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Summer RAs, Conference Assistants Named


Congratulations to the following student leaders who have been selected as Summer Resident Assistants and Summer Conference Assistants.

Summer Resident Assistants are paraprofessional staff members who are friendly, helpful upper-class students who live just around the corner and make life in the summer residence halls (The Village Apartments) a little easier. The Summer RA is a person who demonstrates responsibility, teamwork and a positive attitude. Above all else, the Summer RA is a role model and has the opportunity to influence a great number of students’ lives.

Summer Conference Assistants are also paraprofessional staff members who are often times the first person a guest comes in contact with while attending a conference or camp at Penn College. Their primary responsibility is efficient and quality customer service to our guests. In addition, Summer Conference Assistants:

  • Provide effective and quality customer service to all guests
  • Serve as a source of information concerning Penn College and the Williamsport community
  • Facilitate conference check-ins and checkouts
  • Participate in the Conference Training Programs
  • Participate in inspecting rooms prior (and after) to conferences
  • Communicate, role model and consistently enforce Residence Life handbook and conference policies
  • Report all emergencies and situations

Mary Jo NonnemacherMary Jo Nonnemacher Summer Resident Assistant My name is Mary Jo Nonnemacher. I am a junior in the bachelor’s nursing major. I am from Bethlehem and plan to work in that area when I graduate in May 2009. This summer, I will be working in the Intensive Care Unitat Geisinger and will be a summer RA, both of which I am very excited about.

Brian WaltonBrian Walton Summer Resident Assistant My name is Brian Walton. I am 21 years old, and come from West Chester.Currently,I am enrolled in the BTM major (technology management). I am all about having fun and maybe learning something new about myself, someone else or something I have never known.

Cody KanouffCody Kanouff Summer Resident Assistant My name is Cody Kanouff. I am from Renovo and am enrolled in forestry. I like spending my free time in the outdoors. Some of my hobbies are hunting, working on cars and firefighting when I am home.I am also a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

Ed RaceEd Race Summer Resident Assistant My name is Ed Race. I am a three-year year civil engineering student from Loganton. For the past year, I have been a Resident Assistant in The Village and am back for the summer. I am a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard and ROTC. My hobbies include hiking and mountain biking.

Christie HenningChristie Henning SummerConference Assistant My name is Christie Henning. I am from State College and I am in my fourth year here at Penn College. In December, I will receive my bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies with a minor in sociology. I have been a Resident Assistant for the past three years and I am involved in various other activities on campus.

Megan HawnMegan Hawn SummerConference Assistant My name is Megan Hawn. My hometown is Hanover. This is my second year attending Penn College, majoring in business management. Some of my hobbies include outdoors activities and traveling.

John GearhartJohn Gearhart SummerConference Assistant I was born in Martinsville, Va. I am going to be a Resident Assistant in the fall. I’m a computer networking major. This will be my third year at Penn College. Some interests of mine are going to the gym and reading.

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