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Some
Past AND Present RA's


Adam Sandler

You know him as Billy Madison, a “Big Daddy, and the Water Boy, but Adam Sandler was once a Resident Assistant at New York University.

Amanda Howes
Norwood Hall

First Year RA

"I have really opened up as a person. I am less shy and more understanding and open to people and a range of problems that they may have, or something that they are going through. I enjoy interacting with my residents and each week getting to know them better. I also love to put on programs because the possibilities once you have lots of thoughts are endless."
 


Mike Ditka

One of the Most Famous faces in Chicago was a Resident Assistant during his time at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Kaitlin Waldron
Muse 10 – 13
First Year RA

"As an RA I have learned a lot about other people and how they interact or don't interact with their roommate or suitemates and the hall in general.  I have learned how to try to get them to open up to me that way I am able to introduce them to more people on the hall.  It's a work in progress but it only gets better!  Being an RA, I feel, is really good for teachers because it introduces you to students who struggle with classes and it helps to learn how to walk them through problems, like math, or read over their English essays, which is a two for one.  It helps you to work on your grammar and spelling and it helps them to learn how it is wrong."
 

Chyna (From WWE)

You probably know her from her time spent in the WWE, or as part of a reality TV show on VH1.  Before all that she spent time at the University of Tampa, as a Resident Assistant. 

Ashlyn Kelley
Stuart Hall
First Year RA

"I have enjoyed this job more than I could have ever imagined. I have learned so many things that I would never had even thought I would learn, such as how to say no. I came into this job wanting it to be fun, but I was nervous about my residents and the other res-lifers that I would be working with.  It turned out better than I ever dreamed. Sure we have our incidents, but we are such a great community in Stuart. If someone is struggling, you know it’s because a lot of people care."

 


Hillary Clinton

The former first lady and presidential candidate spent time at Wellesley College helping students as a Resident Assistant.

 

Katherine Dubyk
Trinkle Hall

First Year RA

"Why my job is worth it - After a particularly stressful day, I woke up the following morning with a note slid under my door from a resident thanking me for always being there for me and making them feel special, and explained that if it weren't for me, they would have most likely gone back home. That was the day I realized I really impacted people lives, and how much of a positive role model I could be. I try to be my best everyday because of that note."

 


Katie Couric

University of Virginia graduate,  and current CBS Evening news host Katie Couric spent time at UVA as a Resident Assistant.


Bonnie Van Dyke
Peery Hall
First Year RA

"After experience as a student and information from RA training, I am a super source for Radford information.  I like that residents can come to me if they need to find a particular building or resource on campus and I am able to help them!"

Ashley Prout
Floyd Hall
Second Year RA

"The RA position I held at Radford University has been an invaluable part of my education.  Not only did I learn a greater sense of responsibility and time management, but I met and had the opportunity to work with some AMAZING people and would not trade the experience for anything." 
 

 

Michelle Baird
Muse 4 – 5
First Year RA

"I love helping people and being a good role model. Being a RA has given me the chance to get to know a variety of people on a different level, so when I am able to help them with something it means that much more."

 

Amber Hull
Stuart Hall
First Year RA

"Being an RA has been an experience that really has helped me grow as a person. It has taught me patience, it has taught me how to interact with people who are very different from myself, and it has taught me most importantly to be organized and how to prioritize. My RA position has helped me grow as a person, and has helped me to realize that no matter how different we all are, we are all connected somehow."

 


Chris Whitfield
Muse 4 – 5
First Year RA

"There's nothing else that comes this close that is offered for people our age. I want to be a police officer, I have friends that are nursing majors, and this school is known for its teaching degrees- all public service, but none of these professions have the kind of bond that the RA job can offer. Not only are you in a position similar to these jobs, but you’re also a student and a resident yourself.  It's an excellent bridge between the two and an excellent taste of things to come."

 

 

Shawn Wagner
Apartments

First Year RA

"Being an RA is more than just a job - it has thought me how to interact with people on a different level then I usually do.  It has taught me to be someone who people have relied on.  It has also helped me become a better person in managing my time, which is great for when I graduate and have to enter the real world."

 

Any questions about this website, email Simon at spsjogren@radford.edu.

2009 Radford University