Kent Interhall Council (KIC) recently attended the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (CAACURH) regional conference at Rutgers University in New Jersey. A total of ten students and two advisors represented Kent State University regionally. These students are on the KIC Executive Board, are General Council members, on the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) executive board, are NRHH members, or are Resident Assistants.
At the close of the conference, Kent State was recognized in the following ways:
- Christine Francisco, KIC Director of Leadership Development and National Communications Coordinator, wrote and presented a bid for CLUE: Leadership Training. This bid won the Student Award for Leadership Training and will be submitted nationally for consideration.
- Andy Sokolich, KIC President, wrote and presented a bit for Movers & Groovers 2012. This bid was selected as a Program of the Year Finalist.
- Salvatore DeSanto, NRHH Co-Director of Publicity and Resident Assistant, was awarded a Cougar Pride Pin for his spirit, dedication and enthusiasm to the CAACURH region and to Kent State University.
- Beth Chambers, KIC Advisor and Residence Hall Director, facilitated a roundtable discussion for advisors called “Mission POSSIBLE! Challenges faced and lessons learned about advising new leaders in the residence halls."
- Brooke Bennett, NRHH President and Resident Assistant, presented a program called “You Better Recognize!” that focused on recognizing outstanding individuals on campus.
- Andy Sokolich, KIC President, presented a program session called “Special Agent Development” about developing a comprehensive training schedule for executive boards and student leaders.
- 2nd Place Display, a physical representation of Kent State preparing for the conference.
Kent Interhall Council and the Black Squirrel Chapter of NRHH are both affiliated with the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), Incorporated. These organizations are responsible for programming, advocating and recognizing residents at Kent State University. For more information about Kent Interhall Council, see their website at kic.kent.edu, or visit their office in the Tri-Towers Rotunda.