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SEAHO Founders Award
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The Founders Award gives special recognition to an individual who, through dedicated service and initiative to SEAHO, has epitomized the work and endeavors of the founders. Recipients must have actively served in the SEAHO Region as a housing/residence life professional for at least five years; have served on a minimum of two different SEAHO committees or task forces or been a member of the Governing Council; and, have made contributions to SEAHO and the housing/residence life profession that are judged to have been instrumental in furthering the advancement of the organization and the profession it represents.  A nominee:

  • Must have actively served in the SEAHO Region as a housing/residence life professional for at least five years.
  • Must have served on a minimum of two different SEAHO committees or task forces or been a member of the Governing Council.
  • Must have made contributions to SEAHO and the housing/residence life profession that are judged to have been instrumental in furthering the advancement of the organization and the profession it represents.

Each Founders Award nomination should be supported by two letters of recommendation. Supporting letters of recommendation may not be from the same institution as the person who made the nomination or from the nominee's own institution.

Past recipients of the SEAHO Founders Award are:

2016: Lisa Diekow, University of Florida
2015: Tom Hardy, Valdosta State University
2014: Susan Grant, North Carolina State University
2013: Vera Jackson, Jackson State University
2012: Kathy Bush Hobgood, Clemson University
2011: Steve Stauffer, University of Kentucky
2010: Cindy Cassens, Winthrop University
2009: Deb Boykin, College of William & Mary
2008: Vickie Hawkins, Georgia Southern University
2007: Lorinda Krhut, University of Mississippi
2006: Paul Jahr, Georgia College & State University
2005: Verna Howell, Clemson University
2004: Rita Moser, Florida State University
2003: Ruth Ann Harney-Howard, Morehead State University
2002: Shannon Staten, University of Louisville
2001: Gary Kimble, University of Southern Mississippi
2000: Bill Foster, Mississippi State University
1999: Jackie Simpson, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
1998: Gene Luna, University of South Carolina
1997: James Grubb, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
1996: Doris Collins, Louisiana State University
1995: Don Moore, Emory University
1994: Ray King, University of South Florida
1993: James Grimm, University of Florida
1992: Gary Schwarzmueller, Georgia Tech University


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