NIC Residence Hall advisers oversee resident life on campus

North Idaho College's Residence Hall is nearly full this year with 189 student residents in the facility that has 194 resident beds.

Six resident advisers and one senior resident adviser in the NIC Residence Hall provide all live-in support for residents under the direction of NIC Director of Residence Life Yong Choo, who is in his first year at NIC.

Choo holds a bachelor's degree from Washington State University and a master's degree in human services from the University of Idaho. He worked as a resident advisor at Washington State and as a graduate assistant in residence life at the University of Idaho before joining NIC. 

Choo oversees the seven advisers, each of which serves as the point person for a specific group of residents in the hall, helping to answer questions, refer students to resources on campus, mediate conflicts, check residents in and out, enforce hall policies, conduct health and safety inspections and actively participate in hall activities.

In addition, the advisers believe it's important to give back to the community so they organize a variety of community service projects throughout the school year and encourage other hall residents to participate.

Resident advisers receive room and board and gain important leadership skills in exchange for their service as advisers.

This year's resident advisers include: Nicole Sitton (Senior Resident Adviser) of Liberty Lake, Wash., nursing major; Meg Stutzman of Fruitland, Idaho, business administration major; Lindsay Gilman of Deer Lodge, Mont., physical therapy major; Katie Gilbert of Clyde Park, Mont., general studies major; Lee Morrison of Okanogan, Wash., physical education major; Nikki Caswell of Hayden, Idaho, elementary education major; and Byron Ward of Post Falls, Idaho, economics major.

For More Information
NIC Residence Hall Coordinator Yong Choo, (208) 769-5932

Posted: Monday, Oct. 10, 2005

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