Awards and recognitions

first-year success

Krista Scott, director of undergraduate recruitment and student engagement in the CFAES Academic Programs office, received an Outstanding First Year Advocate Award at Ohio State’s Focusing on the First Year Conference on Jan. 14. The university’s First Year Experience program established the award to recognize the contributions of exceptional Ohio State faculty and staff to first-year student success.

Scott was one of three individuals to receive the award, which acknowledges individuals who have demonstrated passion and effort beyond their typical job responsibilities for helping students make the most of their first year, including working to foster personal connections with or among first-year students, implementing policies that help make first-year student success possible, and serving as a resource to new students.

Financial success

Amanda Woods, Healthy Finances program specialist with OSU Extension and coordinator of the Ohio Saves program, was named a Compass Award honoree for the month of February by Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague. The Compass Award program recognizes organizations, programs, and individuals across Ohio who are working to advance financial literacy and empowerment.

“Ohio’s future hinges on our ability to prepare the next generation of Ohioans for success in the years to come,” Sprague said in a press release announcing the award winners. “Through the Compass Award program, we’re honoring the people and organizations across Ohio who are instilling our young people with the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a bright financial future.”