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Cosgrove Team 2015-2016

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The Cosgrove team is excited to be a resource for YOU! Don't hesitate to knock on our doors and ask questions. The staff is here to provide a GREAT community and environment. We will strive to help you develop into a well-rounded Ambrosian.

Cosgrove Hall Director

Alex CarrAlex Carr
Basement, Cosgrove Hall (To the left of the computer lab)
563-333-6090 phone
563-333-6256 fax
Email Alex

Assistant Hall Director

Brandon PeifferBrandon Peiffer 
Cosgrove 451
Email Brandon
Brandon is excited to be spending his senior year as the Assistant Hall Director in Cosgrove. This is Brandon's second year of Residence Life and absolutely loves it. Brandon is an International Accounting and French major. You can usually find him hanging out and figuring out new things. He is currently working at John Deere and loves it so much! He is constantly busy but never enough to hang out with his residents and friends. Brandon is super excited to be coming back to Cosgrove after spending some of his first year here. When Brandon isn't at school he enjoys traveling the world, working, and hanging out with friends and family.

Resident Advisors (RAs)

Maggie WardMaggie Ward, Second Floor RA
Cosgrove 216
Email Maggie
Hi, my name is Maggie and I am a sophomore! I am from Davenport, so if you need help finding anything come my way! I am majoring in Early Childhood Education and can't wait to hang out with little kiddos for a career. I lived in Cosgrove my freshman year and am now an RA on the 5th floor! This year I plan on being even more involved in campus activities than last year. When I am not in class or studying I like to nap, watch romantic comedies, or a TV series on Netflix. I also have a Wii, so feel free to stop by and play some games with me! I love spending time with family and friends, and meeting new people! I'm looking forward to this school year!

Kate Turney

Kate Turney, Second Floor RA
Cosgrove 250
Email Kate
HI! I'm Kate. I'm a junior at SAU and will be starting my second year on the Res Life team! I am from the south side of Chicago and double majoring in Accounting and International Business. I am part of many different clubs on campus. Last year, I was on the Entertainment and Logistics Committee with Dance Marathon which was an amazing experience! This year, I am also on the Special Events Chair with CAB (Campus Activities Board), and I am a new member to the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society! I am an active person who has explored many aspects of SAU. I like to do many outdoor activities, play sports, explore new cultures, and of course watch Netflix (GREYS) with decent people. PS I'm sassy.

Josiah McGuireJosiah McGuire
, Third Floor RA
Cosgrove 317
Email Josiah
Hi everybody! My name is Josiah McGuire. I originate from Rockford, Ill. I play football and enjoy frequent longboard rides in the park. I love socializing so let's socialize.

Heath HarrisHeath Harris, Third Floor RA 
Cosgrove 351
Email Heath
Hello! My name is Heath Harris and I am sophomore this year at St. Ambrose. I hail all the way from Bettendorf, Iowa, and am looking to double major in management and marketing. Last year, I worked for the St. Ambrose Security Office and look this year to help the Rogalski Center Staff. I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching movies, and participating in anything baseball related. I am super pumped to be a part of the Resident Life Staff this year and look forward to having a great school year!

Evan Carston

Evan Carston, Fourth Floor RA
Cosgrove 417
Email Evan
Hello, I am Evan Carston. I grew up in New Lenox, Ill., which is about 40 minutes from the city. I attended Providence Catholic High School, which is a private Catholic school. At Providence I played three sports, I wrestled, played football and in the spring threw shot and disc for track. I am going to be a sophomore next year and I'm currently a Computer Science major. I like to think of myself as a movie buff and I know a lot about music. Another big thing about me is I am a Chicago fan, I love the Blackhawks, the White Sox, and Da Bears and Da Bulls. I really enjoy watching sports and my guilty pleasure is I love watching pro wrestling as well. My favorite wrestler of all time is Macho Man Randy Savage OHHHH YEAAAA BROTHE!!!!!!! 

Jacklyn Young

Jacklyn Young, Fifth Floor RA
Cosgrove 517
Email Jacklyn
Hi everyone! I am a sophomore studying Psychology going into Occupational Therapy and this is my first year as a RA! I will be on fifth floor in Cosgrove. I have a fraternal twin sister Kaitlyn and a mentally handicapped older brother Adam. I love to regularly volunteer for Special Olympics and encourage you all to get involved with that and the many clubs and organizations that SAU has to offer. I am from right across the bridge in Rock Island, Ill., so feel free to ask me about finding good food, fun, and other festivities in the area! I have a giant black lab Bruno and he is so adorable! I can't wait to get involved with the residence life staff and meet all of my residents for the 2015-2016 school year!

Justice Johnson
Justice Johnson
, Fifth Floor RA
Cosgrove 551
Email Justice
Hi, I'm Justice AKA JJ! I will be entering my Junior year at St. Ambrose for 2015-16 school year. I'm very excited to continue my second year in Res Life and looking forward to being an RA in Cosgrove Hall. I'm from Chicago, Ill., where I participated in multiple activities and sports in high school. At Ambrose, I'm on the women's basketball team, and I also have a campus job in the Registrar's office. I'm majoring in Psychology with minors in Organizational Leadership and Sports Education, with hopes on becoming a Sports Psychologist. Outside of school work, I enjoying listening to music loudly of course, working out, and spending time with my friends. If I'm not doing any of those you can find me doing my true passion which is sleeping! I'm looking forward to a great year with my residents and staff!