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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 6, 2012

Hudson-Perrin Hall Council recognized by national association for talent contest

Northwest Missouri State University’s Hudson-Perrin Hall Council has been recognized nationally by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) for the “Hudson-Perrin's Got Talent” program the council sponsored last November.

NACURH named the program a Social Program of the Month winner. The program became eligible for the national Of The Month (OTM) award after being recognized at the campus level by the Northwest chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and then at the regional level by the Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH). 

Garrett Gassman, a senior business management and marketing major from Papillion, Neb., who serves as the Hudson-Perrin Assistant Complex Director and advisor to the Hudson-Perrin Hall Council, authored the winning nomination

“As a hall council and staff we discussed how we continuously see residents building community within our hall by playing various musical instruments,” Gassman wrote. “The major goal of this program was to bring these residents together and create an atmosphere where they felt comfortable to perform to a larger hall audience of their peers. … The Hudson-Perrin Hall Council did an amazing job at achieving these goals. It was great to see all of us come together and plan this very successful program in a week.”

Gassman said the “Hudson-Perrin's Got Talent” event was inspired by other talent contests, including the “Dieterich Idol” contest in October. The Hudson-Perrin Hall Council developed and publicized the event and eventually secured 14 acts from across the Northwest campus to perform. The performers included singers, musicians and dancers as well as a group cup-stacking routine.

Instead of using a judging panel, the contest organizers encouraged the audience of more than 100 people to text in their votes. The top three acts were awarded cash prizes ranging from $30 to $10.

For more information about the NRHH’s OTM awards, click here.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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