2018 NACURH National Conference Trip

On May 25th, 2018, a delegation of 10 people from Kent State traveled to Tempe, Arizona for the NACURH National Conference!  NACURH is the National Association of College and University Residence Halls.  Kent State University is housed within the Central Atlantic Affiliate of NACURH (CAACURH).  Arizona State University welcomed us with open arms and put together a phenomenal experience for everyone!  Huge thank you to the Department of Residence Services for supporting our delegation and for cheering us on as we represented Kent State.  Much love to KIC and NRHH for being exemplary leaders and for putting KSU on the map.  Special recognition goes to Emily Murasso, Paige Hlad, and George Papp-McClellan for representing us on the regional and national stage! Please see the highlights of our trip below!  


NACURH Conference Theme: "Showcase the leader in you!" (Broadway)


Delegation members:

Ryan Pasquino

Luis Rodriguez Pacheco

Erica Tannhof

Kelley Nichols

Rafiat Koiki

Jacob "Monty" Montgomery

John McDermott

Alexandra Olsen

Tiffany Tyree- Advisor

Yewande Odunaiya-Moore- Advisor


Kent State University individuals received the following recognition at NACURH:

  • NACURH award for sponsoring George Papp-McClellan as NACURH Associate for Finance
  • George Papp McClellan received a Gold Pin from NACURH
  • CAACURH award for sponsoring Paige Hlad as Coordinating Officer for Marketing and Technology
  • CAACURH award for sponsoring Emily Murasso as Coordinating Officer for Bidding, Recognition, and Service 
  • Ryan Pasquino received a pin from CAACURH for serving as Executive Director of KIC
  • Megan Dale received a pin from CAACURH for serving as Director of External Relations of NRHH
  • Celina Soussou received a pin from CAACURH for serving as National Communications Coordinator of KIC and NRHH 


Kent State University had two OTMs go on to win Regional (CAACURH) OTM awards: 

  • Educational Program of the Month: "Ethical and Fair Trade Fashion Show"
  • Custodial/Maintenance Person of the Month: Judy from CCC/CCD