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Awarded to: Steve Kosh - Niagara College
The COCA Founders award is presented annually to a member of COCA who has given of their time and talents to the organization, and who has displayed great leadership both with the organization and in their professions. Steve Kosh has always been supportive of COCA, helping to organize conferences, providing numerous education sessions over the years and serving as Central Regional Director on the board of directors in the past. Having been promoted to a position that no longer attends COCA, Steve continues to support the organization serving on committees, and providing education and support to our membership. Steve Kosh is well respected throughout the campus community for his achievements in support of student activities. We at COCA are lucky to have him and excited to be presenting Steve with the COCA Founders Award.
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Jordan Hallawell - Brock University
Jordan Hallawell is the Marketing master behind the Brock University Student Union. He has supported COCA by sharing his vast knowledge by presenting numerous Ed Sessions at COCA Nationals and Regionals. Last year, he was instrumental in assisting with the COCA Awards presentation plus the showcases at Brock. He is also on the Board of Directors of AMICCUS-C. His philosophy…know your students, market directly to them, and give them the student experience they want.
Gabrielle Bailey - Acadia University
Gabrielle Bailey is an incredibly engaged student at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She has held the position of VP of Events & Promotions for the Acadia Students’ Union for the past two years and strives to improve the student life experience at Acadia. Not only is Gab involved at her own campus, but she currently sits on the COCA board of directors, representing the east coast, all the while being a student.
Twan Dieker - Wilfrid Laurier University
Twan is strong leader with a passion for programming & events. As the VP Programming & Services on the Waterloo campus, his role oversees 9 direct report committees (Orientation Week, The Activities Team, First Year Project, Shinerama, EcoHawks, Peer Connect, Foot Patrol, Food Bank and the Emergency Response Team). He also helps manage nearly 600 volunteers! Twan’s biggest portfolio is Orientation Week, including move in and all social and transitional programming for over 4,000 including students. Under Twan’s guidance our services have been thriving. With increased efficiency and marketing, our Food Band parcel usage has more than doubled. Twan has no doubt helped shape a more positive inclusive student life culture at Laurier and has had way too many wins this year to even count…not sure what we’re gonna do without him.
Ryan Munn - University of Lethbridge
Ryan Munn from U of Lethbridge has successfully used his term as VPSA to diversify events on campus. He also has been working on creative ideas to tackle food insecurity for students on campus on a broad scale with initiatives like the Food Cart. He has also represented the Western region of COCA as an pro- active board member.