For Immediate Release: February 6, 2012
Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV – Five Glenville State College Resident Assistants (RAs) have been honored by staff members of the GSC Office of Housing and Residence Life. They received their awards at the recent GSC Resident Assistant Awards Banquet. The award winners were chosen anonymously by their co-workers based on their work in the Fall 2011 semester.
Amelia Park, a GSC junior Elementary Education and General Math major, was named the ‘Resident Assistant of the Semester.’ She was selected because of her willingness to help other RAs at any time, her outgoing personality, and strong work ethic. Park is a native of Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Jefferson County).
“I feel extremely privileged to have been given the opportunity to be a Resident Assistant. This award made me realize my hard work and happy-go-lucky attitude is noticed which makes me feel like I actually do make a difference,” said Park.
Nicole Himes, a GSC senior Sport Management major, received the Moose Award. This award is given to an RA that is always willing to help other staff members with job specific duties. She was selected because of her punctuality, leadership, and readiness to help other RAs, and office staff as well as drive the shuttle. Himes is a native of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia (Jefferson County).
“This award means so much to me. I try my hardest to help my fellow RAs and students. I am honored to be recognized,” said Himes.
The Most Outstanding Programmer Award was given to Sean Harris, a GSC senior History and Behavioral Science major. This award is given to the RA who holds the most creative, relative and successful programs during the semester. The program categories can include community service, social interaction, intellectual development, physical wellness, college and career development, or diversity awareness. He was selected because of the attendance and quality of his programs, time management, and his involvement in the annual Haunted Pickens Hall. Harris is a native of Weston, West Virginia (Lewis County).
“I’m very happy to win this award. I love programming because it gives me a chance to get residents out of their rooms and have fun with other students and staff,” said Harris.
GSC senior Sport Management major Darold Hughes and GSC sophomore Business Management major Kellie Miles were both selected for the Best Listener award. This award is given to RAs who are always willing to listen to fellow staff members or students. They were selected because of their listening abilities and good advice. Hughes is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Miles is a native of Lexington Park, Maryland.
“I appreciate receiving this award. It means a lot to me that my peers voted me as best listener. People appreciate someone they can go to and know that person cares about what they have to say. You never know whose life you may affect in a good way,” said Hughes.
“Being an RA means making a difference in the lives of others campuswide. Receiving this award makes me feel as though I truly have made a difference in someone’s life,” said Miles.
For more information on the GSC Office of Housing and Residence Life or the awards, contact GSC Office of Student Affairs Assistant Debi Jenkins at Debi.Jenkins@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6400.