Awards & Recognition

Male Resident Assistant of the Year 2016

JUSTIN WILLIS, Grambling State University

Has served as a RA for 1academic year, currently has a 2.5 GPA or better, and excels in one or more of the following:

  • Academic Achievements
  • Community Building
  • Programming
  • Leadership Development
  • Staff Involvement

Previous winners:

2015

2014 Jacob Currier, Southeastern Louisiana University

​2013 Blake Thomas, Southeastern Louisiana University

2012 Zach Ulrich, Tulane University

2011 Matthew Keus, Centenary College

2010 Zachary Lofton, Louisiana State University

2009 John Jenkins, Southeastern Louisiana University

2008 Christopher Thomas, Northwestern State University


Female Resident Assistant of the Year 2016

SOPHIE BOUDREAUX, Louisiana State University

Has served as a RA for 1academic year, currently has a 2.5 GPA or better, and excels in one or more of the following:

  • Academic Achievements
  • Community Building
  • Programming
  • Leadership Development
  • Staff Involvement

Previous winners:

2015

2014 Melanie Mahlstedt,

2013 Arah Robins, Grambling State University

2012 Dawn Roach, Grambling State University

2011 Heather Breecher, Southeastern Louisiana University

2010 Kristin DiGiola, Centenary College

2009 Siji Wyatt, Northwestern State University

2008 Valerie Harasta, Louisiana State University


​Male Rising Star 2016

DEQUAZ HUMPHRIES, Southeastern Louisiana University

Has served as a RA for less than 1academic year, currently has a 2.5 GPA or better, and excels in one or more of the following:

  • Academic Achievements
  • Community Building
  • Programming
  • Leadership Development
  • Staff Involvement

Previous winners:

2015

2014 Jonathan Brown, Louisiana State University

2013 Matt Duris, Louisiana State University

2012 Evan Pipion, Xavier University

2011 Corey Davis, Centenary College

2010 Peter Vo, University of Louisiana Lafayette

2009 Nicholas Totaro, Louisiana State University

2008 Michael Vega, Southeastern Louisiana University


Female Rising Star 2016

IVY AINSWORTH, Southeastern Louisiana University

Has served as a RA for less than 1academic year, currently has a 2.5 GPA or better, and excels in one or more of the following:

  • Academic Achievements
  • Community Building
  • Programming
  • Leadership Development
  • Staff Involvement

Previous winners:

2015

2014

2013 Raylea Barrow, Louisiana State University

2012 Amber Cardinale, Southeastern Louisiana University

2011 LB Kovac, Louisiana State University

2010 Jenny Moseley, Tulane University

2009 Fay Boudreaux, Southeastern Louisiana University

2008 Megan Pittman, Southeastern Louisiana University


Young Professional Service 2016

Has served in Housing/Residence Life for 3 years or less and has demonstrated exemplary commitment to students and the profession.

Previous winners:

2015 Blake Thomas, Southeastern Louisiana University

2014 Justin Kirkes, Centenary College

2013 Colby Englund, Louisiana State University

2012 Rudolph Ellis, Grambling State University

2011 Kari Stone, Loyola University of New Orleans

2010 Catherine David, Louisiana State University

2009 Sherelle Perkins, Xavier University

2008 Celena Trahan, Louisiana State University


LAHO Distinguished Service 2016

ERIN WALKER, Grambling State University

Has served a minimum of 10 years of service in Higher Education or a related field and has at least 5 years in Housing/Residence Life. Currently serving in a mid to upper level management position and has demonstrated exemplary commitment to students and the profession.

Previous winners:

2015

2014 Karen Rockett Thompson, Louisiana State University

2013 Calvin Bailey, University of Louisiana,Monroe

2012 Dana Howard, Grambling State University

2011 Mary Augustine, Tulane University

2010 Steve Waller, Louisiana State University

2009 Nedra Alcorn, Xavier University

2008 Renee Richard Snider, Louisiana State University


Always Hallways 2016

DR. AMY HEBERT, Nicholls State University

An individual outside of Housing/Residence Life who demonstrates exceptional support of the mission of Housing/Residence Life.

Previous winners:

2015

2014

2013 James Pittman, Louisiana State University

2012 Officer Tim Bachot, Southeastern Louisiana University

2011 Glenn Riches, Loyola University of New Orleans

2010 David Womack, Centenary College

2009 Dr. Robert Rohli, Louisiana State University

2008 Cedric Keys, Xavier University


Staff Development Program of the Year 2016

DIVERSITY TRAINING, Southeastern Louisiana University

A program that focuses on the development of the staff as a team and/or individual growth and development. Selection of this award considers the goals and objectives, creativity, originality, development and implementation of this program.

Previous winners:

2015

2014 Professional Development Series, Louisiana State University

2013 Team Development Series, Louisiana State University

2012 C.U.B.S. Creating Unity Between Staffs, Southeastern Louisiana University

2011 R.A.mazing Race, Southeastern Louisiana University

2010 I'm on Duty, University of Louisiana Lafayette

2009 Ropes Course, Tulane University

2008 Phone Book Community Service, Northwestern State University


Education Program of the Year 2016

DIVERSI U@GSU, Grambling State University

A program that is planned by an undergraduate student for Residence Life and focuses on education of staff and/or students. Selection of this award considers the goals and objectives, creativity, originality, development and implementation of this program.

Previous winners:

2015

2014 Red Watch Band, Loyola University

2013 If You Dream It, You Can Do It, Loyola University, New Orleans

2012 Residential Life Goes Pink, Grambling State University

2011 Grambling Goes Green, Grambling State University

2010 Bayou Farewell Educational Program Series, Louisiana State University

2009 Faculty Research Series, Louisiana State University

2008 Green is the New Black, Xavier University


Community Building Program of the Year 2016

BEIGNETS & BIASES, Louisiana State University

A program that is planned by an undergraduate student for Residence Life and focuses on community building within the Residence Halls and/or campus community. Selection of this award considers the goals and objectives, creativity, originality, development and implementation of this program.

Previous winners:

2015

2014

2013 Motivational Monday, Grambling State University

2012 Pamper Yourself, Louisiana State University

2011 Southeastern Gives Back, Southeastern Louisiana University

2010 OutRAgeously Red, Grambling State University

2009 Ladies Night, Xavier University

2008 Boo in the Shoe, Louisiana State University


Graduate Student of the Year 2016

COLLIN JNO FINN, Grambling State University

This award gives special recognition to an individual who, through dedicated service to their institution, has shown dedication to the profession and the students that they serve. The nominee shall have served as a Graduate Assistant for at least one academic year,(with a potential interest in continuing in the Student Affairs profession), currently has a 3.0 GPA or better, and excels in one or more of the following:

  • Academic Achievements
  • Community Building
  • Programming
  • Leadership Development
  • Staff and Student Involvement

Previous Winners:

2015

2014 Kaitlin Short, Loyola University

2013 Michael Courson, Louisiana State University

2012 Rae Daniel, Louisiana State University