Housing & Residence Life recognizes outstanding residents on campus.
Do you know of an Outstanding Resident that you would like to nominate? We are looking to recognize student leaders who put forth special effort within their community and strive to be more than just a resident on campus all year! Tell us what made this individual extraordinary and how he/she has contributed to the IUPUI Residential Community. Just complete and submit the online Nomination Form. Nominations Forms can also be obtained from one of the Housing and Residence Life Offices. All nominations must be submitted by the 20th of each month to be considered for the upcoming month. If you have any questions, please contact Rob Essaf, at email@example.com.
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Campus Residence: Hardrick House
Hometown: Clinton, MA
Hobbies and Activities: Playing basketball, reading mystery novels, and of course tweeting! Being involved in ARC (Apartment Riverwalk Council), NSBE (National Society for Black Engineers, NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists, and SAPB (Students Activities Programming Board)
Esther has been a phenomenal resident of Hardrick House. She always supports HRL, brings friends to events, and is ALWAYS positive. Whenever there is an event you can count on Ester to be there, help spread the word, and participate. She deserves to be recognized not only for her hard work a dedication to the HRL initiatives, but for also being a genuinely nice person.
Campus Residence: Park Place
Hometown: East Chicago, IN
Hobbies and Activities: Sing, Dance, and Have Fun!
Janeisha has been a big promoter of social justice programming and general programming put on by HRL staff member. She is present at many events, engages fully, and has held an impromptu game night in Ball Hall.
Campus Residence: Walker House
Hometown: Evansville, IN
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Hobbies and Activities: Movies, Music, Frisbee, and Friends; Intramural soccer and volleyball, Apartments on the Riverwalk Council, Residence Hall Association, University College Student Council, Phi Kappa Psi
Eric is an all around outstanding resident! He often leaves his door open and encourages other residents to socialize and even cooks for other residents in the building. He is helping to start the RHA council to build a connection between Park Place, Ball, and the Apartments. He even helps come up with social activities for Walker House to participate in. Eric is extremely committed to building community both in and outside of Walker House!
Campus Residence: Montgomery House
Hometown: Champaign, IL
Year: Graduate Student
Major: Library and Information Science
Hobbies and Activities: Reading books and the newspaper, listening to and playing music (more specifically the bass clarinet, clarinet, and tenor saxophone), Association of Library and Information Science Students, Hall Council Representative for the Apartments on the Riverwalk Council, IUPUI Pep Band (tenor saxophone)
Ian actively participates in events on campus, volunteers to help out, and pushes beyond his comfort level to make IUPUI a better place. He has attended at least five different housing and resident life programs in the past month. When he comes, he always asks if he can help with something. At the last event, while I [nominator] was busy cleaning another area, and Ian and his roommate Greg already had most of the tables put away.
Campus Residence: Lohse House
Hometown: Noblesville, IN
Major: Double majoring in Forensic Science and Chemistry
Hobbies and Activities: Organizing events and volunteering twice a week at Ronald McDonald House, trip planner for Y'ALL (Youth Advocating Leadership and Learning), Secretary for the Women in Science House Council, a member of the Community Service Scholars and right now we are planning Cesar Chavez Day of Service!
Colleen is also is in the Overnight Experience program that houses high school students for a night and shows them around campus. This program allows the students to get a taste of what college life is like. She is always doing something of importance while keeping a good relationship with her friends. I strongly admire her work ethic, determination and devotion. She is such a kind hearted individual.
Campus Residence: Ball Hall
Hometown: Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico and East Chicago, IN
Hobbies: Soccer, tennis, hanging out with friends and fraternity brothers, participating in philanthropy events
Activities: Ball Hall Council Rep, Latino Student Association, Norman Brown Diversity & Leadership, Sam H. Jones Freshman Service Scholarship Programs Scholar, George Washington Community School Mentor, Phi Kappa Psi
Chris is a scholar and first generation college student. Chris has made an impact in campus housing as well as the campus community, he tutors at Washington High School, and is pledging a fraternity. Recently Chris worked with Cabello & Associates on the Indiana Department of Health's H1N1 commercial. Chris recruited other IUPUI students to appear in the commercial. In my position, I do not always have the opportunity to meet 1-on-1 with residents. I have received four different phone calls/emails from colleagues on campus indicating, "you should get to Chris." I was able to have lunch with Chris recently. He has made a difference...and I am confident that he will continue to make a difference in the future.
Campus Residence: International House
Hometown: Ossian, IN
Member of: IUPUI's International and Biology Club
Hobbies Watercolor Painting, Traveling and Scuba Diva
Going into her third year living on campus at IUPUI, Melanie has taken the initiative to organize grocery shopping trips for I-House residents that do not have cars. This has really helped the community out and I-House is lucky to have her.
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Hobbies Yo-yo, listening to the Gorillaz, sleeping, volunteering
Torri is the First Floor Men's Representative on the Ball Hall Council and an alternate Senator in Undergraduate Student Government (representing Housing). He will remain in Ball Hall next year as a LYFE Leader. Outside of school he enjoys volunteering at the Indiana State Museum and the 500 Festival. You can always find him around campus with an ever present yo-yo. His favorite desserts, in order, are deep dish apple pie followed closely by brownies.
Hometown: Rensselaer, IN
Hobbies Music, movies, Hot Box breadsticks
Jessica has been involved in the inner workings of Ball Hall since the beginning of the year. She is a Hall Council Representative for the A side and has been helping her RA with programming throughout the semester. She was especially instrumental in organizing the Late Night Breakfast in March. After graduating from IUPUI, Jessica hopes to go to law school and work in government.
Hometown: Muncie, IN
Hobbies Talking, writing, poetry, studying science, volleyball, cheerleading, friends
Natasha has been very busy this year. She is currently President of Ball Hall Council and is a volunteer at Riley Children's Hospital. After finishing her undergraduate degree in nursing, Natasha hopes to receive her masters and get accepted to IU medical specializing in a pediatric department of choice. She works in the Genetics Research Lab on campus where she assists in the study of Down Syndrome. Some things that make her unique is her friendliness, love of working with children, unique laughs, and love of Mexican Food.
Hometown: Mount Ayr, IN
Major: Philosophy/Creative Writing
Hobbies Music, reading, writing, filming/YouTubing
Andrew has had a very busy year since being elected as the Hall Council President for the Campus Apartments. Andrew also served as a Hall Council representative last year. He has been an instrumental part of programming and community service. He is driven and motivated to succeed in anything that he becomes involved. Andrew's leadership will be difficult to replace, but we are confident that he will be an asset wherever he goes.
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
Major: Computer Engineering
Hobbies Rugby, guitar, video games, hanging with friends
Andrew has been an asset to the residents of Stout. He was instrumental in helping his RA, Aaron Williams, plan, publicize and put on the Purdue House Blacklight Party. Though the party was in February, much of Andrew's work actually occurred in January in the putting up of flyers, making important telephone calls, and getting his housemates excited about the party. Andrew is a leader inside of Purdue House and is regarded as an outstanding student by the Engineering and Technology program.
Hometown: Downer's Grove, IL
Hobbies Skimboarding, 4-wheeling, surfing, dirt-biking, shopping, friends
Lauren has been actively involved with Residence Life since she arrived on campus. She has helped Loan, her RA, with programs and activities the entire year. She has been shopping with LaShanda, her GHD, for supplies for movie nights and other entertainment. She also employed her mother to assist with baking cookies for the Housekeeping Staff to thank them for all the hard work they do. In addition, she sent them the Boo Grams that she so enthusiastically sold.
Recommend an Outstanding Resident!
Do you know an IUPUI housing resident you think is outstanding? We want to know. We are looking for student leaders who put forth special effort and are more than just a resident on campus; we want to recognize Outstanding Residents! Tell us what made this individual extraordinary during the nomination period and how he/she has contributed to IUPUI housing community.
About 9 residents each year are selected to represent IUPUI Housing and Residence Life as an Outstanding Resident. These residents are nominated by their peers and staff and selected by the Recognition and Programming Committee once per month. They somehow embody the spirit of community, leadership, or commitment to IUPUI. To help you out on how to spot an Outstanding Resident, some traits to observe are: going above and beyond to make others feel at home, being an active member of and asset to the community, being highly involved on campus and a good representative of an IUPUI housing resident, etc. This will help us tell Housing and Residence Life's story through the stories of the residents who make this campus one of America's top urban universities.
When you have someone in mind, just fill out and submit the recommendation form below. The Outstanding Resident award winner's profile, including photo, will be featured on the Housing & Residence Life webpage and other key locations. Forms must be submitted by the 20th of each month. You can turn in this form to the main office in Ball Hall or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.