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Founders Hall Staff


 

Founders Hall Residence Director Kevin McAlvey
Resident Director

 

E-mail

kevin.mcalvey@covenant.edu

 

Years worked at Covenant

One.

 



Hometown

Lansing, MI

 

Church I attend

Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church

 

College(s) attended and degrees earned

Michigan State University – B.A. English;
Wheaton College – M.A. Theology

 

Best residence life memory from my college days

Bible Studies in the dorm.

 

Favorite way to spend a Saturday

A laid back day with some good food, time with the Bible and prayer, time with my wife and kids, maybe finish with a cookout with some friends.

 

Three words to describe life in Founders

not-sure what to-expect

 

Best thing about my job

Sharing life and the walk of faith with students.

 

 

Founders Hall Assistant Resident Director Hannah Brown Hannah Brown
Assistant Resident Director

 

E-mail

hannah.brown@covenant.edu

 

Years worked at Covenant

This is my first year.

 



Hometown

Nashville, TN

 

Church I attend

Rock Creek Fellowship

 

College(s) attended and degrees earned

Covenant College, B.A. in Community Development with a minor in Economics (2012)

 

Best residence life memory from my college days

My last home soccer game as a Lady Scot is a day I will never forget. I felt incredibly blessed to be surrounded by my teammates on the pitch and by my Covenant family, church family, and actual family in the stands. It was such a joyful time.

 

Favorite way to spend a Saturday

I love waking up early, sneaking off into the quiet of the woods to run and think and pray. I like to read or craft or bum around with friends outside. The weekend is wasted if I don't get downtown and try a new restaurant or revisit a favorite old one. And, honestly, I love ending a fun day with a good movie with a bunch of friends after watching the gorgeous sunset from atop Lookout Mountain.

 

Three words to describe life in Founders

"not-sure what to-expect" (as quoted by Kevin McAlvey)

 

Best thing about my job

Forming new friendships and deepening existing ones. Living life together and glorifying God.

 

 

Resident Assistant Meagan Kreisel Meagan Kreisel ’15
Resident Assistant, Highlands

 

Major

Biology

 

Hometown

Parkland, FL

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Biological Perspectives—it taught me the history of science and Christianity and how to integrate the two in my life now.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A year of growing, laughing, and learning that will hopefully extend for years to come.

 

What I'm all about

Laughing, the beach, Jesus, Reese’s, biology, FUN!

 

 

 

Resident Assistant James Cunningham  James Cunningham ’14
Resident Assistant, Catacombs

 

Major/Minor

English/Education

 

Hometown

Cookeville, TN

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Doctrine I—things just clicked for me.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Dance times, incredible discussions (whether you want to listen or not), late nights, and costumes.

 

What I'm all about

Just dance, games that I can win (if there can be a winner, I want to be that person), volleyball, and worthless, pure untalented, yet catchy, girl pop.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Dani Smith Dani Smith ’15
Resident Assistant, Gracewell

 

Major

History

 

Hometown

Mooresville, NC

 

Favorite class at Covenant

History of Political Elections because a Dr. Horne and Dr. Morton team is the stuff of legends. Also, Old Testament with Dr. Ward.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

I am so excited to see the collaboration of people next year on Gracewell! You can expect a lot of laughter and love and I can’t wait to see what God will do in His grace! Expect pancakes, dance sessions, and my attempts at crafting!

 

What I'm all about

I love people and learning all about different experiences. I love music, photography, food, cinema, and history! (Yes…I watch documentaries on Netflix.) My desk gets pretty messy, but I love cleaning, which might be a bit weird. I love the crackle of old vinyl Sinatra and the surprise drops of Alt-J—all of it. The Lord is faithful and has given me so much grace and He is a big part of my life. I’m also a big North Carolina snob—if you’re from NC, bring some Cheerwine and I’ll just automatically love you for your “First in Flight” license plate.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Ian Dovan Ian Dovan '14
Resident Assistant, Blackwatch

 

Major/Minor

Economics, Sociology and Community Development

 

Hometown

Greensboro, NC

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Doctrine with Dr. Kapic. It delved beyond the cliché and nourished my soul as well as my mind.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A unique bond from an encouraging community that will rock your socks off.

 

What I'm all about

Fun, hiking, caving, adventure, and hang gliding, with seriousness sprinkled in.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Joey Beyer Joey Beyer
Resident Assistant, Brethren

 

 

Resident Assistant Anna Katharine Horne Anna Katharine Horne ’14
Resident Assistant, Balcony

 

Major/Minor

Community Development, Economics and French

 

Hometown

Knoxville, TN

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

U.S. Urban Poverty or Theory of Community Development. They changed the way I see the world and my place in it.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A community of girls seeking to love Christ by loving each other. I’ll always have a cup of hot tea for them if they need it.

 

What I'm all about

I’m all about rich relationships and having fun. Throw some hot tea in there and I’m a happy camper. I also love all kinds of games.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Savannah Gorman Savannah Gorman ’15
Resident Assistant, Caledon

 

Major

English

 

Hometown

Plano, TX

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

African America Literature with Dr. Macallister. I discovered through the class that I really enjoy the writing style of African American authors, and it was great to experience a different style than the usual classics that I had studied all my life.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

An encouraging and growing environment where God’s grace helps us to love each other as the sisters we are in Christ.

 

What I'm all about

Snuggling up in a warm blanket or basking in the sunshine with a really good book, listening to and creating music, laughing until I cry, listening to and being with people, remembering God’s faithfulness and grace.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Alicia Zanoni Alicia Zanoni '15
Resident Assistant, Jungle

 

Major/Minor

English and Art

 

Hometown

Knoxville, TN

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Introduction to Linguistics with Dr. Nola Stephens. She taught about how God has designed language to carry so much meaning. He created the world with His words! It made me think differently about the way I talk.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

They can expect to grow together in their love for each other and the Gospel, late night talks on the hall when everyone is up studying, nap-pile, spontaneous Pilates work-out sessions, lots of hugs, tea and chocolate.

 

What I'm all about

Painting, hiking, watching sunrises, summer thunderstorms, when someone unexpectedly becomes a great friend, trying new sports, inventing alternate meals with great hall food, quiet spots in the woods to read, Gilmore Girls study breaks with hall-mates and mango sorbet.

 

 

Resident Assistant Ellie Groenendyk Ellie Groenendyk ’16
Resident Assistant, 2nd Rayburn

 

Major/Minor

Spanish, Business

 

Hometown

Hagerstown, MD

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Old Testament with Dr. MacDougall. It was a great class to have at 8 a.m. because it started my day off with an hour and fifteen minutes of engaging in the history and authenticity of God's Word.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Lots of laughter! We'll be a community full of life and joy that spills out into all parts of our lives at Covenant.

 

What I'm all about

Adventuring, exploring, painting, laughing, baking, drinking coffee, dancing, worshiping and praising God, and more laughing!

 

 

Resident Assistant Roy Anderson Roy Anderson '15
Resident Assistant, 1st Belz

 

Major/Minor

Interdisciplinary Studies: Pre-Med and Business Management

 

Hometown

Brevard, NC

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Biology III. Dr. Morris is a great professor who showed me Jesus in a humble way.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A sinner who needs to die to self and run to the father’s grace. I love life, and seeking to live intentionally and trusting upon the Father. Adventure.

 

What I'm all about

God’s glory and bustin’ with gratitude.