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Introducing our New Area Coordinators!

brandonBrandon McCartney

Responsible for Coblentz Hall and Memorial Hall

Hometown: Avon, Ohio

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Valparaiso University, Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University

Fun Facts: I studied abroad in Zaragoza, Spain during the last semester of my senior year at Valparaiso University and completed an international internship at Keele University, England during the summer of 2016. I am an avid guitarist and enjoy playing rock ‘n roll, the blues and folk music. I also enjoy reading history books, following the latest political and world news, attending church and working out.

Advice to First-Years: Take the time to get to know your fellow classmates and residents. Some of the most rewarding conversations can take place when we listen to different perspectives and engage in civil discourse.

From Brandon: “During my time at Hood, I hope to empower students to achieve their academic, personal and professional goals.”

taylorLaShawn Taylor

Responsible for Shriner Hall and Smith Hall

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English with a creative writing concentration from Shepherd University, Master of Arts in College Student Development and Administration from Shepherd University

Fun Fact: I enjoy writing poetry, acting, painting and drawing.

Advice to First-Years: Don’t forget to have fun and take advantage of all the opportunities Hood has to offer you!

From LaShawn: “I’m excited to start a new journey here at Hood. I am looking forward to learning new things from the campus community.”


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