D’Najah Pendergrass, assistant director of Residence Life, was recently recognized by the North Carolina Housing Officers (NCHO) as their Mid-Year Professional of the Year.
“As our assistant director of Residence Life, D’Najah Pendergrass supervises our four Residence Life coordinators,” according to an announcement by the Residence Life and Housing Office. “In her role, she provides overall leadership for our in-community staffs and is a crucial part of the residential experience here at Wake Forest.”
“We are delighted for this well-deserved recognition of D’Najah’s hard work and are excited to have her on our team,” Residence Life and Housing announced.
North Carolina Housing Officers (NCHO) was organized in 1973 by housing professionals in North Carolina to create a professional community that promotes an exchange of ideas and philosophies among institutions with residence hall programs. NCHO is associated with the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO), and sends a representative to the business meetings of SEAHO. The Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award recognizes a professional who has three to seven years full-time experience in Housing and Residence Life. The recipient must display a commitment to exemplary service to the field and their own institution; this includes involvement within the profession, development of junior staff members, and exceptional commitment and work to further the mission of Housing and Residence Life.