Leading to excellence, again

CBS staff member Meaghan Stein recognized for the second time for her work advising the CBS Student Board.

For the second consecutive year, Meaghan Stein received the Tony Diggs Excellence Award for Outstanding Student Group Advisor for her work with the CBS Student Board. As the advisor for the group, Stein helped the group manage their finances, coordinate events, as well as help lead team-building and leadership activities.

“Meaghan challenged the members of CBS Student Board to not just be leaders, but to grow and develop to make positive changes in CBS and local communities,” says Robyn Reese, board president. “She helped us develop responsibility and accountability for our group, and fostered a welcoming and safe environment for each of our members to grow and feel comfortable taking risks, all while supporting our colleagues.”

The awards are named in honor of Tony Diggs, a former director of the U of M Student Activities Office who passed away from cancer in 2006. The awards recognize some of the best work done by student groups at the University of Minnesota. Stein received the Outstanding Student Group Advisor award last year in the same role with the CBS Student Board.

“I truly want to use my knowledge and skills to contribute to a positive and meaningful undergraduate experience for CBS students,” says Stein. “I am so appreciative of the students for not only thinking of me for this award but also for the fact that they took the time to work together and write the nomination letter because they wanted me to receive this recognition. That means more to me than the actual award.”

Currently a member of the CBS Student Services staff, Stein is transitioning to a new position (Educational Success and Retention Coordinator) based in the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning.