RHPB celebrated for efforts to make campus living fun



The University of Akron (UA) Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB) was recently honored by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) for its excellent work in engaging resident students. The group was selected as the 2021 recipient of both the Programming Organization of the Year Award and the award for Best Promotional Material. NACA promotes entertainment to enhance the college experience and build networking connections.

The Programming Organization of the Year Award recognizes the most outstanding programming board in the NACA Mid America region every year and groups of judged on the goals of the organization, planning of events, publicity materials and more. The Best Promotional Material Award is awarded to a school that went outside of the box to create a promotional material they used for their event. UA was recognized in this category for its materials related to its Photo Frame for Late Night Study Break activity.

“I am beyond pleased of the collective hard work that my team produced to make this honor happen,” said BreAnna Piorkowski, president of RHPB. “I am even more proud and humbled to carry on the legacy of those who came before me. Putting on programs for resident students and giving them a space away from their academic life to make memories is my absolute favorite part of my job. I am, and always will be, proud to be a Zip!”

Melinda Grove, director of Residence Life and Housing commended RHPB on its efforts. “Our residence hall student leaders work extremely hard to ensure our residence hall students have a stellar co-curricular experience. I am very proud of them, with or without awards, but am very glad they received this well-deserved recognition amongst their peer organizations at other campuses.”

Media contact: Cristine Boyd, 330-972-6476 or cboyd@uakron.edu