Residence Life Student Recognition Programs
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.
Heather Han names April 2019 Student of the Month
Heather Han, a senior majoring in Psychology and a minor in Applied Music, has been chosen as the April 2019 Student of the Month by the Office of Residence Life.
Dr. Jack Croxton, Ms. Han’s research supervisor, nominated her for the award. Ms. Han is currently conducting a study on how people perceive others who carry acts of altruism. Ms. Han herself is quite altruistic herself, Dr. Croxton writes, adding that she is constantly volunteering within the department and asking what she can do to help around the office. Heather is involved in campus clubs including Fredonia Guitar Society, Fredonia Radio Systems and the Psychology Club, in which she holds the position of Vice-President. She is a member of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Music Therapy Associaiton and she also serves as a tutor with the Upward Bound Program. These are just some of Ms. Han’s involvement and accomplishments.
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.
Ronny Nissen named April 2019 RA of the Month
Ronny Nissen has been named “Resident Assistant of the Month” for the month of April. This is Ronny’s third semester as a Resident Assistant in Schulz Hall. Ronny is an Adolescent Earth Science Education major who is involved with several clubs including Geology Club and S.T.E.P.S. Ronny is also serving on the professional RD search committee.
Ronny was nominated by his supervisor, Pilar Nelson who wrote: “Ronny definitely embodies the ideal Fredonia student. He is ‘skilled, creative, connected, and responsible’. Ronny is well known within Schulz Hall and on campus. Schulz residents love Ronny. In fact, his suite mates decorated their suite with pictures of him -- in honor of their admiration and respect towards Ronny (it was amazing!).” Pilar also commented on the relationships that Ronny has built with the other RAs and cleaning staff in Schulz, all of whom have a great respect and appreciation for Ronny.
In addition to creating relationships with his residents and the people he works with, Ronny has excelled in programming with programs like “Drag Me Down: A Lesson in Drag Culture” and “Small Business Saturday”, and with bulletin boards, even creating some 3-D boards. Ronny understands the importance of building relationships and community within the residents halls and the numerous ways of doing so. To sum it all up, Pilar writes, “I truly believe that he is more than deserving of this recognition. Ronny is very genuine, has a huge heart, and takes so much pride and honor in being a Resident Assistant.“ Nominated by: Pilar Nelson
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.