The Residence Life team are a group of current students and staff from a diverse group of majors and hometowns who work within the residence halls and serve as a representative for the residential the student body. When you live on campus a Residence Life Team member will be in your area to ensure you are having a fun, postive, and safe experience in our residence halls. They provide programming and activities, a welcoming environment, and are available to you at a moment's notice.
Meet The Residence Life Staff
Hello! I am Rafael and I am from Campinas, Brazil and I am also an Union College alumnus (BS ’04, MA ’06). In addition to being a Hall Director (HD), I am also the Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach. I enjoy being a HD because it gives me a chance to meet many students and to help provide them with a positive experience in our residence halls.
Hi my name is Tony Carruba and I am your hall director in College Courts/Stewart Apartments Area. I recently graduated from Union with my Masters in education and I also have a bachelors degree in the same field. In addition to being your hall director I am also the Head Men's and Women's golf coach here at the college. In my time here I have been a tutor and instructor on top of my other duties and this gives me a unique advantage when it comes to helping you because I have seen situations from all sides. I take pride in my job as a Hall Director and I want you to have the best campus experience so if you need anything feel free to come and knock on my door so I can help you.
My name is Patrick O’Neal and I am from Lula, Georgia. I am currently the hall director for Pfeiffer Hall and director of strength and conditioning for all sports at Union. I am a graduate of Union College and four time letter winner in football. I have always enjoyed helping others and being a part of residence life lets me see the athlete’s in a normal setting. This gives me insight to who they are and allows me to impact their lives other than the weight room.
My name is C.J. Brown I am from Hinesville, Georgia. I am a new member of the Residence Life Staff here at Union College this year. I am double majoring in Athletic Training/Human Performance and I am also a member of the football team here at the school. Being an RA this year is going to be a great new experience, as well as a great opportunity to learn about all the new students that I will be looking after this year. Also, it allows me to be a person that they can come to in times of need regardless of what the situation is. I am looking forward to a great year.
Hello, my name is Caleb Spurlock. This is my third year working with Residence Life. I am from Dayton, Ohio. I have been at Union College for three years studying to major in Accounting and Business. In this time, I have become very involved in campus. I am a part of the Honor’s Community, a Common Partner, and Supplemental Instructor. Also, I helped to establish a new club called the Union College Social Players Guild. I am currently the President of this club, whose mission is to bring fun times to Union College Students. In my time at Union College, I have grown to love my position as a Resident Assistant. Through this position, I do the same things as my other activities. I get to plan events for students to have a fun time, and encourage all the residents to respect one another.
My name is Joseph Brown, I’m a local student from right outside of Barbourville. I’m a senior in college majoring in Recreation Management and two minors in Leadership and Management. I am a Spiritual Life mentor and intern. I became an RA for many reasons like helping to promote a healthy residence hall environment by helping make sure everyone can get along. Other than that as an RA i get to meet many new people and make tons of new friends. Being an RA helped me to also come out of my shell and made me talk to people that i would have never talked to without being an RA.
My name is Levi Wilson I am from Dawsonville, Georgia. I am an athletic training major here at Union College, and I play football here for the school. I enjoy being an RA because it allows me to make the new incoming freshman feel a little more comfortable here while they are studying away from home. I can be the first one they come to for questions or advice and I want them to feel comfortable asking me any types of questions.
My name is Richard Meier , I am senior here at Union College majoring in history and minoring in Spanish studies and economics I am from Lexington KY.I play on the golf team. I am a Resident Assistant on the second floor of Old Pfeiffer Residence Hall. I enjoy being an RA because i can help students have a positive experience like I have here at Union College. I am excited about the position and currently am in my 2nd semester as an RA!
My name is Jonathan Shaw and I am from Wirral, England. I am currently the hall director for Stevenson Hall as well as the assistant men's soccer coach. Being involved with Residence Life is fantastic as you get to know the students on a one to one level and stay involved with the college community. I original came to Union to play soccer and upon graduation I became part of the coaching staff.
Hello, my name is Chad Gwinn, and I’m the Hall Director for Union Courts and the Manchester Street areas. I am from New Carlisle, Ohio and I came to Union in the spring of 2013 to be the Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach. During this time I found myself seeking to become part of the Residence Life Staff. I feel that this allows me to get to know students who are not athletes and learn more about those who are. I’m excited to have this opportunity to work with all students and cannot wait to see the relationships and experiences that will come from it. Though I have only been in Barbourville for a short time, this place already feels like home.
My name is Ellie Weaver, I am from Springfield Missouri. I am majoring in Mass Communications, focusing on filming and broadcasting. At Union: I am part of the Women’s Softball team, I am a Resident Assistant, and a Spiritual Life mentor. I enjoy being an RA because it is fun to interact with the girls on my floor and in my hall. We have many programs throughout the year that create fun memories, I have had a chance to make new friends, and the RA's get along and we have good times together.
Hi! My name is Heather Fields. I am a junior and major in Health with a minor in Human Performance. I am apart of the Union College Volleyball Team as well as an RA. I love being an RA because I meet a lot of new people and enjoy being responsible. It's a great way to meet people and interact with people you usually don't talk to. We offer a lot of programs on campus for people to enjoy and get involved in. Being an RA has made me a better person because I have helped people out and was there for them to talk to. Being an RA was a good choice for me!
My name is Taylor Atkinson and I am a sophomore here at Union College. My hometown is Stanton, Kentucky and I am currently majoring in Athletic Training. I am also a member of the Women's Basketball team. This is my first semester as being an RA and so far I absolutely love it. This opportunity has allowed me to grow closer to the girls on my floor and have a sense of community within the dorms. Being an RA has let me out of my shell and to grow as an individual.
Hello, my name is Danielle Jasiewicz, I am from Massachusetts. My major is Special Education. I am also on the cross country and track teams. I truly love being an RA. I have made a lot of news friends and I get a chance to help the incoming freshman. I had a great experience with the RA's my freshman year, and I am thankful for the opportunity to do the same for new freshmen. This job has also taught me how to organize on-campus events, which is always important to know.
Hey! I am Stefanie and I am from Murfreesboro, TN. I am currently pursuing a degree in the nursing field and am very excited for the new nursing program here at Union. In addition to being an RA, I am also a member of the softball team and women’s cross country team, I am a student ambassador, a part of common partners, and a peer mentor. I am looking forward to being an RA this year! This is just another opportunity to meet new people and learn about different life styles and cultures. Residence Life helps me to interact with the college individually and as a whole.
Hello, I'm Molly Hunter and I'm from Pineville, KY. I am a Nursing Major and Vice President of the Nursing Club. We are always accepting new members into the Nursing Club, come check us out! I'm also involved in Union College Singers. Being an RA is important to me because it allows me to become involved with lots of students at one time and help with activities going on within the college.
Hey Guys! My name is Kim and I am from Lebanon, IN; just a half hour north of Indianapolis. I am currently majoring in Biology. Along with being a Resident Assistant, I am a member of Common Partners, involved in the Honors Program, a Tutor, an SI, and a member of the Women's Bowling Team. Being an RA is very exciting for me. College has given me the experience to open up to new people and the RA life will enhance that opportunity. I'm so excited to see all the new faces coming to Union this fall! I can't wait to create new programs for Lakeside Hall and all of the Union College community.
Hey, I'm Lexy! I'm from Maryville, TN. The town right where the Knoxville airport is located at, yep that's Maryville! I am a Nursing Major. I am a part of the Swim Team here at Union and Common Partners. I am looking forward to meeting all the new students here at Union and I will be glad to share my past experiences at Union last year. I will also be around to give advice or help our along the way!