University Housing Director Alma Sealine has been named this year's recipient of the James C. Grimm Leadership and Service Award from the Association of College and University Housing Officers‐International (ACUHO‐I).
This award recognizes individuals who have assisted ACUHO‐I with dedicated service and outstanding leadership, and devoted their professional time and efforts to strengthening the goals and objectives of the association.
Sealine got her start within housing and residence life as a Resident Assistant at William Jewell College (WJC) in Liberty, Missouri. After graduating with degrees in communication and sociology, her housing experiences continued as a live‐in hall director at WJC for 2 years before pursuing a master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration at Indiana University‐Bloomington.
Sealine is currently serving as director of University Housing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She previously worked at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has also worked at Western Illinois University and West Virginia
University. See Alma's full bio.
Sealine is the most recent ACUHO‐I Past
President and has had the privilege to connect with international housing colleagues in South Africa,
Amsterdam, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. She has served as a faculty member for the South African
Housing Training Institute (2012) and National Housing Training Institute (2009) and was an NHTI participant in
1996. She has served on the executive boards/commissions for ACUHO‐I, Great Lakes Association of College
and University Housing Officers and ACPA – College Student Educators International.
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