ResLife Staff Wins Awards at Conference

Student staff with Truman’s Residence Life Department recently attended the 27th annual University of Northern Iowa RA Conference in Cedar Falls. The delegation included:

Lauren Hogan and Katie Feldkamp

Kianna Friesz, Maddi Martin-Giacalone and Corinne Naeger
Blanton-Nason-Brewer Hall

Bud Budzowski
Centennial Hall

Ashleigh Harding and Ian Madden
Missouri Hall

Mary Smreker-Bruce and Heather Brostrom
West Campus Suites

Truman’s student advisors and apartment managers participated in sessions alongside 450 RAs from around the Midwest. Brostrom and Feldkamp both presented sessions at the conference. Smreker-Bruce participated in the bulletin board event. Budzowski, Brostrom, Hogan, Feldkamp and Smreker-Bruce competed in the annual case study competition. The competitors developed plans aimed at fostering positive political dialogue in residence hall communities in the post-election landscape.

Budzowski and Hogan received first place in the medium difficulty level, and Feldkamp and Smreker-Bruce received first place in the hard difficulty level.

Centennial Hall community coordinator Marc Osborn and Missouri Hall director Zac Burden led the delegation.

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