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December’s Top RAs, Programs Honored by Residence Life

Patrick HrubesThe Residence Life Office announces Pennsylvania College of Technology’s meritorious students and programs for December.

Chosen as the Rising Star of the Month was Patrick Hrubes, a Resident Assistant in Rose Street Commons’ Clinton Hall, a welding and fabrication engineering major from Amesbury, Mass.

“This RA has his own unique style in dealing with staff and residents. He is self-motivated and responsible,” staff said. “He’s exceeded his programming requirements and has provided some of the most exciting programs on staff,” including a Sadie Hawkins pageant, a scavenger hunt and pancake party.

“In addition,” staff wrote, “his professionalism in resolving and reporting resident issues has been noticed by co-workers and supervisors alike.”

Holly RaybuckKatey LandryA “Cookies for Quitters”programarranged by Rose Street Commons RAs Holly Raybuck (Delaware Hall) and Katey Landry (Clinton Hall) was honored as the Educational Program of the Month. Raybuck, of Bellefonte, is a business management major; Landry is a baking and pastry arts student from Breinigsville.

Under the initiative, offered in conjunction with Student Health Services, residents were asked to turn in a pack of cigarettes in exchange for cookies. Kristi L. Hammaker, health and fitness specialist, provided literature and spoke on the effects of smoking and alternative stress-relievers.

A small token of appreciation was given to the resident who turned in the most cigarette packs.

John KeckThe Social Program of the Month was a “Sadie Hawkins Pageant,” an event that brought new meaning to the phrase, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

Hosted by Hrubes, Landry and John Keck (a welding and fabrication engineering major from Laurys Station), the Rose Street Commons RAs put a new spin on an old idea: a beauty pageant in which girls dressed as guys!

“Residents, in couples, vied for the title of Mr. Sadie Hawkins,” staff said. “Prom dresses and wedding gowns never looked so great! Attendance was superb and it was an excellent end-of-semester stress-reliever before finals.”

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