UT Dallas RHA Takes Home 7 Awards at Conference
Nov. 17, 2008
The UT Dallas Residential Housing Association (RHA) took home seven awards – including best hall and top volunteer – from a recent competition with other university groups.
It was RHA’s second year to attend the event, the Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SWACURH) 2008 Conference, held this year at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.
The UT Dallas group is made up of students in University Village Phases 5-7 and students in the Sophomore On-Campus Experience (SOX) program.
Laura Shagman, a sophomore electrical engineering major, received the Volunteer of the Year in recognition of her community service work. She is a peer adviser in University Village and a member of the pilot class for the University’s UTeach program.
University Village Building 63, received the Hall of the Year award in recognition of their involvement in campus activities and organization of different programs, including mock practice tests for difficult classes.
The UT Dallas RHA also took home the Roll Call and Best Display Awards. The Roll Call Award is given to the University that performs the best Roll Call skit. The Best Display Award is given to the University that creates the best 3 foot by 3 foot display that shows off that University’s housing association and encompasses the conference theme.
In addition to the four awards, the RHA also submitted seven programs, three of which were ranked in the top 10 of the conference.
Members of the UT Dallas Residential Housing Association do the Comet "whoosh" at the Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls conference recently at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.
UT Dallas Award Winners
Following are some of the winning entries: