Haury Hall, located on the south side of Bethel’s campus and the closest to all the action, houses our first-year college students. 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 a lounge area, laundry facility, kitchen and community style bathroom with individual shower stalls on each level. It is a very social residence hall 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 tables and chairs.
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 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 (RD), who lives in the building. The RD also serves as the Coordinator of First-Year success and is responsible for aiding your transition to life as a Bethel College student. The RD is aided by six Community Assistants (CAs), students who facilitate programs and events for you to learn and grow in addition to serving as a mentor and resource.
Meet Your Resident Director
Sarah Kovalesky is from southeastern Pennsylvania, where she attended Penn State University earning degrees in classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and history, as well as a minor in international studies.
While at Penn State, Sarah worked with first-year students as a mentor for the Learning Edge Academic Program (LEAP) for three summers, and as a Polaris Guide in a pilot program within the residence halls, focusing on bringing resources to first-year students. In addition to her work with first-year students, Sarah studied abroad in Rome, and Athens and was involved in numerous student organizations.
Meet your Community Assistants
- Ethan Birdwell
- I am a senior majoring in communication arts and German. I spent last spring semester in Germany. I’m looking forward to serving as the new senior CA, and to my third year working for Residence Life. I’m from Moore, Oklahoma, and I enjoy fishing, writing and traveling.
- Austin Coulter
- I grew up in a small town, basically in the middle of nowhere, called Pretty Prairie, Kansas. I am going to be a sophomore, majoring in biology. This will be my first year as a CA — so excited to make friends with the other CAs and help new students become part of the Bethel community.
- Whitney Danbury
- I am a sophomore business major from Killeen, Texas. I am a flyer in the Bethel cheerleading squad. I love fishing and being outside in general, and I’m a fan of Captain America and anything else superhero-related.
- Trent Fynaut
- I am a senior nursing student from Madera, California. This will be my second year as a Bethel CA. I am a huge outdoorsman and love being outside. I played soccer here at Bethel for three years. I am looking forward to this year!
- Roderick Williams
- I am going into my junior year, majoring in business so that I can someday become a human resources manager. My hometown is Dallas, Texas, and I’m a defensive back on the Thresher football team. Family, religion, academics and football are the most important things in my life. If you ever feel like you are alone or just want to hang out, come on by and we can talk.
- Alexis Wilson
- My hometown is St. George, Kansas. I’ll be a sophomore, and this will be my second year on the Bethel softball team. I’m excited for the upcoming school year. I look forward to reuniting with the Bethel community and making the transition a great one for the incoming freshmen