The GW Residence Hall Association won “School of the Year” at the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls conference in Cleveland Saturday. Emily Naden, national communication coordinator for the RHA, Blythe Purdin, chair of the national residence hall honorary, and Tara Wolfson, Community Director for Thurston Hall, attended the conference. GW has not won “School of the Year” since 1991.
Naden compiled a “bid” describing the RHA’s accomplishments this year. Martha’s Marathon and the Foggy Bottom cleanup were highlights of this year’s bid, RHA president Noel Frame said.
The bid is judged by a student panel that offers pros and cons for each school. GW received no cons from the panel.
“We’ve worked so hard this year, and we’ve had so many obstacles,” Frame said. “Emily should be commended for such a large job.”
Naden, a sophomore, called the conference “exciting” and said that GW was able to exchange many good ideas with other universities.
GW has been affiliated with the conference since 1981.