Cunha wins statewide graduate assistant of the year award


Bruno Cunha, graduate assistant and residence life coordinator at Cumberland University, was awarded the Graduate Assistant/Para-Professional of the Year award at the Tennessee Association of College and University Housing Officers (TACUHO) conference at the University of Tennessee-Martin on October 22-23.

“This award is given to one graduate assistant a year in the state of Tennessee. It symbolizes the hard work and effort the graduate assistant puts in to support and develop their Residence Life program. Bruno was nominated for the award based on his dedication to Cumberland University’s Residence Life Office and the multiple roles he fills on campus to support the community,” said CU’s Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs Catie Straub.

Cunha is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is a second-year graduate student in Cumberland’s Master of Business Administration program. He graduated from Cumberland University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. As an undergraduate, Cunha served as the president of the International Student Organization, a member of the men’s soccer team, a resident assistant and a member of Gamma Beta Phi honor society.

This is the second year that Cumberland University has taken home this award. Cumberland was also represented at the TACUHO Conference with Catie Straube making two presentations: “The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace” and “resTARHt: An Effort to Rebrand the Tennessee Association of Residence Halls.”

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