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February 28, 2014
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU's ARHS scores CAACURH Conference regional awards

Slippery Rock University's Association of Residence Hall Students scored a Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls Building Block of the Year Award, and Hannah Malloy, a psychology major from Pittsburgh and conference planner and a team of SRU students scored a Silver Pin for their work in presenting the conference at SRU.

This conference served as CAACURH's annual business meeting and included a recognition ceremony.

The Building Block Award was created to recognize those RHAs that have made significant steps in the development of their associations. The award is designed to honor the RHA, which displays "tremendous effort and improvement in their residence hall environment from the previous academic year." Regional award winners can now submit entries for a national recognition.

Malloy's award is a regional honor given at the regional director's discretion. The pin is awarded to individuals who have provided leadership and direction to the regional affiliate of National Association of College and University Residence Halls. The maximum number of pins that may be given in a year is equal to the number of regional affiliates in NACURH, which currently stands at eight," according to guidelines..

The conference staff, led by Malloy, included Melissa Lourie, a graduate student in student affairs in higher education from Hawley; Danielle Johns from Worthington and Kelly Sladden from Felmington, N.J., both early childhood education majors; Dane St. George, a biology major from Wayland, N.Y.; Maria Montaro, a social work major from Dunmore; Sarah Hammond, a communication major from Hanover; and Stephanie Topper, a psychology major from Gettysburg. Also serving were Cathie Sadler, assistant director of residence life, and Nichole Fest, assistant to the director of residence life and adviser for the project.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.