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NSU Housing and Residence Life Wins Award

(NSU NEWSROOM--Feb. 27, 2014) -Norfolk State University Housing and Residence Life was voted “School of the Year” by the Virginia Association of College and University Residence Halls. (VACURH)

Norfolk State was voted as “School of the Year” by the VACURH State Board when the group held its annual conference at The College of William and Mary earlier this month. Norfolk State was nominated by a student from another peer institution.

“We are extremely proud to have been the first HBCU nominated,” said Faith Fitzgerald, who is the executive director of Housing and Residence Life at NSU. “The School of the Year award represents the pride our students have in NSU and their commitment to make the most of their college experience.”

Fitzgerald said Housing and Residence Life students delivered a presentation that showcased the accomplishments of the past academic year that included tutoring, professional development and health information programs. The student board deliberated and voted. The announcement was made at the closing banquet in Williamsburg.

The VACURH helps to promote positive living and learning environments on college campuses, leadership development and education. The group also helps to enhance hall governance and communication.

NSU’s Housing and Residence Life program is student-centered and focuses on the University’s diverse residential population. The program engages students in collaborative partnerships that foster learning, scholarship, global leadership and civic engagement. The core values of the program include leadership, respect, integrity, inclusivity and diversity, commitment, professionalism and wellness.

CAPTION: (From left to right) Norfolk State University students Jonae Farmer, Antoinette Alleyne-Warren, Residential Hall Director Nathaniel Chisholm and students De'monte Jackson, Adranise Flowers and (center) Kenisha Simmons take a group picture during the VACURH Conference.

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