Residence Hall Assistants Check In

Among the first students to return to campus this fall at Central Methodist University were the 22 residence hall assistants. By the time they get settled in, other students will have begun to arrive at the various resident halls.

The residence assistants are first in line to assist new and returning students with their needs while living on campus. They help others work out personal, physical, emotional, and safety issues. They report to a resident director of their individual halls, according to Brad Dixon, associate dean of students and supervisor of the CMU residence hall program.

In Holt Hall, where the resident director is Savannah Schaefer, the residence assistants include Samantha Bond, a senior elementary education major from Madison, Kan.; Sydney Philpot, a sophomore athletic training major from Joplin; Anna Colwell, a junior nursing major from Concordia; Paige Barnum, a sophomore early education major from Oak Grove; Madolyn Stodgel, a sophomore biology major from Boonville; and Reagan Peeples, a sophomore elementary education major from Slater. Holt Hall is the freshman women’s residence hall.

Howard-Payne Hall is a co-ed residence hall. The director is Jordan Schwellenbach. His assistants are Calvin Gorcyzca, a senior business major from Chesterfield; Terri Banderet, a senior biology major from St. Louis; Emilee Long, a sophomore nursing major from Lake St. Louis; Alyssa Thomas, a junior marine biology major from Knob Noster; and Levi Lammers, a junior biology major from Savannah.

Donald Sledge is the director of Burford Hall. His assistants are comprised of Tyler Steger, a senior sports management major from Sedalia; Tim Beasley, a sophomore biology major from Richmond; Casey Vaughn, a sophomore biology major from Cape Girardeau; and Adrian Sias, a senior criminal justice major from Wichita Falls, Texas. Burford is a men’s residence only.

McMurry Hall, which is an upper-class co-ed facility set up in suites, is directed by Conner White. His assistants include Shannon Wells, a senior biology major from Potosi; and Josh Broadus, a junior criminal justice major from Columbia.

Woodward Hall is primarily a men’s hall for freshmen. Its director is Jakob Junker. Among his assistants are Quiz Falls, a sophomore music education major from Marshall; Carlos Gonzalez-Tabares, a senior psychology major from Marshall; Ethan Lasley, a sophomore middle school major from Grain Valley; Damontay Allen, a sophomore physical education major from Conway, Ark.; and Malcom Elmore, a junior mathematics major from Higginsville.

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