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University Housing administrator earns international award of recognition

University Housing’s M. Keener Scott recently received the Parthenon Award from the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.

The honor recognizes outstanding collegiate housing professionals for their service, leadership, achievement and contributions to the housing field.

Scott is associate director for staff development and student conduct in University Housing as well as an adjunct professor in the College of Education’s counseling and human development services department.

The Parthenon Award is the ACUHO-I Foundation’s most prestigious award. Nominees are submitted by their colleagues and must have at least 10 years of service in housing, residence life or an affiliated field, have at least five years of service at the regional or international level with ACUHO-I, and have demonstrated an impact on the campus housing profession.

Scott’s 23 years of service to UGA have been characterized by her passionate and socially conscious advocacy for the students and staff as adult learners and by an organized and collaborative spirit.

In addition to Scott’s award, University Housing was recognized for its outstanding leadership within the profession and commitment to students in the field of student affairs. Tom Ellett, ACUHO-I executive director, presented the organization’s President’s Award to University Housing at a recent ceremony in Orlando.

University Housing was honored for its involvement in the college student affairs and administration program in the College of Education as well as its commitment to the National Housing Training Institute, which has been hosted at UGA for the past five years.