On Friday, April 29, 2022, after a two year hiatus, the Department of University Housing & Conference Services celebrated student staff success during the annual department banquet. 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
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 Housing and Residential Programs and the general campus community. Applications are reviewed and the recipient selected by members of the Housing and Residential Programs Department Administration. The recipient will receive a monetary scholarship applicable to the expenses of their senior year.
The 2021-21 is Jamie VanHorn, an Art Education major from Highspire, PA. She has been a Resident Assistant in West Village since August 2021. Jamie has shown great strengths in the areas of role modeling and professionalism in her position as a Resident Assistant. In West Village, Jamie has made it a goal to know as many residents as she can and knows their first names. Jamie does her best to provide fun programs for the residents and is always available to talk when someone needs help or advice. She is always level-headed and never lets someone’s negative attitude bring her own attitude down. When dealing with a difficult topic, Jamie is always positive and tries to help everyone focus on the goal and stay determined. Any time there is a challenging situation, Jamie is always willing to help and take the lead on resolving the situation.
Academically, Jamie excels at making sure she is doing her best to reach her graduation goals and success for after college. Outside of the Resident Assistant Position, Jamie has been involved in other activities around campus and the community. Jamie volunteers at the Loft and works with the MU Color of Teaching organization, who goal it is to support current MU students of color that are education majors by providing them leadership opportunities and a support group network. Jamie currently presents at the MU student art exhibits, which helps get more student active in the art community. From 2019- 2020, Jamie was also a member of the Millersville University Marching Band. Jamie is committed to being a positive influence for students and for trying to help others here at Millersville and the community at large.
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.
The resident assistant is prepared to respond to issues in the halls. They are cool and collect when incidents arise.
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.
Returning RA – Jimmeaha Mack (East Village)
Jimmeaha is a second-year resident assistant (RA), and the past two years have been filled with sunshine that Jimmeaha brings to the position. Jimmeaha serves as a role model for all residents throughout East Village and other RAs with whom she interacts.
New RA – Marissa Treibley (South Village)
Marissa has done a great job in her first year as an RA. She became a great mentor for her residents and created a welcoming environment for everyone on her floor. Marissa is a great communicator and handled many situations this semester with compassion ensuring all resident needs were met.
Program of the Year
East Village – Jeopardy!
The program of the year for East Village was hosted by RA Jimmeaha Mack with the assistance of RA Evan Jones and was titled “Jeopardy!” This program took place in the Fall 2021 semester and was so popular that it attracted residents from East Village B as well.
- Jimmeaha Mack
- Evan Jones
South Village – Puppy Play Session
The South Village program of the year was a puppy petting program put on by Jack, Ben, and Hunter. They brought in a couple service dogs in training for the residents to play and interact with. It was a great break for the residents and over 50 students attended.
- Ben Spangler
- Jack Kopp
- Hunter Ridge
Shenks/Reighard – Cupcake Decorating
The goal of this program was to provide students with a fun grab and go event where they could create their own items, while having fun interacting with the other students and staff involved. This program let students’ express creativity and while students were allowed to just grab and go, many stayed to hang out and have fun. Over 30 students stopped by the event and staff had a fun time getting to talk with their residents.
- Analise Fenwick
- Victoria Wyszynski
- Larry Jeter
- Rosa Soriano Rosario
West Village – Acai Bowls : Part 2
The goal of this program was for students to learn social and emotional skills. Residents have been throughout a lot this semester and they need time to decompress and destress before finals. The staff spent a lot of time buying the supplies and one staff member especially put a lot of working into prepping all the supplies needed for this event. With over 100 students attending and almost all of them leaving with smiles, the goal of this program was met.
- Jaelinn Leftridge
- Larry Jeter
- Anthony Rodriguez
Spring 2022 RA Graduates
Congratulations to all of our 2022 Resident Assistant graduates!
|Haley||Bucci||East Village||2 semesters (1 year)|
|Chyna||Gubbings||East Village||4 semesters (2 years)|
|Evan||Jones||East Village||5 semesters (2.5 years)|
|Siaka||Kosha||East Village||6 semesters (3 years)|
|Jimmeaha||Mack||East Village||4 semesters (2 years)|
|Grace||Howell||Shenks||6 semesters (3 years)|
|Sam||Mackey||Shenks||6 semesters (3 years)|
|Niema||Abdullah||South Village||6 semester (3 Years)|
|Amanda||DiPaula||South Village||6 semesters (3 Years)|
|Andy||Hoffman||South Village||2 semesters (1 Year)|
|Jack||Kopp||South Village||6 semesters (3 Years)|
|CJ||Longo||South Village||4 semesters (2 Years)|
|Ryan||Martin||South Village||6 semesters (3 Years)|
|Jenna||Masenheimer||South Village||6 semesters (3 Years)|
|Hunter||Ridge||South Village||2 semesters (1 Year)|
|Benjamin||Spangler||South Village||6 semesters (3 Years)|
|Logan||Vandeweghe||South Village||4 semesters (2 Years)|
|Trinity||Young||South Village||4 semesters (2 Years)|
|Olivia||Bernardini||West Village||2 semesters (1 year)|