This month, the Divison of Student Affairs is proud to recognize two outstanding staff members:
Javaughn Smith will complete her experience with the University of Hartford as the Graduate Assistant/Coordinator of Student Activities for the Campus Activities Team this year. Seven years ago Java stressed interest in working for CAT and we quickly picked her up as a programmer for the Campus Activities Team. Since that wonderful encounter in GSU, Java has been an outstanding student leader for the University of Hartford and the Campus Activities Team in various roles and positions but nothing like her job as the GA for the Campus Activities Team. Java has been one of those student leaders everyone wanted to hire but I was fortunate enough to get her hired and trained as a Graduate Assistant for the Campus Activities Team. Java’s talents and skills cannot be compared to anyone else as she is “off the chart” when it comes to her academics, leadership potential, commitment and dedication to the Campus Activities Team and the University of Hartford. Java is an excellent role model all of us should follow and she has been a great addition to our staff and especially for the Campus Activities Team. Javaughn Smith is an excellent recipient for this honor as the Outstanding Staff Member for the Division of Student Affairs.
Aja Wilson will be graduating with her second degree from the University of Hartford, an MBA in May 2014. Aja’s first degree was a MBUS in Jazz Studies, Jazz Vocals. She has been engaged in numerous activities throughout her tenure, which earned her the position as the Graduate Assistant, for the Hartford Scholars Program. Aja served as a Resident Assistant a member of Brothers and Sisters United, the Caribbean and American Students Association, Naciones Hispanas Unidas, and the University of Hartford Gospel Choir. Aja served as a coordinator for the annual Fashion Show which raises money for the Book Fund. She also served as a host and student representative for the Hartford Scholars program, hosting corporate donors and local businesses that support this scholarship program of which she is a recipient. Aja was the recipient of the Mayor’s Scholar Award for representing the spirit and commitment to community engagement in conjunction with the Hartford Scholars program. She has performed for a number of programs that benefit our community, such as a Foodshare Benefit Concert, the Concert for Haiti, the Pre-Thanksgiving Worship Service, and most impressively, for President Barack Obama during his visit to campus; hard to top that! An exemplary young woman destined for great things, and the University of Hartford thanks you for your service.