wedemeyer. Titles of the sessions included “How to Develop and Strengthen Your Campus’s Service Program,” “Partnering with Alumni to Build Career Services” and “Reimagining Student Success.” 

Michael Sheldon, WVASPA president, and Felicia Garcia-Wedemeyer, member-at-large, served on the WVASPA Board of Directors/Conference Planning Committee.