NRHH Awards

Of the Months

SWACURH is the Southwest Affiliate of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). SWACURH includes schools from Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico. Every month, "OTMs" or "Of the Month" Awards are given out for 13 different categories, recognizing outstanding student involvement and leadership, along with programs that have made an impact on each campus. The members of NRHH (the National Residence Hall Honorary) are often the ones to write the nominations each month, however, some are written by other student leaders and even advisors on campus.

The 13 categories are:

  • Student of the Month
  • First Year Student of the Month
  • Advisor of the Month
  • Executive Board Member of the Month
  • Faculty Member of the Month
  • RA of the Month
  • Community of the Month
  • Organization of the Month
  • "Spotlight" of the Month
  • Social Program of the Month
  • Educational Program of the Month
  • Diversity Program of the Month
  • Community Service Program of the Month

These awards go to more than just those participating in various Residence Life activities. Anyone who has impacted the campus in some way can be nominated for these awards. Each month, Centenary selects deserving individuals, programs, and organizations as our campus winners. All schools submit their campus winners to be considered as Regional winners. Representatives from all over the region vote for OTMs and those with the most votes are Regional winners. These regional winners go on to compete Nationally.

August 2013

Campus Winners

The Advisor of the month was Justin Kirkes, written by senior Sarah Bradshaw

The Organization of the month was Orientation Staff, written by sophomore Abigail Dillard

The Spotlight of the month was Nicole Rapagnani, written by junior Nikki Duvall

The Community Service Program of the month was World House Service Day, written by junior Chantel Lee

The Educational Program of the month was Partying 101, written by sophomore Chloe Snow

The Social Program of the month was Wet and Wild, written by junior Regina Price

Regional Bids

In addition to monthly OTMs, SWACURH provides Centenary with the opportunity to write bids for regional awards recognizing year long efforts by students, staff, and organizations on our campus. These bids are anywhere between 8 and 30 pages long, and are presented at two of the annual conferences: SWACURH, and the No Frills business conference. Just like with OTMs, regionally winning bids then go on to compete on the national level.

Bids submitted for No Frills 2013

School of the Year, written by Hinton Foster, Zack Stielper, and Regina Price

Student of the Year: Rachel Grinnell, written by Blake Bourgoyne, Rachel Grinnell, and Nathan Yacovissi

First Year Experience: Joanna Warren, written by Sarah Bradshaw and Nathan Yacovissi

Commitment to Sustainability, written by Emilie Harmeyer, Nikki Duvall, and Haleigh Coffey

Bids submitted for SWACURH 2012:

Community of the Year: Sexton Hall, written by Nikki Duvall, Blake Bourgoyne, and Nathan Yacovissi

Program of the Year: Student Appreciation Week 2012, written by Rachel Grinnell, Sarah Bradshaw, and Haleigh Coffey

Student Award for Leadership Training: RHA Retreat and Leadership Conference, written by AJ Hill, Hinton Foster, and Zach Stielper

Student Staff Member of the Year: Julie Hughes, written by Regina Price, Caity Hayworth, and Emilie Harmeyer