Division of Student Affairs Honors Six With Students First Award

Kent State University’s Division of Student Affairs hosted its annual employee celebration on April 13 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The breakfast event brings the division together to celebrate the employees’ hard work and dedication throughout the year and to recognize integral campus partners.Shay Little and Greg Jarvie pose with the winners of the 2017 Greg Jarvie Students First Award. Pictured (from left) are Chris Jenkins, Nichole DeCaprio, Sameer Jaleel, Janet Schramm, Kjera Seregi, Shay Little and Greg Jarvie. Award winner Paul Gaston is not pictured.

Last year, the division implemented The Greg Jarvie Students First Award to honor employees outside the division who are collaborative partners and keep students first.

The award was named in honor of Greg Jarvie, a Kent State University alumnus who served the university for 29 years as a residence hall director, dean of students, student ombuds and most recently as vice president of enrollment management and student affairs. Jarvie retired in July 2015.

“Greg was putting students first long before they became official strategic priorities because it was the right thing to do,” said Shay Little, vice president for student affairs.

This year’s honorees helped further the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and Kent State. They demonstrate their passion to put students first through both engagement and collaboration to promote the success of our students.

The 2017 Greg Jarvie Students First Award Winners are:

Sameer Jaleel
Director, Enterprise Application Services, Systems Development, Information Services

Kjera Seregi
Senior Institutional Research Information Officer, Institutional Research

Paul Gaston
Trustees Professor, Office of the Provost

Chris Jenkins
Police Lieutenant, Police Department

Nichole DeCaprio
Associate University Counsel, Office of General Counsel

Janet Schramm
Senior Procurement Agent II, Procurement Department


UPDATED: Friday, July 12, 2024 12:17 PM