Residence Hall Association Receives 'School of the Year' Honor

Published 02.28.2001

Student News

Pennsylvania College of Technology was named "School of the Year" recently by the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls.

Penn College prevailed over three other nominees − the University of Delaware, Kutztown University and LaSalle University − for the award. CAACURH represents residence-hall students at more than 60 member schools in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Washington D.C., offering a wide variety of leadership opportunities and resources.

At a CAACURH conference hosted by the University of Delaware, Joseph M. Tertel Jr. and Jesse R. Viani, students from the Penn College Residence Hall Association, presented a bid for the award, delivering an oral presentation to complement a report written by various members of the RHA. The report described the accomplishments of Residence Life organizations at Penn College, showcasing programming, facilities and student/professional leadership.

Tertel, of Frackville, is a student in the bachelor-degree Graphic Design major. Viani, of Wellsville, is enrolled in the bachelor-degree Computer Information Technology-Data Communications Concentration major.

Student representatives from each of the member schools determined the award winner. Penn College was presented with the honor on Saturday, Feb. 24.

As a regional winner, the College will compete for the national title at the National Association of College and University Residence Halls National Conference on May 23-27 at the University of Southern California.