2019-20 Resident Assistants

Kolstoe Hall

Elias Nelson
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Elias Nelson is a junior from Hillsboro, ND majoring in Business Management. He is involved in VCAB, Viking Ambassadors, L2L Mentoring, New Student Orientation, and the student athletic cheering section. His dream job is being a space cowboy. His favorite quote is “Life’s a garden, dig it!” ~ Joe Dirt

Liv Borchers
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Liv Borchers is a junior from Mandan, ND majoring in Elementary Education. She is involved on campus in National Society of Leadership and Success, New Student Orientation, Viking Ambassadors, and choir. Her favorite movie is A Dog’s Purpose. Her favorite quote is “Procrastinate now, don’t put it off.” ~ Ellen Degeneres

Riley Perryman
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Riley Perryman is a sophomore from Cottage Grove, MN majoring in Health Sciences. She is a softball player and would like to be a dental hygienist one day. Her top motivation is to make people smile. Her favorite quote is “Don’t be sad, because sad backwards is das and das not good.”

Taylor Finlayson
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Taylor Finlayson is a junior from Calgary, Alberta, Canada majoring in Human Services- Criminal Justice. He is a golfer who is involved on campus with the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. His favorite quote is “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ~ Michael Jordan


Denzel Kennedy
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Denzel Kennedy is a senior from Cairns, Australia majoring in Sports Management. He is a basketball player who is involved in BOSA/SAAC, and Esports club. His favorite move is Avenger’s Endgame. His favorite quote is “Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” ~ Bob Marley

Hunter Berg
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Hunter Berg is a sophomore from Wahpeton, North Dakota majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and umping baseball games. His dream vacation is fly fishing in Alaska. His favorite quote is “It ain’t how hard you hit, it’s how you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s about how much you can take and keep moving forward!” ~ Sylvester Stallone and Rocky Balboa

Nick Fenske
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Nick Fenske is a sophomore from Cottonwood, Minnesota majoring in Health Science. He is involved with Alpha Lambda Delta, FCA, and the Sports Information Office. His dream vacation is to go to Norway.
His favorite quote is “Fall Seven Times and Stand Up Eight”

Seth Hanson
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Seth Hanson is a Junior from Valley City, North Dakota majoring in Biology Education. He is involved with Wildlife club, Fisheries club, and Viking Ambassadors. His dream vacation is going kayaking, camping, and fishing along the river. His favorite quote is “If you ain’t first your last” ~ Reece Bobby

Zach Nelson
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Zach Nelson is a junior from Grand Forks, North Dakota majoring in Human Services with a concentration in Criminal Justice. He is involved with Viking Ambassadors, L2L Mentoring, tutoring, New Student Orientation, Student Senate, and Cross Country/Track Student Assistant. His biggest motivation is to not let people down and make VCSU the best it can be. His favorite quote is “One man’s garbage is another man person’s good ungarbage.” ~ Ricky from Trailer Park Boys

Snoeyenbos Hall

Reed Graham
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Reed Graham is a sophomore from Wasilla, Alaska majoring in History Education. He is a football player and is involved in Student Senate and History Club. In the future he would like to become an athletic director. His favorite quote is “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” ~ Derek Jeter

Brandi Aranda
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Brandi Aranda is a senior from Hitterdal, Minnesota majoring in Athletic Training. She is the Homecoming Co-Chair and is involved in Athletic Training Club, Viking Ambassadors, Chi Alpha, New Student Orientation, and L2L Mentoring. Her dream job is being an athletic trainer for Cirque de Soleil. Her favorite Bible verse is “Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 5:36

Angeline Gannon
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Angeline Gannon is a sophomore from Bismarck, North Dakota majoring in History Education with a minor in Political Science and a certificate in coaching. She is the student body president and is involved with the track and cross-country team, History Club, NSLS, SAAC, and L2L Mentoring. Her mom is her role model. Her favorite quote is "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view." ~ Harper Lee

Yariel Rivera-Mujica
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Yariel Rivera-Mujica is a junior from San Juan, Peurto Rico majoring in Exercise Science. He is involved in Chi Alpha and is an athlete on the track and field team. His dream job is to be a physical therapist for a professional sports team. His favorite bible verse is "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile." Romans 1:16

McCoy Hall

Haley Olsen
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Haley Olsen is a sophomore from Edgeley, North Dakota majoring in Human Services and Business Administration. She is involved in L2L Mentoring. Her biggest motivation is self-success and her dream job is being the CEO of a business. Her favorite quote is “The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Tanya Campos
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Tanya Campos is a Sophomore from Greenfield, California majoring in Communications. She is involved with the cross-country team, track and field team, L2L Mentoring, Student Senate, and New Student Orientation. Her family is her top motivation and her role model is her mother. Her favorite quote is “Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.”

Edynn Glatt
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Edynn Glatt is a senior from Bismarck, North Dakota majoring in Elementary Education. She is involved with New Student Orientation, Alpha Lambda Delta, National Society of Leadership and Success, L2L Mentoring, and Viking Ambassadors. Her dream vacation is going to Bora Bora. Her favorite quote is “Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela

Katie Gehrig
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Katie Gehrig is a sophomore from Kindred, North Dakota majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife. She is involved with National Society of Leadership and Success, Wildlife club, and Fisheries club. She enjoys drawing and reading in her free time. Her favorite quote is “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

Office Information

Office Location
McFarland 209

Office Hours
Academic Year: 7:45 am-4:30 pm
Summer Session: 7:30 am-4:00 pm

Mailing Address
VCSU Residence Life Office
101 College St
Valley City, ND 58072

Fax Number
Vice President for Student Affairs
Pete Smithhisler

Director of Residence Life
Shannon Jolley

Snoeyenbos/Robertson/Mythaler Hall Director
Richard Israel

McCoy/Kolstoe/Student Apartment Hall Director
Brittany Nathan