ATI Resident Advisor (RA) Marissa Engle was selected out of nearly 400 RAs to receive the "Outstanding Paraprofessional Commitment to Academic Initiatives" Award on Thursday, April 13, in Columbus at the Residence Life Faculty and Staff Programming Celebration.
The celebration honors those who have made significant contributions toward academics and positive learning environments in Ohio State’s residence halls and villages.
This particular award recognizes a student staff member who has gone above and beyond to support faculty engagement and learning outside of the classroom.
Marissa has hosted 8 faculty dinner programs in the village over the past two years -- often preparing full meals from scratch. These programs have been some of the most well-attended and most popular among residents. During January move-in, she provided residents with soup and academic support resources to have a “Souper Semester.”
Additionally, Marissa’s "Mom's Fridge" wall in her apartment allows her residents to boast about their academic accomplishments throughout the year.