National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

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The National Residence Hall Honorary is a premiere student leadership organization focused on promoting recognition and philanthropy within the residence halls. At UC Berkeley, the NRHH Golden Bear Chapter is passionate about being actively engaged within the residential and local communities. We are comprised of exemplary student residential leaders who seek to appreciate the unseen and unspoken dedication in the residence halls. We seek to engage with and give back to the community that we are lucky to call home during our time at Cal. Our organization is unique in that it fosters leadership development for returning residents and creates an opportunity for growth and participation in the residential community.

Background

NRHH is supported by the leading international organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development. NRHH strives to provide recognition for individuals who have contributed to the advancement of college and university housing. The overarching organization is known as National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). The Golden Bear Chapter belongs to the regional level known as the Pacific Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (PACURH). As a member of this organization, the Golden Bear Chapter attends conferences during which delegates vote on important legislation and awards given on the national and regional levels. The Golden Bear Chapter is also the sister organization to the Residence Hall Assembly (RHA). On this campus level, we work together to improve the quality of life of residents through events, service and recognition.

Previous Initiatives

  • The Berkeley Project
  • RHA All-Hall-O-Ween
  • Bearfest Initiative
  • Sugar, Advice and Everything Nice with Health Workers, Love Your Melon and Alex’s Lemonade Stand
  • Academic Success Reception with Residential Curriculum and Inclusion
  • RHA Sail Away Launch Party
  • Hall Staff Appreciation Week
  • Free Compliments Campaign with Health Worker Program
  • Clothespin Compliments Campaign with Security Monitor Program
  • Prop Box Campaign with Security Monitor Program
  • Security Monitor Superlatives with Security Monitor Program

Executive Team

Executive Team

President Christina Connolly

President, Christina Connolly:  Hello, friends! My name is CJ and I am so excited to be returning in my role as the NRHH Golden Bear Chapter President this year! I am a fourth year, pre law student, majoring in Psychology and double minoring in English and Peace and Conflict studies. I am from a small town in Northern California half way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe called El Dorado Hills. I have been active in the res life community since my first year, serving as an RHA rep, a member of Peer Review Board and of course as a member of NRHH. I was blessed to serve as an RA in Unit 3 my second year and this last year and again this year I will be the CLA for Norton and Spens Black. When I am not busy with res life, you can find me watching Netflix, obsessing over Beyoncé, drinking boba or eating Thai food or chocolatey goodies. I am beyond excited for an amazing year with NRHH and cannot wait to see all the wonderful things we accomplish in the residence halls. Feel free to reach out to me anytime about anything and everything. Let's have a glorious year together!

VP of Philanthropy & Programming, Rebecca MartinVP of Philanthropy & Programming, Rebecca MartinHello all! My name is Rebecca Martin, and I am the Vice President of Philanthropy and Programming for the National Residence Hall Honorary. I also am the Community Leadership Assistant for La Loma in Unit 4. I am a fourth year student majoring in Industrial Engineering and working towards a minor in Sustainable Design. I’m from Scottsdale, Arizona and I am a media and pop culture nut – cartoons, TV, movies, books – you name it, I’ll talk to you about it! Around campus, you’ll probably find me chilling by the Campanile or on the Glade ‘doing homework’ (read: napping) in my down time, hanging out at a club meeting, or sipping on a Chai Latte in Qualcomm while reading The Daily Cal. I really enjoy meeting new people, so don’t hesitate to come up to me and introduce yourself if you see me around!

 

VP of Finance & Communications, Sandra WalleVP of Finance & Communications, Sandra Walle:  Hello everyone! My name is Sandra Walle and I am a third year American Studies major concentrating in Health Policy and Administration. I am also minoring in Spanish literature and following a Pre-Med track. I am originally from Merced, California. In my free time I enjoy playing tennis, brunching with friends, and exploring the Bay area in search of the best Chai Latte. This academic year I will be serving as the VP of Finance and Communications. My goals for the semester are increasing transparency with regards to our organization’s budget, improve our social media presence to increase chapter membership, and support my fellow executives in developing chapter retention strategies. I look forward to meeting all of you and all of the amazing work we will accomplish in our efforts to promote recognition within the Residence Halls.

VP of Recognitions, Chelsea JiVP of Recognitions, Chelsea Ji:  Hello! I'm Chelsea, VP of Recognitions. I'm a third year hopefully studying biology! I'm excited to be developing appreciation and service in our residential community. I also serve as an Unit 3 Priestley RA and the Co-Chair for the upcoming PACURH Regional Business Conference hosted here at Cal!! (contact me if you want to get involved) ​. My favorite TV show at the moment is Veep from HBO. Baking desserts is another passion of mine (cheesecake, anyone?!), along with exploring new places, napping, water coloring, and singing along (poorly) to Hamilton. Another fun fact: I have the same initials as our dear NRHH President: CJ. ​Last year my passion and involvement with NRHH began when I served as RHA VP of Communications. This year I'm excited to deepen my involvement with NRHH ​b​y working on expanding OTM awareness and initiatives to highlight and appreciate different people in residential life. Hope to catch you at a meeting soon. Go bears!!

VP of Selections, Rachel LinVP of Selections, Rachel Lin:  Hi NRHH! My name is Rachel Lin and I am a second-year intending to double major in Business Administration and Cognitive Science. I am originally from the great state of Maryland, like twenty minutes outside of Baltimore and an hour from Washington D.C! At Berkeley, I am a Resident Assistant at Clark Kerr Campus (#rushChiKapp) and involved in the ASUC and Campus Ambassador. In my free time, I love watching the TV show Survivor, going to cat cafes, and hanging out with the other Rachel. I am also super excited to be the NRHH VP of Selections this school year. As VP, I will have the opportunity to work with an amazing committee to think of innovative ways to recruit and engage members in our organization.

VP of Development, Dylan Hawksworth-LutzowVP of Development, Dylan Hawksworth-Lutzow:  Hello everyone! My name is Dylan, your VP of Development, and it's my job to help build internal organization community and do what I can to make sure you get something out of your NRHH experience! I was born and raised in a tiny little town in the central valley called Oakdale, most known for its rodeos, and being along the way to Yosemite. I think that upbringing as a bit of a country boy has invested in me a deep appreciation of community, so don't go messing with NRHH! I am also a fourth-year Econ major and hope to go to grad school for Educational Policy! In the meantime, you can find me in Unit 2 "Cooking up Community" as a CLA, or buried in youtube videos and random historical articles.

Advisor Alex BrownAdvisor, Alex Brown:  Hi NRHH! My name is Rachel Lin and I am a second-year intending to double major in Business Administration and Cognitive Science. I am originally from the great state of Maryland, like twenty minutes outside of Baltimore and an hour from Washington D.C! At Berkeley, I am a Resident Assistant at Clark Kerr Campus (#rushChiKapp) and involved in the ASUC and Campus Ambassador. In my free time, I love watching the TV show Survivor, going to cat cafes, and hanging out with the other Rachel. I am also super excited to be the NRHH VP of Selections this school year. As VP, I will have the opportunity to work with an amazing committee to think of innovative ways to recruit and engage members in our organization.

Coordinator of Student Leadership Initiatives, Jason AnthonyCoordinator of Student Leadership Initiatives, Jason Anthony:  Hi There! My name is Jason and I'm originally from Long Island, New York. My higher education career has spanned the past 15 years and brought me to several institutions including Columbia, The New School, John Hopkin, Brown and GW. Professionally, I have worked in areas including student activities and leadership development, disability access and support, higher education opportunity, religious life support, and academic services. I received my BA in Religion at GW and my MA in Higher Education at Teachers College-Columbia in NYC. I enjoy working with our great student employee team, our residential faculty and our residents.

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