There's a new day dawning at the University of South Alabama. As
fall concluded and summer is beginning, the National Residence Hall
Honorary is taking advantage of every opportunity to prepare
themselves for the next year. During the month of May, the new
President, Lauren Bassler, has been making outstanding contributions
to her organization to lead and inspire members to strive for higher
levels of attainment for the upcoming year. Lauren has been leading,
achieving and uplifting for NRHH on our campus during the month of
May and she has also been relentless, eager and always considering
what's next to propel her organization forward.|
L - Leading. Lauren has jumped right into her role as President
during the month of May. She has established her position as the
head of the National Residence Hall Honorary and has been killing
the game while she works on campus for the summer. The other members
look to her for guidance and encouragement. She inspires those
around her and I can't wait to see how she develops into this
leadership role during the upcoming year.
A - Achieving. Preparing for the NACURH conference and beyond has
been a huge thing for Lauren this month. The outgoing President of
our chapter wasn't going to go to Purdue to accept his Regional NRHH
President of the Year Award. Lauren made sure to make all edits to
his regional bid and submit it to the SAACURH Board of Directors on
time for NACURH-level recognition. She has also been pushing our
executive board to start looking at the accomplishments they would
like to pursue during this upcoming year. Lauren did a great job of
working with the NACURH delegates to make sure that they left the
conference with ideas they could bring back.
U - Uplifting. Lauren has been so uplifting to our new executive
board members. Most of them have minimal experience with the
organization, but their passion is an unquenchable fire that needs
to keep burning until the fall. Lauren has encouraged them to set
their own goals and pushes them to think beyond what has been done
in the past in order to make a better future for the organization.
She cheers them along and has created a positive environment that
will encourage them to shine bright light a diamond throughout the
next academic year.
R - Relentless. Lauren is relentless; she wastes no time. When it
comes to preparing for the fall, Lauren is already on top of her
game. She's started planning for fundraisers, promotional materials,
and a great retreat. The organization's newest advisor on the
professional level started in mid-May and Lauren has already had
several meetings with him to discuss what they can do to propel the
organization forward. Some of the things they've discussed are
things like preparing for orientation sessions and recruitment,
finding a storage space for all of the organization's supplies and
planning the executive board retreat for the fall.
E - Eager. Whatever needs to be done, she is willing to do it. She
is eager to make sure that whatever needs to get done is being
completed. Before the dust had settled from finals, she was already
meeting with the Director of Housing and the RHA president to start
planning for the next year. The Director asked them to create a
joint bulletin board for the main business office and they had it up
within a week.
N - NEXT. What's next? Lauren's history with NRHH at South starts
now. May was only the beginning. I look forward to seeing what she
accomplishes by August.
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