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ResLife Staff Spotlight: Paine Hall

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The staff at Paine Hall has been selected as the next group to receive the Office of Residence Life Staff Spotlight.

The Resident Director Appreciation and Recognition committee developed this honor as a way to recognize everyone on the staff for their dedication and hard work.

Additionally, the recognition program allows residents of the hall and the campus community to get to know their leaders.

Here is some information about each member of the staff:

Resident Assistant Kate Axon is a junior health and physical education major from Ozark, Missouri. She likes to spend time fishing, canoeing, playing intramural sports, knitting and playing the guitar. She chose to attend Arkansas Tech because of the home-like atmosphere, nice people on campus and a great scholarship offer. Her favorite quote is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Resident Assistant Ryan Pittman is a sophomore nursing major from Greenwood. His favorite program this year has been “Under Pressure,” at which students could learn about blood pressure and hypertension. He enjoys getting to know his residents and being involved on campus, as well as studying, reading, watching movies and jogging.

Resident Assistant Ryan Sherff is a senior emergency management major from Greenwood. His favorite program has been STD Bingo. He likes being an RA because he gets to meet new people and likes to hold leadership positions. He enjoys playing video games, watching movies and stand-up comedy. His favorite candy is Twix.

Resident Assistant Hunter Robinson is a senior pre-physical therapy biology major from Bradford. Her favorite quote is from Ghandi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” She chose Arkansas Tech for the small town feel that reminds her of home. She hosted a program called “Archie Bunker’s Neighborhood.” Hunter said she became an RA to gain valuable leadership skills and make an impact on campus.

Resident Assistant Sarah Elmore is a junior graphic design major from  Plainview. She became an RA because her RA was there for her as a freshman and now she can give back to others in the same way. Sarah likes to spend time drawing, listening to music and reading. She chose Arkansas Tech because of the location being close enough to home but far away enough to gain independence.

Resident Assistant Chad Brewer is a senior sociology and criminal justice major from Charleston. Chad enjoys weight lifting, playing video games and reading. He chose Arkansas Tech because of a great scholarship opportunity. This is his fifth semester serving as a resident assistant. His favorite program was “Sex in the Dark.”

Resident Director Adam Fitzwater is a second year graduate student in the college student personnel program. He has a bachelor’s degree in graphic communication from Western Illinois University. He values the experiences he has had getting to know his resident assistants and fellow resident directors. His favorite class in the CSP program has been Legal Issues in Higher Education taught be Thomas Pennington, because of his humor and great teaching ability. Fitzwater’s favorite colors are purple and green and his favorite TV show is Supernatural.

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