Chambers-Reid Award

The Chambers-Reid Award was created in 1994 to recognize superior performance by a member of the professional staff in Student Affairs. It is an acknowledgment of exemplary service performed through selfless commitment during a time of unusual challenge or through years of consistent excellence and dedication.

The award honors the service of Jay L. Chambers and Harriet E. Reid. Jay was Director of the Counseling Center from 1970 to 1992, a clinician of unmatched skill who during his tenure absorbed all of the on-call duties for the Center—always putting first the best interests of the students and of his staff. In so doing, he built a program of mental health services that became a model for higher education. Harriet also worked at the College for 22 years, 11 as Associate Dean of Admissions and 11 in Student Affairs. Because of her untiring efforts, the College launched a program of career counseling and in 1975 Harriet became its director, quickly establishing the first career library and resource center. Two years after her retirement, she returned to serve as Acting Director of the Office of Academic Support and subsequently as director of the presidential search committee that selected Tim Sullivan as the 25th President of the College. She and Jay Chambers shared many characteristics, the most obvious of which were a willingness “to go above and beyond the call of duty” and “…to give freely of…[themselves] to help others.” Both were recipients of the College’s Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and it is their spirits we celebrate with this award.

Please nominate a deserving professional member of the Student Affairs staff for the Chambers-Reid Award.

Past Recipients
Semester Recipient  Office
JANUARY 1994 Linda Herrmann  Student Health
AUGUST 1994 Nancy Burkett  Career Services 
JANUARY 1995 Grace Reynolds  Residence Life 
AUGUST 1995 Kelly Crace  Counseling Center 
JANUARY 1996 Cynthia Burwell  Health Educator 
AUGUST 1996 Ed Cowell  Multicultural Affairs 
JANUARY 1997 Deb Boykin  Residence Life 
AUGUST 1997 Jan Pattis  Counseling Center 
JANUARY 1998 Virginia Ambler  VP Office 
AUGUST 1998 C. Susie Mirick  Dean of Students 
JANUARY 1999 Gerard P. Roeder  Residence Life 
AUGUST 1999 Mary Meade Saunders  Career Services
JANUARY 2000 Sarah Hunt  Recreational Sports 
AUGUST 2000 Curtis Greaves  Counseling Center 
JANUARY 2001 Anne Arseneau  Student Activities
AUGUST 2001 Donna Haygood-Jackson  Counseling Center 
JANUARY 2002 M. Christian Durden  Residence Life 
AUGUST 2002 W. Fanchon Glover  Multicultural Affairs 
JANUARY 2003 Beth Anne Pretty  Dean of Students 
AUGUST 2003 Mark Constantine  Student Activities 
JANUARY 2004 Joe Tighe  Recreational Sports 
AUGUST 2004 Karen Brown  Student Health Center 
JANUARY 2005 Carina Sudarsky-Gleiser  Counseling Center 
AUGUST 2005 Drew Stelljes  Office of Student Volunteer Services
JANUARY 2006 Jessica Raymond  Residence Life
AUGUST 2006 Katrina Pawvluk  Residence Life 
JANUARY 2007 Linda Knight  Recreational Sports 
AUGUST 2007 Lisa Colligan  Dean of Students 
JANUARY 2008 Bob Knowlton  Sadler Center 
AUGUST 2008 Dave Gilbert  Dean of Students
JANUARY 2009 Greg Henderson  Recreational Sports  
AUGUST 2009 Rich Thompson  Sadler Center 
JANUARY 2010 Wendy Webb-Robers  Career Center 
AUGUST 2010 Mary Schilling  Career Center 
JANUARY 2011 Holly Alexander Agati Residence Life
AUGUST 2011 Mark Sikes Dean of Students
JANUARY 2012 Jeff Herrick Sadler Center
AUGUST 2012 Shylan Scott Residence Life
JANUARY 2013 Nancy Everson Dean of Students
AUGUST 2013 David Lapinski Career Center
JANUARY 2014 Deidre Connelly Counseling Center
AUGUST 2014 Melody Porter Office of Community Engagement
JANUARY 2015 Casey Van Veen Sadler Center
AUGUST 2015 Margie Cook Center for Student Diversity
JANUARY 2016 Warrenetta Mann Counseling Center
AUGUST 2016 Vernon Hurte Center for Student Diversity
JANUARY 2017 Lauren Garrett First Year Experience
AUGUST 2017 Wilmarie Rodriguez Dean of Students
JANUARY 2018 Jennifer Leung Student Leadership Development