Fall 2017 TWU Staff Development Grant Awardees

Cheryl Holcombe

Holcombe 100

Coordinator- Enrollment Services, Registrar’s Office

Cheryl will utilize her grant award to attend the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administration (TASFAA) – New Aid Officers Workshop.

“[This workshop] will allow me to assist our students and faculty in a fuller capacity when addressing withdrawals, dropping of courses, reimbursements and loss of financial aid. It aids in understanding the adverse effect [losing aid] could have on the student financially, which will have a direct positive impact on the University.”


Rachelle Land

Land 100Director of Transfer & Compliance, Office of Undergraduate Studies & Academic Partnerships

Rachelle will utilize her grant award to attend the National College Testing Association (NCTA) annual conference.

“TWU currently offers testing opportunities in various forms. The NCTA provides members numerous opportunities for networking, access to resources, and professional development. As the University continues to grow, this membership would prove itself beneficial to students and the community.”


Melissa Rodriguez

Rodriguez-MelissaAssistant Director, Admissions

Melissa is working with a group on the Houston campus to host a workshop for Houston staff members. She will utilize her grant award to purchase work-life-balance planners to share with staff who attend the workshop.

“Work-life-balance is the key for a healthy happy employee and is not the easiest skill to acquire… One who is able to balance several work responsibilities while still being able to balance their home life in a successful way is a positive resource for the individual’s department as well as the university.”


 Brittanie Romine

Brittanie 100Assistant Director, CARE

Brittanie will utilize her grant award to attend a Microsoft Excel workshop designed to help master the fundamentals and become an expert of the Excel program.

“Through successful completion of these courses, I will be able to navigate excel, manage office budget, use spreadsheets for projects, learn how to input formulas, and expand others knowledge with Excel.”


 Melanie Baker

Baker 100Business Manager, CARE

Melanie will utilize her grant award to attend a Microsoft Excel workshop designed to help master the fundamentals and become an expert of the Excel program.

“This workshop will allow me to grow professionally by providing an increased knowledge of shortcuts, error reduction tricks, and analyzing data. Gaining proficiency will grant me the ability to manage events more effectively, and be more organized with programming budgets.”


Sarah Matteson

Matteson 100Campus and Community Liaison, CARE

Sarah will utilize her grant award to attend a Microsoft Excel workshop designed to help master the fundamentals and become an expert of the Excel program.

“The increased knowledge of Excel will allow me to better track students, reports, and resources. Attending this workshop will contribute to CARE’s imperative of educating students on financial well-being.”

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