Caitlin Galvin: Student Development in Higher Education Excellence Award

Caitlin GalvinThe Student Development in Higher Education Excellence Award is presented to a graduating master’s student who has most exemplified combined academic and professional excellence with consistently exceptional classroom performance alongside outstanding service to the higher education graduate program, the university and the field.

This year’s recipient is Caitlin Galvin from Pawling, New York. Caitlin graduated from the State University of New York, College at Oswego with a B.A. in Public Relations with a minor in Gender and Women Studies and now from UMaine with her master’s degree.

During her undergraduate career, Caitlin says she was fortunate to have a great college experience with supportive mentors, especially in her role as a Resident Assistant. That sparked her interest in higher education and working in Residence life, which led her to the student development in higher education masters program.

During her master’s program, Caitlin was fortunate to work as a graduate assistant as an Assistant Community Coordinator in Residence Life and has supervised three different buildings. She also completed a NODA internship last summer at Pace University, interned with UMaine’s Office of International Programs, and served as a teaching assistant for two courses in the higher education program.