Congratulations to Amanda Kuster, a current graduate student in the College Student Personnel Services and Administration (CSPA) program in the Department of Leadership Studies (College of Education). In February, Amanda won the Bob Huss Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the 2014 annual Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (SWACUHO) conference held in Ft. Worth, TX.
SWACUHO awards only four Bob Huss awards per year and only one of those to the state of Arkansas. To be considered for the award, nominees must be a currently enrolled graduate student, be living in a residence hall, and have contributed significantly to residence hall living and to the university community on their campus.
Amanda completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a B.S. in Chemistry and an individual minor in Japanese. She was involved with Residence Life as a Resident Assistant and, in addition, was a Leaders in Training (LIT) RA liaison and a Volunteer Coordinator/Recognition for a student-run, non-profit organization on campus. Currently, Amanda is the Resident Housing Association advisor for the UCA Housing and Residence Life department.
Amanda will graduate in May with a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Services and Administration.