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Holt receives new professional award from SACSA


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (November 13, 2013)--Aubrey Holt, director of student
life at Arkansas Tech University, received the 2013 Southern Association
for College Student Affairs New Professional Award during a conference
earlier this month in Norfolk, Va.

An Arkansas Tech alumna with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast
journalism, Holt also holds a Master of Arts degree with an emphasis in
student affairs and higher education from Western Kentucky University.

Holt has worked in the Arkansas Tech Office of Student Services since June
2011. In her current role as director of student life, she oversees
leadership programs, civic engagement, student organizations, the GOLD
Cabinet, co-curricular experience programs, Homecoming and spirit squads.

“When talking about someone’s service to the profession, I feel that it is
important to look at what a professional is doing on his or her own
campus,” said Kevin Solomon, associate dean for campus life at Arkansas
Tech. “Aubrey’s impact at our university was noticed within her first few
months on the job, and shows no sign of slowing up. Her professionalism,
care for students, willingness to be a change agent, knowledge and work
ethic have helped to establish our department with both the students and
faculty at our institution.”

According to its web site, the Southern Association for College Student
Affairs (SACSA) is an independent, regional, and generalist association
designed for the professional development of practitioners, educators, and
students engaged in the student affairs profession.

Nominees for the SACSA New Professional Award must have no more than five
years of full-time experience in student affairs, demonstrated service to
the profession, promise shown for becoming a leader in the field,
outstanding character and potential role model stature for other new