UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Amy Lloyd, of St. Paul, received the Chancellor's Recognition Award for Excellence for Academic Staff. She received a bachelor's degree from the College of St. Benedict, a master's degree from St. Cloud University and a second master's from Cleveland University.
Lloyd is currently a leadership coordinator in the division of student affairs and was previously a student support services coordinator. Student Lucky Vang, who was Lloyd's advisee, said this in nominating Lloyd: "Amy has taught me to become a better person, how to get involved around the community, how to stand out, how to socialize with others in a calm manner, and many other things that have changed who I am."
Lloyd was a cofounder and organizer of several campus service efforts, including the receipt of a Campus Compact grant to establish the Falcon Fellows, a program that connects UWRF students with children in River Falls through the America Reads program; Gillette Children's Hospital Smiles 4 Kids; the Building Tomorrow project, which sent UWRF students to Uganda to assist in the construction of a boarding school; and "alternative" spring break trips to the various areas for service projects including Minneapolis and Gulfport, Miss. Lloyd also volunteers at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis.
Nominator and colleague Tyra Nelson says of Lloyd, "Serving is not what she does; it's who she is."