by Valerie Heruska
I just got back from NEACUHO (The Northeast Affiliate of ACUHO-I) and while I enjoy the work I do in residence life, being at a conference with residence life and housing people just makes life a little bit better and invigorate the love that I have for working in housing. I am often in awe at the professionals who have been here a lot longer than me, and those who work in the operations side and not the residence life side of the
house dorm residence hall. This list was hard to come up with because there are so many great women in the housing and residence life field, that it would take me an entire week to write this post. I feel like this is going to have to be a series.
@bethmoriarty is someone who I would for sure consider an housing all-star. Beth is an exemplary leader to those at Bridgewater University. She is someone who does it all: from teaching class to grad students to leading a great team of residence life and housing professionals. Beth also just won the NEACUHO Charles Lamb award for outstanding service to the association
@StacyLOliver: One of the reasons I enjoy following Stacy so much is because she truly has a knack for working in residence life. Nowadays, she works with room assignments, which I do not envy at all. Stacy brings a lot of knowledge to our functional area and is currently the president of GLACUHO. She’s written a lot of articles and with her partner-in-crime @kmagura (who you also need to follow — another all -star) have written many great articles such as this one for “The Talking Stick” on Gender Neutral Housing. They both also won the “Talking Stick” article of the year award in 2012 for that article.
@dschmidtrogers and @laurieABerry: When I was at NASPA 4E’s WISA Drive-In, these two women, along with (@monicamfochtman) gave an exemplary presentation on three women who identify as being introverts and the challenges of finding their voices. After spending some quality time with them, I must say that they are some of the smartest women whom I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know better over the course of a few days.
Some other fabulous women in housing and residence life that you should be following: @annmarieklotz @tinakhorvath @JPKirchmeier @carolyngolz @KateMcGK @clp_qu @melpels @candacedennig @lauralambeth @lanisanantonio @christyortega
Who do you follow for residential life info?