UCI Family & Friends Reception at NASPA Western Regional

UCI Family & Friends Reception at NASPA Western Regional

Join Student Affairs on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at NASPA Western Regional for the UCI Family & Friends Reception. The reception will include refreshments, UCI selfie stations, an opportunity to contribute your fondest Student Affairs memories, performances from two campus organizations, and a special greeting from UCI Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs Thomas Parham.

UCI conference attendees are encouraged to attend along with fellow colleagues with a UCI connection. Please use #UCINASPA for pictures of fellow Anteaters throughout the conference.

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott.

SA Update Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended the Fall Student Affairs Update on
September 16, 2014.

Congratulations to TAPPED award recipients!
TAPPED recipients 2014

Rogelio Camerena
Betsy Franklin
Rick Ternet
Housing Assisting in the quick response to a child falling out of a window
Frances Diaz
Jessica Eldridge
Zer Alon
Diana Chan
Counseling Center Provided quickly needed after- hours support following the devastating Isla Vista mass shooting near UCSB
Milo Dodson Counseling Center Collaborated to provide resources for the evening campus vigil & New Narratives (Common)
Vivian Yamada
Annie Ahn
Counseling Center Collaborated to provide resources for an evening campus vigil
Jeff Hutchinson,
Asst. Chief
Joe Reiss,
Police 2014 Commencement at Angel Stadium – Security
Daryl Han Student Center 2014 Commencement at Angel Stadium – Organizing 38 Banner Carriers, 10 ROTC Color Guard and scheduling deliveries to and from the stadium
Ben Duong
Ben Sumali
OIT 2014 Commencement at Angel Stadium – Ticket Reservation System
Ron Fleming
Jennifer Cartnel
Parking & Transportation Going Green to 2014 Commencement at Angel Stadium – Over 4,600 Graduates and guests reserved seats on 76 buses, & 2 Metrolink trains
Kate Klimow Community & Govt. Relations 2014 Commencement at Angel Stadium – Over 4,600 Graduates and guests reserved seats on 76 buses, & 2 Metrolink trains
Santana Ruiz
CFEP Achieve UC Program
mike knox
Anella Aquino
Marie Paulo
Student Life & Leadership First ever Spanish SPOP – 150 parents and family members attended


Download slides from these presentations

Vice Chancellor Parham remarks
Vice Chancellor Parham remarks
Budget update
Budget Update
Director Bonous-Hammarth remarks
SA Learning Outcomes update
AVC Dooros remarks
AVC Dooros update
AVC Cornish remarks
AVC Cornish update
AVC Holmes remarks
AVC Holmes update
AVC Yunek remarks
AVC Yunek update


Late Night at The ARC Welcome Week Event Attracts 5,734 Anteaters!

Late Night with Campus Recreation has been a UCI Welcome Week tradition since 1988. The event gives incoming students and continuing students the opportunity to come to the ARC to explore the facility and enjoy class demonstrations. Popular activities include sushi rolling, rock wall climbing, dodgeball, and fitness challenges. The name ‘Late Night’ is reflective of the fact that activities continue until the wee hours of the morning. This year’s event held on Sept. 23, 2013  marks the 25th annual Late Night and attracted a total attendance of 5,734 anteaters, making it the most successful Late Night to date.



Fall Student Affairs Update recap

Student Affairs family

Last week’s Student Affairs update meeting was full of excitement and entertainment as colleagues from across the division gathered for this annual tradition.



Vice Chancellor Parham began his welcome with an acknowledgement of the successes and challenges of the past year. We then had an opportunity to meet anyone new to the division or in a new role since the last fall meeting. The AVCs followed, captivating the audience with highlights and accomplishments from their clusters.

AVC_YunekAVC_TaleshAVC_HolmesAVC_DoorosThe audience was treated to a lively surprise during the updates portion of the event.
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Rameen Talesh surprised the audience with a song about his staff, which garnered much applause and many cheers.

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We closed out the event with another exciting tradition, the TAPPED awards. Vice Chancellor Parham recognized several groups and individuals for their outstanding contributions to the division this past year. The presentation was full of energy and it quickly became something akin to a game show as the recipients were invited to “Come on down!” and make their way to the stage.


This year’s TAPPED recipients are:

IMG_8249_brenda_lapinid2Brenda Lapinid, AVC Wellness Office, for managing some very difficult cases


Nieves Navera, Student Health, for taking on many leadership roles & overseeing the early accreditation efforts

kali_knappKali Knapp, Campus Recreation, for taking on the WorkStrong program that was created to help decrease costs associated with worker’s compensation claims


Tim Guesman & Jennifer Gamble, Student Housing, for their outstanding efforts and collaboration with students on the Costa Rica sustainability trips

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David Bishop, LGBTRC, for his work coordinating memorial services and supporting students and staff in the healing process


Chef Paul Baca, for devoting his time to creating amazing meals for the Thanksgiving dinners hosted on campus

police officers

Jeff Hutchison, Tony Frisbee, Roland Chiu and Chief Paul Henisey, UCI Police, for their partnership & work on the consultation team

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Aramark, represented by Robert Perez, for collaborating to help create an inspiring experience for our students


UCI Values Fun

UCI cheerleaders

Dear Anteaters,

The second week of classes is upon us and hopefully you are settling into your academic  schedules. We are writing to you about another part of university life – your social life.

UC Irvine Values include fun. Welcome Week was a great success. UCI once again owns the Guinness world record for the largest dodgeball game and student organizations are kicking into high gear. Greek rush is on, intramural sports teams are competing, and every night presents a wide array of choices for fun. ASUCI‘s Shocktoberfest and Midnight Magic, the official kickoff for our athletics season, are taking place this weekend.

UC Irvine Values – respect, intellectual curiosity, integrity, commitment, empathy, appreciation, and fun – work best in tandem, as they are not isolated from another. Fun requires respect, integrity, commitment, empathy, and appreciation.

We are responsible for our own behavior and, as a community, we depend on each other to ensure our general welfare. As UCI citizens, we commit to take care of each other, to be respectful, and to not exploit one another.

You know the drill. Consider non-alcoholic beverages as a first choice. If you do choose to drink alcohol, do so responsibly. When you go out, have a plan to keep yourself and your friends safe. Make smart and healthy decisions and designate a driver. Don’t let a friend leave alone. If needed, get medical assistance and always keep an eye out for each other.

Anteaters hold themselves and each other to the highest standards of behavior. We have the integrity to keep safety in mind at all times. If you see someone who might be vulnerable, work in pairs or a group to make sure everyone is safe. An intoxicated person has impaired judgment and is at risk. Help to ensure that no one takes advantage of someone who made the mistake of drinking too much.

When you see something that concerns you, say something; do something.
Be confident and comfortable knowing that if you ask for help, you will get it.

Let’s have a wonderful weekend as we cheer on our women’s and men’s basketball teams, wish them luck on their season, and celebrate Shocktoberfest.

Thomas A. Parham
Vice Chancellor Student Affairs

Rameen Talesh
Assistant Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students

Marcelle Holmes
Assistant Vice Chancellor Wellness, Health & Counseling

Doug Everhart
Interim Director Health Education Center & Alcohol Programs Manager

For suggestions, support and services visit UCI Health Education at
G319 Student Center

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