Dr. Bob Huss served as director of Housing and Residential Life at Oklahoma State University from 1985 to 2008.  During that time, he saw the number of residence halls grow from 9 to 26.  Dr. Huss actively worked to develop graduate assistant positions and taught in the College Student Development department for many years.  Bob not only served the campus community, but his local Stillwater community as well, serving on the Stillwater Public Schools Board of Directors, coaching youth soccer, and driving a school bus.  Bob and Joanne Huss retired to Tennessee to be near their two children and five grandchildren.

Bob served SWACUHO as State Director, CHO Liaison, Host Committee Chair, and President.  He received the Bob Cooke Distinguished Service Award and the James L. "Jim" Gibson Exceptional Service Award.

Bob Huss Outstanding Graduate Student Award

These four wards (two for Texas and one each for both Arkansas and Oklahoma) will be in the form of a plaque, which will be presented to the student or a representative from their institution, assuming the student is not in attendance, at the SWACUHO Annual Conference.

Criteria for Selection:

The nominee must:

    • Currently be an enrolled graduate student.
    • Currently be living in a residence hall.
    • Attending a SWACUHO member institution.
    • Have contributed significantly to residence hall living and to the university community on their campus.

Preference will be given to students who are working or plan to work in the student services area, especially within university housing or residence life.

Complete nomination packets must include a copy of the nominee's current résumé.  Additional endorsement letters may be submitted by the graduate program director, a current graduate professor, and/or a current graduate cohort member.  Please include no more than two (2) additional endorsement letters.

Past Winners:

2024 Marianna Canales, Texas A&M University
Madison Evans, University of Central Arkansas
Victoria Satcher, Sam Houston State University
Marcus Titterington, University of Central Oklahoma

2023 Janihya Gilmore, Texas Tech University
Val Warwas, Texas Woman's University
Brian Mota, University of Central Arkansas

2022 Sadie Billings, Texas Tech University
Katelynn Steinhauser, Texas Woman’s University
Alana St. Cyr University of Central Arkansas

2021 Megan Hill, University of Houston
Nia Gipson, Oklahoma State University
Payton Shatney, Texas Tech University
Trevis Belle, University of Central Arkansas

2020 Kristianna Bowles, Texas A&M University
Brittany Wright, Southern Methodist University
Rachel Mozingo, Oklahoma State University
Matt Juster, University of Central Arkansas

2019 Quinton Lane, University of Central Arkansas
John Morrissey, Texas Tech University
Vivian Vana Springer, Oklahoma State University
Howard Thrasher, University of Texas at Austin

2018 Mark Moultrup, Oklahoma State University
Cameron Tepper, The University of Texas at Austin
Meagen Wallaker, Texas Tech University
Alexandria Nixon, University of Central Arkansas

2017 Jeni Gruber, Texas Tech University
Jasmine Turner, University of North Texas
Briana Cresswell, University of Central Arkansas
Luke Hams, Oklahoma State University

2016 Jordan Habenschuss, University of Central Arkansas
Olivia Miller, Oklahoma State University
Coleman Sulak, University of North Texas
Jen Sommers, Texas Tech University

2015 Adam Iserman, University of Central Arkansas
Lena Tenney, University of Oklahoma
Taylor Morgan, University of North Texas
Shelby Vinson, Texas Tech University

2014 Amanda Kuster, University of Central Arkansas
Sarah Kaminski, University of Oklahoma
Joseph Granado, Texas A&M University
Morgan Bradford, Texas Tech University

2013 Amanda Morales, Arkansas State University
Cat Polivoda, Texas A&M University - Commerce
Dustin Killpack, Texas Tech University

2012 Ben Taylor, University of North Texas
Laura Lambeth, Texas Tech University
Jacob Sherry, Arkansas State University
Eric Garrison, Oklahoma State University

2011 Andrea Allan, Arkansas Tech University
EmmaLe Davis, University of Oklahoma
Cassandra Schmiling, Texas Tech University

2010 Daeond Palmer, Sam Houston State University
Jediah Cummins, Texas Tech University
Ashley Fisher, Oklahoma State University
Jimmie Lampley, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro

2009 Tamika Wordlow, University of Arkansas
Kristen Armstrong, Oklahoma State University
Karen Magness, Texas Tech University
Lori Burns, University of Oklahoma

2008 Clint-Michael Reneau, Texas State University
Ryan M. Miller, Texas Tech University
Danielle L. Joanette, University of Central Arkansas
Erica C. Smith, Oklahoma State University

2007 Sarah E. Mathis, University of North Texas
Daniel N. Glassman, University of Central Arkansas

2006 Chassity Scott, Arkansas Tech University

2005 Nichole M Fest, University of Central Arkansas
Keith A Wickliffe, Texas A&M University

2004 Kevin R Solomon, Oklahoma State University
Kelly Born, University of North Texas
Pam Howell, West Texas A&M University

2003 Kathryn Mahoney, University of Arkansas
Matt Fuller, Texas A&M University
Tommy Sanchez, Texas State University

2002 Justin Shepherd, Texas Tech University
Becky Howard, Texas A&M University
Allison Myers, Oklahoma State University

2001 Tricia Schwery, Texas A&M University
Cindi Gorter, Texas Tech University
Dayna Johnson, University of Arkansas

2000 Jessica Michelle Haider, Texas A&M University
Tiffanie Marston, Oklahoma State University
Stefanie Stefancic, Texas Tech University

1999 Stephanie Hailey, University of Central Arkansas
Kathleen Moake, University of North Texas
Josh Overocker, University of Oklahoma
Jeffery Stefancic, Texas Tech University

1998 Souko Suzuki, University of North Texas
Sara Van Cott, University of Houston- CCHM
Kobi Nathan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

1997 E. Scott Blackwell, Texas A&M University
Lisa Eiden-Dillow, University of North Texas
Dana Parks, University of Arkansas
Laura Darrah, Oklahoma State University

1996 Teri Heimer, Texas A&M University
James Jordan, University of North Texas
Leslie Diann Fradd, Oklahoma State University
Stacy Totten, University of Central Arkansas

1995 Tina Sheppard, University of Central Arkansas
Valerie Divin, Texas A&M University
Gretchen Scoggins, Sam Houston State University

1994 Cindy Cottin, University of Central Arkansas
Melinda Farmer, Texas State University

1993 Celeste Padilla, University of Texas at Austin
Michelle Wood, Oklahoma State University
Ronjanett Mayfield, University of Central Arkansas

1992 Dana Gilbert, Texas Tech University
Susie Mitton, University of Central Arkansas
Laura Philpot, Oklahoma State University

1991 Rod Fehlhafer, Sam Houston State University
Diane Brittingham, University of Central Arkansas

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