FHSU students, staff win awards from national student affairs organization

11/22/16 kb local, hometowns
HAYS, Kan. -- Three students and three former and current administrators at Fort Hays State University were recognized with awards at the recent Region IV conference in St. Louis of NASPA-Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education.

Carla Parra-Martinez, a Garden City graduate student, was recognized as an Undergraduate Rising Star. She is majoring in communication.

Two graduate students in the higher education student affairs master's program were recognized.

John Gettemeyer, St. Peters, Mo., was named a Graduate Student Rising Star, and Brittany Hughes, Hays, received the Outstanding Literature/Research Award for a campus-based publication. Hughes' award was for a research and booklet project on supervision.

Brett Bruner, director of transition and student conduct for the Office of Student Affairs, received the Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award.

Dr. Keegan N. Nichols, associate vice president for student affairs, won the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program Champion Award for promoting and encouraging diversity in the student affairs profession.

Dr. Edward H. Hammond, former FHSU president, was honored with the Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs Through Teaching Award.

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