Each month the Residence Life Office recognizes students from each residence area and a Resident Assistant who go above and beyond to contribute to the building of residence areas committed to academic excellence, individual student development, and a strong loving Christian community. The Stonehill Stars program recognizes the positive work that so many members of the College community are doing. Residence Life is proud to announce the following Stonehill Stars. Click here if you would like to see past winners of Stonehill Stars!
February Stonehill Star Winners!
Community Assistant of the Month: Tiffany Enos
Tiffany deserves to be selected for CA of the month because she constantly goes above and beyond the duties of a CA to support both my residents and myself as an RA. Recently, she facilitated my program the "Goddess Workshop" and did a fantastic job explaining to everyone how we can experience spirituality through self empowerment. She guided us through an activity about resolutions and explained how we can become empowered by the positive decisions we make everyday. Aside from just this one instance, Tiffany makes every effort to attend every program and stay in touch with all the girls of Upper B. From the very beginning she made it clear that she not only wants to be our community associate but a friend to us all. She has become such an integral part of our Upper B family now that it would be incomplete without her.
Program of the Month: Galentine's Day, Caitlin Gieza
Caitlin worked extremely hard to plan out the details of her program, Galentine's Day. This program was targeted towards the female residents in her houses. It celebrated the relationships that they had with each other and the strengths that they all had.The program started with everyone writing a card to themselves. Valentine's Day is spent thinking about the love you have for others, and Caitlin wanted everyone to think about the love that they had for themselves. The cards were sealed and residents were told to open them when they needed to be reminded of how great they were. She even offered to hold on to the cards and give them back at a later date.The next part of the program was focused on acknowledging goals that each person had for the year and the strengths that those in the room had in terms of helping others reach their goals. These were written down and would be hung in the house as a reminder of the support that could be found in the "gals" in the house.The last part of Galentine's day was creating valentines for the women in our lives. Each person was asked to think about someone who deserved recognition.This was a great program that was well thought out from the beginning. It was advertised in many different ways, including word of mouth, personal invitations, emails and signs. Caitlin was so excited about this program and it impacted the excitement of the women who attended.
Resident Assistant of the Month : Hannah Krueger
Hannah Krueger is a Resident Assistant that that invests everything she has into being an RA, a student, and a friend. Hannah, as busy as she is with her academics, always makes time to be present in the hall for her residents and other RAs. Hannah can always be counted on to fill a room with her radiant smile. Not only can the RAs count on Hannah, but also so can the residents of Boland. As one resident said, " If you need advice, Hannah is there with the best help she can give. If you are stressed or just need someone to talk to, Hannah is there to listen to you and help you through whatever is going on. She goes above and beyond for everyone and always has a welcoming smile, no matter how her day is going." Another resident stated that, " Hannah is an RA that genuinely makes her job fun, and it reflects on the community that Boland has become." Finally, Hannah deserves to be recognized Resident Assistant of the Month because of her positive contribution to the Boland community.
Residents of the Month
Sarah Gaffney : Corr Hall & Villa Theresa Hall (CVT)
Sarah has exemplified positive community building in Corr this past month. She has been an active community member since the fall, when she joined hall council. In addition to her involvement with Hall Council, Sarah attends many RA programs. Sarah is always available to talk to her friends and hallmates, with an open door and a willingness to listen to whatever they want to talk about. Sarah is a friendly and welcoming presence on Corr Floor Two and on campus where she works with Admissions as a greeter for Skyhawk Welcome Days. This past month, Sarah and a hallmate created a Relay for Life team for the floor. They went door to door inviting everyone to sign up for the team. Sarah also exemplifies great time management skills, balancing a heavy workload with all of her activities. Sarah's caring, genuine, and bubbly personality and positive contributions to our Corr community make her a deserving recipient of Corr's Resident of the Month award.
Samantha Rose: Commonwealth & Colonial Courts
Sam Rose has made her mark on Stonehill College in her four years of attendance and this year has positively influenced the Commonwealth and Colonial Courts through her position as the Vice President of the Townhouse Association.I am recognizing Sam as a Stonehill Star not only for her involvement as a peer mentor and Townhouse Association Vice President, but for her initiative to connect her internship with the Jimmy Fund to her Stonehill Community in order to fundraise for an amazing cause. Stonehill College is a community that supports and is supported by Samantha Rose, a true Stonehill Star.
Nathaniel Morris: Notre Dame Du Lac
Nate Morris has stood out throughout the year in his residence hall, Notre Dame Du Lac, as well as being a stand out player on the football team in the fall. In the last month Nate has shown an interest in the Stonehill communities recent debates about campus safety, by taking the conversation past the mens forum and helping continue it amongst friends. He has often participated in conversations amongst his suite-mates about how men can prevent sexual violence; he has repeated that preventing sexual violence comes back to respect of another human being, an idea that Nate expressed in the Men’s Forum conversation. Throughout the year Nate has held his friend group to this standard, and has been seen being a voice of reason to a friend in a questionable situation. Having been a positive member of his community Nate has attempted to include the rest of the suite in conversations, as well as just being someone who will say hello every time he sees someone he knows. Nate deserves resident of the month because of his never faltering positive attitude and leadership.
Prithak Chowdhury: New Hall
Prithak is a wonderful member of the Stonehill community and truly exemplifies what it means to be a Skyhalk. He is actively involved in leadership opportunities on campus through Student Activities, The Office of Intercultural Affairs, and many other departments. Prithak manages to successfully balance a large workload, numerous activities, and a social life with a friendly smile for everyone he interacts with. Most recently, Prithak presented at the Conference on Diversity and Inclusion about faith and incorporating people of different faiths into our community. He leads others with humility and grace and it is for this reason that Prithak is New Hall's Resident of the Month!
Candace Crocker: Boland Hall
Candace Crocker is an outstanding asset to the community in Boland Hall. She is an active member of Hall Council and has had many amazing program ideas and has actively fought for them to happen. When she walks into a room the entire room lights up, it is almost impossible not to smile when she enters a room. She goes above and beyond to talk to others in the hallway about programs for hall council, and is not afraid to talk to people she does not know. Candace shows characteristics that is not demonstrated by a lot of people anymore. SHe should be chosen for this category because Boland would not be the same without her. Even when she is having a bad day, she allows her amazing personality to shine through. As a peer mentor she has demonstrated her amazing leadership skills and ability to help involve people in our hallway and the building into a bigger community. Not enough can be said of what an amazing human being Candace Crocker is, and she is a valued member of not only Boland Hall but the Stonehill community as a whole.