MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Florida Institute of Technology Residence Life organization won two prestigious awards at the recent Florida Residence Assistants Seminar, held at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
The contingent of nine resident assistants and two advisers came home with a coveted “Most Spirited” award and a “Top Five” award.
For “Most Spirited” the university won over 27 other institutions attending. “This is the most prestigious award. It is based on how you represent your campus, overall spirit, conference participation, philanthropy, interaction with other delegates, and how you incorporate the theme of the conference in any way possible,” said Anthony Skevakis, adviser and Florida Tech director of housing. Skevakis brought home the Spirit Cup, which will reside at the university for the next year.
The “Top Five” award, the highest programming honor, was earned for an interactive presentation by students Shiva David, Marie McBride, Jenna Gardner and John Robertson on “Postabilities,” their Post-It program in Columbia Village residence hall. This program involved a creative use of Post-It Notes.
Adviser-student Stephanie Rewitzer also attended as did students Amber Thomas, Heather Gross, Rebecka Rodriguez, Anushka Boyd and Namrata Dhingreja.
The mission of Residence Life is to provide a friendly, engaging residential experience that is conducive to the academic and real-life success of the modern college student. This is accomplished through dedication to customer service, exemplary leadership and educational programming experiences.