Alfred State College Director of Student Activities and Orientation Spencer Peavey, and Assistant Director of Student Activities and Orientation, Antonio-Philip Lytle, were honored at a recent National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) conference.
Peavey was presented the Outstanding Orientation Professional award. This honor/certificate is provided once a year in the region to an orientation professional who shows outstanding contributions to the orientation, retention, and transition profession (e.g., research, publications, presentations, etc.). Peavey has been involved with NODA since 2003. He's currently the upstate New York coordinator for NODA as well as the facilitator for the Regional Orientation Leader Institute (ROLI). ROLI is a two-day leadership workshop for experienced Orientation Leaders. This past year, ROLI had over 18 different colleges send 38 students to attend this intensive workshop
Lytle was presented with an award for the region's best presentation, "Incorporating Service into Your Orientation Program." Colleges and Universities from 14 states and five Canadian provinces sent representatives to this conference. Lytle's presentation was considered tops among over 35 other presentations held during the conference weekend; it reviewed how Alfred State College's New Student Service Day, held every year for new students, incorporated service learning into New Student the college's new student orientation.