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VrCitch Rhodes, a senior math major, has been
in the halls five years. He was currently Hall Director for
South Tower when I met up with him.
Being a Hall Director, according to Mitch, was as
different from being an RA as " the moon is to the sun".
He explained there was more responsibility and less
contact with the residents but the residents you did
come into contact with were the troublemakers. Mitch
cited an example where some guys decided to "redecorate the bathroom with glass" from the light bulbs that
once hung in the bathroom .
While Mitch found his work rewarding he explained that he sometimes got tired of being at work all
the time because Hall Directors "rarelyhave time to
In the future Mitch planned to make "academia"
his career and perhaps become president of the university one day. Rhodes commented that he wouldn't wish
his job on anyone; "but you'll never have a better experience without being forced into it." -Jennifer Van Akin
^isa Russell, a senior HRM major had benefited greatly from her two years as a Hall Director.
The Hilton Corporation had already offered her a
standing position when she graduates.
Russell decided to take the position as a way
of gaining experience in her major and to pay her way
through school. She explained that the position taught
her leadership, management, as well as supervisory
skills. It also allowed her to participate in a giant
microcosm of culture. As a result Russell had acquired numerous friends in the international community.
The duties that most disturbed Russell involved disciplinary hearings. The strangest two she
had ever sat on involved a "streaker" and a "girl's fist
fight." "There is always the element of the unexpected, that's the tuffest thing", said Russell. The
unexpected doesn't seem to have shaken her one bit.
This capable young lady seemed to wear responsibility very well. -Jennifer Van Akin
/hird Floor Taub: Karla
DeRoberts, Tory Graf, Brian
Quick, Dana Hickman, Mike
Warfield, Charles Chandler,
Tom Sawyer, Maggie Kniery,
Molly Kniery, Kim
Scrbo rough, Dorthy Robinson,
Chuck Farley, Dick Johnsen,
John Covey, Eric Moya, Stuart
Ford, Mike Hunt, Homeless
Person, Richard Pinkston,
Heather Bonser, Danielle
Amato, Justine Fields, Matthew Mucker, Robert Hotman,
Mike Luka, Jerry Preston.
Photo by Mark Lacy.
fourth Floor Taub: Brian
Molinski, Nick Twenlow,
Andy Carter, Anne Elrod,
Chris Riddell, Rhonda West,
Anjali Gupta, Chris Reader,
Charlie Ebersbaker, Shawn
Lee. Photo by Mark Lacy.
/^an Shabat, a graduate in the business
school, had been a Hall Director for almost a year
when I spoke with him. Shabat felt that in some
ways being a Hall Director was a little bit easier than
being an RA because "Directors don't have to deal
with the students on a day to day basis". The clause
to this however, was that you often deal with " the
bad kids" more. The most painful aspect of the
added responsibility was the "hiring and firing".
One of the tuffest cases Shabat ever had to
handle was one in which a resident was caught with
drugs and still refused to admit their guilt. The
administration, in Shabat's opinion, was sometimes
"not as expedient as it should have been" in these
"The position is basically what you make of
it," commented Shabat. "If you put in one-hundred
percent you will reek the benefits, of course, there
are those who get away with doing very little, but
they reek very little". -Jennifer Van Akin
JrCa]da Timini, is pursuing a MBA in Business
and a Medical Technology degree. This thirty-one tear
old ambitious woman had been a director for a year and
felt that "everyone should apply" for the position. "You
learn such valuable tools as leadership, teamwork, how
to handle pressure, and interpersonal skills. "You emerge
well-rounded. Your in-service training alone is so challenging".
Timini has had to handle a lot of rough things bu t
the one incident that stood out in her mind was particularly bizarre. She got a call from the housing office about
a resident whose mother had died. It was Timini's job to
tell the resident. She got to the room and told the person
in the room without identifying them first. The resident
proceeded to laugh and Timini assumed that the resident was in shock. Finally the resident explained that
thatwas impossible because she had just left her mother;
Majda had told the wrong resident. Difficult situations
made even more difficult by nervous decisions. -Jennifer Van Akin
^>econd and Third Floors
Oberholtzer: Catherine De
Fauw, Julie Cooney, Thu
Nguyen, Dolph Chaney,
Shana Ferguson, Melody
Borman, Scott Newman,
Marielle McLaughlin, Rachel
Edison, Anna Beth Brownlee,
Beth McConnell, Elizabeth
Kendall, Scott Winkler, John
Murdock, Luis de Rivas,
Christine Caron. Photo by