Mary Tregoning Named Diamond Honoree for Housing

Mary Tregoning, UCR’s director of residential education and diversity, was among 18 people selected as one of ACPA’s 2016 Diamond  Honorees.

ACPA, which stands for American College Personnel Association,

is a leading professional organization for college and university administrators and those selected are leaders in the field of higher education.

As a blind student affairs professional, Tregoning is respected for her compassion and her ability to balance complex student, and professional, needs with care and concern for each individual, according to Andy Plumley, assistant vice chancellor of Auxiliary Enterprises. He oversees student housing at UCR.

“While Mary’s roles and responsibilities have changed greatly over the last 12 years, what has not changed is her commitment and passion for the field of housing and student affairs,” he said. “During her time here she has held numerous roles with oversight for leadership, programming, diversity and residential education. “

While at UCR, she has helped to create a Disability Advocate network, gender-inclusive living options, living-learning communities, and leadership opportunities for students.

Tregoning was a first generation college student, and she credits her mother with advocating for her through all her early education experiences.

“She wanted me to understand and be an active participant in decisions that were being made about my future,” Tregoning said. She attributes her success people who focused on what she could do, not on what she couldn’t.

She has worked at Michigan State, the University of Oregon, East Carolina University, as well as UCR.

Two UCR Undergrads Receive Fulbright Awards

Jwyanza Hobson has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Hobson will be teaching English in Vietnam.

Julianne Rolf will be researching at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) as part of a project studying calcite precipitation in hardwater lakes in the northeast region of Germany.

Hobson and Rolf are two of more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and provide expertise abroad for the 2016-2017 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

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