Rose State College Housing Director Alyssa Loveless has been awarded the Bob Cooke Distinguished Service Award by the Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (SWACUHO). The award, given to five individuals each year, recognizes service, dedication, and significant contributions to student housing. Loveless is the first recipient from an Oklahoma college or university to win this award since 2012, and the first recipient from a community college since 2006.
“Alyssa is an outstanding young professional who works tirelessly for our students and campus,” said Kirby Harzman, Sr. Director of Student Life at Rose State College. “She is much deserving of this award and we are so grateful for her contributions to Residence Life and to Rose State College.”
Alyssa Loveless has been with Rose State College since 2014, serving as Director of Residence Life since July 2016. Loveless holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s of Arts, both in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, and is currently working towards a Doctorate of Education in Administration and Leadership at Southern Nazarene University. Loveless was selected as a NextGen Under 30 Award Recipient for 2017.
“This award shows that you can establish a successful residence life program on a community college campus. It shows that our efforts are working and that are residents are benefitting from the program,” said Loveless. “Winning this award means so much to me and my work in Residence Life at Rose State College.”
The Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers is comprised of colleges and universities from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, and includes many notable schools, such as The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, The University of Texas-Austin, Texas A&M University, and The University of Arkansas.