April 27, 2018
We are excited to share updates about happenings in University Housing with our alumni and friends.
2018 Jim Day Housing Scholarship recipients
Alicia May
Alicia called East Campus Community home for the last two years. As a desk assistant, she loves working where she lives. Alicia feels living on campus has been one of the most amazing experiences of her time at UGA. “I have been in an environment where I have felt safe, experienced personal growth, and gained life-long friendships.
Alondra Perez
Alondra feels living on campus has allowed her to grow in more responsible ways. She says it requires you to take responsibility, be more organized and grow in more responsible ways. “Housing in the residential community provides me with opportunities for leadership and engagement. Overall, it is a great experience and helps me stay on the right track.” 
Lipscomb RA to be student commencement speaker
The Student Government Association has chosen senior Hunter Smith, an RA in Lipscomb Hall, as the student commencement speaker for the undergraduate ceremony May 4 in Sanford Stadium. Smith will graduate as a first honor graduate with a major in political science, minors in sociology and leadership in student affairs, and certificates in applied politics and personal and organizational leadership. He plans to attend law school at UGA beginning in the fall.

Read more about Hunter Smith: https://news.uga.edu/hunter-smith/
To read more about the new SGA Board : https://news.uga.edu/believe-ticket-elected-top-posts-sga/
New SGA board is a housing sweep
Three University Housing student employees have been elected to the executive branch of the Student Government Association for the 2018-2019 academic year. President-elect Ammishaddai Grand-Jean, a RA in Myers Hall, is a third-year student from Jonesboro majoring in political science and economics. Vice President-elect Charlene Marsh, a fall 2018 Hill Community RA, is a third-year international affairs and sociology major from Norcross. Treasurer-elect Destin Mizelle, a RA in Brumby Hall, is a third-year psychology major from Riverdale.
Smith receives regional award
Marcella Smith recently received a meritorious award at the 2018 Annual Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO) Conference in recognition of her dedication and service to University Housing over the last 29 years. Marcella serves as the community secretary for Brumby and Russell. Throughout her time at the University of Georgia, she has exemplified a commitment to University Housing, her colleagues, student staff and others . Thanks for all you do for University Housing, Marcella! 
Housing hosts Dear World storytelling project
University Housing partnered with seven other departments on campus to bring an internationally-known storytelling event to campus. The Dear World College Tour blends storytelling and live events to capture and share the unique stories of students, staff and faculty at UGA. Dear World is a portrait project that unites people through pictures with its distinct message-on-skin style.

The project captured student and staff experiences in a custom video—watch and see if you recognize any faces!
Alumni spotlight: Kelly Slaton
UGA degrees attained:  BA in Anthropology, 2010; currently a doctoral candidate pursuing a PhD in Higher Education

Tell us about your experiences/involvement in University Housing. I worked as a resident assistant in Brumby Hall from 2007-2009 after living there my freshman year, and I worked in Rooker Hall as a village community assistant (a position that no longer exists) during my senior year from 2009-2010.

What is your fondest memory about your time in University Housing? Some of my closest friends –two former RAs who were bridesmaids in my wedding-- were people I met through University Housing. The people who work for University Housing have always been phenomenal, and I think they positively impact and enhance the experiences that students have during their time at UGA.

What is your current occupation and how did your experiences in University Housing contribute to your success? I am currently a research analyst in the Office of Institutional Research at UGA. During my time working for University Housing I never dreamed that I would work for a university, but much of what I learned from University Housing – time management, accountability, being a part of a team – made working for a university a great fit for me. As a research analyst, I assist with data collection, analysis, visualization and reporting for UGA and ultimately help provide data-driven decision support to the UGA administration.

What did you like most about where you lived and/or worked in University Housing? The thing I liked most about living and working in University Housing was the endless array of resources. I appreciated having advising in the residence halls when I lived in Brumby, there were constant activities and ways to stay involved on campus, and more than anything I enjoyed being surrounded by people.
Staff updates since December 2017
Congratulations and best wishes to the following staff who retired.

 Gerard Kowalski, Executive Director; Mary Patman, Administrative Assistant II; Matthew Ionno, IT Professional Associate; William Dean Smart, Locksmith; Essie Sutton, Building Service Worker II; Steve Marcotte, Associate Director for Facilities Operations.
We are excited to welcome new staff who have joined University Housing.

Administrative Services and Communications: Jonathan Chin, IT Professional Associate; Ernesta White, Administrative Assistant

Executive Director's Office: Linda Kasper, Executive Director; Shirley Reyes, Alumni Relations Coordinator

Facilities: Robert Bradberry; Skilled Trades Worker; Bradford Anderson, Painter; Jalisa Colbert, Building Service Worker, Yira Colin, Building Service Worker, Julie Hillsman, Building Service Worker; Guadelupe Dominguez, Building Service Worker

Residential Programs and Services: Terry Knight, Security Guard; Jayde Nelson, Residence Hall Director; Madeleine Bordelon, Residence Hall Director
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