UF employee, Myra Morgan wins top professional service award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Division of Student Affairs staff member, Myra Morgan won the top professional service award, the Esther Lloyd-Jones Award, this year for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

The Esther Lloyd-Jones Professional Service Award is the highest honor in the association, recognizing the professional's commitment to service through significant, continued, and unselfish service/leadership activities that have benefited the profession, ACPA and the profession's practice on the state and national level. 

The award is given to one individual annually who has made exceptional individual contributions to the area of Student Affairs.

Myra Morgan, director of External Relations, has worked at the University of Florida since 1985.  She began her UF career as the assistant Dean of Student Services/director of Greek Life. She also served as the associate director of the J. Wayne Reitz Union and director of Student Activities.

She is a past president of the ACPA and the past chair of the board of the National Association for Campus Activities.  Myra is the recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Education and the Greenleaf Distinguished Alumna Award from Indiana University.

Additionally, Myra has served as the president the Gainesville chapter of Altrusa International and as treasurer of the Girls Place (formerly the Girls Club of Alachua County).  She is currently serving on the United Way allocations committee. At the UF, campus Myra is a member of the ROTC committee and serves as chair for both the Title IX committee and the Campus Housing Committee. She has served as the faculty advisor for Delta Tau Delta since 1997. Myra was initiated into Florida Blue Key in 1991 as an honorary member.

ACPA is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.

Learn more at http://www.myacpa.org/

4 Comments

    • Default user avatar Kevin Mayeux
      Mar 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      Myra is incredibly deserving of this recognition. Her decades of service to enhancing the quality of student life have left a permanent and positive impact on tens of thousands of Gators. From her time in the Dean of Students office, to the Reitz Union, to Tigert Hall, Myra personifies the Gator Nation to many who are fortunate enough to call her a friend. Bravo ACPA!  You could not have made a better choice.

    • Default user avatar Elizabeth & James
      Mar 16, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      Myra is an amazing leader who impacted our lives as students! I’m so glad to see her recognized with this award. Congratulations!!!

    • Default user avatar Carlina Womeldorph
      Mar 17, 2015 at 7:20 am

      I can think of no other more deserving person to be awarded this prestigious recognition. Myra was and continues to be a guiding force in my life and the lives of so many Gators. Congrats Myra and Go Gators!

    • Default user avatar Bob Lloyd
      Mar 19, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      It is a well deserved honor and a high mark of achievement to be recognized by her peers.  Her peers have now publicly declared what we all have known and loved about Myra since 1985.  UF and the Gator Nation are enriched by her service, devotion and friendship.

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