March 11, 2024

NDSU RHA and NRHH win awards at regional conference


NDSU student leaders in the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and the Bison Chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) were recognized at this year’s Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH) Regional Business Conference held Feb. 29 through March 3 at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.   

The MACURH is an association made up of approximately 40 colleges and universities from seven states across the Midwest region. Jen Kacere, NDSU assistant director for leadership development in the Department of Residence Life, said the MACURH creates an inclusive environment for residence hall leaders to learn from other students and grow as leaders within the network of Midwest campus communities. 

The RHA and NRHH won a total of three awards. 

Carson Markovic, a senior microbiology major, was awarded NRHH President of the Year and a Silver Diamond pin. The NRHH President of the Year award is designed to recognize outstanding service of a Midwest affiliate president at an institution who has had a direct and positive impact on their school, NRHH chapter, the MACURH region and the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) as a whole. The Silver Pin is the highest individual NRHH honor at the regional level, awarded by the Associate Director for NRHH.

Markovic was elected president of the Bison Chapter of NRHH for the 2023-2024 school year. During the 2022-2023 year, he served as the NRHH vice president.

In addition to Markovic’s award, NDSU received the School of the Year Award. The award is the highest honor member schools can receive and is designed to recognize outstanding achievements on the campus level by a residence hall organization and affiliated groups, as well as contributions on regional and NACURH levels.

Additionally, the NRHH Bison Chapter received the Excellence in Service Award, which recognizes an NRHH chapter that has shown a year-long commitment to the service value of the NRHH, and whose service has made a positive impact within their campus community and the MACURH region.

“We are incredibly proud of the students for submitting and receiving the recognition for all the hard work they have accomplished in the last year,” Kacere said. “They have been intentional in creating community, planning and hosting events, empowering leaders to advocate for their peers/halls and have been active members in our campus/local community through serving a variety of organizations. The dedication all of our student leaders in Residence Life have displayed is inspiring and they truly make our campus community stronger.” 

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