Resident Life and Housing banquet recognizes department staff

Jonathon Thompson the Desk Assistant of the Year and Samantha Baker the Resident Assistant of The Year | Photo by Alexandra Hyland
Jonathon Thompson, the Desk Assistant of the Year, and Samantha Baker, the Resident Assistant of The Year, accepted awards Thursday. | Photo by Alexandra Hyland

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s department of Residence Life and Housing celebrated the end of the school year with a banquet April 21 in the Occhiato University Center Underground.

There were about 50 guests in attendance that featured the Housing department staff. The staff included desk assistants, office assistants, resident assistants, work crew members, residence life coordinators and department heads Charlatte Cesar and Jami Hinshaw. Dean of Students and Residence Life Marie Humphrey was also in attendance.

The theme for the casual awards banquet consisted of the “Despicable Me” movie characters called minions. The event titled “You’re One in a Minion to Residence Life and Housing” awarded and honored individual outstanding department members.

Photo by Alexandra Hyland
Photo by Alexandra Hyland

Each Residence Life Coordinator was recognized for their year of hard work and leadership. The six coordinators were presented with a personalized picture frame featuring the famous quote from Dr. Suess: “Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

Hinshaw was also honored and was presented with a keepsake clock that was personalized with, “Thank you for the timeless memories.”

Student staff were also recognized for their year of leadership and dedication. The Resident Assistant of the year award was presented to Samantha Baker.

The Rookie Resident Assistant of the year, which was awarded to the most outstanding first year Resident Assistant, was awarded to Adam Wagner.

Resident assistants were also honored with other awards featuring Community Builder of the Year which went to Yamile Ingles. Other awards such as the bulletin board of the year, most creative advertising and team program of the year was presented.

Desk assistants were also honored and the Desk Assistant of the year award was presented to Jonathon Thompson.

Graduating seniors were honored from their time working at the Housing Department. Many of them started working for the department since their freshman year at CSU-Pueblo. The seniors were awarded with a portfolio keepsake.