March 12, 2012
Audrey Hudgins, Diane Schmitz and Dhorea Brown have been inducted into the Tau Sigma Gamma Mu Chapter of the National Honor Society in recognition of their work with transfer students.
Hudgins, program coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities in Matteo Ricci College, has worked with and advocated for the transfer student population and was a founding advisor of the Gamma Mu Chapter of Tau Sigma Honor Society at Seattle University. Schmitz, director of commuter and transfer student life, has more than 11 years of experience in higher education working with commuter, transfer, non-traditional and graduate students. She was a co-founder of Tau Sigma's original chapter and oversees SU's award-winning Collegia program for commuter students, which has been used as a model for similar programs in the United States and Canada. Brown serves as associate director for Undergraduate Programs in the Albers School of Business and Economics. She coordinates the local transfer recruiting fairs for all advisors in the schools and colleges and she has set the bar high for advising and orienting transfer students to campus. Once a non-traditional transfer student herself from Bellevue College, Brown has worked with transfer students while at University of Washington Bothell and at SU for nearly 14 years.
Tau Sigma is the national academic honor society designed specifically to recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. SU's chapter is led by students Christiana Obey as president and Elizabeth Cavanagh as vice president. Co-advising the chapter are Laura Hauck, academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Angel Asuncion-Reed, program assistant in Commuter Student Services.
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