Throughout the month of September 2017, National Residence Hall
Honorary (NRHH) Representative Morgan Thompson has helped to build
up as well as recruit new leaders on the campus of Western Kentucky
University (WKU) to help enhance the on-campus experience. Morgan is
a unique individual with her own identity and personal style. She
has a wonderful pair of red crocs and carries around "Lil Louie", a
tiny lion doll she got from a happy meal from McDonalds. She has a
happy dance she performs when she eats.|
Morgan has helped recruit and train the next generation of leaders
at the campus level. During the Residence Hall Association's fall
hall council training, Morgan attended and provided key insight
through her own personal experience. She informed roughly 100 hall
council members to NACURH from every residence hall on campus,
resulting in many of the individuals applying for SAACURH's regional
leadership conference (RLC). In addition, on September 13th, Morgan
presented a program on tips for applying for RLC and what to expect.
Her program which had roughly 20 people in attendance was an
innovative program that brought forward new delegates to represent
WKU, most them having no previous conference experience.
Morgan understands and actively applies NRHH's two pillars in her
daily life. On September 14th, Morgan brought the attention of a 3-
year-old struggling with leukemia to WKU's NRHH chapter. The
individual, Bentley, his family was raising pop tabs to help pay for
his upcoming battle. Morgan helped set a plan to get collection jars
in each of WKU's 16 residence halls, with roughly 4,500 students. In
addition, Morgan has helped write thank you cards for candidate
members of WKU's NRHH Chapter.
Morgan has shown her dedication to NRHH. She has helped develop
WKU's chapter by enrolling us in NRHH neighbors, a program dedicated
to pairing similar chapters up for them to learn from and brainstorm
ideas together. On September 19th, WKU was paired with the
University of North Carolina Wilmington. Since the paring, each
university has developed community and shared ideas for service
projects and program ideas. Morgan has also worked on a committee
with the Associate Director of Membership to help create a "What is
NRHH" presentation to present to candidate members to give them
background information about NRHH's history and values.
Morgan is dedicated to the SAACRUH region. She has attended several
Zoom chats on behalf of WKU in September, as per her role as NRHH
Representative. Morgan serves on the NRHH Advisory Committee for
SAACURH. Using her personal drive and creativity, she created a T-
Shirt design that the region is going to adapt. The T-Shirt features
NRHH’s Diamond logo, the birthdate of NRHH, a Louie the Lion,
SAACURH's mascot word cloud, which is an image made up of various
words that describe the SAACURH region, in navy blue, which is
NRHH's color. Her understanding of NRHH and the SAACURH region shows
in her exemplary design.
When the Director of WKU's NRHH chapter was asked about Morgan, this
was her response, "Morgan has been excited and passionate in her
position, especially during this month. She has taken the time to
gain knowledge about her position, look for new opportunities to get
involved in, and be a helped hand to her other executive board
members. I couldn't ask for a better representation of our chapter."
Morgan's membership recruitment, application of NRHH's pillars, her
dedication to NRHH and the SAACURH region makes her an ideal
executive board member. She brings happiness to WKU the same way
Happy Meals bring it to her.
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