The Cosgrove team is excited to be a resource for you. Don't hesitate to knock on their door and ask questions. Our Staff is here to provide a great community and environment where we strive to help in the development of the well-rounded Ambrosian.
Second Floor, Cosgrove Hall (near elevator)
Avalon will begin her third year at St. Ambrose and is excited to return to the Res Life staff as AHD of Cosgrove Hall. Born in California, Avalon ventured to Iowa at an early age and now resides in the small town of Fort Madison. She attended the prestigious school of Burlington Notre Dame where she was a 4-sport athlete as well as Student Council President. She has FINALLY declared her path as a marketing and management major with a minor in psychology (and possibly organizational leadership)! She hopes to make herself known in the Business world as a prestigious young woman who will one day be a millionaire and no longer have to worry about those annoying student loans.
Avalon is a member of the women's soccer team, works for Campus Recreation as a referee, and is an active member of Habitat for Humanity, Dance Marathon, Student Alumni Association, President of MACA, and a new member of CAB (Want to get involved? SHE'S YOUR GIRL!). In what little free time she does have, she loves to hang out with friends and enjoy relaxing movie nights with her boyfriend. After a busy year of "creating herself" last year, she looks forward to sharing her experiences with her residents and making their time at Ambrose the best it can be.
Jake Hannon, Second Floor RA
Jake Hannon is from Davenport, Iowa, and is a sophomore this year at St. Ambrose. Jake is looking forward to his first year as an RA and being in Cosgrove. He is majoring in Radio/TV Broadcasting. He likes to participate in many intramural sports at Ambrose, such as floor hockey, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, sand volleyball, and soccer. During his free time, he likes to play guitar, hang out with friends, go fishing, watch movies, and play sports. He is excited for a fun year at Cosgrove and meeting lots of new people.
Davis Elkins , Second Floor RA
Davis Elkins is going to be a sophomore during the 2013-2014 school year and cannot wait! Davis is from Quincy, Illinois, where he attended Quincy Notre Dame High School. He attended St. Ambrose University to major in computer network administration and business management with a minor in communications. He is currently the captain/president of the SAU Club Dodgeball team, and when he isn't dealing with the team, Davis enjoys video games, movies, and hanging with his friends. Davis is excited to be a member of the Cosgrove family this year.
Ben Whittle , Third Floor RA
My name is Ben Whittle, my friends call me Ben. I am the RA on 3rd floor Cosgrove. I am currently studying to become an English teacher. I like writing short, goofy stories about random fake adventures, which is why I became an English major. I'm from Galesburg, Illinois, and it is very nice there. A little boring, but I can't complain about it. I like watching movies, playing cards, playing videogames, studying, (we are in college now), and hanging out with friends. I can shoot the breeze, so if you want to talk, my door is usually open. I'm looking forward to this semester as an RA, and I expect to have an enjoyable floor!
Michael Stanley , Third Floor RA
My name is Michael Stanley and I will be a senior at St. Ambrose studying business management. My favorite thing to do is go to the gym with some friends and lift weights. I also compete in bodybuilding, and I plan to compete this October. I joke around a lot too because life is too short not to be laughing all the time. I can be serious when need be as well. In the future I plan to train/manage a gym and maybe even own my own gym someday. St. Louis is where I grew up and I plan on moving back there someday as well. It's a great city and I can't imagine living anywhere else. That's about it, I'm a pretty simple person.
Cristina Barkwoski, Fourth Floor RA
Hi! My name is Cristina Barkowski and I am a sophomore here at Ambrose. I will be an RA on 4th floor in Cosgrove and I am SO excited to be part of Res Life! My major is Psychology/Pre-OT. I am from Orland Park, Ill. During the school year, I am a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters here in Davenport and am on the Family Relations committee for SAU's Dance Marathon. In my free time I like to discover new music and spend time with family and friends. I cannot wait to meet all of my residents and look forward to working with them at making their first year their best!
Beth Berg, Fourth Floor RA
Beth is a junior at St. Ambrose University. She is from Winfield, Ill, and is majoring in political science with two minors: pre-law studies and sociology. In her free time, Beth likes participating in some of St. Ambrose's clubs, like Model United Nations and an on-campus political group. Beth also enjoys reading, watching movies and TV shows, being in multiple fandoms, and trying out new craft ideas (that usually end badly). She is VERY thrilled to be a resident adviser and excited to help freshmen begin their new journey at college in Cosgrove Hall.
Mary Adlfinger, Fifth Floor RA
My name is Mary Adlfinger. I am from Milan, Ill. I am looking forward to starting my second year at St. Ambrose and my first year as an RA in Cosgrove. I am majoring in nursing. I also participate on the Cross Country and Track teams here at St. Ambrose. I enjoy running, biking, swimming, and being outdoors. I can't wait for another fun and exciting year!