Month: April 2019


Advisor of the Month

School: University of Hawai`i at Manoa Region: PACURH
Nominee: Susan Hua Nominator: Winfield Ye

On-Campus Population: 3,450 Chapter Size: 34

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

Some would say you only have one chance to make a good first impression,but others believe it is harder to make a memorable lasting impression.Throughout the month of April, Susan Hua truly made a positive lasting impression as the academic year was coming to an end. Currently, Susan serves as the advisor for the Kau I Ka Hano Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa).Unfortunately, this will be the last semester Susan will serve as the NRHH advisor, and she wanted to make sure she did everything possible to end on a great note.

In early April, Susan was preparing for a very busy month with summer transitions, personal academic commitments, and family visits. Though Susan has a very crowded plate on her hands, she always put her role as advisor as a top priority. She knew she had to manage her allocated time very carefully, so Susan made sure to complete all the necessary tasks that were both asked and not asked of her earlier on. First, she completed all the paperwork to place an order for the NRHH Honor Cords. The fiscal process for any recognition materials is lengthy within the department,and approval is needed before a purchase can be made. Susan invested the time to justify the purchase of the honor cords, and resulting the request being approved on the first submission. On top of the honor cords, Susan unselfishly purchased eight NACURH bronze pins with her own personal funds. She knew there wasn’t enough time for the approval of the purchase, but knew the powerful impact the pins would have the their recipients.

Near the very end of month, it was a very hectic time for everyone in the residential life department, as the preparation for closing of the residence halls approaches for the academic year. On top of being the NRHH Advisor, Susan is the Residence Director(RD) for the Hale Wainani Residence Hall. As an RD, she supervises a staff of thirteen Residen Assistants(RAs), and oversee the needs six hundred and fifty residents.For closing, Susan would have to work with her staff to check out every residents within her community for the summer transition . Even though Susan’s days were packed with meetings and checkout concerns, she made sure to accommodate time to wrap up her advisor responsibilities. On the eve of the “ RHA, NRHH, and Community Council’s End of the year banquet”,Susan was seen working with the NRHH’s presidents on the script for NRHH's involvement within the banquet(Of The Year Awards, Honor Cords Recipients, Bronze Pins Recipients, NRHH Executive Board Transition/Induction). She was working side by side printing and stuffing the certificate recipients. Although there was a supply of office cardstock to be used, Susan was very adamant about getting certificate paper with the gold foil border. Furthermore, Susan used her own money to purchase some very expensive certificate folder as well.She wanted all the award recipients to feel special, and given a very extraordinary physical takeaway.

The ending of the month of April proved to be a very bittersweet time for Susan, because her time as the NRHH advisor had came to an end. Her two years with the NRHH will always be immortalized as a key part in solidifying the strong foundation for the organization. Her time will always be remembered with much love, and passion for the organization.The Kau I Ka Hano Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary at UH Mānoa will always be indebted to their outgoing advisor, Susan Hua.

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Date of entry into database: 2019-05-08 16:56:41

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