OTM Awards

Recognize a Member of the Campus Community

OTMs are “Of the Months” which are a way to recognize the amazing things going on on campus. This recognition starts on campus level and can possibly reach regional and NACURH levels.

There are two types of OTMs (individual and program) that have a number of categories which include a person or program that you would like to nominate. Individual OTMs are a maximum of 600 words and should describe the outstanding accomplishments of an individual within that specific month. Program OTMs allow for various types of programs on campus (which occur within a specific month) to be nominated. These OTMs have specific sections with individual word maximums.

Submit a General Nomination       Submit a Program Nomination


2017-2018 Wake Forest OTM Winners

National Level

Regional winners from each of the 8 affiliated regions are reviewed in each category by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), and an overall national winning Of The Month nomination is selected for each category. Until this year, no nominations from Wake Forest University had ever been selected as a national winner. Below are the two NACURH OTM winners for this year:

  • Sarah Magness – Advisor of the Month, February 2018.  Sarah is the Residence Life Coordinator for South Campus I, and the advisor of the Wake Forest Demon Deacon Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. Sarah also advises the State Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of Residence Halls (NCARH)
  • Rob Hager and Mark Cook – Institutional Faculty/Staff of the Month, May 2018.   Rob and Mark are members of the Facilities and Campus Services team at Wake Forest University. Rob has been at Wake Forest for 8 years and Mark has been at Wake for 5 years.

Regional Level

After Of the Month (OTM) awards are selected as campus winners, the South Atlantic Association of Residence Halls (SAACURH) reviews those submissions in each category for all affiliated schools from the South Atlantic region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Bahamas). As one of the largest and most competitive regions, being selected as a regional winner is a high honor. The following are the regional winners from Wake Forest:

  • Sarah Magness – Advisor of the Month, February 2018. Sarah is the Residence Life Coordinator for South Campus I, and the advisor of the Wake Forest Demon Deacon Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. Sarah also advises the State Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of Residence Halls (NCARH)
  • Johnson Hall Staff – Residential Community of the Month, April 2018.  The staff includes Chloe Holt, senior; Camille Bibb, senior; Margo Vaughan, junior; Caroline Dai, sophomore; Matt Drambel, junior; Conner Song, junior; Mani Capece, sophomore; Caleb Cabiness, junior; and Alexis Fintchre, Graduate Hall Director and student in the Counseling program
  • Rob Hager and Mark Cook – Institutional Faculty/Staff of the Month, May 2018.  Rob and Mark are members of the Facilities and Campus Services team at Wake Forest University. Rob has been at Wake Forest for 8 years and Mark has been at Wake for 5 years.

State Level

The North Carolina Association of Residence Halls (NCARH) recognizes excellence each month through Silver Seymour awards. Nominees from each of the North Carolina affiliated institutions are considered for this monthly honor. The following individuals from Wake Forest University have been recognized this year:

  • Kishan Patel – Resident Advisor for October 2017. Kishan is a first year RA, and a junior health and exercise science major from Stockbridge, Georgia.
  • Sarah Magness – Adviser for November 2017, Sarah is the Residence Life Coordinator for South Campus I, and the advisor of the Wake Forest Demon Deacon Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Jakayla Williams – Executive Board Member for November 2017. Jakayla is a senior anthropology major from Lincolnton, North Carolina and the President of the Wake Forest Demon Deacon Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Shelby Halliman – Resident Advisor for November 2017. Shelby is a second year RA, and a junior communication major from Southlake, Texas
  • Crystal Crouse – Residence Life Professional Staff for December 2017. Crystal is the Residence Life Coordinator for North Campus, where she supervises Graduate Hall Directors and Resident Advisers for Dogwood, Magnolia, North Campus Apartments, Student Apartments, Polo, Martin, and the Roadhouses.
  • Ryan Keller – Resident Advisor for December 2017. Ryan is a first year RA, and a sophomore Anthropology major from Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Arnold (Toki) Hong – First-Year Student for February 2018. Toki is a first year student from Duluth, Georgia
  • Jessica Scales – Institutional Faculty/Staff for February 2018. Jessica serves as Case Manager in the Dean of Students Office.
  • Blind Date with a Book: Black History Month Edition by Norma Altidor – Diversity Program for February 2018. Norma was the Residence Life Coordinator for South Campus II.
  • You Sham-ROCK Staff Appreciation Week – Spotlight for March 2018. This program was spearheaded by D’Najah Pendergrass, Assistant Director for Residence Life.
  • Islam Awareness Week by the Muslim Student Association – Diversity Program for March 2018. This program was created by the executive board of the Muslim Student Association ( Dalia Namak, President; Haris Shehzad, Vice President; Maaheen Hasnain, Secretary; and Mohammad Malik, Treasurer. The group was advised by the Muslim Life Director under the Office of the Chaplain, Mrs. Naijla Faizi.)
  • Crystal Crouse – Residence Life Professional Staff for April 2018.  Crystal is the Residence Life Coordinator for North Campus, where she supervises Graduate Hall Directors and Resident Advisers for Dogwood, Magnolia, North Campus Apartments, Student Apartments, Polo, Martin, and the Roadhouses.
  • Johnson Hall Staff – Residential Community for April 2018. The staff includes Chloe Holt, senior; Camille Bibb, senior; Margo Vaughan, junior; Caroline Dai, sophomore; Matt Drambel, junior; Conner Song, junior; Mani Capece, sophomore; Caleb Cabiness, junior; and Alexis Fintchre, Graduate Hall Director and student in the Counseling program
  • Rob Hager and Mark Cook – Institutional Faculty/Staff for May 2018. Rob and Mark are members of the Facilities and Campus Services team at Wake Forest University. Rob has been at Wake Forest for 8 years and Mark has been at Wake for 5 years.