Welcome to Franklin! Our goal for the year is simple: we want to make your living experience here fantastic. We have an awesome staff this year that is both approachable and friendly so let us know what we can do for you! We encourage you to get to know your RAs, talk with the other RAs and Hall Director, and stop by the Franklin office near the lobby to get to know all of us.
Don't be afraid to knock on doors to meet new people. Walk down the hall, say hello to your friends, meet new people and talk with hall staff. We are going to do everything we can to make your experience here amazing but we also need you to put forth genuine effort. Your effort will contribute significantly to your living experience this year.
First Floor, Franklin Hall
Vicente (Vince or Vinny) Solis is from Chicago, IL (Yes, real Chicago). Vince will begin his Senior year at Ambrose come this fall. He is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Theatre. In his free time Vince enjoys singing, playing piano, guitar, volleyball, and soccer. He hopes to get his name out into the big wide world and become noticed. Dream BIG right? Vince tries to be very involved on campus. For example, Vince is part of University Chorale, Bee Sharp (all men's acapella group), dancer in Dance Marathon, some productions in the theatre and so much more! He is very excited to join the Franklin staff this upcoming school year as Assistant Hall Director! Any questions, feel free to ask him anything!
Nick Stuart, First Floor RA
Hello there! My name Nick Stuart! I was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and am all about anything related to the University of Nebraska athletics. I am a junior History Education major with the goal of becoming a high school teacher. In the future I would love to coach football and lacrosse. I play defense on the lacrosse team and love every minute of it! The platypus is the coolest animal of all time, and my ultimate goal in life is to become a part-time trophy husband.
Mitch Boever, First Floor RA
I am senior double major in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. I am from Davenport, Iowa. This is my first year in Res Life. In my free time I enjoy doing anything that involves the outdoors, watching movies, and playing any and all sports, especially baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeyes are my favorite sports teams. On campus I am involved in the Engineering Club and Intramural sports. I am very excited to join the Franklin staff this upcoming school year.
Savannah Gluck, Second Floor RA
Savannah is from Byron, Illinois, and this is her third year at Ambrose, but first year with ResLife. Her major is Psychology. Savannah is excited to start her first year of graduate school in the Master of Occupational Therapy program in the fall! She is involved on campus with organizations such as Ambrosians for Peace and Justice, Dance Marathon, Campus Activities Board, the Honors Program, and many more! When she is not studying, working, or doing a campus activity, she loves watching movies, knitting, working out, and just hanging out with friends. She is excited to see what the year holds, and to meet all of her wonderful residents!
Kira Colthurst, Second Floor RA
Kira is a sophomore. This is her first year in Residence Life. She is from Danvers, Ill., a small town in Central Illinois. She is majoring in Exercise Science Pre-OT with a minor in Biology. In her free time she enjoys reading, riding horses, going hunting/shooting, fishing, and hanging out with friends. Kira also has a big obsession with anything and everything Disney. She can't wait to have a memory-filled year with the Frank's residents and staff!
Will Cooper, Third Floor RA
I'm Will Cooper and I'm super excited to be an RA in Franklin this year! I will be a sophomore student studying History Education, with a minor in Political Science. I'm originally from Ohio and moved to Davenport during high school. I was on the Cross Country team my freshman year and have also participated in different clubs and actives around campus such as Mock Trial, Campus Ministry, and Student Government. In my spare time, you might catch me going for a run, playing video games with friends, or reading a good book. I can't wait to be a part of the Res Life staff and Franklin community!
Kaelin Trippe, Fourth Floor RA
I am in my third year here at St. Ambrose and will be graduating with a double major in Exercise Science and Psychology and a minor Biology. This is my first year as an RA, and I am very excited to get to know each and every one of my residents! I am from Fort Collins, Colo., and love to do anything outdoors when it is warm! I am on the women's soccer team, very involved with campus ministry here at Christ the King Chapel, and also love to do anything Dance Marathon! When I am not studying, I love to have jam out sessions on the guitar and listen to music! In 10 years I hope to be working back in Colorado as a PA! I am really excited for this year and know it is going to be a fun one!
Janae Krow, Fourth Floor RA
My name is Janae and I am a sophomore this year majoring in Biomedical Premed. I am originally from Dubuque, Iowa, and couldn't be more excited about being the 4th floor Franklin RA this year. When I'm not studying to become a doctor, I love making new friends, watching Netflix, and going to the gym for a good workout. Over the summer I will be working on campus as a STAR as well as being a server and picking up CNA hours when I'm home. I am looking forward to having a stellar year with my rock star residents!