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Ohio University recognized as 'School of the Year'

ATHENS, Ohio (Feb. 27, 2007) -- Ohio University has been awarded the distinction of School of the Year in the Central Atlantic Affiliate of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Inc. (NACURH)

This award, the highest regional honor a school can attain, was given based on a bid submitted by the Residents' Action Council at Ohio University. The award recognizes outstanding achievements on the campus level as well as contributions on the regional and national level.

The Central Atlantic Affiliate of NACURH comprises affiliated schools from Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Representatives from member schools voted on School of the Year and other awards at the No Frills 2007 Conference, hosted last weekend at Ohio University in the Baker University Center.

Ohio University will continue on to compete nationally for National School of the Year at the NACURH 2007 Conference at the University of Wisconsin, Osh Kosh, in June.

Recent accomplishments in the 2006-2007 year include reviewing university policies, increasing communication among hall and complex councils, sponsoring several large programming events and improving relations with the university community.

Ongoing goals for the group include designating funding for hall and complex council programming and other large programs, assessing and evaluating needs of on-campus residents, improving physical facilities through a Capital Improvement Fund, providing active training and leadership development opportunities and facilitating more active participation in NACURH to implement new ideas on campus.

The mission statement of the Residents' Action Council at Ohio University recognizes the desire for advancement of the residential community. Therefore, they strive to motivate and involve students through advocacy and programming by providing support and an open forum of ideas within the community of residence halls.

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Media Contact: tRAC Chair Kevin Yurasek at 740-597-7971 or trac@ohio.edu

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