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2023-2024 University Housing & Conference Services Resident Assistant Awards

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, the Department of University Housing & Conference Services celebrated student staff success during the annual department awards ceremony. We are very proud to announce the winners of the various accolades our department awards to outstanding service to the department, the University, and our students.

Dr. Clyde S. and Pauline F. Stine Award

Alexander “Sully” Sullivan 

The Dr. Clyde S. and Pauline F. Stine Endowed Scholarship was seeded in 1988, by Drs. George and Helen Stine as a tribute to the memory of Dr. George Stine’s parents. Dr. Clyde Stine was a member of the Millersville University Administrative Faculty for many years. He provided administrative oversight for the residence hall program as the Dean of Men.

Dr. George Stine, Professor of Sociology, and a founding member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, retired in 2003, after a distinguished 37 years at Millersville University.  Dr. Helen Stine retired in 2003, after many years as a Reading Specialist serving the School District of Lancaster.

It is our honor to be one of very few Student Affairs Departments recognized with an endowed scholarship. Drs. George and Helen Stine chose to recognize a Resident Assistant because Dr. Clyde Stine viewed the residence halls as an important experience in the life of a scholar and realized that Resident Assistants provide a fundamental role in the transition from student to new professional.

The Stine Award is given annually to a continuing Resident Assistant member of the junior class. The successful applicant must have a record of demonstrated outstanding service and positive contributions to the Department of University Housing & Conference Services and the general campus community. Applications are reviewed and the recipient selected by members of the University Housing and Conference Services department administrators. The recipient will receive a monetary scholarship applicable to the expenses of their senior year.

The 2023-24 award recipient is Alexander Sullivan, a meteorology major from Hazlet, New Jersey. Alexander just completed his second year as an RA in South Village. Alexander’s supervisor, Residential Area Director Mr. Kei-shon Graham stated the following on Alexander’s behalf:

As Alexander’s supervisor, I have had the privilege of witnessing his remarkable impact within our community first-hand. Alexander is a very quiet and mild­ mannered leader. If you only listen, you may miss him, but when you take the time to look at his impact, you will see Alexander’s fingerprints all over. He leads by example, consistently embodying the values of professionalism, inclusion and compassion that define our community. Alexander is not only someone I never have to worry about; he is also someone I trust to guide others in the right direction. I consistently hear that he is someone who other RAs, new and returning, trust and rely on when they need advice or just an extra bit of support.

Every semester, I have my RAs write an inspirational quote on a whiteboard in my office. After everyone has added their quote, I have them pick a quote that another RA wrote and tell me what it means to them. This semester, Alexander’s quote was, “The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.” This quote is something that Alexander embodies, as I can always count on him to complete whatever task is put before him and to complete it the right way.

Alexander is truly on the track to success. Consistent with his character and impact, Alexander’s quote is one of the more frequently picked quotes that others internalize and speak about. This exercise is a microcosm of the role that Alexander plays within our community.

Alexander does his job without complaint. He works at a high standard and will pitch in to help others at a moment’s notice. He is also someone who I can go to ask for feedback on new processes and changes. He will often tell me how the matter at hand will affect him and his ability to do his job. Without me asking, he will then add in the perspective of others that said process or change may affect.

Overall, Alexander embodies the spirit of the Stine Scholarship through his exceptional leadership, service, and dedication to our community. His quiet yet profound impact has left an indelible mark, and I have no doubt that he will continue to thrive and excel in all his future endeavors. I am very happy to have Alexander as a member of my staff moving forward.

Congrats, Sully!

EPPIIC Staff Member of the Year

The EPPIIC Staff Member awards recognize one new and one returning RA staff member that best exemplifies what it means to be EPPIIC.


The resident assistant creates programs that engage residents.  The programs promote community and allow residents to expand their interests.   


The resident assistant is in good academic standing.  They are responsible and trustworthy.  They act as a role model to residents.  

Public Mission 

The resident assistant is a general resource for their residential community and is prepared to respond to issues in the halls.      


The resident assistant promotes inclusion and equality.  They stand up for what is right and strive to create a welcoming community on their floor. They use their position to voice the concerns of residents to ensure the residents’ needs are met.    


The resident assistant tries their best in the role.  They don’t complete tasks that are expected of them for the recognition.  They do the right thing because it is the right thing to do.  


The resident assistant is available for their residents.  They make an effort in getting to know the interests of their residents and tries to implement said interests into programs and interactions with the residents.  When conversing with residents, the RA is empathetic and engaged in conversations.  They get to know their residents as individuals, not as another name on a door. 

New RA EPPIIC Award: Jack Reilly 
Returning RA EPPIIC Award: Bridget Lau 

Program of the Year Awards

East Village Program Winner – Fall Fest

All Fall Semester RAs 

South Village Program Winner –South Village Valentines 
  • Elena Elia
  • Jack Reilly
  • Maeve Haines
  • Alexander Sullivan
  • Sharon Edelman
  • Jacob Engle 

West Village Program Winner –Villages Trick or Treat

All Fall Semester RAs 

Shenks Hall Program Winner –Sobriety & Shamrock Social

Anthony Rodriguez & Daniesha Rivera 

Spring 2024 RA Graduates

South Village

  • Sharon Edelman
  • Madicyn Barnes
  • Elena Elia 

East Village

  • Madison Carr
  • Dominick DeLorenzo
  • Christian Cellasio 

Shenks Hall

  • Anthony Rodriguez 

West Village

  • Emme Darcus
  • Joseph Gaito
  • Chad Hayes
  • Allison Ross
  • Zachary Rinehart 

Congratulations to all of our award winners. Thank you for your sacrifice, compassion, and amazing dedication to our department and Millersville University. We are all very proud of you!