Tim Black recognized with regional award

Junior Tim Black was recognized as one of two Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leaders recently at the 2017 NODA (National Orientation Directors Association) Region 8 conference in Philadelphia, Pa. Black was nominated because of his commitment to the Florham Campus orientation program, mature understanding of the first year experience, and his unrelenting positive attitude.

tim blackBlack, center, is pictured with Katie Murray (left) of Towson University, who was recognized as the Outstanding Professional, and Cody Olson of Shippensburg University, who was also presented with an Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leader award.

NODA has nine regions. Region 8 includes New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

“We were fortunate to have Tim join us as an orientation leader two years ago, and he now serves as an orientation coordinator (an undergraduate who helps shape the orientation program),” said Christine Gaydos, assistant dean of students for student engagement. “Unlike many of his peers, Tim has a deeper understanding of the importance of connecting students to the university. And he has demonstrated that as an orientation leader. Tim is a student that, no matter what comes his way on orientation day, manages it with a smile, and I am confident in his ability to make a great experience for our new students and their families.”

Black is a junior psychology major with a minor in sociology.

NODA was chartered in 1976 and continues the tradition of orientation, retention and transition professionals who have met annually for over 40 years. Today, NODA is an international association comprised of professional administrators, students, faculty and related organizations. The Association strives to attract a pluralistic membership and leadership and endeavors to facilitate the professional development of its members. NODA is further dedicated to inter-association cooperation, the advancement of professional and ethical standards, and the production of scholarly works.