April 2017

Dandralyn Johnson

2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off

Congratulations to Dandralyn Johnson, who won the 2nd Annual Housing and Residence Life Chili Cook-Off in a field of tough competitors on Friday, April 7, 2017.


March 2017


UNCG HRL Shines at 2017 SEAHO Conference

In the world of Student Affairs and Higher Education, the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO) has been known for its pre-eminent service to the global world through the individual to teamwork difference contributed with its various professional leaders and change makers. While in its 53rd year of operation, the regional body of housing officers across the 10 Southeastern states assembled earlier this year in late February/early March for its annual SEAHO Regional Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. What has become valued as a “housing homecoming” for many is also a unique opportunity to experience engagement, learning first-hand regarding the field’s most current trends and topics of importance from a plethora of seasoned to new professionals across the region.

With this year’s SEAHO conference theme of “Bridging The Gap From Good to Great®,” more than 650 delegates (conference attendees) went to Tennessee to engage, educate, and be empowered by networking with professionals and attending presentations on a wide variety of topics slated throughout the conference. UNCG HRL had eight professional team members in attendance, the largest representation from one institution at SEAHO’s first ever Pre-Conference that was a collaborative project between SEAHO’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee and the SEAHO Programming Committee.

As the conference unfolded and delegates weaved in and out of particular selected presentations that piqued their professional or personal curiosity, there were a number of highly acclaimed awards that were garnered by UNCG!

Maggie Gillespie

SEAHO Report 2017 Article of the Year Award

Maggie Gillespie, Coordinator for Residence Life of Grogan Residential College, was honored with the SEAHO Report 2017 Article of the Year Award for her article entitled “Ambiversion: The Lost Personality Type.” Maggie’s article was submitted and selected for the SEAHO Report’s Winter 2016 issue as a featured article. The SEAHO Report is a quarterly publication that features articles and news from member institutions across the region. Check out Maggie’s award winning article here (on page 12): https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/seaho.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/seahoreport/Seaho_Winter_2016.pdf

Daniel Wiggins

Case Study Competition Champs

Daniel Wiggins, Coordinator for Residence Life of Spring Garden, and Sean Sukys (of Florida Gulf Coast University) teamed up to enter SEAHO’s Case Study Competition for New Professionals, and were awarded Case Study Competition Champs! Daniel and Sean were provided with a complex collegiate campus occurrence regarding politics and demonstrations and charged to create a plan to address the multi-faceted concerns and positions for various entities of the institution. The Case Study Competition is designed for graduate and new professionals to be presented with a realistic, often complex, campus situation and to resolve or address it thoroughly in a limited amount of time.

DeMarcus Merritt

SEAHO Best of Program at the Closing Luncheon

The most recent addition to the UNCG HRL family, Assistant Director Demarcus Merritt, and co-presenter Gabriel (Gabe) Solomon (of Florida State University) were awarded with the “SEAHO Best of Program” award at the Closing Luncheon. Their presentation on “Diversity Self-Care Health Check-Up: You’re Not Alone” prevailed over 70 presentation sessions conducted during the week-long conference. As a result, Demarcus and Gabe will serve as “Diversity Doctors” and will represent the region this summer at the ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) in Providence, Rhode Island. The pair will present their SEAHO Report Article turned presentation.


We are extremely proud of our team members and the excellence that is achieved for them as contributing professionals in our field and with our UNCG community. Congratulations to each of you!