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PENDLETON --- Linda Jameison’s dedication to students’ success, as well as her leadership in student affairs organizations across the state, earned her the 2017 Clarice W. Johnson Outstanding Professional Award.

Jameison, who is assistant vice president for student support and engagement, was honored by the South Carolina College Personnel Association (SCCPA) for her contributions to the field of student affairs.

She was nominated by Dr. Tony Cawthon, alumni distinguished professor of education and professor, student affairs and higher education at Clemson University. She received the award at the SCCPA’s Fall Drive-In conference held September 25 at Clemson University.  She also will be recognized at the annual American College Personnel Association (ACPA) convention.

“I’m honored to be included with the roster of prior recipients and thank Tony for his nomination,” said Jameison.  “These are people I’ve admired for the work they have done on behalf of the profession, their peers and most importantly the students.  It’s about the student first and foremost, and whatever I can do to continue to learn and grow to better support their growth is a priority for me.”

“Not only has Linda served students and her institutions, she also has been an active leader in SCCPA and the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA),” said Dr. Cawthon.  “In the last ten years, no one has given more to our profession and SCCPA than Linda.”

She is past president of SCCPA, member at large, and past co-editor of the newsletter. Within SACSA, she has served as chair of the Resolutions Committee, Career Development Committee, and Co-Chair of the New Professionals Committee.

She began her career as a graduate assistant in the Clemson University Office of Study Abroad. Upon graduation she was hired as the director of career services and internships at Presbyterian College. She was promoted to dean of student development and interim dean of students. 

She joined Tri-County’s leadership team in 2015.  She leads the student engagement and support efforts and serves as the chief student services officer.  She provides leadership to student development, community campuses, registrar’s office, career services and the learning commons.

At Tri-County Technical College, she has assembled an excellent team of professionals and executed a strategic plan for student success, retention and engagement.

“In each of her positions, Linda has given significant time, energy and resources to our profession. She serves as a mentor to students and staff, builds collaborative relationships with faculty and community partners and mentors many current SCCPA professionals,” said Dr. Cawthon.

In addition to Jameison, her team at Tri-County participated in the SCCPA fall conference this year.

“I’m very proud of my Tri-County colleagues’ participation.  Engaging with peers from other institutions helps to inform and improve how we best support our students and how we engage in our own professional development,” said Jameison.

“People at Tri-County are committed, in a very genuine way, to helping students be successful,” she said.  “All have a sincere commitment to making a difference in students’ lives and finding ways to help them have a transformative student experience.”

In addition to SCCPA, her other professional affiliations include the American College Personnel Association, Southern Association for College Student Affairs, and the National Employment Counseling Association.