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Mars Hill University's Office of Residence Life is staffed with the following staff members:

  • Associate Dean of Students
  • Associate Director of Residence Life
  • Residence Life Coordinator
  • Graduate Area Coordinators (3)
  • Undergraduate Senior Staff Member
  • Resident Assistants (40)

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All staff members at Mars Hill University are committed to creating fun and engaging environments within the residence halls. We know that the residence hall is a student’s home away from home. We strive to provide residents with valuable support and resources as well as activities and programs that serve to develop a sense of community and provide opportunities for learning. We hope that our halls are inclusive communities that enhance and support each student’s collegiate experience.

Each year student staff members are carefully selected and trained to work with students to create and support living environments that are conducive to academic, personal, and social endeavors. Residents have opportunities to learn how to be good neighbors; to learn about themselves, differences in people, ideas, cultures, and opinions; and to develop friendships that will last a lifetime.

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Mindy2Mindy Bliss, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life

"Mindy is a wonderful and friendly person. She is one of the best, and most creative, cooks I have met. She enjoys the simple things, and a simple life. When not in her office, she may be seen tending her plants or just enjoying the mountain scenery from her back porch. She is also the president of NCHO (North Carolina Housing Officers), an organization created to promote an exchange of ideas and philosophies among private and public institutions with residence hall and apartment programs."

                                                                                                                                                                           Biography by Kevin Trudell, GAC

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De Andre H2015My name is DeAndre Howard and I am from Fredericksburg, Virginia. Fredericksburg is just south of Washington, DC but north of Richmond. I have earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish from St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, NC and a Master of Arts degree in Juvenile Justice from Norfolk State University located in the beautiful Hampton Roads area of Virginia. I have served as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Mars Hill University since 2012. My passion involves working with, mentoring, and developing college students into future leaders. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time doing community service for my fraternity.

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Tonisha C2015My name is Tonisha Chislom. I am from Maiden, NC and graduated from Maiden High School in 2009. I graduated from Mars Hill University in 2014 with a B.A. in Education. I am currently the Residence Life Coordinator at Mars Hill University. Outside of work, I like to spend my time entertaining family and friends.

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                                                                                               Graduate Area Coordinators (GAC)

Img 7772My name is Kevin Trudell and I am from Pulaski, New York. I have earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a concentration in Organismal Biology from Mars Hill University in May of 2015. I am so happy to return to my Alma mater to help grow and improve our already great department as a GAC. I am also a part time intern at the WNC Nature Center in Asheville which fulfills my passion for animals. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with both the Lions of MHU and the mountain lions of the nature center!

I can be reached in my office, Wren 308, by phone, 828-689-1408, or by e-mail, ktrudell@mhu.edu.

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Katie J2015My name is Katie Johnson and I am the graduate area coordinator over the Golden Hills area of campus, which includes Edna Moore Hall, Stroup Hall, and eventually Huffman Hall once renovations are completed. I became a GAC in order to utilize the skills which I gained in MHU's Res Life department as a Resident Assistant and give those back to the students with whom I now work. I am a Madison County native, and I love reading, volunteering, and the outdoors. I graduated in May 2015 from MHU with my B.S. in biology concentrating in laboratory science, and I am currently pursuing my master's degree in public health with plans to pursue a career in medicine.

I can be reached in my office, Edna Moore 208/vending room, by phone 828-689-1666 , or by e-mail kjohnson@mhu.edu.

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Jakobi S2015My name is Terris "Jakobi" Scroggins and I am the graduate area coordinator over the French Broad Trails area of campus, which includes Myers Hall, Turner Hall, and Brown Hall. I am originally from Atlanta, GA and graduated from Mars Hill University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in May of 2015. I am proud to be working with the Residence Life Department as a Graduate Area Coordinator. Outside of work I am a member of the Western Carolinas American Chemical Society and like to spend my time reading. I plan to pursue a career in education and believe that the experiences I gain here will help me to achieve that.

I can be reached in my office, Myers 100, by phone, 828-689-1665 , or by e-mail, tscroggins@mhu.edu.

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                                                                                                    Bailey and Jarvis Staff

Mitchell B2015I am Mitchell and I am a senior RA in Bailey Mountain Apartments. I am a business major, history minor, Florida Gator fan, and I'm not sure exactly what I want to do next year when I graduate. I became an RA two years ago because my RD was big a d intimidating and told me to apply. I stayed because I'm not a quitter and secretly I enjoy the job.

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Savannah2015I'm Savannah and I am from Asheboro, NC. This is my senior year at Mars Hill and my second year as an RA. This year I have been placed in Bailey Mountain Apartments. Along with being a Theater Arts major, I am a Student Ambassador and tutor through Student Support Services. I became an RA because I wanted to help people feel at home, like I do here at Mars Hill.







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Patricia M2015My name is Patricia Mathes. I am from Raleigh, NC. Currently a senior majoring in sports management and also a psychology minor. I became an RA to be a voice for all students. In my down time I like to paint or travel with my family.







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Kiely P2015My name is Kiley Prevatte, I am from Lumberton, North Carolina and I am the RA for Jarvis Honors House. I am majoring in Social Work and Religion with hopes of becoming an international adoptions agent and ultimately opening up a faith based orphanage in Africa. I am in the Honors Program, Marching and Symphony Bands, Sigma Alpha Iota National Music Fraternity, and I am currently pledging Delta Zeta National Sorority. I became an RA because when I was growing up, whenever I thought of college I thought of being an RA, it completes the idea of the college experience for me, and it gives me an opportunity to help people.

 






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                                                                                                Azalea and Dogwood Staff

8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O DMy name is Te’Osha Miller, I am from Statesville, NC. I am currently a senior majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. I am the RA in Dogwood and Azalea. I enjoying socializing. Being an RA gives me the opportunity to learn more about the student body.












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Daniel E2015My name is Daniel Edwards. I live in the Townhouse Apartments. I like to read mystery novels. I become a RA to help.






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Zquria2015Hi, I am Za'QKyria Miller. I am a Sophomore Biology Major. I'm from Richmond, VA. I am a mother of one. I enjoy writing, cooking, and playing volleyball. I love to socialize with people and after my work here at Mars Hill University, I plan to attend Wake Forest School of Medicine for the PA Program.

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Mandy2015Miranda Southard - Dogwood

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                                                                                                   Stroup Staff

8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O D What’s up everybody! My name is Malik Sims. I’m excited to continue my third year as a student and athlete at MHU. I looking forward to experiencing my first year as a RA for Gibson Hall. In my leisure time I enjoy hanging with friends, playing video games, weight lifting and being a D.J. I look forward to working in Gibson and I want to encourage everyone to attend a MHU football game.GO LIONS!!!!!!!

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8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O DHi, I'm Alan! I'm from Gastonia, NC and I am the Second Floor RA in Turner Residence Hall. I am a junior, double majoring in Religion(Youth Leadership) and Art(Graphic Design). I am the President of the Alpha Phi Omega Petitioning Group on campus, I play sousaphone in the Mountain Lion Marching Band, and I enjoy photography, hiking, and underwater basket weaving. I became an RA because I enjoy helping others, and I want to be a positive example for other students on campus.

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John3My name is Jonathan Spence. I am a senior and biology major at Mars Hill. I am an residential assistant in Turner residence hall. I became a residential assistant so that I can help residents excel at Mars Hill. Being an RA is also a great opportunity for me to grow as an individual. In my spare time I like to wrestle alligators, race rats, and participate in my ironing clothes under water fraternity.

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8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O DHi there! My name is Matthew Dill and I am from Bostic, North Carolina. This is my senior year at MHU and my first year as being a residential assistant in Turner and Brown Residence Halls. I became a residential assistant to help others, encourage them to succeed in their studies here at MHU, and to become part of a tight-knit community on this campus. I am a Chemistry major with minors in Biology, Environmental Studies and Pre-professional studies. I am a supplemental instructor for General Chemistry, I am the president of the Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society at Mars Hill University, and I do water quality analysis for Madison County throughout the year. In my spare time I enjoy working in the chemistry lab on my senior research, and this year, I will be exploring everything that is around us in the Blue Ridge Mountains; since it is my last year here, I want to make it as memorable as it can be.

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Dickson-Palmer Staff

Img 7769My name is Daniel Lerner. I am from Fayetteville, NC. I am a Senior going for a Computer Science major and a minor in Business Administration. I am in Dixon Palmer Unit C. I am an RA because I like to help out people and do what I can do to bring community among residents. My interests include running, video games, and jumping over things. You might catch me if you can.

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Kyree C2015Kyree Connor - Dickson-Palmer

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Michale J2015I am Michael Johnson. I'm a junior computer science major here at Mars Hill University. I am also a 3rd year RA currently in Dickson-Palmer. I love building community and making mars hill a better place.

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Titus M2015      My name is Titus Mills. I am in my 3rd-year of college and an Art Major with a focus in Graphic Design. I am originally from West Haven, CT, but currently reside in Durham NC. I am an RA in Dixon-Palmer Unit C, but am temporarily an RA in Stroup Residence Hall. I became an RA to get more in touch with the students in the Mars Hill community, in hopes to make a positive impact in their lives, as well as contribute to maintaining a safe and supportive environment.

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                                                                                                    Edna Moore Staff

8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O DAutumn Miller

 
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8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O DMy name is Yuliana Arriola. I am from Nebo, NC and I graduated from McDowell High School. I am currently a freshman in college and my major in nursing. I am an RA in Edna Moore and I chose this experience because I wanted to become more involved on campus and help build a community and friendly atmosphere. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

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Teiara2015My name is Tiara Frazier and I am an RA in Edna Moore. I chose to be an RA because I wanted to learn how to guide people. I wanted to be there for people when they feel stressed or homesick and I want to make them feel welcome.

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8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O DHey, my name is Maya Williamson. I am from Weddington, North Carolina. I am one of the RA's for Edna Moore Dormitory. I am a Theater Major so I participate in those activities and many others. I have chosen to be an RA because I want to make Mars Hill a better living experience for the residence and to help build a better Mars Hill community.

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                                                                                                        Fox Staff

Cameron M2015My name is Cameron McDaniel. I am a Senior Staff Member and I am in Fox Hall. I am a senior business administration major. I am from right down the road in Weaverville, NC. I became an RA to help students succeed here at Mars Hill. Outside of school and residence life I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

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Rc2015Arisdez Leon - Fox

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Stephen B2015My name is Stephen J. Blount. I was born in Knoxville, TN but I’ve resided in Asheville for most of my life. I’m a junior here at Mars Hill studying Political Science and minoring in Criminal Justice. I am the president of Mars Hill’s Black Student Association, Student Body Secretary as well as a Resident Assistant in Fox Hall. I am a second-year member of the Judicial Board. Fun Fact: In addition to my studies at Mars Hill, I am the organist at Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church in Asheville, NC. I take pride in my job as an RA and commit to making sure my residents are taken care of!

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Abbey N2015Abbey Nichols - Fox

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                                                                                                    Brown & Gibson Staff

Brandon P2015My name is Brandon Pineiro, I am a senior here at Mars Hill. I am from Florida, I lived there for fifteen years, than I moved to Mebane, North Carolina. I am a Criminal Justice Major with a Minor in Business Administration. I want to pursue a career as a Game Warden or a State Trooper. I haven’t made up my mind yet on which path I want to follow. I love working out and being fit, working out is my stress reliever. I am an RA in Gibson Hall. I became a Resident Assistant because I love being in a leader ship role/ position. I like helping people out no matter what the situation is, it will also help me in my career when it comes to handling tough situations.

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8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O DJeremy "Shane" Hawkins - Brown

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Darrien D2015My name is Darrien. I live in Gibson. I decided to be an RA because I felt like it would've been a good resume booster. I also wanted to better my social skills. I love football and i love Boxing. My other interest are camping, video gaming and shopping.

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Img 7767I am Garrett Farrimond and I am a RA over Gibson Resident Hall. I am a Sophomore and am studying Biology with future hopes of entering Medical School. I became an RA as it seemed like a great way to gain a leadership role in order to better myself and my resume. My interest include Cross Country and Track & Field, reading, playing video games and socializing with friends.

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Jazmin Goodson - BrownJazmin G2015

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                                                                                                    Laurel Staff

Derek K2015Hey I'm Derek T Klapchar. I'm an RA in Laurel. I became and RA because I thought it would be a good job opportunity. My interest are lifting weights, fishing, video games, reading and hiking.

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Malik A2015I am Malik Anderson. I'm from Dahlonega, GA. I'm an RA in Laurel. I love the outdoors, and I run track for MHU!

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Alex H2015I am Alex Hoadley and I am the RA for Laurel. I became a RA to come out of my shell and interact with people on the campus. I also enjoy having the opportunity to help build a community. My interests include playing video games, hanging out with my friends, playing my cello, and going to the gym.

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Andrew G2015My name is Drew Garber. I am in Laurel. I am an RA to build community and make Laurel a fun place. I am interested in anything computers.

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                                                                                                           Myers Staff

8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O DDavid Campbell, IV - Myers

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8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O DI'm Conner Brown nicknamed Big Kuntry. I'm in Myers on the 1st floor. I'm part of the college republicans and played football last year and am also in SO college. I Became an RA because I've always been a leader and thought this would be a great opportunity.


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8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O DEugene Jones - Myers

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                                                                                                 Huffman Staff

Amber S2015Hi, My name is Amber Strange and I am a RA is Dixon Palmer. I became an RA because I wanted to be a help to other students. When I am not on duty I like to go on aimless walks, take personality quizzes, harass my friends, and act. I am a double major in theater and English education.

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8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O D My name is Mary Jo Fabon. I am a freshman here at Mars Hill majoring in music education . I am from Hickory, North Carolina. I became a RA because I thought it would be a good opportunity and experience to have. I also wanted to make students feel welcome at their new home. Along with being a RA, I give flute lessons to middle school students. I also like to listen to music, hang out with friends, and shop!

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Img 7764My name is Karen Romero & I am an RA in Stroup Residence Hall. My majors consist of zoology and Spanish. I am also one of the the cheerleading captains on the squad here at MHU. My wonderful family & my boyfriend are my main interests outside of the responsibilities & duties I have. I chose the position as an RA as an experience to build positive and friendly, relationships. I want to be that residents' "flashlight" for whomever may need it in the darkest of times.

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8116966600 6ca24c01a2 O DMy name is Alauna Reckley. I am from Bartow, Florida. I am a part of the Track and Field team and I also sing with the Gospel Choir and am a part of M.Hill Steppers. I'm an RA in Huffman. Being so far away from home, I know how it feels to be homesick and not feel like this is home, therefore I became an RA so that I can make sure no resident feels overwhelmed by being away from home and also make sure everyone adjusts to the college life and they know that they have someone here for them, whatever the circumstance may be.