Governing body receives top honor

The effectiveness of its student housing governing body has earned Purdue University Calumet School of the Year recognition by the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (GLACURH).

Purdue Calumet’s Residence Hall Association was recognized for promoting and improving student residential experiences, its organizational structure, benefits it provides students who live on campus in the University Village complex and its involvement helping students address residential-related problems and challenges. Additionally, the Purdue Calumet RHA was acknowledged for its regional and national level participation in GLACURH and communication effectiveness with RHAs at other colleges and universities.

This award celebrates Purdue Calumet

“This award celebrates Purdue Calumet and all of the hard work and effort that our student leaders pour into The University Village community,” Purdue Calumet Department of Housing and Residential Education Assistant Director and Residence Hall Association Advisor Abbas S. Hill said. “Our University Village governing body has grown progressively, and this award symbolizes that growth and all of the accomplishments of our residential student leaders. I am so proud of our students!”

Members of Purdue Calumet’s Residence Hall Association—also known as the University Village Housing Council—accepted the award at the annual GLACURH Conference in Winsor, Canada earlier this month.

Executive board members

Serving on the 2011-12 RHA Executive Board were: Na-Jee Harris, president of Chicago; Eric Giboyeaux, vice president, Gurnee, Ill.; Yasemine Garmon, national communications coordinator, Chicago; Asad Khan, director of finance, Chicago; Jelon Swope, director of administration, Crown Point; Ryan Harris, director of programming & diversity, Calumet City, Ill.; and Rebecca DeYoung, director of marketing, Dyer.

Now serving on the 2012-13 executive board are: DeYoung, president; Lindsey Tobin, vice president, Merrillville; Khan, national communications coordinator; Swope; director of administration; and Caitlin Putman, director of programming & diversity; Anderson, Ind.

GLACURH is managed by students across the Great Lakes Region, which consists of Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ontario.

Purdue Calumet’s University Village residential community offers apartment-style, campus accommodations for some 750 students. The students live in suites that include private bedrooms, semi-private bathrooms, kitchen and living room. Occupancy is available for the spring 2013 semester beginning in January.