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Residence Life Student Recognition Programs


Student of the Month

Established in 2003, the Student of the Month (SOM) Committee has been designed to recognize individual students for their achievements, both scholastic and co-curricular. The perennial plaques hung in the Office of Residence Life list the names of all SOM award winners from February 2003 to present. Student award recipients are honored with a certificate and invited to a luncheon in Cranston Marché. If you wish to nominate someone for Student of the Month, please fill out the nomination form.

Nolan Ahearn named November 2019 Student of the Month 

Student of the Month

Nolan Ahearn of Henrietta, NY, has been named Student of the Month for November by Residence Life. Nolan was nominated for this award by Kate Huff, Assistant Director of Admissions and Patrick Toscano, Residence Director of UC/Greg, because he is “my go-to staff member for tough issues within our community, and never bats an eye when asked to go above and beyond.” 

Nolan, a Social Work major with Minors in Leadership Studies and Sociology works as a Resident Assistant and as a Tour guide in the Admissions Office. Kate states that Nolan interacts with prospective students on weekly basis and also serves as a mentor to his peers in the tour guide program. Nolan carries a 3.67 GPA while he juggles both jobs, and internship and field placement in his Social Work major. He is thoughtful, hardworking and displays the highest degree of professionalism. He plays an integral role in the success and continued growth of the tour guide program – an essential component of the strategic recruitment plan. 

When asked his favorite things about Fredonia, Nolan stated “My favorite thing about Fredonia is the family. Through my three and a half years at Fredonia, I have met so many people who are beyond friends and coworkers, but actual family. I feel comfortable here because everyone makes it so easy to love being at this university.” Nolan’s goals after graduation in May is to go straight into a masters program, where he hope to achieve his MSW. He aspires to work in the school system somehow, whether that is as an elementary school social worker, or working in a counseling role on a college campus. 

RA of the Month

Resident Assistants are in the unique position to connect with our students on both a personal and professional level. RA of the Month recognizes these students who have gone above and beyond for their residents and fellow staff members while keeping the university's Baccalaureate Goals in mind. If you wish to nominate an RA, please fill out the nomination form.

Leanna Hess named September 2019 RA of the Month

RA of the Month

Leanna Hess, senior finance major, was selected as the August/September Resident Assistant of the Month. Leanna has been an RA in Kasling Hall for four semesters, and was nominated by her Residence Director, Alyssa Stephens. With her positivity, creativity, and presence in the hall community, Leanna serves as a role model for both her fellow staff members and the residents she oversees. Leanna is consistent, responsible, and works diligently to connect with others and build community. Congratulations, Leanna!

Program of the Month

At present, Program of the Month nominations can be submitted in 3 distinct categories: CAPE program, social justice program, and community builder program based around the Resident Assistant Programming Model. Programs will be evaluated by the committee and winners will be chosen every month. RA's will be notified of appropriate dates for submissions as well as the criteria evaluated on.

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