Trained D.A. 's
Desk Assistants are friends, information givers and problem solvers
One thing that the
Towers, Quadrangle and
Cougar Place all had in
common was that each
had its own staff of Desk
Assistants —also known
as Desk Annoyants, by
They were there, everyday, just for residents. Responsibilities
ranged from being a
source of campus information, and taking care
of emergencies to serving as security, and handling late-night complaints such as the frequent bowling ball races
down the stairs in the
Most D.A.'s named
extra pocket money as
the main reason for taking the job. Next on their
list was meeting new
friends and flexible
Mubeen Hayee, a two
and a half year Tower
D.A., enjoyed the contact
with fellow students provided by this job.
Juanita Barner, area coordinator in the Towers,
placed security as the top
Students must show a validated picture I.D. to pass the security desk.
Photo by Faye Safavi.
duty of her staff. The
D.A.'s role was to make
sure that the new security
procedures were being applied, such as signing in
A Cougar Place Desk Assistant
calls Michelle Haynes, the Community Director, to help a resident to open his door. Photo by
A Quadrangle D.A. Melanie Ban-
enjoys helping students with their
questions. Photo by Tricia Garcia.
and out every guest who
passed the desk.
In most cases, a resident or a visitor found that
D.A.'s were fountains of
knowledge and always responded with a smile and
The staff were trained to
handle just about every
problem that arose, and if
they couldn't, they knew
who could.- Chad
North Tower D.A. Chad McMeallan
works an after midnight shift. Photo
by Faye Safavi.
Norih Tower, 4th floor: Cynthia Qunitero, Nazly Khan, Shakira Patel,
Babita Patel, Deuanna Mall. Roxanne I). Nelsons, Derval fanes, Hayde
Hernandez, Kathy Fischer, Monica Schwartz, Amy E. Sacove. Photo by
North Tower, 5th floor: Raymond Turner, Eltery Arellano. JaysonE. Miller,
Fred Mathews, John Leininger, Kevin White, Sami Shall, Joel Brown.
Michael Mansfiel, J. Cesan Salas, Brian Cunningham. Photo by Mark Lacy.
North Tower. 6th floor: Velvelt Davis. Chun Y. Lin, Shandra Booker, kirn
Jacques. Bethanie Williams. Jennifer Woodward. Laura Alvardo. Shenecjne
Sorrel Is. Shatonja Kendall, Stephanie Smith, Tina Eels, Kyi a Smith, Caria
Wendler. Adviana Martinez. Sonia Brown, Jessica Aharca , Sherry Bo vies.
Stephanie Balckmer, Shannon (irotts (K.A.), Colleen M. O'Connor, Michelle Linceceum. Photo by Mark Lacv.