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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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UW-Eau Claire Elects
Residence Hall Leaders
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MAILED: July 1, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire residence halls will be served by veteran student leaders for the 1997-98 academic year.

The executives of the three leadership organizations were elected in the spring and will begin their terms with the opening of the residence halls Aug. 28.

Eric Kasper, a sophomore political science major from Merrill, and Stephanie Foster, a junior political science major from Oakdale, Minn., were elected president and vice president of the United Hall Council. Both students were members of the council during the 1996-97 academic year.

United Hall Council has been the student voice of the residence halls since 1970. The council explores issues affecting residents and makes recommendations to the director of housing and residence life.

The Residence Hall Activities Board, which provides campuswide programming for residence hall students, will be served by a three-person executive board. Sean Ryan, a junior biology major from Nashotah and former board member, was elected president. Melissa Wenzell, a junior music therapy major from Union Grove, and Julie Snyder, a sophomore with an undeclared major from Stewartville, Minn., were re-elected to their vice president and treasurer positions.

John McBrien, a sophomore management major from St. Louis Park, Minn., Jessi Gierach, a senior psychology major from Manawa, and Snyder were elected to the president, vice president and treasurer positions for the National Residence Hall Honorary. McBrien and Gierach are in their third years with the chapter.

NRHH promotes leadership development and recognizes students who contribute to the halls through workshop conferences and scholarships. The group also organizes Parents and Little Sibs weekends. The honorary is limited to the top 1 percent of residence hall leaders.

The executives of UHC, RHAB and NRHH meet weekly to coordinate their efforts on behalf of their residents. The organizations are represented on the state, regional and national levels by the national communications coordinator who also meets with this group and coordinates conference delegations. Matt Pieper, a junior business administration major from Lodi, was re-elected for a second term of the NCC position.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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(715) 836-4741

Updated: July 3, 1997