To let other students, residents, faculty, staff and anyone else that may be interested in coming to College Village, I recently asked all the RA’s a few questions. The questions that the RA’s were asked to answer included:
Why did you choose Genesee Community College?
What is your major?
Why did you decide to apply to be a Resident Assistant (RA)?
What Residence Hall are you in charge of?
What is a typical day in the life of an RA include for you?
What would you consider to be a good day? Or what would make a day good for you?
What was your favorite game as a child?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite season?
What do you like to do in your spare time?
This is how RA Lacey responded:
I chose GCC because it was close enough to home, but far enough away to have my own independence.
My major here, just general studies, but I will be transferring for Emergency and Disaster Management.
I applied to be a RA because I wanted to make a difference. I also wanted to show people how to have that craved “college experience” without departing from the values they had before college, and partaking in things that might not exactly be safe. It can happen, and it makes your college experience so much fun.
I am in charge of Willow Hall or I building.
My typical day as a RA is basically like any other college student; I get up way too early for my liking. I go to class, do homework and eat the lovely cafeteria food. The only major difference is that I need to make sure I am constantly available to my residents or even other residents. Sometimes I have office hours or night duty shifts, but the main thing is that I need to make sure that I am ready for any situation at any point in time. It keeps you on your toes!
As for what a good day consists of: hmm, that is a tough question. I think a good day really depends on your attitude and your perspective on the situations you are dealing with. It can be the most trying day, but if you have a positive mindset, it will all work out.
My favorite game as a child was Life.
Today, my favorite food is cheese and crackers. It changes depending on my mood, ha-ha.
My favorite season is Winter.
What I like to do in my spare time is hang out with my friends, listen to music or go for walks. I’ve also recently discovered the thrill of jumping off water falls. It’s amazing!
RA Joey responded with:
Choosing GCC was a big decision for me. To leave home for the first time, away from my parents. I prayed about it a lot, and I knew that this was the direction God wanted me to take. He proves that to me a lot now.
I am a Digital Arts/Fine Arts Major.
Applying to be a RA was also a big decision. I already had a job, and was taking 19 credits, I mean the obvious answer was no. And that is what I told my current boss; Ellen Brokaw that it would be too much and I can’t do it. About 3 hours later I was on the phone with her telling her that I had rethought my opinion, and the next day I was an RA. God also proves to me frequently that this was a good decision.
I am in charge of B building (Beech).
A typical day for me; I get up, and I typically read my Bible. Then I go to the kitchen in search of food, and a caffeine source. Then it’s off to classes followed by office hours. This is where we sort mail, file papers, or anything that the staff needs us to do. Then I eat some dinner, which is either a salad or an entire bag of microwave vegetables. After that, I either go on duty (where I go on rounds, and distribute flyers.) or I do homework. Then it’s off to the upstairs, where I hang out with friends, and watch B-movies.
A good day is every day. A day is what it is, and you can take things positively, or negatively. All we got is today, so I say make it count.
My favorite game as a child was, Zelda: The Ocarina of Time!!! Reminds me of my best friend/my sister.
My favorite food are peanut butter tacos, with cream cheese.
My favorite season is Fall.
In my spare time I drink Chai tea, read books, play games, hang out with friends, listen to music, and create stuff.
RA Matt responded this way:
I didn’t choose Genesee Community College, Genesee chose me; I came here as a transfer student from another school wanting a fresh start and things just seemed to work out in my favor.
My major is Communications.
I decided to apply for the RA position because I wanted to have a positive impact on my school community and make new friends and the RA position seemed like the perfect avenue to accomplish both.
I am in charge of the Pine residence hall also known as D building.
A typical day in the life of a RA for me includes performing any jobs that need to be done around the office and/or campus; processing mail, hanging flyers, making flyers, distributing packages to resident’s, tending to any incident’s that may occur, giving tours to potential college village resident’s and attending to any questions or concerns resident’s may have.
A good day for me would be if everything went as smooth as expected and things maintained proper order.
My favorite game as a child was Super Mario Bros.
My favorite food is macaroni & cheese.
My favorite season is Spring.
In my spare time I enjoy writing/recording my own music.