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UW-Eau Claire Housing and Residence Life
Professionals Honored at WCPA Conference

RELEASED: Oct. 30, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — Several Housing and Residence Life professionals at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were honored at the Wisconsin College Personnel Association annual conference in Wisconsin Dells Oct. 18-19.

Bridgman Hall director Stephanie Van Pay won the Outstanding New Professional Award honoring someone with one to three years of experience in student affairs.

Putnam Hall director January Boten won the Outstanding Professional Award honoring someone with three to six years of professional experience.

Assistant director of Housing and Residence Life Paul Shepherd began his term as president of WCPA at the annual conference. Shepherd served as president-elect this past year and will now serve as president until October 2008. Shepherd will serve as past president of WCPA until 2009.

WCPA, the state division of the American College Personnel Association, is comprised of student affairs professionals in areas including housing and residence life, academic advising, orientation, student activities and programs, career services, wellness, admissions, and graduate students.

Dedicated to the professional development of its members, WCPA aims to offer low-cost, high-quality professional development opportunities to members, including chances to participate in research of higher education, especially in the field of student services and student personnel. It provides an opportunity for all members to become actively involved in the work of WCPA, benefits members who attend conferences and workshops, and recognizes achievements made by its members through a formal and informal awards system.

WCPA offers an annual conference every fall and a Professional Development Institute each spring. The Professional Development Institute is a one-day, drive-in workshop held on a different Wisconsin campus each year. More information can be found on the WCPA Web site, or contact Shepherd at shephepr@uwec.edu.

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