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Resident Director: Michelle Morales

Halls: Langley, Burchett, McClelland

Currently Pursuing a Masters in Criminal Justice

Undergraduate Background: B.S. in Criminal Justice

Fun Facts: Michelle has worked on the Residence Life Staff for 2 years now. She is also a tutor in the TAGGE center and enjoys helping other. In her spare time, Michelle loves to go to UT football games and cheer on the VOLS and dance to “Third Down for What?” Michelle also really enjoys Flaming Hot Cheetos with extra hot sauce.

Future Goals: Michelle hopes to continue her education and pursue her doctorate at UT in Criminology and teach in higher education while doing research in her field.

 

Resident Director: Carissa Allen

Halls: LaFrentz-Poole, West

Currently Pursuing Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling

Undergraduate Background: B.S. in Psychology

Fun Facts: This is Carissa’s 2nd year with the Residence Life Staff. She is originally from Huntsville, TN and still considers it home. During her spare time she is a member of the cheerleading squad. “Go Splitters!” Carissa also enjoys singing and is a member of the Tri-State Community Choir. She also openly admits she has a bit of a shopping addiction especially when it comes to shoes.

Future Goals: After graduating with her masters, Carissa hopes to obtain a license in mental health counseling.  

 

Resident Director: Caleb Arnold

Halls: Shelton, Norton, Peters

Currently Pursuing Masters in Business Administration with a Focus in Marketing

Undergraduate Background: B.S. in Psychology

Fun Facts: This is Caleb’s first year on the Residence Life staff In Caleb’s spare time he enjoys watching sports with his favorite team being the Kentucky Wildcats. He enjoys being outside and being one with nature. Probably his best attribute is that he is the “Songbird of our Generation” along with being an ultimate Star Wars geek. Caleb is also the leader of “The Hill”, which is a campus ministries organization.

Future Goals: Caleb hopes to one day continue his religious calling to become a pastor.

 

Resident Director: Brycen Wilson

Halls: University-Inn, Lee, Mars

Currently a First Year Medical Student at the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate Background: B.S. Chemistry

Fun Facts: Brycen has worked on the Resident Life Staff for 4 years. He recently got married back in May of 2015 although his wife will tell you he does not enjoy long walks on the beach. His favorite dinosaur is the Stegosaurus. Brycen has also been an active member in “The Hill” ministry.

Future Goals: Brycen’s only future goal at this point in his life is to survive medical school! And of course to become a doctor!

 

Resident Director: Samuel Swarts

Halls: Pope, Mitchell, Dishner, Byram, Munson

Currently Pursuing a Masters in Business Administration

Undergraduate Background: BBA in Business Management

Fun Facts: Sam has worked on the Residential Life Staff for 5 years. He has served the roles as Resident Assistant in his undergraduate years and now Resident Director while pursuing his masters. Sam is originally from upstate New York and enjoys the cold and snow. During his spare time, Sam enjoys being outside and enjoying nature and hanging out with friends. Sam has also been a very active leader throughout campus while being heavily involved in Student Government and serving on various committees for the university.

Future Goals: Sam intends on pursuing his Ed.D and continuing his career goals in Higher Education.

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