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September Residents of the Month recognized

Pitt-Greensburg's Office of Residence Life has announced the September 2019 Residents of the Month.

The Community Assistants (CAs) from each residential area select the Residents of the Month. When selecting the Residents of the Month, CAs are asked to consider the department's three main learning goals: community, engagement, and respect.

The program showcases residents who have been a positive influence the community, have become engaged on campus, and show respect to their fellow residents and the residence halls. The CAs are asked to select residents who have demonstrated a commitment to these goals.

Congratulations to the September Residents of the Month:

Faryaal Alam – Marshall House
Faryaal went to her CA with the idea that she wanted to help the freshmen in the building learn how to log Village events. She had already been helping some new students and wanted to help others in the building. Faryaal has taken it upon herself to keep the freshmen up-to-date in September as to which events qualify for Village credit. Outside of the house, she always says hello and carries herself very well. 

Lucas Ali – University Court
Lucas is very active in the University Court. He goes out of his way to engage with others, is always helpful, and is always around despite a busy schedule. This past month, he expressed interest in co-planning a program with his CA, and he was particularly valuable during our JDRF Deep-Fried Oreos fundraiser.

Samuel Best – University Court
Sam was one of the MVPs for the JDRF Deep-Fried Oreos fundraiser that raised $500 in September. He has been really engaged in the University Court community and was particularly active throughout the RSC Hall Olympics. He is involved on campus and is present in the community.

Grace Delallo – Franklin House
As a first-year student, Grace has gotten very involved. In September, Grace stood out by proposing program ideas for her house and also meeting with Rick Fogle, Dean of Students, to discuss ways to make the campus more environmentally friendly. She also organized a climate strike on the Chambers Hall lawn and was a recently-featured Chorale member on the group’s Instagram account.

Matthew Grayo – Westmoreland Hall
Matt was chosen as one of Westmo’s Residents of the Month because of his willingness to help around the hall. Also, Matt’s involvement on campus helps bring the hall together, whether it is through his involvement with the Resident Student Council or the Student Activities Board.

Gabe Hitchcock – College Hall
Throughout the month of September, the Residence Life staff has noticed that Gabe had attended multiple programs, and had been a welcoming presence in the public areas of College Hall. The staff also admired the amount of effort he put into assisting with the JDRF fundraiser; at one point, he even drove to the store last-minute when we ran out of supplies. We appreciate his presence in the hall, and his effort in assisting with a very important fundraiser!

Austin Hodge – Apollo House
Austin has been active on campus, going to numerous events like Friday Night Gaming and the Renaissance Festival. He has also been helpful with his CA’s house programs, as he brought his own personal drinks to the bonfire for everyone to enjoy. He also always says hello in passing and has been a great addition to the Village.

Abigayle Koontz – Athena House
According to her CA, Abigayle is extremely energetic and always there to brighten people's days. She has a very bubbly personality and her smile is contagious! She has attended all of her CA’s programs, even staying later or coming early to help set up/clean up. On top of this, Abigayle is also very involved on campus, being a part of the Circle K and Health & Rehab Science clubs. 

Matthew Matis – Mead House
Matt has been involved in the planning of events for the upcoming “Loud & Proud” Week.  He has also attended the Door Stop and S’Mores programs in his house and was present at the RSC Hall Olympics Trivia event.

Ethan Peters – Selene House
Ethan was excited to co-plan a program with his CA and provide considerable assistance with it. He is very involved in the campus community as president of Nerdfighters and a member of the Cross Country team. His CA said, “I’ve seen Ethan many times during programs getting to know the new students and the returners that he does not know.”

Hank Polley – Robertshaw Hall
Hank was selected by the staff for his willingness to meet new people and build a sense of community with his peers. Hank has also helped his CA co-plan programs and was a big help in Hall Olympics. 

Robert Rider – Westmoreland Hall
Rob was chosen as one of Westmo’s Residents of the Month due to his extremely friendly presence in the hall. He always is a smiling face in the area who helps residents feel as though they belong in the building. Also, Rob’s commitment to Resident Student Council helped the Community Assistants and the building throughout Hall Olympics.

Sneha Roy – Robertshaw Hall
Sneha was selected by her staff for her help with the RSC Hall Olympics and her overwhelming sense of comradery. She helps fellow residents when they need assistance and she is a positive presence in Robertshaw.  

Abigail Scatena – College Hall
In September, Abigail was a welcoming presence in College Hall. The staff admired the amount of effort she put into assisting with their JDRF fundraiser. She was present during the entirety of the fundraiser, and if it wasn’t for her chocolate knowledge, they would have fallen behind. She displayed awesome leadership skills that day.

 

Publication Date

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:30