Residence Life & Housing


Bechtel Team 2015-2016

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Hello Bechtel Hall! We can't wait for you all to get here and join us in the great Bechtel community!

The hall staff is so excited to welcome you to our hall and St. Ambrose. We will help you get involved on campus and within your residential community through programming and campus events. We are confident that we are going to have a really fun year and you will have a great start to your St. Ambrose education. Get to know us and let us help you through anything you need this upcoming year.

Residence Life Coordinator for Bechtel and North Hall

anjieAnjie Swidergal
First Floor, North Hall
563-888-7209 phone
563-333-6256 fax
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Assistant Hall Director

Davis ElkinsDavis Elkins
Bechtel 222
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Davis Elkins is a senior for the 2015-2016 school year and is all pumped up! Davis hails from Quincy, Ill., where he attended Quincy Notre Dame High School. He attended St. Ambrose University because it was far away from home without being too far. He is majoring in Computer Network Administration and Business Management with a minor in Communication studies. This is Davis' 3rd in St. Ambrose Residence Life. He has been an RA in Cosgrove and an AHD in Franklin. He is currently involved with the Computer Club, IEEE, SAU Dance Marathon, SAU Dodgeball club, and MORE!! And when he isn't dealing with all of this, Davis enjoys video games, movies, sports, and hanging with his friends. He is glad to end his time at St. Ambrose in the same place that he started as a freshman! Latin: ACTA NON VERBA. English: ACTIONS NOT WORDS.

Resident Advisors (RAs)

Melanie PerezMelanie Perez,  First Floor RA
Bechtel 100
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Melanie is a current sophomore and double majoring in International Business and Marketing with hopes of going into advertising and traveling the world. She is the oldest of six children and comes from the north side of Chicago. In her free time, Melanie is probably glued to her phone reading an ebook or screaming (singing) and dancing in her room. If you are ever looking to fan girl over Harry Potter or binge watch Avatar: The Last Airbender she is your girl. Melanie is very excited for her first year with the Residence Life team and looking forward to helping the freshman class!

Connor FlierConnor Flier, Second Floor RA   
Bechtel 200
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Hey y'all! My name is Connor and I am a sophomore Psychology major with a minor in Sociology. I hail from a tiny village called Mapleton, Ill., where corn and soy beans are my neighbors. I am thrilled for my first year as a R.A. on 2nd floor Bechtel! When I'm not studying or doing homework you'll find me working on music, watching Supernatural on Netflix, and spending time with friends. I pride myself on being a huge movie fanatic and collector, avid music club member, and master of the arts of sarcasm. I can't wait to make meaningful memories with my Residents and fellow R.A.s! Let's make it awesome!

David KruegerDavid Krueger, Third Floor RA
Bechtel 300
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Hi, I am David. This will be my second year with Residence life. I am currently a junior while studying Physical Education. I am from Norridge, Ill. I am on the Track and Field team. I run sprints like the 200 meter dash and the 400 meter dash, also including some relay teams, the 4x100 meter relay, 4x200 meter relay, and the 4x400 meter relay. I also pole vault and long jump. Besides that, I enjoy being with friends and also made a lot of friends through Residence Life. I am looking forward to another great year being an RA and looking forward to meeting my residents!

Andrew OlsonAndrew Olson, Third Floor RA
Bechtel 322
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Hi there people! I am currently a sophomore Nursing student with a minor in Biology. I'm from a super small town in Illinois, called Hamilton (only 3,000 people)! I'm excited to start my first year as an RA, to help freshmen transition just as easily as I had. In my free time, I enjoy playing piano and being active. I enjoy soccer as well as a good long run. Netflix and other movies are also a great way for me to spend some free time. 

Shana AtkinsonShana Atkinson, Fourth Floor RA
Bechtel 400
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Shana is SUPER EXCITED to begin her second year as a freshman RA. Shana lives in Des Plaines, Ill., a Northwest suburb of Chicago. She is a junior majoring in Elementary and Special Education. She loves kids and dreams of becoming a teacher and having her own students one day. Besides being involved in Residence life, Shana is the current student Vice President of Sigma Alpha Phi. In her free time she enjoys going for runs, watching Netflix, or going on adventures with her friends. She is looking forward to a great year.

Kaitlynn Mews

Kaitlynn Mews, Fourth Floor RA
Bechtel 422
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Hey! I'm Kaitlynn! I'm a sophomore Elementary Education major from East Peoria, Ill. Last year I was involved in Bridge Bible Fellowship, the Loop, and Dance Marathon, and had a blast at each! I love being outside in almost all weather conditions, but if I must be inside, you may catch me crocheting, painting, singing to myself, or catching up on my favorite TV shows if I'm not into my school work. I'm really looking forward to a great year!