Cameron University’s Office of Student Housing recently honored students who serve as resident assistants (RAs), who play a vital role in serving the students who live on campus in either the Shepler Towers or Cameron Village.
In announcing the awards, Chris Drew, Director of Student Housing and Residence Life, provided information about each of the honorees.
Ka’Tavia West, Lawton, was named RA of the Year. “In addition to being an RA, Ka’Tavia is a student leader on campus who has a positive impact on her peers and residents alike,” says Drew.
McKenzie Poplin, Marlow, was recognized as RA Newcomer of the Year. “Despite only being in her first year at Cameron, McKenzie has put her best foot forward in her service to Cameron residents and can often be found baking delicious sweets for her building,” Drew says.
Lawton’s Dylan Griggs was selected to receive the award for Team Player of the Year. Drew says, “While balancing numerous other campus commitments with the speech/debate and e-sports teams, Dylan continues to demonstrate a positive attitude to his fellow Resident Assistants and serves as a positive role model to his residents.”
The award for RA Best Active Programmer of the Year was bestowed upon Whitney “JoJo” Turnpaugh, Lexington. As RA for two floors this year, Turnpaugh was recognized for connecting both first year students and upperclassman through common interests in active programs.
Lawton’s Tiffany Angell decorated her RA community with unique decorations which allowed the floor to feel like a second home to her residents. That flair resulted in Angell receiving the award as RA Best Passive Programmer of the Year.
The RA Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Aja Montgomery, Edmond. “Aja has continually stepped up to serve the Office of Student Housing, sacrificing both her time and energy to best serve Cameron’s residents,” Drew says.