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 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: Alia Carlberg, Hannah Van der Bijl, Patricia Womack, Lydia Mathis, Michaela Bowen, Katie Bradley

Caldwell Hall

RA for room numbers . . .

101-107: Hannah Van der Bijl
Hannah Van der Bijl is a sophomore majoring in Piano Performance who will be an RA in Caldwell Hall. She likes to hike, sight see, and do anything that involves trying new things. She also would like to know if her coffee addiction could be classified as a hobby. This summer she will be working with Community Arts Tokyo as a music intern in Japan. She looks forward to connecting and building relationships with her residents as an RA and being a source of encouragement to them.

108-114: Lydia Mathis
Lydia Mathis is a sophomore majoring in Dance who will be an RA in Caldwell Hall. She enjoys drinking coffee, sleeping, talking, drinking coffee, dancing, “arting”… and did I mention drinking coffee? Her summer plans are “to gallivant around the globe and dance a lot.” As an RA, Lydia looks forward to meeting her residents and loving on them.

201-210: Michaela Bowen
Michaela Bowen is a junior majoring in Musical Theatre who will be an RA in Caldwell Hall. She likes to watch Netflix, color, drink coffee/tea, watch Disney movies, and spend time with friends. This summer, she will be going to Spain on a mission trip with the Belhaven Theatre Department, spending time with her family at home, and working with a theatre company. Michaela looks forward to building relationships and community during her 2nd year as an RA.

211-220: Katie Bradley
Katie Bradley is a senior majoring in Psychology who will be an RA in Caldwell Hall. She likes music, anything with coffee, fishing, and being a Netflix addict. This summer she will be visiting Eureka Springs with her boyfriend and his family. She looks forward to seeing how God uses her in meeting and encouraging her residents as an RA.

301-310: Patricia Womack

Patricia Womack is a sophomore majoring in Social Work who will be an RA in Caldwell Hall. She likes band, poetry, singing, and nature walking. This summer, she will be working and spending time with family and friends. Patricia looks forward to being a vessel of God and allowing Him to change the lives of her residents.

311-320: Alia Carlberg
Alia Carlberg is a junior majoring in Dance who will be an RA in Caldwell Hall. She loves playing volleyball and ultimate frisbee, chocolate, Jesus, and spending time with her family and friends. This summer she will be attending a dance intensive, working, and spending time with her family at home. Alia looks forward to getting to know her residents in her 2nd year as an RA and seeing what the Lord does on her hall.

Gillespie Hall
Resident Assistants:

Gillespie Residence Hall RD and RAsLeft to Right: Marilyn Miller, Haleema McCree, Jaclyn Gunderson, Mali Lin, Madison Schumaker, Francesca Sarullo, Alecia Gray, Kathryn Lee

Gillespie Hall

RA for room numbers . . .

101-112: Haleema McCree
Haleema McCree is a junior majoring in Creative Writing who will be an RA in Gillespie Hall. She loves to spend her time writing and being a part of Intervarsity. This summer, she will be working at a summer camp. Haleema looks forward to having a positive impact on her residents as an RA, and bringing people to Christ.

113-124: Alecia Gray
Alecia Gray is a senior majoring in Theatre Performance who will be an RA in Gillespie Hall. In her spare time, she likes to wood work, defeat her enemies on her Nintendo 2DS, and shame her rivals with insurmountable intelligent board game play, and she accomplishes all this by doing what she does best. Breathing. This summer she will be working with Shining Light as a performer. Alecia looks forward building community on her hall as a 2nd year RA.

201-210: Mali Lin
Mali Lin is a senior majoring in Accounting who will be an RA in Gillespie Hall. When she’s not managing accounts, she likes to play the piano and read a good book. This summer she will be going back home to visit her friends and travel. As an RA she looks forward to helping her residents and throwing awesome hall parties!

212-221: Francesca Sarullo
Francesca Sarullo is a senior majoring in Sports Medicine and minoring in Dance who will be an RA in Gillespie Hall. She loves to dance (obviously), play trumpet, hike, swim, and do anything that involves being outside. This summer, she will be working, spending time with family, and planning her wedding! As a 2nd year RA, she looks forward to discovering new and meaningful ways to share the love of Christ through the relationships she will build.

301-312: Madison Schumaker
Madison Schumaker is a senior majoring in Sports Medicine who will be an RA in Gillespie Hall. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, biking, running, and swimming. She also likes to read, and can knit you a whole new wardrobe if she so desires. This summer, she will be working and spending time with her family. Madison looks forward to making connections with others, building community, and impacting her residents’ lives.

313-324: Marilyn Miller
Marilyn Miller is a senior majoring in Dance who will be an RA in Gillespie Hall. When she’s not busting a move, she enjoys too cook, read, and run. This summer, she will be working, dancing, and spending time with family and friends at home. As an RA, she looks forward to building community with her staff and her residents.

401-412: Jaclyn Gunderson
Jaclyn Gunderson is a senior majoring in Sports Medicine who will be an RA in Gillespie Hall. Aside from laying the smack down on Belhaven’s Volley Ball team, she enjoys playing golf, swimming, cooking, and baking. This summer, she will be working as a lifeguard and taking Chemistry I and II. Jaclyn looks forward to being a role model for her residents and growing closer to God as an RA.

413-424: Kathryn Lee
Kathryn Lee is a senior majoring in Dance who will be an RA in Gillespie Hall. She likes running, climbing trees, skiing, hiking, making food and then eating food, and yoga. This summer she will be dancing, playing with kids, working and frolicking in the sunshine (which something she is known to do). Kathryn looks forward to meeting new people, doing fun things with them, and growing in her understanding of who God is and who He has called her to be.

Helen White Hall
Resident Assistants:

Helen White Residence Hall RD and RAsLeft to Right: Esperance Kwizera, Jane Young, Zadie Buehrle, Anna Rhodes, Christine Hays

Helen White Hall

RA for room numbers . . .

105-109: Esperance Kwizera
Esperance Kwizera is a senior majoring in Biology and minoring in Business who will be an RA Helen White Hall. She enjoys watching funny videos, playing with kids, reading, and watching movies with family and friends. This summer, she will be doing an internship in New Jersey and New York. As a 2nd year RA, Esperance looks forward to building relationships with her residents and the rest of the staff.

201-207: Jane Young
Jane Young is a sophomore majoring in Nursing who will be an RA in Helen White Hall She has an appreciation for theatre and the arts, and when she’s not learning how to fix people as a nurse, she’s breaking them as part of a Roller Derby team. This summer, she will be adventuring with her friends and family at home in Hattiesburg, MS. Jane looks forward to being a friend and confidant to her residents and helping them adjust to college life at Belhaven.

208-215: Christine Hays
Christine Hays is a sophomore majoring in Mathematics and Dance who will be an RA in Helen White Hall. Other than tearing up the dance floor and crunching numbers, she enjoys cooking, soccer, and being in nature. This summer, she will be doing a missions internship in Tanzania. As an RA, Christine looks forward to spending time and developing relationships with her residents.

301-308: Anna Rhodes
Anna Rhodes is a sophomore majoring in Dance and minoring in Psychology who will be an RA in Helen White Hall. While she’s not dancing, she enjoys to… well, dance. She also enjoys reading, and hiking. This summer, she will be returning home, working as a hostess, and going on mission trips to perform with a dance company from Belhaven.

309-315: Zadie Buehrle
Zadie Buehrle is a senior majoring in Creative Writing and English who will be an RA in Helen White Hall. She enjoys watching and analyzing movies, reading fantasy and science fiction, late nights with friends, going on adventures, and demolishing Chinese food. This summer, she will be hanging out with her family, visiting San Francisco, and catching up on all the books, movies, and TV shows she missed during school. Zadie looks forward to getting to know her residents, growing alongside them, and showing them the love of Christ.

Robertson Halls
Resident Assistants:

Robertson RS and RAs Left to Right: Jackson Lin, Larry Stewart, Ryan King, Nichols Sullivan, James Kenyon, Connor Bingham

Robertson Hall

RA for room numbers . . .

102-114: James Kenyon
James Kenyon is a senior majoring in Theatre Performance who will be a 2nd year RA in Robertson Hall. In his free-time he enjoys playing board games, card games, and swing dancing. This summer, he will be helping his family move to their new house in Pennsylvania, and going on an impact tour with Shining Light ministry. He looks forward to getting to know the new RAs during RA training, and getting to know his residents during the school year.

116-126: Kade Battles
Kade Battles is a Junior from New Mexico who will be working in Robertson Hall. He is a Creative Writing major, and over the summer, he has been reading and writing. He also enjoys collecting comic books, writing, playing Nintendo games, and more writing. As a RA, Kade looks forward to getting to know his residents and serving Belhaven to the best of his ability.

202-214: Connor Bingham
Connor Bingham is a senior majoring in Theatre Performance who will be an RA in Robertson Hall. Besides owning the stage, he enjoys collecting vinyl records, and staying in “the pocket” while playing the drums. This summer he is going on a mission trip to Spain with the Belhaven Theatre department! Connor is naturally good at building relationships and looks forward to finishing strong as a third year RA.

213-226: Nichols Sullivan
Nichols Sullivan is a senior majoring in Computer Science who will be an RA in Robertson. He enjoys working with the Belhaven Activities Team, and participating in anything to do with student outreach. He looks forward to learning the ins and outs of being an RA, and looks forward to making friends with his residents.

302-314: Jackson Lin
Jackson Lin is a senior majoring in Biblical Studies and Graphic Design who will be a 3rd year RA in Robertson Hall. When he has time, he enjoys snowboarding, reading, and watching re-runs of “How I Met Your Mother”. This summer, he will be visiting his family in Taiwan and Oregon. Jackson looks forward to being involved in his residents’ lives and building community with them as an RA.

313-326: Larry Stewart
Larry Stewart is a sophomore majoring in Nursing who will be an RA in Robertson Hall. He enjoys being on the Belhaven University Track team. This summer, he plans on running track, working, and participating in Summer School. Larry looks forward to meeting new people and making an impact as an RA.

University Village
Resident Assistants:

University Village RS and RAs Left to Right: Joshua Pirtle, Wesley Hannaford, Anna Edwards, Sydney Weber, Jordaan Lott, Amber Tadiarca

University Village

RA for room numbers . . .

101-107: Joshua Pirtle
Joshua Pirtle is a senior majoring in Theatre Performance who will be an RA in the University Village. In his spare time, he enjoys playing board games, participating in intramural sports, and being a social butterfly. This summer, he will be going on a mission trip to Spain with the Belhaven Theatre department and working for a local theatre in Chattanooga, TN. Joshua looks forward to building new relationships with his residents and learning how to be a leader.

108-113: Wesley Hannaford
Wesley Hannaford is a junior majoring in Social Work and minoring in Music who will be an RA in the University Village. He enjoys reading books, watching movies, and tearing it up playing blues on guitar. As an RA, Wesley looks forward to being an encourager to new students, helping them along their spiritual journeys and being of service to those who need it.

201-206: Anna Edwards
Anna Edwards is a junior majoring in Dance who will be an RA in the University Village. When she’s not dancing, she likes to hang out with friends, listen to music, and travel. This summer, she will be working for Next Generation Ballet, a summer dance intensive in Tampa, FL. As an RA she is excited about the opportunities to connect with her fellow RAs and invest in her residents throughout the year.

207-213: Jordaan Lott
Jordaan Lott is a sophomore majoring in Biology who will be an RA in the University Village. She enjoys cooking, exercising, drawing, reading, and watching the occasional movie. This summer, she will be visiting her family and friends in Memphis, TN. As an RA, she looks forward to connecting with her residents and building new friendships!

301-306: Sydney Weber
Sydney Weber is a junior majoring in Biochemistry who will be an RA in the University Village. When she’s not experimenting in the lab, she enjoys playing piano, learning new languages, drawing, cycling, and running. This summer, she will be working as an intern for three weeks and spending down time with her family and friends at home. Sydney looks forward to getting involved in her Belhaven community and learning to be a leader on campus.

307-313: Amber Tadiarca
Amber Tadiarca is a junior majoring in Sports Medicine who will be an RA in the University Village. In her spare time she loves hanging out with her friends and family, hiking, going to the beach, and camping. This summer, she will be going on a mission trip to Turkey for two weeks, volunteering at a church, and dancing professionally at a Luau. She is excited to meet new people and build relationships as an RA.

Wells Hall
Resident Assistants:

Wells RS and RAs Left to Right: Tracy Hillaire Jr., Brandon Randle, Robert Uhl, David Simpson, Dreydan Doss, James Stewart

Wells Hall

RA for room numbers . . .

102-112: James Stewart
James “Tripp” Stewart is a junior majoring in Music Composition who will be an RA in Wells Hall. He enjoys anything to do with music. Whether it is rehearsing a classical guitar piece or violently head banging at a metal concert, you can bet he will be there. He looks forward to making connections with people as an RA this year and can’t wait to meet new people and make an impact.

114-126: Brandon Randle
Brandon Randle is a junior majoring in both Computer Science and Music who will be a 2nd year RA in Wells Hall. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, playing board games and video games, is the president of Belhaven’s Chess club, and he knows Karate! This summer, he will an intern for Mission to the World and will be going a missions trip to Tokyo, Japan. As an RA, he looks forward to developing a family like community with his residents.

202-212: David Simpson
David Simpson is a sophomore majoring in Elementary Education who will be an RA in Wells Hall. He enjoys playing Basketball and various sports, is on the FCA leadership team, and is a beast at playing drums. This summer, David will be working at a summer day camp in Alabama. He looks forward to being a Resident Assistant with a solid group of guys and building relationships with residents to make a lasting impact.

215-226: Robert Uhl
Robert “Wilder” Uhl is a junior majoring in Mathematics who will be an RA in Wells Hall. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to all kinds of music, playing video games, and is prone to spurts of nerdiness (don’t tell anyone). This summer, he will be enjoying down time with his family. As an RA, he looks forward to building relationships and building community with his fellow residents.

302-312: Dreydan Doss
Dreydan Doss is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration who will be an RA in Wells Hall. He enjoys coaching, and playing sports. He looks forward to building relationships with his residents and sharing Christ with them.

315-326: Tracy Hillaire Jr.
Tracy Hillaire Jr. is a sophomore majoring in Music Education who will be an RA in Wells Hall. He enjoys playing Tennis for Belhaven University and singing in choir. He looks forward to working with the RA staff, meeting new people, and building relationships with his residents.