DSA Points of Pride




DSA Awards 2022 Winners


Off-Campus Friend of Student Affairs Award

Danny Smith - Bladesmith Barber College

On-Campus Friend of Student Affairs Award

Kathleen Hobson - Pride Alliance

Ambassador of the Year

Jessica Hogue

Marge Jimmerson Safety Award

Coliseum and Gateway Center

New Administrative Professional of the Year

Nicole Caouette 

New Staff Member of the Year

Stephen Lewis 

Graduate Assistant of the Year

Genesis Guia

Service Provider of the Year

Brennan Turner

Excellence In Assessment Award

High School Career Connect 

Outstanding Program Award

RISE Center 

Rodney Mitchell Spirit Award

Desiree Padron


Outstanding Customer Service Award

SMMC Student Employees

Excellence in Equity and Inclusion

Marly Jordan

Administrative Professional of the Year    

Meredith Buie

Staff Member of the Year

Iftin Mohammed
Rachel Grimes

New Service Provider of the Year

Antonio Lombardi

Outstanding Supervisor

Renee McNamara

Outstanding Collaboration Award

Explore Before You Soar Internship Project (SMCC-First Generation Success Center-UNT Marital Eagles-TRIO Upward Bound Program)

Outstanding Innovation Award

Student Health and Wellness Center

DSA COVID-19 Special Recognition Award Winner

Jennifer Lee

Department of the Year

Counseling and Testing
DSA Special Projects


Published Work by Our DSA Staff


Kara Ottinger Smiling

Kara Ottinger


Publication: Austin Voyage
Daily Inspiration: Meet Kara Ottinger

Laurie smiling in floral shirt

Laurie Klein


Athletic Business--Collegiate Esports, Campus Rec Magazine: Esports on our Campuses

Marcy Bishop-Lilley

Marcy Bishop-Lilley


Voyage Dallas Publication: http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-marcy-bishop-lilley-marcy-bishop-lilley-denton/

Website Feature in Dallas Voyage Magazine, Far North Texas Gems, Meet Marcy Bishop-Lilley

Career Center Website, Donald Trump Issues Executive Orders Limiting Temporary Work Visas.

Career Center Website, Emerging Careers According to Pearson.

Wendy M Denman

Wendy M Denman


Dissertation – Experiences of Highly Involved Students in Extracurricular Activities, Available from ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2019. 27668113.

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DSA Awards 2021

Points of Pride 2017-2018