Sandy Manges has been with the Residence Hall Association since entering Georgia Tech four years ago. Currently, she serves as the Staff Representative for the organization and is the Resident Assistant
in a freshmen residence hall. Despite being hired by the department of housing, Sandy’s true loyalty has always lived with RHA because of its amazing way of bringing a sense of community to campus
through leadership and programming.|
She has attended almost every Legislative Council, attending every meeting in March. She provides insight from a student staff members point of view. She asks thoughtful questions, utilizing her vast
knowledge of the organization to represent the residents as best as she can.
I attended the hall council meeting where Sandy is an RA. I should not have been surprised to see her bring cookies and other snack foods for the residents whiles they discussed business. She also
provided important information from Legislative Council, that her officers forgot. She truly is an important asset for the Residence Hall Association and the Executive Board is thankful for her awe-
inspiring dedication, amazing spirit, and positive energy.
On March 8th, Sandy had an Indoor S'mores program where her and her residents made smores indoors and talked about how to register for classes, which professors to take or not to take, summer plans, how
to sign up for housing, and reminders about how to have fun and be safe over spring break. With class registration impending, the residents really appreciated the tips and tricks to creating a successful
For Pi Day, she planned an entire party where the residents ate mini-pies. Furthermore, she held a contest where residents attempt to recite the most digits of Pi. She ended the party telling her
residents punny math jokes. She had over 30 residents attend, which as bout 80% of her residents.
The next day (3/15), Sandy held an event titled Wings, Spring Flings, and Other Free Things. The event focused on cheap or free things to around Atlanta over Spring Break, useful for residents who lounge
around Atlanta for the week. Free entertainment (concerts, shows etc), cheap and delicious places to eat, groupon/scoutmob, and free adventures were the main categories. We also had free wings for
everyone who completed the scavenger hunt layout of the event (visiting each station on their treasure map).
On March 30th, Sandy organized for an Exotic Petting Zoo to visit Georgia Tech, allowing residents to de-stress with animals. These were not ordinary animals, these were camels, llamas, kangaroos,
foxes, and more! The petting zoo is quite educational as the keepers discuss the charactersitics of these amazing creatures. The animals were located in front of certain residence halls to market
directly to the residents. This has been the third year that Sandy has planned the event, each time having an audience of over 400 residents. This event has been one of the largest attended events put on
by a resident in recent history.
She attends all of the Georgia Tech's RHA events, including the Stone Mountain excursion on March 31st. Having climbed the mountain previously, she was instrumental in helping others hike the slippery
mountain. Furthermore, her exuberance and excitement kept everyone smiling.
Overall, Sandy's dedication to the organization has gone unrecognized for four years. Now is the time for recognition, now is the time to thank Sandy Manges for being an amazing Staff Representative,
leader, resident assistant, and friend. March 2012 illustrates a small portion of what Sandy has offered to the organization. She epitomizes the positive relationship between Resident Assistant and
residents, which is why Sandy Manges should be Resident Assistant of March.
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