Resident Assistant 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. Learn who your RA is; find the building where you are living, then find the section of rooms where the RA lives. Your RA is 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 2017-18 Staff Left to Right: Sarah Warren, Morgan Angell, Lydia Mathis, Hannah van der Bijl, Patricia Womack

Caldwell Hall

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102-114: Lydia Mathis
Lydia Mathis is a junior majoring in Dance, with minors in Psychology and Visual Arts. She loves talking to people, art, drinking coffee, and Instagram. She is constantly on the move, whether it is hiking or choreography, and this summer she will be teaching dance, visiting friends, and interning in Northern Iraq. As a returning Resident Assistant, she looks forward to meeting and loving her residents, as well as hanging with her hot RA staff.

201-210: Morgan Angell
Morgan Angell is a junior majoring in Elementary Education. She enjoys getting to know people, being outdoors, and adventuring to new places. She loves to read and journal, dancing, and she is very involved with her church. This summer, she will be working at Winshape Camps as a camp counselor loving on children. As a Resident Assistant, Morgan looks forward to building friendships and making fun memories this year.

211-220: Patricia Womack
Patricia Womack is a junior Social Work major. She enjoys band, poetry, nature walking, hammocking, and sleep! And after all of these things, she plans to work and spend time with family and friends this summer. Patricia is a returning Resident Assistant, and she looks forward to growing with her residents and the staff, as well as learning more about the joy of community.

301-310: Sarah Warren
Sarah Warren is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Music. She enjoys practicing piano, baking, making puns, and running. This summer, she hopes to catch up on some sleep, which may be hard since she will being a camp counselor at Camp Victory in Samson, AL. Sarah is very excited to be an Resident Assistant and cannot wait to meet all of her residents.

311-320: Hannah Van der Bijl
Hannah Van der Bijl is a junior Piano Performance major returning for another year as a Resident Assistant. She enjoys music, drinking coffee, sleeping, even more coffee, writing, and exploring the great outdoors. This summer, she will be working in Jackson, as well as enjoying quality time with friends and family. This year, Hannah is looking forward to growing in her relationships with residents, and being a source of encouragement for them.


Gillespie Hall
Resident Assistants:

Gillespie Hall 2017-18 StaffLeft to Right: Jane Young, Anna Rhodes, Cayley Gahagan, Adriana Popa, Haleema McCree, Jordaan Lott (not pictured: Noelle Balzer, Kierra Haynes)

Gillespie Hall

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101-112: Haleema McCree
Haleema McCree is a senior majoring in Creative Writing. She enjoys writing, going to church, and working with people. She stays busy with campus activities like the Belhaven Activities Team (BAT) and being the president of the Belhaven chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. This summer, she plans to work with a mentorship program called Love One Raise One. As a returning Resident Assistant, she looks forward to gaining more experience as a leader, to meeting and teaching new students, as well as learning from them.

113-124: Noelle Balzer
Noelle Balzer is a sophomore majoring in Acting with a minor in Film Production. Her hobbies are theater, film, and dance. This summer, Noelle plans to spend time with family at home, and try not to buy too many clothes at her summer job at American Eagle. As a Resident Assistant, she is looking forward to getting to know her residents and making new friendships.

201-210: Jordaan Lott
Jordaan Lott is a junior majoring in Biology and Pre-Med. She enjoys drawing, reading, and watching movies. This summer, Jordaan is planning to attend summer school in Memphis, TN. This year, Jordaan will be returning as a Resident Assistant, and looks forward to decorating her hall and enjoying meals with residents and fellow RAs.

212-221: Adriana Popa
Adriana Popa is a sophomore majoring in Dance.  Some of her favorite things are photography, thrifting, poetry, hiking, watching sunsets, coffee dates with friends, and DIY projects. This summer, she plans to go on a mission trip to Zimbabwe, visit family in Europe, and to relax on the beach. Adriana looks forward to building a community with her residents and her fellow Resident Assistants.

301-312: Jane Young
Jane Young is a junior majoring in Nursing. She enjoys boxing, childcare, and painting. This summer, she plans to work at a Resident Assistant in the University Village, and hopes to learn how to dance like Napoleon Dynamite. Jane, a returning Resident Assistant, truly enjoys her position, and loves the ability to build community on campus.   

313-324: Kierra Haynes
Kierra Haynes is a sophomore majoring in Worship Arts. She loves to sing, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and hang out with friends. This summer, she plans to work, as well as going on a family vacation to Hawaii and a cruise. As a Resident Assistant, Kierra looks forward to making new connections and learning more about others.

401-412: Cayley Gahagan
Cayley Gahagan is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration. She enjoys anything sporty, like going to the gym and CrossFit. She also stays busy as a defender on the Belhaven Women’s Soccer team. This summer she plans to work in Texas. This year as a Resident Assistant, she looks forward to creating new friendships, serving others, and helping residents grow in their relationships with God.

413-424: Anna Rhodes
Anna Rhodes is a junior majoring in Dance. She loves anything that involves being outside, reading books, and drinking coffee. This summer, she plans to beach hop around the coast of Michigan, teach dance classes, and work as a hostess at a restaurant. As a returning Resident Assistant, Anna is looking forward to building a community on her hall and developing friendships with her residents.

Helen White Hall
Resident Assistants:

Helen White Hall 2017-18 StaffLeft to Right: Sarah Wolfe, China Austin, Christine Hays, Lydia Ingabire

Helen White Hall

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105-109: Lydia Ingabire
Lydia Ingabire is a senior Biology major. She enjoys braiding hair, swimming, biking, baking, knitting, period TV dramas, and giving tours as a Belhaven Admissions Ambassador. This summer, she has plans to take an internship at the University of Maryland. As a Resident Assistant, Lydia is looking forward to making great and meaningful relationships with the residents and the RA staff.

201-215: Christine Hays
Christine Hays is a junior majoring in Math and minoring in Dance. She enjoys dancing, cooking, baking, soccer, spending time outdoors, music, and hanging out with friends. This summer, she plans to work as a camp counselor at a summer camp. As a returning Resident Assistant, Christine is very excited about getting to know all of the residents.

301-308: Sarah Wolfe
Sarah Wolfe is a senior majoring in English. Her hobbies are theatre, music, knitting, and crocheting. She keeps busy with the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, as well as being a member of Chorale. This summer, she plans to work and catch up on quality time with family, friends, and her fiancé. As a returning Resident Assistant, Sarah looks forward to helping students adjust to college and building relationships.

309-315: China Austin
China Austin is a junior majoring in Biology. China stays busy a member of the Belhaven Activities Team, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Biology club. She also loves music and kids. This summer, she plans to shadow healthcare professionals, work, and prepare for the year as a Resident Assistant. In her role as an RA, she is looking forward to building a community with her residents, sharing the love of Jesus, and being a part of the resident’s experiences here at Belhaven University.

Robertson Halls
Resident Assistants:

Robertson Hall 2017-18 Staff Left to Right: Samuel McFatridge, Robert Uhl, Tracy Hilaire, Elvontay Newson, Len Fairley III, Kade Battles

Robertson Hall

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102-114: Len Fairley III
Len Fairley III is a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. He enjoys connecting with new people, serving others, and spending time with family and close friends. Len stays busy as a defensive back for the Belhaven Football team. This summer, he plans to work, take summer classes, and get ready for football season. As a Resident Assistant, Len looks forward to meeting new people, and trying to find ways to adapt and connect with everyone.

116-126: Kade Battles
Kade Battles is a senior majoring in Creative Writing. He enjoys reading, writing, and working, and is planning to do all those things this summer. Kade is a returning Resident Assistant, and looks forward to everything about the job, especially working with his fellow RAs in helping the residents.

202-214: Robert Uhl
Robert “Wilder” Uhl is a junior majoring in Mathematics. He enjoys mathematics, Rock and Roll, and Rubik’s cubes. This summer, Wilder plans to work in Jackson as a Resident Assistant in the University Village. As a returning Resident Assistant, he is looking forward to meeting new dudes and building community in the halls.

213-226: Elvontay Newson
Elvontay Newson is a junior Arts Administration major. He loves to sing, play the drums, joke around, and to meet new people. This summer, he plans to mainly work, but hopes to spend a lot of time with his family and friends. As a Resident Assistant, Elvontay looks forward to meeting the other residents, and he is ready to gain a relationship with them while both coming closer to God. He is ready to see what God has planned for the upcoming year.

302-314: Samuel McFatridge
Samuel McFatridge is a junior Musical Theatre major. He loves singing, being outside, and geeking out over Star Wars. This summer, he plans to work with a regional theatre company in Alabama. As a theatre guy, Sam loves stories. He loves learning other people’s stories, and he looks forward to being a part of the stories of his residents.

313-326: Tracy Hilarie Jr.
Tracy Hilarie Jr. is a junior majoring in Music Education. Tracy enjoys playing tennis, playing trombone, ping pong, Sponch, and eating. Tracy also stays busy as a member of the Belhaven Men’s Tennis team. This summer, Tracy plans to travel throughout the states. As a returning Resident Assistant, he is looking forward to creating relationships throughout the hall and meeting new people.

University Village
Resident Assistants:

University Village 2017-18 Staff Left to Right: Emma Davis, Sydney Weber, Jonathan Bostelman, Amber Tadiarca, Grant Matherne, LaToya Washington

University Village

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101- 107: Jonathan Bostelman
Jonathan Bostelman is a junior majoring in Dance. He enjoys music, hockey, volleyball, and theatre performances. This summer, Jonathan plans to stay busy working at Under Armour. As a returning Resident Assistant, he looks forward to creating community and getting to know his residents.

108-113: Grant Matherne
Grant Matherne is a sophomore Sports Medicine and Exercise Science major. He enjoys playing tennis, hunting, fishing, traveling, hiking, and studying for physical therapy school. Grant stays busy as a member of the Belhaven Men’s Tennis team. This summer, he plans to go on vacation, play tennis, and enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation. As a Resident Assistant, he is looking forward to being able to connect with residents and contribute to a very enjoyable residence life experience, similar to his own experiences at Belhaven.

201-206: Emma Davis
Emma Davis is a junior majoring in Dance and Arts Administration. She enjoys playing ukulele, coloring, listening to KPop, writing haiku, and is an avid lover of dogs. This summer, she plans to be a Resident Assistant and intern at the Nutmeg Conservatory Summer Program, as well as nanny and babysit. As a Resident Assistant, Emma is looking forward to working with fellow students and the wonderful staff and helping students to adjust to college life. She is also excited about planning hall parties.

207-213: Sydney Weber
Sydney Weber is a senior Biochemistry major. Her hobbies include martial arts, like Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu, reading, and she is currently learning Spanish and Syrian Arabic. For her summer plans, she hopes to spend time with family and friends in Mississippi and Georgia, as well as pouring energy into creative hobbies like art, piano, and writing. As a returning RA, Sydney is excited about creating a great community on the hall and building relationships with her residents.

301-306: LaToya Washington
LaToya Washington is a sophomore majoring in Biblical Studies. She enjoys boxing, taekwondo, biblical conversations, volleyball, and reading. This summer, LaToya plans to work with students in Jackson high schools, thrift shopping, and reading books. As a Resident Assistant, she is looking forward to bonding with other people, socializing, making connections, and all the interesting conversations that can be had with the residents.

307-313: Amber Tadiarca
Amber Tadiarca is a senior majoring in Sports Medicine. Amber enjoys dancing hula, hiking, zip lining, anything adventurous, and anything involving chocolate. She keeps busy reading, volunteering at church, camping, and hanging out with friends and family. This summer, she will be working at a luau and hopes to be able to take a trip to California. As a returning Resident Assistant, Amber is looking forward to building friendships with residents and having tons of fun.

Wells Hall
Resident Assistants:

Wells Hall 2017-18 Staff Left to Right: Rydarrian Bowie, Caleb Henry, Dreydan Doss, John Uhl, Adrian Jordan, Jiahao Cao

Wells Hall

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102-112: John Uhl
John “Jave” Uhl is a sophomore majoring in Nursing. He has a passion for music and song writing. This summer, he plans to work as a camp counselor at Twin Lakes Camp. As a Resident Assistant, Jave looks forward to sharing his life with his residents and growing with them.

114-126: Adrian Jordan
Adrian Jordan is a senior majoring in Communication. He enjoys professional wrestling, power lifting, movies, theatre, novels, and cooking. This summer, he plans to have a relaxing summer and hopes to catch up on his reading. As a Resident Assistant, Adrian is most excited to meet new people.

202-212: Rydarrian Bowie
Rydarrian Bowie is a sophomore Sports Administration major. He enjoys football, sports, hanging out with friends, traveling, and meeting new people. He also stays busy as a Running Back for the Belhaven Football team. This summer, he plans to work and workout to be ready for the football season. As a Resident Assistant, Rydarrian is most excited about meeting new residents.

215-226: Caleb Henry
Caleb Henry is a sophomore majoring in Musial Theatre. He enjoys playing piano and honestly enjoys talking to people. As far as Caleb’s summer plans, he does not have any set in stone, but plans to “wing it.” As a Resident Assistant, he is looking forward to getting to know people and connecting with his peers.

302-312: Dreydan Doss
Dreydan Doss is a junior majoring in Business Administration. He enjoys coaching, fishing, hiking, and loves to be by the beach. This summer, Dreydan plans to work as an intern at Enterprise Rent-a-Car, travel to Denver, CO and Manchester, England. As a returning Resident Assistant, he looks forward to building relationships with returning residents and new students.

315-326: Jihao Cao
Jihao “Patrick” Cao is a junior majoring in Biology. He enjoys reading, fencing, ping pong, basketball, and of course eating and sleeping. This summer, he plans to travel to Japan. He is looking forward to learning more about the Resident Assistant role, and serving his residents.