Haury Hall is a well-balanced community consisting primarily of freshmen and sophomores. Haury is located on the south side of Bethel’s campus and is the closest hall to the action. The building has three levels, each with two wings. Haury houses approximately 80 women on one floor separated into three wings and 80 men on two floors separated into three wings.
Haury Hall offers an at-home feel with offering a lounge area, laundry facility, kitchen and community style bathroom with individual shower stalls on each level. It is a very social dorm and there is always something going on. The Hub lounge on the first (ground) floor is where many Residence Life activities take place. The Hub has a pool table, ping-pong table, cable TV, ice machine and vending machines. It is also a great place to study, offering a side lounge with table, chairs and vending and ice machines.
Another popular feature of Haury Hall is the sun deck. This fenced-in deck allows students to catch some rays and is also a venue for hall functions throughout the year. The main floor lounge, with a fireplace and a piano, is a good place to gather with friends. Living in Haury feels much like living in a big house. Residents create a close family atmosphere, leaving you feeling as if you have multiple brothers and sisters.
Haury Hall has one professional staff member, the resident director, who lives in the building. S/he is in charge of ensuring the safety and well-being of each resident. The RD is aided by six resident assistants (RAs), students who are in charge of building relationships between residents and within each wing. The Residence Life staff plans and presents educational and social programs throughout the year to help foster interaction among residents.
Meet Your Resident Director
Paige Townley is originally from Western Pennsylvania, where she attended college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). While earning her degree in Elementary Education, Paige became involved in various organizations in Residence Life and began serving on various committees. In addition to her involvement in organizations, Paige worked as an Academic Peer Mentor and a Residence Assistant.
During her last two years at IUP, Paige worked at a regional campus designated for First-Year Students. Through these experiences, Paige was able to see the struggles and successes with students working through academics in Higher Education for the first time, building relationships, and transitioning to a new environment.
This will be Paige’s second year as a resident director at Bethel College, continuing to work with First-Year Students in Haury Hall, helping students to see themselves as successful adults and transition in to the college setting.
“I am so excited for all the amazing things taking place at Bethel College this year,” says Paige. “I know the students coming to Haury are going to be an awesome bunch and can’t wait to see the personality that each resident brings with them. Let’s get this year started!!!”
Meet Your Resident Assistants
Emily Simpson: I am a junior biology/chemistry major and plan to eventually enter osteopathic med. school. I went to high school in Gobles, MI but have also lived in Alaska, Ohio, and Washington and have traveled all over the U.S. On campus I work as the Op/Ed Editor for the Collegian, and am involved in several activities including SAC, HvZ, Wind Ensemble, theatre, and Math Club. Some of my hobbies include arts and crafts, video games, and just having a great time with friends. My door is always open so if you have any ideas for events or just want to hang out come on by!
Travon Lewis: I am a junior from Houston, Texas. I love the winter season, sports, video games and poetry. I’m on the football team, involved in the radio station, KBCU-FM, and am a Champion of Character leader. I stink at spelling words, so don’t ask me how to spell anything. I like to make people smile and make their day. If you need a lift, just stop by and give me a holla.
Marvin Rice: I am a Senior from Pomona California majoring in Business Administration, and am on the defensive line for the Bethel football team. I love kicking back, watching movies and TV. I also like playing pool, so if you wanna get beat, hit me up. If you need help or anything else, I got you.
Kathryn Kelman: I am a sophomore from Fort Worth, Texas but rest assured I don’t have the southern drawl you’re probably expecting. I’m biology major in the pre-med program. I play soccer and sing in the choir, so clearly I like to stay busy. I love sports, being outside, learning new things, meeting new people, and having a fun time. It’s likely that you’re going to hear me before you see me but I am very friendly so please feel free to stop by and say hey and don’t ever hesitate to ask me any questions! I’m here to help you transition to college as easily as possible.