Undergraduate Academic Affairs

UAA’s Namura Nkeze named one of first recipients of new ProStaff Award

Namura Nkeze

From right, Namura Nkeze, Louise Clauss, and Lisa Whitehead are the inaugural recipients of the ProStaff Award. Nkeze coordinates programs for transfer and commuter student communities in UAA’s First Year Programs. Congratulations!Photo by Mary Levin

Congratulations to Namura Nkeze, transfer and commuter student programs coordinator in First Year Programs, who recently received one of the new ProStaff Awards given by the Professional Staff Association.

Nkeze was an adviser in UAA Advising before moving over to First Year Programs two and a half years ago to work with learning communities and the Transfer Interest Group Program. In this role, one of the learning communities she’s supported is that of commuter students. She created a “Commuter Commons” in the HUB and when the HUB closed for renovation, worked tirelessly to secure a new space in a residence hall.

The two other recipients are Louise Clauss, grants manager in the College of Education, and Lisa Whitehead, a counselor in Student Financial Aid.

Read the article about the award and all three recipients in UW Today.