Anderson, another panelist, said she joined RHA after seeing an ad for a meeting during her first year at ASU. “I joined RHA for the free food, but I was welcomed with such warmth and a sense of community,” she said. “RHA lit a fire under me that was passion."

The kind of passion that propelled her to lead a 40-member committee that spent two years organizing the annual National Association of College and University Residence Halls conference, hosted by ASU in 2018.

The strong bonds were apparent between two of the newest RHA members in attendance, Srilekha Amujure and Shelby Soma, both first-year students who are in Casa de Oro at ASU's West campus.

“Shelby and I met through RHA. We were both first-year students who ran for the executive board positions,” Amujure said. “I am definitely sure I would have not met my best friend if it was not for RHA.”

Ellyse Crow, director of Affinity Programs for the Alumni Association, thanked RHA members for their dedication and passion for ASU and their tireless work guiding students. 

“It is clear that the impact of both Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary leaders has spanned across generations,” Crow said. “The legacy of leadership that began for each of you years ago continues on today, paving the way for others following in your footsteps."

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Laurie Merrill

Marketing Copy Writer , ASU Alumni Association