SOOIE Announces December/January 'Of the Month' Winners

Juanybeth Morales from Gamma Eta Sorority is RSO Member of the Month for December/January.
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Juanybeth Morales from Gamma Eta Sorority is RSO Member of the Month for December/January.

Student Organization Outreach and Involvement Experience (SOOIE) announces Registered Student Organization Member, Advisor, and Event of the Month for December/January. The winners are as follows:

The Member of the Month for December/January is Juanybeth Morales from Gamma Eta Sorority. Morales has played many roles within the chapter including Vice President and Treasurer. She is a crucial contributor to the success of her peers, who say she is well connected on campus and creates excellent collaboration. Her leadership talents and ability to innovate help Gamma Eta succeed.

Morales is also very involved with the Panamanian Student Organization, creating cultural awareness across campus. SOOIE commends Juanybeth Morales for these outstanding accomplishments and appreciates her involvement in campus life.   

The Advisor of the Month for December/January is Chaim Goodman-Strauss. Goodman-Strauss advises Pi Mu Epsilon, an organization that helps students excel in mathematics.

He currently serves as Pi Mu Epsilon's primary advisor and as a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

He has been recognized by students across campus for his dedication to the organization and the department as a whole. His students also say that he is always able to put a fun twist on things while continuing to innovate and make everything educational. Goodman-Strauss's contributions to the University of Arkansas are invaluable and SOOIE applauds him for his dedication to the advancement of Pi Mu Epsilon.

The Event of the Month winner for December/January is "Managing Time in 2018." This event was hosted by National Pan-Hellenic Council and United Greek Council on January 29th in the Arkansas Union.

This event provided students with an opportunity to interact with one another and learn different time management skills, which have strong correlation with student success on campus. SOOIE commends the hard work the National Pan-Hellenic Council and United Greek Council put into this event and the impact it had on students across campus.

Winning these awards qualifies the individual and the RSO the opportunity to attend the End of the Year Involvement Banquet. This banquet will highlight the amazing things RSOs accomplished throughout the school year. Attendance is limited, and winning any of SOOIE's "Of the Month" Awards guarantees entrance. Nominees who were not selected for Member and Advisor "Of the Month" will roll over to the following months for consideration.

In addition, Member of the Month will receive a $10 Chartwells gift card; Advisor of the Month will receive a framed certificate of recognition; and SOOIE will also reward RSO's who win Event of the Month by providing snacks at their next executive meeting.

SOOIE is an RSO focusing on outreach and involvement. Members of the campus community can nominate a deserving memberadvisor, or RSO event for one of SOOIE's February "Of the Month" awards. Applications are due Feb. 28. For questions about "Of the Month Awards," please contact Ally Davis, SOOIE Vice President of Internal Affairs, at or call 479-575-5255.

This program is sponsored by SOOIE through the Office of Student Activities and is supported by the Student Activities fee. Follow SOOIE on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, and HogSync for "Of the Month Award" updates and much more on how you can get involved on campus!



Office of Student Activities

Scott Flanagin, executive director of communications
Division of Student Affairs


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