From May 29 - June 2, fifteen student leaders attended the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) annual conference at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. At this conference, Kent State University’s Black Squirrel Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary and Kent Interhall Council received several awards throughout the weekend.

After submitting a bid and competing against 7 regional winners from around the world, we had two NACURH award recipients. Morgan Snyder was awarded NACURH Student of the Year. Megan Corder was awarded NACURH President of the Year. Silver pins are given by Regional Directors to students who make an impact within the region. Christine Francisco and Emily Beal were both awarded silver pins.

Christine Francisco was awarded a gold pin by the NACURH Chairperson for her commitment to moving the NACURH Services and Recognition Office forward.

Each of the eight regions gives out awards to people who have positively impacted the region and residence hall living. Megan Corder and Beth Chambers were awarded Cougar Pride pins from the Central Atlantic Region. Salvatore DeSanto was awarded a Gold Froggy from the Pacific Region. Christine Francisco was awarded a cowbell from the Midwest region.

Danielle Melidona, Brooke Bennett, and Ashley Rothermel were inducted into the Alumni and Friends of NACURH (AAFN). Chrissy Francisco. Kyle Hovest, Salvatore DeSanto, Katie Fridley and Danielle Melidona were inducted into the CAACURH Regional Alumni Association.

The National Diamond is given to those who have made outstanding contributions to the nation and/or their region. Kyle Hovest was awarded the diamond award for his commitment to recognition.

Danielle Melidona was elected the NACURH Associate for Administration, and will be a NACURH Executive in 2014-2015.