NACURH Winner
Month: September 2018

NACURH, INC.

Executive Board Member of the Month

School: University of Northern Iowa Region: MACURH
Nominee: Madison Frasher Nominator: Max Robnett

On-Campus Population: 3850 Chapter Size: 32

Please explain the outstanding contributions of the nominee during the month of nomination

The pillar of University of Northern Iowa's National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) chapter website, is that it, "...strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to advancement of college and university housing." With this in mind, there is no better candidate for the month of September, or any month, than ROTH President Madison Frasher.

Though ROTH Activities Board (ROTH's equivalent to a traditional dorm's Senate) has only met three times this month, we have managed to accomplish nearly four times as much as the previous ROTH president has last year. This is, of course, due to our wonderful leadership stemming from Madison Frasher. Therefore, Ms. Frasher truly encapsulates the spirit that ROTH has been sorely lacking in its past few presidents

To put matters into perspective, her predecessor managed to secure only one program in the same span of time that Ms. Frasher has managed to secure three programs with a fourth undergoing final detailing this week. When you've managed to secure more programs than the amount of meetings you've had in a month, that says something to the productivity of your leadership, which leads to promotion of a fun and inclusive environment at ROTH, increasing the well-being and experience of living within its walls.

Ms. Frasher is excellent at keeping the Board's meetings on-task, focused, and detail-oriented. Precious minutes are not wasted on idle chatter or dreams of programs without any thoughts to actual logistics. It is with this strategy that she manages to keep the Board within time frame and has secured so many en-route programs. This is not to say that she is a cold and robotic person, for under her leadership, the General Assembly of ROTH has literally doubled from the previous year (going from four to seven/eight), attesting to her ability to connect with the many diverse persons found at ROTH. Their continued attendance further testifies to Ms. Frasher's abilities to connect with them and welcome them into interactive roles within ROTH.

And finally, in her role as a ROTH representative to the Residence Hall Association (RHA), Ms. Frasher is the first to bring ROTH's somewhat different viewpoint to the meeting, which is predominantly populated by more traditional on-campus dorms. As the primary housing facility for international and upper-class students, ROTH presents an interesting and diverse array of students. Being further away from campus than most dorms (around a fifteen minute walk), ROTH is often ignored or outright discarded from considerations for campus events. It's an abhorrent act where advertising for events can be found at nearly every residence hall on campus, yet ROTH remains bare and unadvertised. The halls are quieter, people are more private, and yet Ms. Frasher does not back down from this challenge.

With this gusto, she encourages more relationships to form within ROTH, for neighbors to meet neighbors, for people to say hi to one another when walking the hallways. At RHA, she ensures that when an RHA program is put together, that it will be convenient for those who may find themselves wanting to participate, but farther away than most. And, as the universities website states itself, they wish for UNI to have, "...an atmosphere of inclusion with people who want to assist you in your personal and academic success."

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Date of entry into database: 2018-09-24 22:48:40

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