Christina Wan
Christina Wan was named the Graduate Student of the Year by the Florida Chapter of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

School of Business graduate assistant earns honor from NASPA-Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Christina Wan, Graduate Assistant for Career and Leadership Programs at the School of Business, was named the Graduate Student of the Year by the Florida Chapter of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

NASPA-Florida recognizes graduate student members “who are transforming higher education through outstanding programs, innovative services and effective administration.”

“Receiving the NASPA-Florida Graduate Student of the Year award is a product of all of the opportunities for growth and development I have been afforded in my first year as a graduate student here at UF,” Wan said. “I have the privilege of working with and for amazing professionals here in Career and Leadership Programs and within NASPA-Florida. I am honored to be recognized within a network of professionals in student affairs whom I admire immensely.”

Wan, who is pursuing a Master of Education (Student Personnel in Higher Education) from UF’s College of Education, has been integral in many of the School of Business’ innovative career and leadership programs. She is the Coordinator of the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program (BUMP), which provides mentors for incoming students allowing them to develop academically, professionally and personally. Wan is an advisor to LEAP (Lead. Encourage. Achieve. Promote.), which provides business freshmen, sophomores and transfer students with real-world, group work experiences while reinforcing the essential leadership principles that are promoted by the Warrington College of Business Administration. Wan is also an instructor for Warrington Welcome, a one-credit transition course for freshmen designed to promote a sense of community in the College and to assist Warrington students with various academic and personal goals.

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Founded in 1919, NASPA comprises more than 12,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and eight U.S. Territories.