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Stoner Awards recognize student contributions to housing

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

KU Student Housing recently honored several winners at the 2015 Kenneth L. Stoner Awards banquet for their extraordinary contributions to their fellow residents. The event is named for a former director of student housing. The awards honored the residence, scholarship halls and apartments.

2015 Stoner Awards Winners

Complex of the Year: Jayhawker Towers
Scholarship Hall of the Year: Sellards

New Undergraduate Staff

McCollum: Victor Alberto Lopez Nikolskiy
Ellsworth: Jordan Wright
Hashinger: Jeemin Kim
Lewis and Templin: Liran Ziegelman
Oliver: Adeline Tungate
GSP and Corbin: Rachel Janssen
Apartment Living: Hannah Rupprecht

Returning Undergraduate Staff
McCollum: Glynis Thompson
Ellsworth: Dawn Westhoff
Hashinger: Isaac Bahney
Lewis and Templin: Adam Lower
Oliver: Zana Pascoe
GSP and Corbin: Rachel Snyder
Apartment Living: Nathaniel Lohmann

Desk Assistant
McCollum: Sierra Barron
Ellsworth: Colby Soden
Hashinger: William Trout
Lewis and Templin: Luke Maxfield
Oliver: Robert Fitzpatrick
GSP and Corbin: Cassie Bieszzczat
Apartment Living: Madeline Ballou

McCollum: Larresa Keplin
Ellsworth: McKenzie Sigle
Hashinger: Frankie Hernandez
Lewis and Templin: Jamie Stroud
Oliver: Chancellor Adams
GSP and Corbin: Shane Banks
Apartment Living: Jake Gould

McCollum: Mac Madness
Ellsworth: Zombie Ball
Hashinger: Turn Down Thursdays
Lewis and Templin: Sixth Floor Secret Mission
Oliver: Oliver Hall Social Justice Series
GSP and Corbin: Pancake Nights
Apartment Living: Puppies, Pastries, and Pick-Me-Ups

Complex Specific
McCollum, for outstanding contributions to the community: Justin Heaton and Luo Hamateyo
Ellsworth for the unsung hero: Julie Popiel
Hashinger for the unsung hero: Hayley Battenberg
Lewis and Templin for the most spirited floor: T5
Oliver for the most outstanding hall government member: Naomi Kanswen
GSP and Corbin for the best returning DA: Christian Heisler
Apartment Living for the best Stouffer RA: Mauricio Sanchez

Scholarship Hall Specific
New UG Staff Member: Parker Riley
Returning UG Staff Member: Tyler Yoder
New Resident: Matt Dunn
Returning Resident: Laura Carlson
Hall Government Member: Christina Hagemeier
ASHC Member: Pennie Liu


AURH Specific

Executive Board Member:  Krista Simon
Hall Government: Lewis & Templin Hall Council
Hall Government Spirit Award: Oliver Hall Government
Legacy Award: LIT – McCollum Hall


ASHC Specific

Best New Schol-Hall Event: “Mr. Schol-Hall Land” by Margaret Amini
Best Traditional Schol-Hall Event: “Casino Night” by Battenfield
Best ASHC Event: “Alumni Tailgate,” organized by Tim Doggerridge
Most Innovative Hall: Margaret Amini


JTTA Specific

Executive Board Member: Julian Patterson
Resident: Hannah Boyd
Staff Member: Anna Korbel
Undergraduate Staff Member: Sophie Wang


SPA Specific

Outstanding SPA Member: Roberto Castillo and Mahmood Hameed
Outstanding Community Member: Aqsa Patel and Merrideth Spreier


Bronze Pins

Megan Nemec
Krista Simon
Jamie Stroud
Zach Allen
Will Kerschen
Mike Marcus
Joe Kelley
Roberto Castillo

Four-Year Service Pins
Chris Agnew
Corey Boucher
Kyle Clay
Katie Ellsworth
John Fredrickson
Taylor Hanna
Timmy Hewitt
Valencia Johnson
Nathan Johnson
Kate Kasper
Will Kerlchen
Adam Lower
Mike Marcus
Charlie McCool
Emily McDowell
Will Orlowski
Anrenee Reasor
Taylor Rice
Sunkhindervir Singh Sandu
Rachel Seitz
Daniel Skinner
Bryce Volk
Brody Willard
Marshonda Willingham

Graduating NRHH Active Members

Emily McDowell
Taylor Hanna
Kaitlin McAlexander
Nicole Evans
Mike Marcus

Move-in day set for Aug. 22

More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities