Chanel Freeman of New City, N.Y., named Programmer of the Year at St. Bonaventure University RA Awards Banquet

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY (04/26/2012)(readMedia)-- Chanel Freeman, '13, a psychology major from New City, N.Y., received the Programmer of the Year award during St. Bonaventure University's annual RA Awards Banquet Sunday, April 22.

Freeman earned this award for working to create effective educational and social programs for her residents in Devereux Hall, utilizing her resources not only to expand the knowledge of her students, but also to build a sense of community among them. This is Freeman's first year as an RA. She serves a floor of upper-class female students and will be returning next year as an RA in Devereux Hall. Some of the programs she was honored for include a workshop on healthy relationships, a letter writing campaign for soldiers overseas, and her contributions to a "stress free" night for all of the women in Devereux Hall.

At the banquet, resident assistants from all classes and residence halls received awards for their achievements and attitudes in creating healthy, safe, informed, and fun environments for the students in their charge. The awards given were the Senior Achievement Award, Programmer of the Year, the Residence Life Commitment Award, the St. Bonaventure University Service Award, and the Residence Life Spirit Award.

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