UW Bothell Student Recieves 2010 National Student Leadership Award

Friday, March 5, 2010
CONTACT: Elizabeth Fischtziur - (425) 352-3636 -
BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell is delighted to announce that Andrew Nguyen (Community Psychology, ‘11) has received the prestigious National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) Student Leadership Award for 2010. Andrew serves the University as a student orientation leader as well as a community adviser with UW Bothell's new student housing.

Andrew was one of the pioneering students of UW Bothell's innovative orientation program, and was also one of the students selected to lead the first foray into student housing. Over the past year in a half, orientation programs on campus have been redesigned to better welcome students and prepare them for the complete college experience.

"Andrew helped UW Bothell create a successful Transfer Orientation that is customized to meet the needs of this student population," said Terence Hill, Assistant Director for Student Life at UW Bothell. "His leadership, creativity, and openness to change was a critical part of the success of these programs."

The NODA award is designed to give special recognition to students for their creativity, energy, enthusiasm and outstanding abilities, which are the backbone of successful and dynamic orientation programs. Two students are selected from each region, one from a four-year institution and one from a two-year institution. UW Bothell's region includes five states and six Canadian provinces. Andrew receives $100 to a local bookstore, a plaque, and recognition at the Annual Orientation Conference Awards Luncheon/Dinner in St Louis, MO.

About UW Bothell Student Housing: The University of Washington Bothell offers off-campus housing at Campus View Apartments, a short 4 min. walk from the campus. Its current capacity is 40 beds, with plans to expand with demand. UW Bothell's campus housing is close to shopping, restaurants, and bus lines.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.