Students, Adviser Attend Regional Residence-Hall Conference

Published 11.17.2006

Student News

Students, adviser attend regional residence-hall conference The Residence Hall Association sent six student leaders to an annual Regional Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls Conference in Maryland from Nov. 10-12.

Bridget McCall (RHA president), Jeff Pacheco (RHA national communications coordinator), Jamie Lear (National Residence Hall Honorary), Carl F. Gravely (RA representative for RHA), Matt Miller (RHA historian), Collin Zimmerman (RHA webmaster)and Katie Mackey (adviser) attended.

More than 500 students from colleges throughout the Central Atlantic Region Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia participated in the conference, which was held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Campus.

Students joined to share ideas andobtain new leadership concepts totake back to their home schools, Mackey noted, saying the conference was fun, exciting and gave Penn College residence-hall students an opportunity to network and learn from other RHAs.

During the conference,they participated in a Swap Shop, at which they traded giveaways from other colleges.RHAis gratefulto all the Penn College offices and student organizations that donated items, with a special "thank you" to Food Services for its support. Students also collected more than 300 cans to take with them for the Maryland Food Bank and thank all the on-campus residents who donated.