Every year, the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining holds a Student Leadership Banquet. This year, we had a Zoom banquet and held the Of The Year (OTY) awards. These awards include Resident Assistant of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Office
Worker of the Year, Residence Hall Council Member of the Year, the Heart and Soul Award, Living Learning Partner of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The individual communities nominate student leaders for each award, and community winners then go onto the overall IUP ballot for the OTY winners, and everyone votes for the overall IUP winners for each award.
Cassidie Shultz, Head RA of Ruddock Hall and Suites on Maple East
The Resident Assistant of the Year goes to someone who has demonstrated proficient qualities of the description throughout the entire 2019–20 academic year. RAs are peer educators who live in the halls and work with the residential students of their respective
Abbi Ward, RA in Northern Suites, and Alexis Diehl, RA in Wallwork Hall
Rookie of the Year is someone who completed their first year of service to the department, has shown growth and dedication to their position, and is a strong role model in their community.
Baroni, Office Manager in Wallwork Hall
Office workers are student employees that work tirelessly to assist our residents with their day-to-day needs in our hall offices.
Alexi Cabrera, Whitmyre Hall
The Residence Hall Council provides programs for their communities, working closely with the Residence Hall Association and their RA staff.
McGhee, RA in Northern Suites
The Heart and Soul Award goes to a student leader who is passionate about their position and has performed exceptionally throughout the 2019–20 academic year.
Elaine Little, Nursing Professor, LLP of Suites on Maple
Living-Learning Communities provide engaging environments for student development. The Living-Learning Partners are faculty members that provides a resource for the residence hall.
Keith Stinnette, HRA of Stephenson Hall, and
Emine Boz, HRA of Northern Suites
The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to someone who is a role model to their peers, is passionate about their positions, and is graduating in 2020.