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Of The Month Awards!

What is an OTM?

OTMs (Of the Month Awards) are an easy way to recognize people, organizations and programs for all of the awesome stuff they have done in a specific month! OTMs can be filled out for residents, RAs, RMs, Hall Directors, faculty, maintenance, and everyone in between!


How do I submit a meaningful OTM?

  • OTMs are specific, detailed, and well explained. No specific length is required for a meaningful OTM, but regional and national winners usually have 300 + words.

  • Remember, OTMs are "Of the Month" awards, so keep the explanation centered on what the person / program did in a specific month. For instance, Jonathan Adams might be a great Hall Director all the time, but focus on what he did in that month.

  • Verify that you input the nominees correct email address. Double check everything from spelling to characters used. Make sure to edit your OTM for spelling and grammatical errors. Many people find it helpful to write them in Microsoft Word before submitting them at otms.nrrh.org!

  • Make sure you spell out what some acronyms are. Other institutions might not have a "Resident Manager" or "Office Assistant" position, and may be confused as to what those mean! Give a brief description of the duties.

  • Lastly, OTMs are meant to recognize and empower those who are being nominated. Tell a story about the wonderful things the person/program/organization had accomplished and how they made an enduring impact!


I am not sure what category to use!

The OTM system is used all over the United States, and the world, so the categories and job titles are generalized! Here is a short cheat sheet --

Resident Advisor (RA) @ OSU = Resident Assistant

Assistant Hall Director (AHD) @ OSU = Advisor

Resident Manager (RM) @ OSU = Student Staff Member

 

For any questions about OTMs, please email Tara Cravens, NRHH Director of Recognition, at cravens.19@osu.edu 

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September National Winners

Resident Assistant:

Tomara Dorsey, Siebert Hall

 

September Campus Winners

 

General Category 

Bulletiin Board:

"Don't Put Your Health in Jeopardy", Andrew Giesel, Taylor Tower

Custodial/Maintenance:

Paul Wojdacz Sr., Baker East

 

Program Category

Educational Program:

"Willy Wonka's Factory with Dr. Pohlschneider", Smith-Steeb Hall

Social Program:

"Wonder Woman Watch Party and Fort Building", Raney House

 

Spotlight Category

Executive Board Member:

Bella Caruso, National Residence Hall Honorary Buckeye Chapter

First Year Student:

Animal Takiar, Lincoln House

Institutional Faculty/Staff:

Jennifer Whetstone, College of Pharmacy

Office Assistant:

Kyle Weaver, Park-Stradley Hall

Residence Life Professional Staff:

TJ Singleton, Smith-Steeb Hall

Residental Community:

9th Floor Steeb Community, Smith-Steeb Hall

Student:

Agarwal Sagar, The Residence on Tenth

click on the image above to submit an OTM today!!!

for OTMs, input the email address for yourself (the nominator) and the person/individual/organization that you are nominating (the nominee)

 

October Regional Winners

General Category 

Organization:

The National Residence Hall Honorary Buckeye Chapter

 

October Campus Winners

General Category 

Advisor:

Tiara DeGuzman, Norton-Scott-Mendoza Complex

Bulletiin Board:

"Money Doe$ Not Grow on Tree$", Mailey Lorio, Siebert Hall

Custodial/Maintenance:

Victoria Israel, Smith-Steeb Hall

 

Program Category

Educational Program:

"Scheduling 101: A How To Guide", Siebert Hall

Diversity Program:

"Secret Identity", Siebert Hall

Social Program:

"Succulent Social", Morrill Tower

 

Spotlight Category

Executive Board Member:

Yan Vologzhanin, Lincoln House

First Year Student:

Gabriella Hacker, Siebert Hall

Institutional Faculty/Staff:

Dr. Christopher Callam, College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Assistant:

Reagan Ambler, Houston-Houck Complex

Office Assistant:

Lei Guo, Raney House

Residence Life Professional Staff:

Aaron Moore, Norton-Scott-Mendoza Complex

Resident Assistant:

Olivia Britt, Norton-Scott-Mendoza Complex

Residental Community:

8th Floor Steeb Community, Smith-Steeb Hall

Student:

Katie Liezert, The Residence on 10th