Interview with Senior RAs

Hi all, it’s Kristyn Angsten again (senior Swanson RA). As the year is coming to an end, many of us seniors are finalizing our plans for next year. Let’s take a look at what some of us RAs (from different halls) will be doing next year and also what they will remember about their life in the residence halls.

Kristina Ward- Kiewit

Kristina is majoring in Physics and plans on going to a Creighton Master’s program next year. She wants to teach, so she will obtain a master’s in Physics and also secondary education with a teaching endorsement. Looking back on her experience in Kiewit, she realizes it’s a wonderful place to be because there are so many different types of people living so close together—you can always learn something new by getting to know your neighbors in the building! She also knows she will never forget the infamous flooding during the first semester.

Elizabeth Samson- McGloin

Elizabeth is majoring in Justice and Society with a minor in Christian Life Studies. She will be volunteering with Colorado Vincentian Volunteers (CVV). Through CVV, she will be working for Volunteers of America – Colorado Branch. She will be helping 16-23 year olds, who are homeless and in their 18month program, find affordable housing. She will also be helping with the life skills programming that they attend each week. She has loved having the opportunity to get to know freshmen and sophomores in a unique way. She is especially thankful for her year as an RA on Deglman 5. Her and her D5 girls had so much fun last year and she cannot be more thankful for the growth she experienced that year and the relationships she created with such wonderful, beautiful women.

Gary Henry – Swanson

Gary is majoring in Biology. Gary (like some others!) will be taking a gap year before applying to medical school. He hopes to do some volunteer work, and maybe learn how to fly!  Gary says that although Swanson has had a lot of struggles this year with many transitions, these challenges have allowed each of the team members on staff to show their strengths and pull together to make sure we get the job done. Watching this and working together to create a great community in our residence hall this year has been inspiring to him.

Joey Kulczewski – Gallagher

Joey is majoring in Marketing. When asked about his plans for next year, he says he plans on staying awesome, and hopes to never be asked about this again! (Joey is a jokester).  Thinking about his favorite Gallagher event, he says it has to be a tie between the Galla-Games and the Gtown Getdown because as a hall staff, they poured their hearts into these events and worked so hard together to make each event the best it could be for their residents.

Becca Bloom- Deglman

Becca is an English Major with English Education Specialization; Spanish & Hispanic Studies Minor; Women’s & Gender Studies Minor. Next year, she will be participating in the Operation TEACH program in Baltimore, Maryland. As a member of the program, she will be studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University for my Master of Arts in teaching and teaching high school English at the Institute of Notre Dame. One of her favorite aspects of living in Deglman this year has simply been sitting out in the hallway chatting with her residents. She says it makes it feel even more like home!



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