December 8, 2016

SVSU student earns national recognition from residence hall organization

Saginaw Valley State University student Bailey Brown, a Spanish and criminal justice major from Fowlerville, received the National Association of College and University Residence Halls Student of the Month award for the month of October.

The award is given to a student showing a dedicated and community-minded approach to working with fellow campus residents.

As a member of the Olivia A. Lake Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary, which represents some of the top leaders residing in campus housing, Brown attended the Great Lakes Association of College and University Residence Halls (GLACURH) regional conference this November in Milwaukee. There, she was named the GLACURH Student of the Month by a regional selection committee.

Regional Student of the Month award recipients are then reviewed and evaluated by a national selection committee.

Brown was chosen for the national award due to her involvement in SVSU's Peer Health Education Program, the Residence Housing Association, her position on the Leadership Development Committee and the hours she dedicated serving as the program coordinator. She also played an instrumental role in "Haunted Grove," a popular haunted house set up on campus. She secured 50 volunteers for the initiative. 

Brown wears a number of other hats on campus. As a student employee in the SVSU Writing Center, she advises students on how to improve their school papers and provides them with valuable and constructive feedback. She also is involved with the SVSU Honors Program.