Webb, Colvin named ‘BG Best’

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Two administrative staff members named among the “BG Best” by their peers were recognized at the Administrative Staff spring reception April 24.

Melissa Webb, hall director, and Cindy Colvin, academic adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences, have gone above and beyond to improve campus life.

Webb oversees the daily operations of two residence hall communities that house roughly 500 students. She handles the training, supervising and evaluation of 19 resident advisers, graduate assistants and desk staff; facilitates the student conduct process; and implements department, division and University-wide initiatives and learning outcomes.

While she consistently exceeds the duties of her job description, Webb’s nominators say she does not call attention to her involvement on campus, which is why they felt she deserved the recognition.

“She is genuinely committed to providing students the highest quality collegiate experience, freely giving her own time to enhance the student experience,” wrote her nominators. “This dedication is clearly one of her strongest attributes. During her short eight months at BGSU, she has already made a tremendously positive impact on the campus and outside community. It fuels her passion, her ability to connect and work well with others, and commitment to personal and professional growth.”

Colvin’s nominators praised her ability to help students who are having trouble deciding what to major in at BGSU and credited her “vast knowledge” of the degrees available at the University.

Along with advising many undecided students in the college, she also helps facilitate “Get with the Program,” which makes students in the college aware of the help available to select a major. She has also worked as a team member with the Academic Enhancement Advising staff to coordinate “Major Match Up,” which also helps students look at all the majors at the University.

“Cindy is an individual who is focused on student needs and is committed to student success,” wrote her nominators. “She is not only a wonderful adviser, but she is always creative and innovative in helping the advising team in Arts and Sciences successfully meet the goals of our myriad students.”