The Reception of Excellence is an annual award ceremony hosted by Residence Life in order to recognize and reward students who have been involved in leadership roles in Residential Education, celebrate the accomplishments of the Residential Education aspect of Residence Life that focuses on student learning, development, and growth, and more!
This year’s Reception of Excellence will take place in the Hamilton Room on Wednesday, April 29 starting at 6:30pm.
Nominate someone for one of the following awards by Thursday April 2 at 5pm.
Residence Hall Association Awards
Nominations should be sent to RHA President Caryn Names
Program of the Year
Name the residence hall in which the program was located, the date and title of the program, who presented the program, the approximate number of people who attended, and lastly the nominator’s name. Also please describe the program by being as specific as possible. Include the preparation for the program as well as what residents took away from the program.
Resident of the Year
Provide the resident’s name, the hall in which the resident lives, and the nominator’s name. Also please describe the contributions that this resident has made to their floor, the residence hall, to the LIT, or programs in their building. Please include specific examples that show that the resident demonstrates outstanding qualities that make them a candidate for the Resident of the Year Award.
Outstanding LIT of the Year
Name the residence hall which the LIT represents and also the nominator’s name. Additionally, please describe the underlying theme or driving force of the LIT and the activities LIT provided for the residents in it’s residence hall. Mention how the LIT has gone above and beyond the average LIT as well as what makes the LIT unique or special. Please share specific examples to support your nomination for Outstanding LIT of the Year.
Advisor of the Year
(Only LIT Members Can Nominate)
Provide the advisor’s name and residence hall LIT they advise. Please explain the contributions the advisor made to improve the overall atmosphere within the hall (such as attending programs in the hall, interacting with residents, and being an important part of community). Finally, comment how the advisor has gone above and beyond their duties as an advisor and what makes them stand out from other advisors. Be sure to include specific examples to support your recommendation for Advisor of the Year.
Residence Life Awards
Nominations should be sent to Christina Aichele
Custodian of the Year
This award will be presented to the custodian who has gone above and beyond in their job. Please comment on ways in which the custodian connects with residents, supports the mission of the Office of Residence Life and may stand out from any other custodian on campus.
Desk Worker of the Year
This award will be presented to a Desk Worker that has shown outstanding dedication and commitment to their job and complex. Nominations should include how long the nominee has been a desk worker and information as to what separates the nominee from all other desk workers.
Jitters Volunteer of the Year
This award will be presented to the Jitters volunteer who has gone above and beyond this year in Jitters. Please comment on ways in which the student connects with other students, supports the mission of the Office of Residence Life and may stand out from any other volunteer in Jitters.
Parent/Guardian of the Year
This award will be presented to a parent(s) or guardian who has shown unconditional support in their student’s education and success in college. Nominations should include information as to what separates the nominee from all other parents or guardians who support their son or daughter.
Residence Hall Mentor of the Year
A mentor is a trusted and knowledgeable advisor, guide, and resource. This award will be presented to a residence hall student or staff member who has gone above and beyond the definition of mentor. Please include in your nomination how the individual supported and challenged you throughout the past year. Comment on how the mentor been able to inspire trust, credibility, and confidence.
Diversity Initiative of the Year
This award may be a program, person, residence hall, or community that has made a special effort to promote diversity and/or encourage greater understanding of differences in diversity during the year. Please state clearly why this program, person, or community went above and beyond in initiating diversity on campus.