2013 Lorena Herrig Career Enhancement Award:
Kawami Evans, Student Housing
Kawami Evans, an academic coordinator in student housing, is the recipient of the UC Davis Retirees’
Association (UCDRA) Career Enhancement Scholarship for 2013. Kawami will complete a doctoral program in educational leadership and management at the Drexel University center in Sacramento in 2014; she has taken two graduate courses each term for four years while working full-time at UC Davis. She completed her undergraduate study at Eastern Connecticut State University and has a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in educational policy and research
Kawami describes her work in the student development area of the Division of Student Affairs as providing additional academic support for the primarily first-year students who live in UC Davis student housing in the Cuarto complex. Study skills, time management, and adjusting to all the life changes encountered by new students fall into this area; specific course and major advising takes place in academic departments. She has participated in planning and execution of the First-Year Scholars program and First-Year Experience Training and is a member of the Women of Color meeting group.
In her application for the career enhancement scholarship Kawami cited “the mission of student development outside of the classroom through education, leadership, and service” and said, “I have chosen the path of student affairs because I believe in the transformative power of higher education to change the world through our students.”
The UCDRA congratulates her and is pleased to help her toward her goals with a $1,000 scholarship.