Joan Schmidt, '75 graduated from CMU with both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in Recreation and Park Administration. She is currently CMU's Associate Director of Residence Life.
Joan received the Alumni Recognition award because of her commitment and involvement with the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International. She has served on task forces, chaired and hosted conferences, held various positions within the organization (including President-elect), and received ACUHO-I awards.
Joan was also nominated because of her influence on students considering residence life careers, her strong support of residence life staff, and her special recognition programs to acknowledge their contributions.