National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

NRHH is a leadership-based honorary comprised of exemplary residential students strive to give back to the Pacific University residential community through recognition, and service. While voting members are selected each year, all residential students are invited to participate in NRHH events and activities.

"The National Residence Hall Honorary is the only nationwide organization that exclusively recognizes leaders in the residence halls; it is also considered the recognition branch of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH), Inc. The opportunity to have a chapter is a service of NACURH, Inc. designed to give local, regional and national recognition to students making outstanding contributions to their campus and residence halls. NACURH firmly believes in the value of student involvement in residence hall life through community service, community building, advocacy and educational programming." (

In 2013, Pacific University's NRHH Chapter won the Pacific Affiliate of Colleges and University Residence Halls NRHH Building Block of the Year Award. Read an excerpt (pdf) of this award-winning bid.

Regional and National Resources 



NRHH Of-the-Month Award Database



2015-2016 NRHH Executive Board


Chairperson – Abby Lian

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Mathematics

Hometown: Gresham, OR

Other Involvement at Pacific: Math Club

Favorite Part of Pacific: Everyone is so friendly and there are many opportunities for growth.

“NRHH has allowed me to strengthen my leadership skills as well as encourage me to be more confident in myself.”

Co-Chairperson – John Miller

Year: Junior

Major(s): Exercise Science (Integrative Physiology), Music Performance

Hometown: Newberg, OR

Other Involvement: Resident Assistant for Walter 3rd floor

“I believe that the goal of NRHH is to promote, recognize, and encourage the growth of student leaders in a positive and friendly manner.”

“Of the Month” Coordinator – Emily Sproul

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Special Education; Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor

Hometown: Salem, OR

Other Involvement: Track Team, Pacific Christian Fellowship

Favorite Part of Pacific: The many opportunities to get involved on campus

National Communications Coordinator – Josie Kochendorfer

Year: Junior

Major(s): Psychology and Creative Writing

Other involvement: Resident Assistant, Undergraduate Representative on Pacific’s Board of Trustees

Favorite Part of Pacific: All the diverse ways to get involved, and the opportunities to thrive.

“NRHH itself is a great way to teach others about service and leadership, and another outlet for programming within the Residence Halls.”

Scribe – Gina Ouellette

Year: Junior

Major(s): Chemistry

Hometown: Bothell, WA

Other Involvement: Dance Ensemble

“I love that NRHH surrounds me with people who share my determination to get things done, volunteer, and recognize others for being great!”

Finance Officer – Prescott Devinney

Year: Senior

Major(s): Economics and Mathematics

Hometown: Ventura, CA

Other involvement: Economic & Finance club president, undergraduate student representative on the university finance committee



Sarah Landels

Major(s): Education

Hometown: Aloha, OR

Other Involvement: PRE CSD Club

Favorite part of Pacific: The amount of support everyone has for each other and the atmosphere on game days!

“NRHH has given me the opportunity to be more involved on campus and try new things that I would have never considered before!”

Katie Lightcap

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Biology

Hometown: Roseburg, OR

“My favorite parts of Pacific are the Outdoor Pursuits program and how friendly the people are.”

Why NRHH: “I joined because I really admire the positive outreach the club pursues through its involvement on campus.”

 “If I’m not laughing, I’m making bad jokes or running long distances”

Chelsea Tumbarello

Year: Senior

Major(s): Education, Communication Science and Disorders

Hometown: Astoria, OR

Other Involvement: Pre-CSD Club

Favorite Part of Pacific: Small campus and the great community!

About me: I love dogs, sports, candy, and the color yellow!!

“NRHH is a great way to be involved in leadership and make new friends!”

Brandon Welstad

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Post Falls, Idaho

Other involvement: Vice President of Campus Crusade for Christ, Football player

Jordan McCreary

Major(s): Biology

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Favorite part of Pacific: The small community atmosphere.

Why NRHH: To have the opportunity to recognize awesome people on campus.

Davinder Jhattu

Major(s): Biology

Hometown: Tualatin, OR

Favorite Part of Pacific: The passionate professors.

Other involvement: I am currently involved with choir and Pacific Christian Fellowship on campus.

Alyssa Tucker

Major(s): Public Health

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Other involvement: National Communications Coordinator of Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Jennifer Enserink

Year: Junior

Major(s): History

Hometown: Roseburg, OR

Favorite Part of Pacific: The small, welcoming community

Why NRHH: To get to know more people and be able to recognize people for all the great things they do!


Dominick Post


Chloe Yap


Hannah Claussenius-Kalman


NRHH Advisor: Megan Hockert, Area Coordinator,