When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. – Maya Angelou
Our villages are more than just a place for residents to hang their hats. Highlighted below are just a few of the wonderful opportunities our residents have to give to those less fortunate. Kudos to the professional and residence life staff who made these event possible.
Cambridge Oaks, University of Houston, Main Campus
The Resident Assistants at Cambridge Oaks hosted, “Giving Thanks and Thanksgiving” where resident’s enjoyed a traditional, home-cooked Thanksgiving meal and created over 60 handmade cards which were sent to military personnel.
University Oaks and Chisholm Hall, University of Texas, San Antonio
The residents at University Oaks and Chisholm joined the University of Texas at San Antonio and gathered to participate in the National Night-Out Event which promotes police and community partnerships in support of safe neighborhoods.
University Pines, University of Texas at Tyler
The staff at University Pines scared the daylights out of their residents by offering a Haunted House in a collaboration with the University of Texas at Tyler’s annual Fall Fest. The $2.00 or two cans of food required for admission went to the East Texas Food Bank.
Hunt and Martin Halls, McMurry University
For many senior adults, Valentine’s Day can be just another day, or worse, a day of increased loneliness and sorrow. Many seniors are widowed or living alone, and finding a special way to show them some extra love on Valentine’s Day can make a big difference. Hunt and Martin Hall residents created homemade Valentine’s Day cards that were delivered to a senior center in Abilene, TX where they were distributed to residents for a cheery reminder that they are loved.
Resident Assistant Advisory Council
There’s a lot to consider in meeting the expectations of our residents. What do they need and want? How can we best support their academic pursuits?
As part of the ongoing quest to serve our residents and meet their expectations, CLVus is organizing the CLVus Resident Assistant Advisory Council, a small group of competitively selected, currently employed, Resident Assistants who will voluntarily meet three or four times per year both online and once in person in Houston at the Downtown Clubhouse to provide CLVus senior leadership with feedback and opinions about facilities, services, leasing campaigns, developing projects, village operations, resident habits and expectations and trends and issues affecting the higher education student market.
Applications for membership on the Resident Assistant Advisory Council will be forwarded to currently employed Resident Assistants. Any Resident Assistant who meets the selection criteria is encouraged to apply. The Residence Life Heroes (Liz Donnelly, Angela Neal, Victor Postemski, Stephanie Dyjack and Lawrence Samaranayake) will serve as the selection committee.
For more information, please contact Liz Donnelly, Assistant Vice President of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.