Commitment to Excellence Award

Congratulations, Beau Seagraves!

Student Care and Outreach

Beau's nominator shared the following:

“…I have the opportunity to work with Beau on a daily basis, learning from him and observing his influence. The time, dedication, and compassion Beau shows for our students, office, and division is inspiring and impacts the lives of those around him. During my time at UGA, I have been astounded by Beau’s leadership. As an undergraduate student, I interacted with Beau on a few occasions, always noting his charismatic and caring personality. However, it was not until working with him over the last two years I have truly begun to understand the impact Beau has on our institution. Beau was instrumental in integrating case management at the University of Georgia and continues to lead our office, growing it to a staff of five. However, despite the demand encompassed by serving as the Director of SCO and overseeing the division’s business office, Beau always has time to meet with a student or parent and determine the best course of individualized support. Within these interactions, he goes above and beyond to ensure the student feels known, respected, and supported at UGA. Beau’s desire to build relationships, however, does not stop with students. His leadership reverberates through those who he works with as he gains the utmost respect of staff, and faculty across the institution. His purposeful relationship building models the true importance of creating collaborative campus partnerships. Beau models this in his transparency among the Student Care and Outreach team as he invites us to be a part of division-wide initiatives. He expresses that transparency with his staff is the best way to build rapport which is felt by our students. 


Over the past year, Beau and I have worked together to further develop and secure funding for the Embark@UGA program, a campus-wide initiative which supports students with experiences in homelessness and/or foster care. In this process, I am continuously reminded of his passion for students and for identifying new and innovative ways to support them. Developing the Embark@UGA program alongside Beau provides me with the opportunity to learn from him, but also to offer my own ideas. With this, he encourages me to be creative, think outside of the box, and reach outside my comfort zone. His supervision style strikes a perfect balance, as he is always supportive but never leaves me without a challenge. This is perhaps the quality I respect most about him. 


Many recognize Beau for his hard work and dedication at the University of Georgia, but Beau’s loyalty and commitment to others cannot go unnoticed. As a staff member, I am lucky to have such a talented, respectable, and hardworking mentor within my network. I trust Beau will continue to impact the students, staff, faculty, and colleagues he works with over the tenure of his career and his leadership continues to show he is completely deserving to be recognized with Commitment to Excellence Award.”


Recipient: Individual

Do you know someone that has been here for 10 or more years and want to recognize that person for their hard work and commitment? Does a name come immediately to mind when you think of someone who is dedicated to the success of UGA Student Affairs? 

This award recognizes a UGA Student Affairs staff member who has contributed at least 10 years of service to UGA Student Affairs. This staff member, regardless of position or title, has demonstrated exceptional leadership and exemplary service to UGA students, staff, and the community.

Nominations will be evaluated according to one or more of the following criteria:

  • Displaying a steadfast commitment to performance beyond regular position responsibilities
  • Modeling an example of excellence for students and staff
  • Providing a level of service that exceeds their position responsibilities and expectations to prioritize the student experience
  • Positively impacting, engaging, and/or supporting the Division and UGA community
  • Nominee serves as a staff member in UGA Student Affairs with a minimum of 10 years of service to the Division at time of nomination

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The Student Affairs Staff Awards, given to deserving staff across the division and the University, recognize outstanding accomplishments and leadership in student affairs at the University of Georgia.