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SIUE’s Laux is ACPA double award winner


From Illinois Business Journal news services

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Sarah Laux received two awards from the American College Personnel Association at the College Student Educators International convention in Montreal, Canada.

An assistant director of civic engagement with SIUE’s Kimmel Student Involvement Center, Laux’s responsibilities include developing and coordinating community service opportunities for students though various avenues and creating opportunities for civic engagement and social justice awareness. Among those initiatives are Service Saturday projects, service learning in the classroom, advising Campus Kitchen at SIUE, developing and overseeing Alternative Spring Break trips, and advising Dance Marathon at SIUE and Alliance of Students Against Poverty.

Laux received the highly selective Annuit Coeptis Award, considered a top honor among ACPA professionals. It honors five emerging professionals at a dinner where there is a wide-ranging discussion and exchange about professional issues. The award criteria include evidence of significant contributions to the field of student affairs/higher education through pursued academic degrees, professional practice, service and contributions to ACPA, and research, publication and presentations.

An SIUE staff member since August 2011, Laux also received the Commission for Student Involvement Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award. The recipient will be invited to write for one of the commission’s publications during the next year.

An Alton native, Laux earned a bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in higher education administration from Saint Louis University.

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