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Residence Hall Staff

Each residence hall is staffed by a professional Resident Director (RD) and a team of student leaders who serve as Resident Assistants (RAs).  They are committed to helping residents adjust to life at Belhaven University and to grow academically, spiritually, and socially.

Meet the Resident Assistant Staffs

Learn who your RA will be; find the building where you will live, then find the section of rooms where the RA will be living.  Your RA will be one of the first people you meet when you arrive at Belhaven, and they will help you as you get adjusted to life at Belhaven University. 

Caldwell Hall
Resident Assistants:

Caldwell Hall RD and RAs Left to Right: Rachel Downam, Rachel Kniseley, Phalen Harris, Rebecca Franklin, Kelly Weber, Ainsley Wright

Caldwell Hall

RA for room numbers . . .

102-107: Kelly Weber
Kelly is a junior from Newark, DE and is studying Dance with a minor in Business Administration. This summer she will be going home for a bit, and watching her sister graduate from high school. In June, she’ll go to be an RA at Next Generation Ballet’s summer dance intensive in Tampa, FL. She will also be trying NOT to get sunburned. Her interests include watching Chuck, reading books, taking walks, climbing trees, making jewelry, and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys really British shows and books including LOTR, Harry Potter, Narnia, Sherlock, and Dr. Who.

108-114: Rachel Kniseley
Rachel is a junior from Miami, FL and is studying Psychology. This summer she will be working a “real” job that has nothing to do with kids, hanging out by the pool, reading, dreaming, and relaxing. She enjoys painting nails, going on nature trails, exploring, and hammocking. She just really likes being outside and watching Gossip Girl on Netflix. XOXO

201-210: Rebecca Franklin
Rebecca is a sophomore from Madison, MS and is studying Nursing. This summer she will be working at Christ Covenant’s summer daycare, teaching piano and violin lessons, and visiting Pennsylvania. In her free time she enjoys playing any instrument that she can get her hands on, hanging out with friends, running, canoeing, anything outdoors, and coffee.

211-220: Rachel Downam
Rachel is a junior from Thousand Oaks, CA and is studying Social Work. This summer she will be working for her dad fixing computers. Her interests include hiking, biking, playing with her dogs, and Netflix marathons.

301-310: Phalen Harris
Phalen is a junior from Florence, MS and is studying Art. This summer she will be working at Twin Lakes as a counselor and horse wrangler, and perfecting the art of naptime. She enjoys singing, anything outdoors, sewing, knitting, and trying to be adventurous.

311-320: Ainsley Wright
Ainsley is a junior from South Miami, FL and is studying English with a minor in Psychology. This summer she will be home, working at Anthropologie, though later she will be traveling to Sweden for two weeks. She enjoys reading, tennis, baking, hanging out with friends, making crafts, and living the thug life.

 

Gillespie Hall
Resident Assistants:

Gillespie Residence Hall RD and RAs Left to Right: Alizah Wilson, Candler Gregory, Anna Claire Thaggard, Mary Lichlyter, Brittany Keeling, Arianna Marcell, Kathryn Lee, Stephanie Morales

Gillespie Hall

RA for room numbers . . .

101-112: Alizah Wilson
Alizah is a sophomore from McKinney, TX and is studying Dance. This summer she plans to work at home and spend a couple weeks in New York taking ballet classes. She enjoys taking pictures, dancing, drinking tea, eating, watching movies, napping outside, snuggling, and getting dressed up.

113-124: Stephanie Morales 
Stephanie is a junior from Lititz, PA and is studying Dance. This summer she will be going home for a month and a half, coming back to Jackson to work the International Ballet Competition, and then chill until RA training. She enjoys dancing, singing, acting, adventuring, drinking coffee, baseball, hanging out with friends, meeting new people, and apparently she has a serious owl obsession.

201-210: Arianna Marcell
Arianna is a sophomore from McKinney, TX and is studying Dance. This summer she will be working with the International Ballet Competition in Jackson. She enjoys writing, watching roller derby, crocheting, and movies. She also has mad skills on the kazoo, and is willing to play gigs.

212-221: Anna Claire Thaggard 
Anna Claire is a sophomore from Ridgeland, MS and is studying Social Work. This summer she will be traveling with her family, going on a mission trip to Warm Springs, OR, crafting, researching at UMMC, gardening, and playing with her dogs. Some of her interests include Reformed University Fellowship, intramurals, crafting, and hanging out with her friends and family. She can move you to tears with the ocarina. She and Arianna will often play to the night sky with their popular kazoo/ocarina duet rendition of “Move You to Tears” by Lunchbox and the Mailmen.

301-312: Candler Gregory
Candler is a sophomore from Hampton, GA and is studying Biology. This summer she will be a nanny for three boys. She loves baking, eating, watching Netflix, napping, spending time with friends, and puppies.

313-324: Brittany Keeling
Brittany is a sophomore from Muscle Shoals, AL and is studying Elementary Education. This summer she will be babysitting, working at her church, and reading, but not really reading. She enjoys tennis, crafting, and exercising.

401-412: Kathryn Lee
Kathryn is a sophomore from Okotoks, AB (Canada) and is studying Dance. This summer she will be dancing in Calgary and working at her church potentially. She enjoys dancing, anything outdoors, skiing, the cooking-baking-eating triple threat, snow mobiling, Pinterest, sunshine, fluffy animals, singing, guitar (sometimes), running, and playing with kids.

413-424: Mary Lichlyter
Mary is a sophomore from Alabaster, AL and is studying Social Work. This summer she will be going to help with a family who has a lot of young foster children. She enjoys tennis, Reformed University Fellowship, writing, and taking walks.

 

Helen White Hall
Resident Assistants:

Helen White Residence Hall RD and RAs Left to Right: Pearl-Ann Hinds, Alyson Lecroy, Rachel Loftus, Kayla Neely, Bethany Souder

Helen White Hall

RA for room numbers . . .

105-109: Bethany Souder
Bethany is a junior from Chattanooga, TN and is studying Visual Art. This summer she plans to spend her third summer as a camp counselor at Camp Vesper Point. She enjoys watching black and white movies, drawing, drinking tea, and hiking.

201-207: Pearl-Ann Hinds
Pear-Ann is a senior from Jackson, MS and is studying Arts Administration. This summer she will be spending time with her family in Barbados, working at her dance school, hanging out at the beach, and cooking. She enjoys dancing, watching movies, and listening to music.

208-214: Kayla Neely
Kayla is a junior from Foley, AL and is studying Visual Art. This summer she plans to spend her time working, being an artist (aka drawing and showing…with film in her camera preferably), going to the beach, and hanging out with her friends. She enjoys actually completing crafts that she pins on Pinterest, drawing, baking, going on nature walks, drinking coffee drinks, and enjoying the sky (that’s not a joke, she likes the sky, deal with it).

301-308: Alyson Lecroy
Alyson is a junior from Belle Mead, NJ and is studying Visual Art. This summer she will be taking a photography class, diving into her art process, and going home to Jersey. She enjoys exploring new places and shopping. She loves cats, hot tea, NYC, and melting crayons with a heat gun (so hide yours).

309-315: Rachel Loftus
Rachel is a junior from Brackettville, TX and is studying Arts Administration. This summer she will be backpacking through Europe, working (at an electric company), hanging out at the beach, and spending time with the family. She enjoys dancing, singing, travel, coffee, watching TV, watching sunsets, and watching sunsets on TV. And sometimes watching TV…while watching a sunset…on another TV.

 

Robertson Halls
Resident Assistants:

Robertson RS and RAs Left to Right: Sixbert Muhoza, Connor Bingham, Crockett Ward, Conrad Useldinger, Russell Baldwin, Sebastian Bjernegard

Robertson Hall

RA for room numbers . . .

102-114: Crockett Ward
Crockett is a senior from Brookhaven, MS and is studying Theatre Performance. This summer he will be working/interning at Central Hills Baptist Retreat. He enjoys skydiving, longboarding, singing, reading a good book on poetry, being a full-time big brother and a full-time little brother, and the Theatre Honor Society.

116-126: Sebastian Bjernegård
Sebastian is a senior from Madison, MS, but he’s really from Sweden and is double majoring in Biblical Studies and Philosophy. This summer he will be interning at Immanuelskyrkan (Emmauel’s Church) in Sweden and spending some vacation time in Edinburgh, Scotland. He enjoys Reformed University Fellowship, camping, reading, and traveling.

202-214: Connor Bingham
Connor is a sophomore from Collins, MS and is studying Theatre. This summer he will be working and counseling for his church’s summer camp. He is a Belhaven Admissions ambassador and enjoys listening to music and hanging out with friends.

216-226: Russell Baldwin
Russell is a junior from Verbena, AL and is studying Biology. This summer is will be working and saving up some money. He attends Student Missions Fellowship and enjoys ultimate Frisbee, playing video games, watching Scrubs and MASH, and camping.

302-314: Sixbert Muhoza
Sixbert is a senior from Little Rock, AR and is studying Chemistry. This summer he will be doing an internship either at Wake Forest University or at the University of North Texas. He enjoys reading, and motivational movies as well as documentaries.

316-326: Conrad Useldinger
Conrad is a senior from Felton, CA and is studying Dance. Aside from working at Jamba Juice this summer, he will be taking dance classes in San Francisco and going to Ixtapa, Mexico for a week-long surf trip. His interests include dancing, singing, acting, playing guitar, reading, learning, rock climbing, and long walks on the beach.

 

Wells Hall
Resident Assistants:

Robertson RS and RAs Left to Right: Nathan Mucunguzi, Jeremy Dawson, Jackson Lin, Walker Martin, Caleb Wolfe, Lacadric Bronson

Wells Hall

RA for room numbers . . .
102-112: Jackson Lin
Jackson is a junior from Lebanon, OR and is studying Biblical Studies and Graphic Design. This summer he will be working at an internship with his church, and spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys running track, snowboarding, and dancing.

114-126: Lacadric Bronson
Lacadric is a senior from Alexandria, LA and is studying Graphic Design. This summer he will be staying in Jackson and working for Two Men & a Truck. He enjoys playing sports, sleeping, designing, and saving the world.

202-212: Nathan Mucunguzi
Nathan is a senior from Little Rock, AR and is studying Chemistry. This summer he will be doing research in chemistry. He enjoys working for nonprofits, playing ping pong, and staying up to date with technology news.

216-224: Jeremy Dawson
Jeremy is a senior from Harker Heights, TX and is studying Business Administration. This summer he will be leading worship at his parents’ church plant while working as a supervisor at Chick-fil-A. He enjoys writing arrangements of songs, playing guitar, hanging out with friends, and playing sports.

302-312: Walker Martin
Walker is a sophomore from Laurel, MS and is studying Mathematics with a minor in Education. This summer he will be working as a manager at a local coffee shop. He attends Reformed University Fellowship and enjoys playing guitar, hanging out with friends, and playing sports.

316-326: Caleb Wolfe
Caleb is a sophomore from Colorado Springs, CO and is studying Biology. This summer he will be working in Colorado Springs, and will be vacationing in Alaska for a couple of weeks. He attends Reformed University Fellowship and enjoys intramurals, hanging out with friends, and being involved in youth leadership and Highlands Presbyterian Church.