When you invest in ACUHO-I through the Foundation, you invest in the future of the profession, and the future of thousands of individuals around the world. See that investment in action through the stories of those who have received support from the Foundation.
Through your generous contributions, the presenters for each of the My Favorite Student BEST sessions from Regional and Conference Series conferences receive financial support to help offset the expense of travelling to the Annual Conference & Exposition.
Michael Mullin, Temple University
Maria T. Lazaro, University of California-Merced; Norma R. Salcedo, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Sue Belatti, Northern Arizona University
Jason Timpson, Appalachian State University
Charlie Potts, Gustavus Adolphus College
Jeffrey Rosenberry, Montana State University -Billings
Ryan Young, University of Massachusetts Amherst
T.J. Carter, The University of Texas at Arlington
Tiffany Gonzales, Northwestern University; Shandee Ewert, Loyola University Chicago
Lauren Adams, University of Washington
Norbert W. Dunkel, University of Florida
Chris Stone-Sewalish, University of Kansas; Kathryn Magura, Oregon State University
Emily Dayboll, University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada; Alana Turner, University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada
Hailey Farr, Arizona State University; Rebecca Lynch, Arizona State University
The Foundation is one of the “absolute goods” we benefit from in ACUHO-I. To some, the number of opportunities for housing professionals to engage in professional development has grown to where one might appear as valuable as the other. However, there is none that has the potential impact and exposure as the Annual Conference and Exposition. The Foundation promotes both simultaneously by recognizing superior programs and supporting participation through the “Best-of” Regional Awards program. We are all diligent in recognizing our students and staff on our home campuses and communities; the Foundation tirelessly serves that role for our community, ACUHO-I. To be honored by your colleagues, and supported by your Association is a fantastic feeling. The Foundation helps make that possible.
ACUHO-I’s ongoing commitment to global education and partnerships would not be possible without the Foundation and members like you. As one of this year’s faculty for the ACUHO-I SAC Roelf Visser Student Housing Training Institute, I had the privilege of engaging with dedicated faculty and working with some amazing colleagues committed to a better future for higher education in South Africa. As the NACURH Advisor, I work with many talented young professionals who aspire to work in our field of student housing. It’s good to know that our future is bright, both here and abroad. Baie dankie. Ngiyabonga kakhulu. Ndiyabulela kakhulu. Ke a leboga. Thank you, ACUHO-I Foundation.
“It was an honor to participate in STARS College 2011. In just a few short days, I gained a better understanding of the field and felt more prepared to begin the graduate school search. I enjoyed the opportunity to form friendships with students from across the nation with similar interests and career goals. The STARS faculty members are an incredible resource. They were always willing to answer our questions and share their personal experiences. STARS College confirmed my desire to pursue a career in higher education and student affairs. Without a doubt, STARS College is one of my favorite college experiences.”
"There are very few opportunities that I have had in my young adult career that had such a large impact as the STARS program... Overall, I got to find out that there are such kind, fun, and just overall amazing people in the field of Student Affairs/Higher Education and I can say that STARS gave me one of the best experiences of my college career!”
I have wanted to attend the NHTI since I have become aware of it several years ago, but due to the Rand-Dollar unfavourable exchange rate, traveling abroad has become quite a challenge. My budget at the Centre for Student Communities needs to be used for the development of students and staff, and that was my main priority. However, I took the leap of faith and applied for the NHTI. When I received notification that I will be getting the award, I was ecstatic! The reimbursement of the attendance fee greatly impacted the difference I can make at Stellenbosch University. I have more resources to work with and I am able to train more staff and students.
I view Student Housing as one of the key elements within university life and by equipping more South African professionals in this sphere to adequately deal with matter arising, will make a vital difference within the South African Student Housing Community. The knowledge I gained from the NHTI is being shared with my fellow colleagues at Stellenbosch University, as well as with other colleagues at different Universities nationwide, and it is impacting my work functioning significantly. Thank you very much for this award.