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Residence Life Honors First RAs, Programs of ’12

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Residence Life Office announces its ” … of the Month” honorees for January/February:

Adam S. FeatherRA of the Month
Adam S. Feather, a building automation technology major from Bally, was selected as Resident Assistant of the Month.

” He continues to do an exceptionally great job with his residents, specifically in the area of programming,” staff wrote of the third-year RA at Campus View Apartments. “Working in conjunction with the Fitness Center, he’s begun a campuswide fitness challenge. He also has a floral design program and a dance program coming up.”

Aside from his Residence Life position, his co-workers noted,Feather is balancing school work and extra jobs, and is planning a wedding.

“Despite his many responsibilities and heavy workload, he continues to do a great job staying focused,” staff said.

Stephen K. BankeRising Star of the Month
Chosen from the contingent of up-and-coming RAs was Stephen K. Banke, of Hanover, a member of the Dauphin Hall staff and an emergency medical services major.

” This RA has been recognized for by his residents and co-workers for outstanding growth in the position,” staff said of January/February’s “Rising Star.” “He continues to show great care and attention to the residents on his floor.”

Morris SayonEducational Program of the Month
Chosen for top honors amongthe month’s most enlightening programs was an ongoing “Abs and Cardio Workout” organized by Morris Sayon, an automotive technology management student from Upper Darby and an RA in Clinton Hall.

” This RA set out to assist residents in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The first meeting packed the Dauphin Hall lobby with more than 65 residents. The boot camp-style of exercise had the participants begging for mercy,” staff wrote. “The following week, even more residents came to the workout. The RA’s personal commitment to nutrition and exercise has helped others want to make the same commitment.”

Alison K. Van MetterEric J. PalankoSocial Program of the Month
RAsAlison K. Van Metter, of Saylorsburg, enrolled in applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant, and Eric J. Palanko, a legal assistant/paralegal studies major from Latrobe, organized a fan favorite: The Village Super Bowl Party.

” Super Bowl Sunday was an exciting time for Village residents, who jammed into the Beech 1 RA Office to eat pizza, visit with friends and neighbors, and cheer on their favorite team and in some cases their favorite musical artist during the halftime show!” staff said of this winning RA team’s event.

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