Susan Vavra Bio

Counseling and Development Specialist IV, Coordinator of HelpLine

Personal Statement:
Susan VavraMy strongest professional interests include working with volunteers, crisis intervention, and sexual assault. As the HelpLine Coordinator, I believe I have one of the most interesting and rewarding positions on staff. I believe our volunteers are invaluable resources that fill a crucial need for our agency and the community at large. As a member of the Class of '93, it is very important to me to work in a department dedicated to helping students at Texas A&M University. Personally, I love to laugh, travel, gamble and spend time with my friends and family.

Academic Training:
B.S., Health, Texas A&M University

Brazos County Rape Crisis Center

CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration)

Outstanding Team or Working Group Award, SCS HelpLine Volunteers, 2004-2005
Crew Vavra, Fish Camp Namesake, 2002
Volunteer of the Year, Brazos County Rape Crisis Center, 2002
Randy Matson '67 Professional Staff Award, Division of Student Affairs, Texas A&M University, 2001
New Professional Award, Division of Student Affairs, Texas A&M University, 1996-97

Areas of Special Interest:
Working with volunteers/paraprofessionals; crisis intervention; use of peer volunteers in counseling centers; sexual abuse/assault; date rape; and community-based vs. school-based volunteer programs

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