Maclellan and Rymer RAs

Maclellan/Rymer Hall Residence Life Staff

Adele Zitzman
Adele Zitzman
Resident Director

 

E-mail

adele.zitzman@covenant.edu

 

Years worked at Covenant

Since 2016!

 

Hometown

Southbury, Connecticut

 

College attended and degrees earned

Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
B.A. in Bible & Counseling

 

Best residence life memory from my college days

Even after three years in Chicago, I had never ventured more than knee-deep in Lake Michigan. At the beginning of my senior year, my floor went down to the beach for a late-night game of Frisbee with our brother floor. Upperclassmen on our bro/sis had planned to coax all of the freshmen into the lake by the end of the night, but when everyone found out that neither of their RAs had been in, we got included in the (friendly) pressuring too. Our whole bro/sis ended up jumping in together! It was a freezing walk back to school – but it was definitely worth it!

 

Favorite way to spend a Saturday

I enjoy being productive on Saturdays and doing things that I didn’t have time for during the week. Sometimes that means running errands or cleaning, but it also usually includes catching up on sleep and making a late breakfast. When the to-do list hasn’t added up, I also enjoy making phone calls and writing letters, meeting up with friends, drinking coffee, and exploring someplace new.

 

Best thing about my job

It’s on a college campus! I love being in an environment that is known for learning and growth. At Covenant, faculty, staff, and students alike are striving to love the Lord with all their hearts, souls, strengths, and minds. Working as a resident director allows me to walk alongside students and fellow staff who are seeking to walk “not as unwise, but as wise, making the best use of the time” they’ve been given on this campus. Not very many people get to return to a college campus after they’ve earned a degree, so I’m grateful for the opportunity!

 

 


 

Anelise Marshall
Anelise Marshall
Resident Assistant, Chi Alpha

 

Major

Community Development

 

Hometown

Santiago, Chile

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Human Sexuality, because I have a passion for learning how God has designed us as image bearers and learning how God gave us sexuality as a gift to draw us closer to intimacy with Him. 

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A good balance of real conversations and fun, spontaneous events. I want the hall to be a safe place where we can talk about our struggles, what we've learned or what God has been doing in our lives. Not only that, but I think it's also essential to build community through laughter and fun, with both planned events and spontaneous activities. 

 


 

Matthew Gidney
Resident Assistant, Lawrence

 

Major

English

 

Hometown

Tuscon, Arizona

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Intro to Philosophy with Dr. Wingard. It was a truly fascinating class taught by a genuinely awesome professor. Philosophy is just a lot of fun to discuss and think about, and the class just tended to start a lot of memorable talks, in and out of class. 

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Residents of Lawrence will find themselves on a hall with undoubtedly the most powerful room on campus: Room 322. Lawrence has a way of breeding spectacular and legendary men, modeled after the great founder of the hall, Mr. Lawrence himself. Residents on the hall can expect just about anything, since Lawrence is stuffed to the brim with a beautiful array of different personalities and interests. Above all though, residents on Lawrence can expect brotherhood. We are called the brotherhood of Lawrence for a reason. We eat together, hang out together, study together, camp together, jump into cold ponds together, you name it. We are there to encourage each other and walk alongside each other with the intent of growing closer to our Heavenly Father and bringing all glory to His name.

 


 

James Mackes
James Mackes
Resident Assistant, Sutherland

 

Major

Economics

 

Hometown

Annapolis, MD

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Creative Writing Poetry with Dr. Tate. Definitely. I am an economics major, and I really enjoy the classes in my major, but I also have a passion for reading and writing, so this poetry class has been a nice change from numbers and graphs. Dr. Tate is an awesome professor. He has a lot of knowledge to share, and he shares it humbly. The thing I have appreciated most about the class this semester has been learning to be "a noticer" to use Dr. Tate's words. Poetry has helped to slow me down. It has taught me to rest and delight in the world around me. And it's taught me to notice beauty in places that I would have normally passed by if I didn't take the time to sit, look, and write about it. 

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

The returners can expect a lot of the same: a hall built around brotherly love for one another that comes out of love for the Lord. (Check out Psalms 112 for our theme.) We're a hall with a lot of different personalities bumping around each other, but somehow we fit together. I can't wait for the future Sutherland-ers to bring their own unique gifts personalities. Expect some groovy electric guitar and crazy art projects from the guys in the four man , pickup soccer games, poetry nights, and a whole lot of other spontaneous adventures that I am currently unaware of. Get ready for some good times, Sutherland. I can't wait.

 


 

Abby Hynson
Abby Hynson
Resident Assistant, Rowan

 

Major/Minor

Computer Science, Business & Music

 

Hometown

Peachtree City, GA

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Advanced Programing Methodology. Coming into Covenant, I had absolutely no experience with computer programming. This class was a personal breakthrough where I have learned to love and understand the foundations of coding. Dr. Humphries kept each student engaged in the class as we laughed and we learned as the class time flew by.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Lots of energy, fun events, laughs, prayers, bonding time and a huge teddy bear named Luther! My prayer for Rowan this year is that we will grow stronger together as our roots grow deeper in Christ, implementing Hebrews 10:24: “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works”.

 


 

Samuel Moore
Samuel Moore
Resident Assistant, The Five Points

 

Major

Business

 

Hometown

Laurens, SC

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Doctrine I with Dr. Kapic. It was a convicting and eye-opening class, that I was always excited to go to. Having the opportunity to have my knowledge of theology widened was a special opportunity that I will remember for a long time. Dr. Kapic dove deep and not only taught us what was expected, but helped show us where we were hurting ourselves and others with our flawed thinking and presuppositions.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A relaxed environment with an bunch of crazy, involved, and caring guys. Expect plenty of sports, video games, hikes, movies, and puns. Also, get ready for a regular dinner time, absolutely no goats, and no death lights.

 


 

Matt Leo
Matt Leo
Resident Assistant, Suburbs

 

Major

Biology

 

Hometown

Nashville, TN

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Environmental Ethics

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

To honor God and have fun.

 


 

Brittany Stout
Brittany Stout
Resident Assistant, Halcyon

 

Major

Community Development

 

Hometown

Wichita, KS

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

I really enjoyed taking Doctrine I with Dr. Kapic. He approached hard topics in an extremely insightful, balanced, and refreshing way. This class grew my love for theology and helped me work through difficult questions relating to life and faith.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

My hope is that Halcyon would be a warm, vibrant, and inviting community--a place on campus where you feel comfortable and loved. You can expect silliness, creativity, quirkiness, spunk, chill vibes, and dance parties, of course. I look forward to walking through life together and learning from each other’s unique gifts and life experiences.

 


 

Olivia Becker
Olivia Becker
Resident Assistant, Harambe!

 

Major

Mathematics

 

Hometown

Springfield, MO

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Proofs class with Dr. Park because there are only three students in class, so I have learned a lot in there, but we have created a lot of fun memories at the same time.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A lot of laughs and memories.

“Covenant’s hall life allows you to be involved in something that is bigger than yourself. You will never have an opportunity to live with 30 guys your age and share your life, struggles, and joys together. It’s a beautiful thing that reflects God’s work in our lives.”
 - Ben Hooper '17

“I love, love, love my hall! I met these girls my first week of school and each of them have had a continuing impact on my life in various ways throughout this year. My particular hall this year had a really cool range of ages and majors... This group of girls (most of them returners to the hall) have welcomed me in since day one and have made me feel so loved and included.”
 - Brittany Stout '18
Student Growth through Residence Life | Jonathan Ingraham '07
Jonathan remembers his experience as a student in Maclellan Hall and reflects on the importance of residence life for Covenant