November 15, 2009
09-197

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Ordu Named Advisor of the Month

VALDOSTA -- The South Atlantic Affiliation of College and University Residence Halls (SAACURH) recently honored Chinasa Ordu for her contributions as an advisor for the Valdosta State University chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH).

VSU's Chad Freeman, September 2009 SAACURH Regional Executive Board Member of the Month, nominated Ordu for the SAACURH Advisor of the Month award. The organization honored her for actions in September, including assisting the executive board plan as they planned several events, increasing active membership, creating a fun and informative environment for members, and supporting members as they fulfill the organization’s mission of recognition.

“Her desire to learn about the national, regional and campus organizations that go with the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and help the skull and bones chapter here at VSU grow and be molded into one of the top honors offered at VSU," Freeman said.

Ordu participated actively in residence life serving as a resident assistant and C.L.A.S.S. Advocate at the University Georgia. Her graduate studies in educational leadership at VSU further simulated her passion to get involved in the field of student affairs.

Past experiences that led up to her leadership position include her involvement in her sorority Delta Sigma Theta, her position as a complex director over Langdale and Reade Halls for Housing and Residence Life, and her work supervising the night operations staff for housing as well.

"She is an invaluable resource to the NRHH chapter at VSU,” Freeman said. “She not only supports the executive board, active and honorary members with their decisions and ideas, but also serves as an effective advisor by helping us to navigate the politics of the university and financial responsibilities as well as other aspects of running an organization that we as students do not fully understand."

The efforts of Ordu and the executive board of NRHH helped the organization to achieve many goals and revitalize itself after suffering from a lack of involvement on many levels,

E-mail Senior Adviser Teddi Walker at tabeal@valdosta.edu for more information regarding VSU’s NRHH.