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Jonathan Cooper, director of facilities and operations for Housing Operations, has been selected to receive the Office of Sustainability Initiatives (OSI) 2018 Staff Sustainability Innovator Award. Each year, OSI identifies Emory affiliates – students, faculty, and staff – outside the OSI office to receive the award. Recipients are recognized for their dedication to projects related to sustainability and furthering Emory University’s commitment to maintaining a sustainable college campus through avenues such as education, waste reduction, and energy conservation. Learn more:

Marlon Gibson, director of the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, has accepted an invitation to serve on the external review committee for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Southern Methodist University. His work will involve Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) program reviews for the upcoming academic year. CAS promotes standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs. Learn more:

Rick Huizinga (pictured on News homepage), who leads International Student Life initiatives for the Office of Student Involvement, Leadership, and Transitions (SILT), is leaving Emory to pursue an exciting, new opportunity. He has been offered a position in the Netherlands at the University of Groningen. His last day at Emory will be Dec. 31. 

Suzanne Onorato, assistant vice president of Community, moderated a session at the Native American Student Symposium, hosted by Emory, Nov. 14-16. An initiative of the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Emory faculty and staff, the event explored how the university can more effectively support and expand the Native American community on campus. In fall 2018, American Indian / Native American students accounted for 0.5 percent of Emory’s first-year class ( Symposium presenters included experts in higher education for Native American students. Learn more:

Elaine Turner, senior director of Housing Operations, recently served as a member of a visiting benchmarking team at Washington University in St. Louis. The team did a full review of Washington University’s residential housekeeping program, which is part of Residential Life (including housing operations). The review included budget analysis, staffing strategies, resource allocation, and an overview of the program quality benchmarked against industry standards and peer institutions.
Matt Urbanczyk has joined Recreation and Wellness as coordinator for intramural and club sports. Previously, he worked as a graduate assistant for intramural and club sports at Wingate University, a front desk associate with the Charlotte Knights minor league baseball team (AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox), and in guest relations with the Carolina Panthers. Matt holds a master’s in sport management from Wingate University and a bachelor’s in recreation and sport management from Indiana State University.