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.
Left to Right: Katelyn Meeks, Liz Saeli, Natalie Keeling, Rachel Kniseley,
RA for room numbers . . .
102-107: Katelyn Meeks
Katelyn is a sophomore from Madison, MS and is studying Biblical Studies. This summer she will be working at two camps, reading some great books, making coffee at Seattle Drip, and spending time by the pool. You know, THE pool. She loves to dance, sing and doodle. Traveling is one of her favorite things to do and she loves Jesus with all of her heart. Smiley face.
108-114: Kelly Weber
Kelly is a sophomore from Newark, DE and is studying Dance. This summer she is headed home to Delaware where she will be teaching dance camps, hanging out with friends and family, and getting a part-time job hopefully. She loves reading, dancing, making jewelry, hanging out with friends, spending time outside, and Disney movies. You can catch her in theaters June 22nd in Pixar’s new movie Brave.
201-210: Elisabeth (Liz) Saeli
Elisabeth (Liz) is a junior from Santa Maria, CA and is studying Visual Art. She will be staying in Jackson, MS this summer and working while making art. She loves photography, reading, and hiking. She is from the wonderful state of California, and no, she doesn’t know how to surf or say dude all the time. I don’t know of many people that know how to say dude all the time, don’t feel bad Liz! More than anything she wants a killer wasp as a pet.
211-220: Rachel Kniseley
Rachel is a sophomore from Miami, FL and is studying Psychology. She plans to teach the cello this summer, as well as babysit, get burnt at the beach, and learn the guitar. She enjoys painting nails, making up lame jokes, spending hours on Pinterest (the female equivalent of video games), and hanging out with her friends.
Natalie is a junior from Lawrenceville, GA and is studying Dance. This summer she will be doing a dance intensive at Georgia Ballet, hopefully working at a dance store, and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys reading, Pinterest-ing (oh dear, it’s a verb now), taking pictures of her beautiful friends, and crafting.
311-320: Rachel Eason
Rachel is a senior from Huntsville, AL and is studying Chemistry and Music. This summer she will be practicing her archery in order to compete with Kelly, ice skating, reading, taking summer classes, working, and doting on her nephews.
Left to Right: Melissa Ford, Ashlan Hudson, Sarah McCallister, Hope Berghius,
RA for room numbers . . .
101-112: Jana Shivers
Jana is a junior from McDonaugh, GA and is studying Dance. She hopes to get a job in Jackson this summer and live at her sister’s house and take ballet classes at Ballet Magnificat along with possible babysitting. We’ll see how the interview goes. She enjoys spaghetti, nature walks, and Coca-Cola.
113-124: Sarah McCallister
Sarah is a senior from Irmo, SC and is studying Psychology. She plans to spend this summer working with her mother regardless of whatever else, doing some teaching, and possibly taking some extra classes at Belhaven. She is on the cross country team and enjoys dance, music, art, outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking, exploring, and mountain climbing.
201-210: Melissa Ford
Melissa is a sophomore from Alabaster, AL and is studying business. This summer she plans to work and prepare for next year. She enjoys tennis and shopping. Bam, done.
212-221: Ashlan Hudson
Ashlan is a sophomore from Hilton, NY (one of the few proper Yankees on staff) and is studying Arts Administration and Dance. This summer she will be teaching dance, leading a senior high girls Bible study, teaching group exercise, and childwatch at the YMCA as well as a ready-fit coach. She enjoys dancing, knitting, playing the flute, hanging with her sisters, building snow forts, and planning youth group activities.
301-312: Jenna Roberts
Jenna is a senior from Hartsville, SC and is studying dance. This summer she is on her way to Spain for a mission trip, something I can’t decipher because this form was photocopied badly, and starting a bible study. She enjoys hanging out with friends, traveling, shooting guns, dance, and church.
313-324: Hope Berghius
Hope is a senior from Hudsonville, MI and is studying Dance. She will be headed to America’s high five (Michigan!), teaching dance classes, working, and hopefully a little bit of relaxing as well as spending time with family. She enjoys going on adventures with friends, road trips, exploring, playing “hey cow”, dancing, traveling, watching movies, enjoying life, and shooting guns. What is it with these girls and shooting guns?
401-412: Joanna Long
Joanna is a junior from Clinton, MS and is studying Social Work and Biblical Studies. This summer she plans to work at Twin Lakes, a nearby summer camp. She enjoys painting the exclamation mark on her nails, running, drinking coffee, and being with friends.
413-424: Chelsea Levy
Chelsea is a junior from Waveland, MS and is studying Elementary Education. This summer she plans to go home and work for her dad. She also plans to just enjoy her summer and hang out with the family. She enjoys dance, tutoring for math at Mississippi school of the Blind, and cooking with a smiley face.
Helen White Hall
Left to Right: Chellese Hall, Lindsey Brandon, Bekah Saks, Carina Stern, Anna Shelton
Helen White Hall
RA for room numbers . . .
105-109: Lindsey Brandon
Lindsey is a junior from Goose Creek, SC and is studying Communications. She plans to do some traveling this summer as well as taking classes, playing tennis, hanging out with friends and family, going to the beach, and working. She enjoys watching movies, playing tennis, going to large sources of water, hanging out with friends, and shopping.
201-207: Bekah Saks
Bekah is a senior from Colorado Springs, MI…just kidding, CO and she is studying Collaborative Piano. This summer she will be studying piano, spending time with friends and family, and getting ready for her senior year! She enjoys singing, being crazy with friends, musical theater, love hikes and walks in beautiful weather, and creating new hairstyles on friends.
208-214: Chellese Hall
Chellese is a junior from Brandon, MS and is studying Mass Communication. This summer she plans to work an internship in Orlando with Impact Movement and visiting family in Detroit. She is on the Belhaven cross country team and enjoys singing, playing piano, writing, intramural basketball and volleyball, and filling out this form with a purple pen just to mix it up.
301-308: Anna Shelton
Anna is a senior from Lewisville, TX and is studying Dance. She is spending some time in Kandern, Germany working with a theater project and is then headed to Washington D.C. for a dance internship. She enjoys sewing, movies, being with friends, laughing, and it is reported that she is engaged to the elusive Ape Man…ask her about it sometime.
309-315: Carina Stern
Carina is a senior from Blacksburg, VA and is studying Dance. This summer she will be attending summer school, teaching dance and swim lessons, and dancing!!! She enjoys dancing, swing dancing, other kinds of dancing, playing piano, eating M&Ms with chopsticks…did I mention dancing?
Left to Right: David Grimes, Chad Harman, Jonathan West, Robby Wright,
RA for room numbers . . .
102-114: David Grimes
David, or “Tex”, is a junior from Fredericksburg, TX and is studying Creative Writing. As such, his services will be employed at a summer camp blogging. About what? We aren’t sure. Now, Tex did something dangerous and left his extracurricular activities form empty, so he has officially given me liberty to fictionalize it. However, seeing that his powers of writing are far above my own I fear retribution. So I digress.
116-126: Ethan Samsel
Ethan is a senior from Florence, MS and is studying English as a second language. Just kidding, he’s just studying English. This summer he plans to travel to California and propose to…wait, that’s public knowledge right? He enjoys writing, reading and discovering how great Apple products are.
202-214: Jonathan West
Jonathan is a senior from Brandon, MS and is studying Biology. This summer he plans to work at Polk’s Drug Store, play in the worship band at his church, and play tennis. Jonathan enjoys disc golf, playing guitar, ultimate Frisbee, camping, hiking, and taking you OUT during Gotcha. He’ll explain later.
216-226: Robby Wright
Robby is a senior from South Miami, FL and is studying Biology. He is not quite sure about this summer yet, but he will probably spend time working at the University of Miami hospital system, and he might even help transplant a kidney. If you’re not impressed by that, well, I don’t know what to tell you. Robby enjoys sports, coaching, tennis, reading, technology, video games, music, saying “no”, and being an RA.
302-314: Hudson Frisby
Hudson is a senior from Peachtree City, GA and is studying Dance. This summer he will spend a month in Italy, a month in Atlanta working on an intensive, and filler time between will consist of teaching dance classes, working at a coffee shop, working out, volunteering at a community outreach program and making me write run on sentences by being involved in everything. More power to him. Hudson enjoys camping, kayaking, any and every sport, reading a good book, church activities, bible studies, hiking, community outreach, music, and rock climbing.
316-326: Chad Harman
Chadwick is a junior from Meridian, MS studying Arts Administration. This summer he plans to “work” according to him, though no specific details were given. One can only provide conjecture. Chad enjoys long walks on the beach all while sipping a fine glass of lemonade. Life is good.
Left to Right: Jacob Robertson, Chris Wolfe, Lacadric Bronson, Drew Dempsey,
RA for room numbers . . .
102-112: Chris Wolfe
Chris is a junior from Colorado Springs, CO and is studying Biblical Studies. Chris has already been overseas this summer to some dangerous places, and is now returned home to work for the remainder of the summer. If you need lessons on self-discipline (and you probably do), Chris is a good one to watch. Chris enjoys playing the guitar, drawing, reading, and video games.
114-126: Lacadric Bronson
Lacadric is a sophomore from Alexandria, LA and is studying Graphic Design. This summer he plans to go to Orlando for a family reunion and get a summer job. He has a silent “l” in his name so WATCH OUT! It’s pronounced Luh-cal-drick. He enjoys “pool shark”, mastering ping pong, skateboarding, soccer, technology, laughing, and collecting hats, key chains, and necklaces.
202-212: Jacob Robertson
Jacob is a sophomore from Alabaster, AL and is currently studying Sports Administration. This summer he will spend time mowing yards, kayaking, and vacationing in Missouri. Along with having good handwriting for a guy (my observation), Jacob enjoys camping, kayaking, and ultimate Frisbee.
216-224: Drew Dempsey
Drew is a sophomore from Madison, MS and is studying Art. This summer he will spend time being a camp photographer. He enjoys Frisbee, climbing, disc golf, photography (hence the summer job), and staying up with his RD and playing too much Call of Duty.
302-312: Sebastian Bjernegard
Sebastian is a sophomore from Upplands Vasby, Sweden and is studying Business Administration. This summer he will hopefully be working (his words, not mine) but if not he will just chill and read a bunch of books. Sebastian enjoys Frisbee, hiking, hanging out, dodge ball, movies, and church.
316-326: Drew Gardner
Drew is a sophomore from Daphne, AL and is studying Electronic Communications. This summer he will be working at Kanakuk Kamp. He enjoys running cross country, playing guitar, editing videos, and bridge jumping. He can fill you in more on that last one when you’re older.