In the month of August, Taylor has proven to be a resilient, hard-working Resident
Assistant that her whole team can rely on. Taylor started off student staff training eager
and ready to learn. She showed up to each session prepared and engaged. In these
sessions, Taylor contributed to the discussions and asked questions. She always had a
positive attitude and a joke to share to keep morale high on the staff.|
When our first move in was approaching, Taylor was at the forefront helping the staff
with administrative tasks. She worked effortlessly with her her staff members to ensure
there were no problems with the check-in packets. She even gave up a fun evening she
had planned to ensure the team was ready. Taylor also made sure the floor was
decorated. She stayed up late the night before move-in making additional decorations to
enhance the community. This was not asked of her, but she did it anyway. She also
made an awesome, innovative bulletin board that introduced the RAs on the floor. She
made graphic designs that looked like an Instagram post and made a post for each RA
on the floor.
As we continued training and preparing for our second, official opening, Taylor once
again played a big part with administrative tasks. She helped not only get her floor's
check-in packets ready, but also made an effort to help others on staff. As we stuffed
check-in packets, Taylor troubleshooted many issues like missing forms, kets, etc. For a
first year RA, it was impressive how calm and collected she was. It's definitely stressful
to have things changed up, but Taylor handled problems that came up during opening so
well. Once our residents were moved in, Taylor worked hard to make sure she was
connecting and engaging with residents. She's been making an effort to learn everyone's
names and small facts about them. During the first week, Taylor took residents to
different events and spent a lot of time with them in their suites or social areas. When
Taylor has worked the desk, her residents will sit and talk with her, and even bring her
food, which is a testament of the connections she's been making.
Taylor also serves as one of the the Leadership Council (LC) advisors in the hall. She has
dedicated a lot of energy to the LC so residents would join and campaign for positions.
Taylor made some really effective advertisements that caught residents' attention, and
the turn out for the information sessions was huge. As of right now, 18 residents are
signed up for elections. This turnout is unlike anything I've seen before, and it was so
impressive that she was able to play a part in that.Taylor has also been incredibly strong
and reliable as my floor partner. When we've had tasks to complete or programs to plan,
she's been on top of it. I never would've expected a first year RA in their first week of
school to do more than expected of them while making time for everything else. But
Taylor was able to do that. She was able to work as a teammate with her floor partners
to make sure everything for the community was done.
I truly believe Taylor deserves to be the Resident Assistant Of The Month. Her dedication
to her team is so strong, and her efforts to build her community have enhanced the
community. No one deserves this more than her.
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