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February 27, 2004

Contact Jason Ramaker at 796-3116 or jwramaker@viterbo.edu

VITERBO RESIDENT STUDENT BOARD BRINGS HOME MAJOR AWARDS, WILL HOST EVENT NEXT YEAR

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- The Resident Student Board at Viterbo University received major honors at the state meeting of the Wisconsin United Residence Halls Association Feb. 20 and 21 at UW-Eau Claire. Viterbo’s RSB was awarded the “Golden Shoe” Philanthropy Award, the Best Display Award and the Small School of the Year Award.

Viterbo University was also named as the host of the WURHA state meeting next February, the first time a school with the enrollment of Viterbo has been named to host the event. Over 350 student delegates and advisors from the state and private institutions of higher education will be at Viterbo for the three-day conference.

The “Golden Shoe” award was the result of the RSB’s Penny War fundraiser that raised $800 for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. The $800 was an amazing one-third of the total money generated by the 22 schools in the WURHA. The Small School of the Year Award was awarded for the best residence hall programming, organization, budgeting, and effectiveness in representing resident students in policy recommendations and decisions for institutions with less than 2,500 resident students. The best display award was given for the RSB’s display highlighting the FSPA and residence halls.

Viterbo senior Mark Conroy of La Crosse was also honored at the meeting for his service as President of the WURHA for the past year. Also participating were Jocelyn Houghtaling of Westby, Kristina Bird of Brainerd, MN, Krissy Willaby of Tama, IA, and Brock Kuklinskim of Mosinee. Residence Life Director Jason Ramaker received a STAR pin recognizing his service and dedication. Jade Bakke is the RSB advisor.

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