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Residence Life Salutes Top Students, Programs for March


Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Residence Life Office announces its March honorees among students and programs in campus housing:

Troy C. WeimerRA of the Month
Troy C. Weimer, a computer aided product design major from Cleona, was selected as Resident Assistant of the Month.

Maggie K. Calkins“This month’s outstanding staff member has demonstrated a work ethic that consistently goes above and beyond what is expected of Resident Assistants,” Residence Life staff noted. “He always volunteers when help is needed and, even more remarkably, if he sees something that needs to be done in the office or around the complex, he takes the initiative to get it done. His commitment and dedication to the job is proof that he deserves this recognition.

Weimer is a Resident Assistant for The Village at Penn College.

Rising Star of the Month
Singled out from the ranks of newer student staffers was Maggie K. Calkins, of Bloomsburg, a physician assistant major and RA at Campus View Apartments.

“This RA has done an excellent job of building community on her floor,” it was noted. “She has worked very well with staff members and has done an excellent job on programming. Most recently, she and another RA worked very hard to put together ‘Random Act of Kindness’ (see below). She is dependable, handles problems well and is a good team member.”

Amanda A. AllanahEducational Program of the MonthRAs close out their 'Random Act of Kindness' observance by talking to schoolchildren about careers.
Selected among the top programs for March was “Random Act of Kindness” organized by Calkins and Amanda A. Allanah, a pre-applied health studies-cardiovascular technology student from Pottsville.

“(The RAs) worked to put together Campus View’s first ‘Random Act of Kindness’ week. On Monday, RAs gathered and flowered vehicles across campus, passing on Random Acts of Kindness tips. On Tuesday, RAs washed windows for free in front of Campus View. Cars were instructed to pull in and RAs were there waiting to clean their windows. On Wednesday night, RAs invited all General Services night shift to the office for snacks and drinks. They also delivered goodies to all of the substation officers. On Thursday, RAs passed out free hugs and kisses in the Keystone Dining Room. And on Friday, they wrapped the week up talking to local schoolchildren about their careers and why they love what they do. It was a great week that took a lot of planning and really impacted the community.”

Laura A. MyersSocial Program of the Month
RA Laura A. Myers, a dental hygiene major from Souderton, organized a pool party at the East Lycoming YMCA.

“Although this program was rescheduled due to weather, this RA did a great job of keeping her residents interested and motivating them to travel to the East Lycoming YMCA in Muncy,” staff said. “About 30 residents came out for the program and all enjoyed a great time at the pool.”

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