Campus News - February 11, 2002


Yvonne Peña, student affairs specialist in the UNM Dean of Students Office, recently received the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region IV-West Outstanding New Professional award.

The award is presented to the individual who has been in the profession less than five years, is a NASPA member, and has made significant contributions to his or her campus, the regional organization and the profession.

“Anytime a member of our team in the Dean of Students Office receives an award, we all take part in the celebration,” Peña said. “While my name might be on the plaque, I know there is no way I could have done it without the support of my co-workers.”

Peña is the NASPA Region IV-West chair for women in student affairs and an intern for Division of Student Affairs, Office of the Vice President. She is on a committee for the 2003 National NASPA Conference and is chapter advisor for Lambda Theta Phi, Latino Fraternity Inc.

Peña has also during her career received UNM’s Alumni Citizenship Award.

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