December 13, 2012
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Malynda Dorsey
Communications Specialist

VSU Honors National Residence Hall Honorary Inductees and OTM Winners

VALDOSTA – Four new members were inducted into Valdosta State University’s chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) during a ceremony held Nov. 29. The NRHH is an exclusive organization recognized by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH).

New members include Andre Davis, Natalie Smith, Avius Nicole Poole and Garrison Muelhausen. Ricardo Horne and Donald Coleman were also inducted as honorary members. Members were selected for demonstrating outstanding leadership and service in the residence halls.

Each year, VSU’s NRHH chapter is allowed to maintain an active membership that is equal in size to one percent of the size of the residential population. Members of the Housing and Residence Life student, graduate and professional staff are asked to nominate those they believe will be a good representation of the top one percent of the leaders in the residence halls. Then, nominees are asked to complete an application process. The selection committee then reviews those applications and makes the final recommendations for active membership inductees.

“We are also proud to say that we had two OTM (Of The Month) winners from VSU recognized on a regional and national level during the month of October,” said Bonnie Brackett, complex director.

In October, the South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls recognized Elsie Crane, payroll assistant for Housing Residence Life, as regional OTM Faculty/Staff Award winner and recognized the Center for International Programs as its OTM Spotlight of the Month Award winner. The Center for International Programs went on to be recognized at a national level for the same award by the NACURH.

“We have been submitting OTMs for a while and to have regional and national winners recognized in the same month is really rewarding,” said Brackett.

For more information about the NRHH, visit http://www.nrhh.nacurh.org . For more information about the OTM award process, visit http://otms.nrhh.org .