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Bethel College resident assistants start school year

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN – Bethel College senior Christy Holler, McPherson, is beginning her second year as a member of the Bethel College residence life staff. As she settled into her room earlier this month, Holler reflected on the experience of helping others move in, particularly the first-time freshmen. "It’s always so much fun to meet new people and make connections," Holler said. "I gave some of these freshmen tours as prospective students last year. It’s so great to see them here as students this fall."

Freshmen aren’t the only new faces on campus. Warkentin Court, built in 1966 and affectionately called "the mods" because of its modular construction, underwent a facelift this summer. Returning students like Holler are enjoying the new paint, windows, carpet and lighting.

"When I first walked into the mods after the renovations, it was like walking into a totally different building, new carpet smell and all," Holler said.

The following students are serving as resident assistants (RAs) for the 2003-04 academic year at Bethel College in North Newton, Kan.

Resident assistants in Warkentin Court are Holler; Darrell Diltz, sophomore from St. Louis, Mo.; Lucas Isleman, sophomore from Des Moines, Iowa; JulieAnn Minns, sophomore from Wichita; Adam Robb, junior from Newton; and Greta Steingard, junior from Henderson, Neb.

Resident assistants in Voth Hall are Amelia Brandt, sophomore from Hillsboro; Kim George, senior from Parsons; Annie Hasan, sophomore from Halstead; Kurtzs Holbert, sophomore from Fort Worth, Texas; and Curtis Shoup, senior from Mt. Eaton, Ohio.

Resident assistants in Haury Hall are Russell Adrian, junior from Butterfield, Minn.; Katie Best, senior from Buhler; Jimmy Charles, sophomore from Clearwater; Leah Larson, junior from Clay Center; Kelley O’Reilly, junior from Mountain Lake, Minn.; and Daniel Regier, junior from Newton.

Resident assistants are part of the residence life staff. They work to create a positive living and learning environment within the three Bethel College residence halls.

Resident directors for this year are Deanna Wisdom, Haury Hall; Aaron Chappell Deckert, Voth Hall; and Joe and Tiffany Jefferson, Warkentin Court.

Donna Becker is interim dean for student development at Bethel College.

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