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Dec. 8, 2006

RSU Student Activities Director Receives National Award

Rogers State University Student Activities Director Amanda Oliveros Walker recently received the Rising Star Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region IV-West.

As the director of student activities, Oliveros Walker has exceeded the expectations of the staff, faculty and students of RSU, said Dr. Michael Turner, RSU dean of student affairs. She organized the largest orientation camp in university history and initiated a leadership roundtable to train student organization leaders.

"The energy and enthusiasm she brings to the job is evident in everything Amanda does and I am pleased she was recognized for her efforts," Turner said. "This award not only recognizes Amanda, but the student activities programs she fosters."

The Rising Star Award is given to young professionals who make outstanding contributions to their colleges and universities, said Christine Schneikart-Luebbe, NASPA Region IV-West awards coordinator.

In addition to her campus involvement, Oliveros Walker is chairman of the Claremore Convention and Visitors Bureau and serves as a Claremore Ambassador.

"It is nice to be recognized for the work I am doing and to know I am making a positive impact on campus," Oliveros Walker said.