SOCORRO, N.M., May 23, 2002 -- Laurie Tennison, residential life coordinator at New Mexico Tech, recently had her article, "Show Me the Money: An In-Depth Look at RA Compensation," published in the current issue of RA Manager, a monthly newsletter distributed to more than 1,300 colleges and universities in the United States.

Tennison also recently was named to this year's editorial advisory board for PaperClip Communications, the publisher of RA Manager and other newsletters and various resources for students and staff employed in higher education settings.

In her recent article, Tennison explores one of the hottest topics among Resident Assistants (RAs) throughout the nation's campuses--the recurring issue of compensation packages.

"It's best to be prepared, because at some point a staff member will come to you with a compensation issue," Tennison writes, "either he is not getting paid enough, or he has done the research and an RA at another institution is getting paid more."

"Ms. Tennison was hand-picked due to her experience in the field of student affairs, her knowledge of student development issues, and her enthusiasm for the work," says Julie Phillips, assistant publisher of PaperClip Communications. "We were pleased to publish her article, and know that the information benefited our readers."