Collaboration Award

Sola Adeleye, Schuyler Asman, Ashley Boltrushek, Stanley Cedant, Caroline DeJacquant, Misty Denham-Barrett, Lisa Freeman, Katrina Fults, Desislava Hineva, Maryann Jackson, Donte Moore, Jeffery Nixon, Dominique Overman, Christin Pittman, Martin Sagendorf, Chris Silva, Darrian Slater, Dana Spencer, Daion Taylor, and Myranda Thomson

Housing & Residence Life

In March 2020, The Housing & Residence Life (HRL) staff provided 4,200 students and their families with a well communicated, safe, adaptable, and caring closing of the 13 residence halls in a little over two weeks. The expedited move-out involved extensive collaboration with campus partners, working around the clock, and communicating and adapting to health and safety conditions changing daily.

HRL developed a communication plan that ensured that everyone could safely move out of the residence halls. In collaboration with OIT, they created a Service Now form for students to allow friends and family in the DMV area to collect their belongings. Working with the AU UPS Store and Perry Moving, HRL provided short- and long-term packing, storage, transportation, and shipping of items that students could not collect before the halls closed.

HRL worked with staff from the Office of Campus Life to create emergency housing for our displaced students who had nowhere to live when the halls closed abruptly. Collaborating with the Dean of Students Office, CDI, and the AU Market, HRL ensured that each student received the support they needed during a tumultuous time.

Congratulations to the HRL team for being selected as the recipients of the 2021 Collaboration Award, and thank you for all that you do for American University.

Collaboration Award Nominees

Congratulations to the 2021 Collaboration Award nominees!

Although the nominees were not selected for this year's award, their outstanding work did not go unnoticed. Thank you for all you do!

  • Sola Adeleye
  • Sabiha Afrin
  • Sumaira Akber
  • Hadiya Alexander
  • Haneen Aljuhani
  • Luis Alvarado
  • Faranak Amiri
  • Marie-Lucie Argant
  • Lynne Arneson
  • Schuyler Asman
  • Tyler Atkins
  • James Banks
  • Lisa Barr
  • Syed Bashir
  • Sarah Beamish
  • Benjamin Berg
  • Kim Block
  • Laura BonDurant
  • Ashley Boltrushek
  • Kelsey Boyd
  • Matt Bruno
  • Neelum Buttar
  • Gerold Cameron
  • Ryan Cassidy
  • Stanley Cedant
  • Zakia Charfi
  • Camille Clark
  • Russell Confroy
  • Anna Cook
  • Eniko Csikos
  • Shelly D'Amico
  • Francesco De Leo
  • Nikki Dean
  • Caroline DeJacquant
  • Caroline DeLeon
  • Misty Denham-Barrett
  • Traci Dennis
  • Cristina Dinu
  • Brianne Dorsey
  • Curtis Drew
  • Nina Enagonio
  • Rachel Feinstein
  • Gihan Fernando
  • Tara Flakker
  • Christina Floriza
  • Michelle Frederick
  • Lisa Freeman
  • Katrina Fults
  • Joel Gerstein
  • Eric Gordon
  • Jason Grimes
  • Tiana Hakimzadeh
  • Tony Harvin
  • Desislava Hineva
  • Erin Horan
  • Sophie Idilbi
  • Maryann Jackson
  • Casey Jacobs
  • Haely Jardas
  • Jia Jiang
  • Ann Joiner
  • Emily Jones-Green
  • Kayden Kassof
  • Sean Keegan
  • Josh Keilholtz
  • Steve Kelly
  • Alicia Kubert
  • Tacy Lambiase
  • Lam-Anh Le
  • Charles LeGette
  • Rob Linson
  • Natacha Lo
  • Tony Loffredo
  • Justin Lopez
  • Lisa Manning
  • Elissa Margolin
  • Nobue Matsuoka
  • Morgan Maxwell
  • Dawn McAvoy
  • Lawrence McCarthy
  • Shirleyne McDonald
  • Paula McGee
  • Grace McKinnon
  • Desire McNeil
  • James Merrifield
  • Brian Meyer
  • Michele Mikkelsen
  • Stacey Miles
  • Darian Mitchell
  • Donte Moore
  • Phillip Morse
  • Katherine Muirhead
  • Jeffery Nixon
  • Bonnie Norris
  • Dominique Overman
  • Carolyn Parker
  • Doug Pierce
  • Christin Pittman
  • Richelle Plater
  • Mike Power
  • Abigail Puskar
  • Varsha Ramani
  • Chandni Ramwani
  • Chay Rao
  • Bryan Rapp
  • Valerie Rauenzahn
  • George Reese
  • Lauren Regal
  • Brittani Riddle
  • Joyice Robinson
  • Ashley Roccamo
  • Marissa Romero
  • David Rose
  • Derek Ross
  • Andie Rowe
  • Martine Sagendorf
  • Catherine Schenker
  • Shaina Spann
  • Matthew Seklecki
  • Katherine Simpson
  • Chris Silva
  • Darrian Slater
  • Dana Spencer
  • Amanda Steadman
  • Izzi Stern
  • Bernadette Storey-Laubach
  • Erin Sullivan
  • Michelle Swiger
  • Daion Taylor
  • Jennifer Tether
  • Myranda Thomson
  • Ryan Tse
  • Teresa Valais
  • Kate Van Order
  • Billy Walker
  • Kathryn Walters-Conte
  • Rachel Weiss
  • Kim Westemeier
  • Sofia White
  • Carol Wisniewski
  • Jean Wogaman
  • Abiy ZeMicheal