Housing and Residence Life Recognized As Ke Kaukahi Award Winner

Housing and Residence Life team

The Special Events and Recognition Committee, on behalf of the Staff Council, presented the Fall 2020 Ke Kaukahi Recognition of Excellence award to the Housing and Residence Life department.

The safety of the campus residents and their community has always been a priority. Still, for the 2020-2021 academic year, the Housing and Residence Life team has had to adapt and be flexible in its standard community practices and communications. From check-in to programming and community standards, the staff kept health and safety at the forefront while responding quickly and often corresponding with other department staff who may need to be involved.    

Award nominees included the following departments, and excerpts from their nominations are listed:

Academic Advising "serves as a crucial nexus between students and the university," and year-round, student appointments fill the advisors' schedules. Advisors do not hesitate to go above and beyond to support students through academic struggles, social and emotional challenges or serve as counselors, life coaches, academic planners, mentors, cheerleaders, disciplinarians, confidants, educators, and lifesavers.

The Registrar's Office has streamlined and updated processes over the past year to simplify registration, order transcripts, and petition to graduate. Each team member is professional in what they do and eases the burdens of the departments that rely on them for support.

 

Pictured is the Housing and Residence Life team, from left to right, Lauren Nosworthy, Area Coordinator Hawaii Loa Campus; Brian Reece, Assistant Director; and Tyler McLoughlin, Area Coordinator, Aloha Tower Marketplace