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Students Win Awards at SWACURH Conference

Arkansas Tech University captured four awards, including best school delegation in its division, at the 2012 Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SWACURH) Conference at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater Nov. 1-4.

Arkansas Tech University captured four awards, including best school delegation in its division, at the 2012 Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (SWACURH) Conference at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater Nov. 1-4.

Students from the Residence Hall Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary at Arkansas Tech attended the conference, which provides personnel in student housing at colleges and universities around the region with an opportunity to exchange ideas and network.

In addition to winning the award for best delegation in its division, Arkansas Tech also won first place in the banner competition, second place in the display competition and a $150 programming grant for a sustainability program that was based upon a proposal students from Tech submitted at the conference.

As part of the philanthropy element of the conference, the Arkansas Tech delegation collected pop tabs during the fall 2012 semester to donate in order to help fund chemotherapy treatments for a young boy.

Arkansas Tech students in attendance at the conference included Damon Byrum, Weston Clark, Zachary Deakins, Erica Franklin, Joseph Jackson, Geoffrey Smith, Jamayka Savage and Patrick Westbrook.

Emily McCoy, resident director at Nutt Hall, and Barbara Braga, resident director at Caraway Hall, attended the conference as advisors for the Arkansas Tech Residence Hall Association.

Courtney McCrary, Wilson Hall resident director and advisor for the National Residence Hall Honorary chapter at Arkansas Tech, helped advise the delegation.

Those from Arkansas Tech in attendance at the SWACURH Conference had a chance to catch up with Kaytie Farrell, who graduated from Arkansas Tech with a Master of Science degree in college student personnel in 2009 and worked as a resident director at Campus Court and University Commons. Farrell is currently serving as SWACURH regional advisor. 

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