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North Hall Team 2013-2014

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Hello North Hall!! We can't wait for you all to get here and join us in the great North Hall community! The 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're going to have a really fun year!

Residence Life Coordinator for Bechtel and North Hall

Anjie SwidergalAnjie Swidergal

First Floor, Bechtel Hall
563/888-7209 phone
563/333-6256 fax
Email Anjie

Academic Community Advisor 

Katie ZornKatie Zorn

North Hall 101
563/888-7465 phone
Email Katie

Katie is a sophomore majoring in international business and accounting, with minors in Spanish and theology. She came to Ambrose from Moscow Mills, Mo., (a small town 60 miles outside of St. Louis). Katie is super involved here at Ambrose; she served as vice president of Ambrosians for Peace and Justice last year and this year is now the Fast Fest co-chair and the Fair Trade Quarter chair. She is involved in Campus Ministry, Dance Marathon and works in the Admissions Office. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with friends, reading on her Kindle, watching movies, and watching Cardinals baseball games. Katie also enjoys traveling; she has studied abroad in Italy and Spain and looks to go to a few more countries before graduating. She is very excited about meeting her wonderful residents in North and coming back for a second year on the Residence Life team as the Academic Community Advisor.

Resident Advisors (RAs)

Zack LundquistZack Lundquist, First Floor RA
North Hall 127
563/888-7466 phone
Email Zack
I'm from Marengo, Ill., and I have one older brother who attends Northern Illinois University. I play basketball at Ambrose, major in Journalism as well as radio/TV.  I am also a member of the honors program. I have two dogs, Daisy and Oreo. Some hobbies of mine are chess, golfing, and music. I've always wanted to live in Seattle or Portland, I couldn't tell you why. My favorite food is cereal and my favorite color is blue.

Blake BrooksBlake Brooks, Second Floor RA
North Hall 201
563/888-7467 phone
Email Blake
This fall semester, I will be a junior attending SAU. This is my first year as a part of the Res Life staff. I am from the small town of Erie, Illinois. I am majoring in Exercise Science and plan to apply for the Track II program for Physical Therapy. In my free time I like to play video games, listen to music, play sports, read, and hang out with friends. At SAU, I am a member of Phi Eta Sigma and plan to get involved with Habitat for Humanity this year. I am looking forward to meeting all of my residents this year and cannot wait for the school year to begin!

Rachel NeeceRachel Neece, Second Floor RA
North Hall 227
563/888-7468 phone
Email Rachel
Rachel is eager to begin her sophomore year at Ambrose and her first year as a Resident Advisor. St. Ambrose is a perfect fit for her with their phenomenal Physical Therapy program. With interests in science and athletics she chose exercise science as her undergraduate degree. During the summer, she helps watch her baby nephew whom she adores. In her free time, Rachel enjoys playing tennis with her family, watching movies, tv, and relaxing with friends. She is a very passionate, hardworking individual and is excited to meet the whole North Hall community!

Troy GriffinTroy Griffin, Third Floor RA
North Hall 327
563/888-7470 phone
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Imported from Canada as a young child, Troy Griffin still holds a Canadian pasport to-date! Troy now lives in Aurora, Ill., with his younger brother and his parents. He will be heading into his Sophmore year at St. Ambrose University. Troy will be serving the guys' wing on the fourth floor in North Hall for his first year as an RA! Troy enjoys watching hockey, playing lacrosse, and fishing. Troy also worked for a moving company over the summer, so if you need help feel free to ask of his assistance. He looks forward to meeting all of the residents and making his floor THE floor!

Alyssa EcksteinAlyssa Eckstein, Fourth Floor RA
North Hall 401
563/888-7471 phone
Email Alyssa
Alyssa is thrilled to be starting her first semester as an RA in North Hall! She is from Roanoke, a tiny farm town in Central Illinois. She is a psychology major and recently started St. Ambrose's Master of Occupational Therapy program. She is passionate about OT, especially working with children. She spends her summers working at a day camp for children with autism. She loves to dance and is also an SAU cheerleader. If you smell popcorn in the building it is most likely coming from her room and she will never turn down an invitation to join you for ice cream or coffee. Alyssa can't wait for a great semester!

Annemarie RighettiAnnemarie Righetti, Fourth Floor RA
North Hall 427
563/888-7472 phone
Email Annemarie
Annemarie Righetti hails from East Tawas, Mich., where she grew up on a Christmas tree farm with two siblings and more pets than can be counted on both hands. She is ecstatic to be starting her first adventures as an RA for the fourth floor sophomore girls in North Hall! Annemarie is studying Biology and plans to further her education with a master's degree in pathology. In her free time she enjoys laughing with friends, traveling, watching hockey, running 5k races, and talking about giraffes. Annemarie is looking forward to meeting all the residents and having a great semester!