ResLife: Meet the Area Coordinators!

 Jonathan Connary — Clark, Fauver & West College

jon1Jonathan Connary joined the Wesleyan University Office of Residential Life team in the fall of 2007.  He is the Area Coordinator (AC) responsible for Clark Hall, Fauver Residence Hall, and West College.  Jon holds a Master of Education degree from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New England.  Students will often see Jon in the halls of Clark Hall, where he lives with his partner.  He enjoys traveling when he can and is a fan of HBO’s “True Blood.”  His best advice for first year students is to “take advantage of all the campus has to offer.”  Jon is always interested in getting to know the students in his area, so feel free to stop by his office in the basement of North College and say hello!

Sharise Brown — Butterfields, 200 Church & 156 High Street

Sharise Brown is the AC for the Butterfields, 200 Church and 156 High Street.  Originally from the Washington D.C. sharise_brownarea, Sharise completed her undergraduate degree in Communications at Simmons College in Boston.   Prior to coming to Wesleyan, she worked in student services at both Smith College and Penn State University.  Sharise has been a member of the Wesleyan ResLife team since August 2005.  She also is the proud mom of Christian, C.J. and Shalaya.  They live here on campus so don’t be surprised to see them at various events.   Sharise’s words of wisdom for new students:  “Try to be open-minded and respectful of yourself and others!  College is a place of education, compromise and communication.  Make sure you master all aspects throughout your time here.  We are all looking forward to helping you every step of the way!”   Visit Sharise in her office off the Butterfield A lounge.

Alex Cabal — Nicolson and Hewitt Halls

alex_jpgAlex Cabal joined the Wesleyan University Office of Residential Life team in August 2007 and is about to start his third year at Wesleyan.  Alex is the AC for Nicolson and Hewitt Halls, as well as some of our program housing communities.  He finished his graduate studies at Springfield College and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford.  Alex is a fan of the arts and has spent several summers working with the Center for Creative Youth, a summer pre-college program that offers talented high school students five weeks of intensive study in the arts here at Wesleyan. His words of wisdom for all students: “You always have choices.  It’s important to understand the consequences of them.” Students will often see Alex perusing the halls, and talking to residents. Always up for a good conversation, feel free to stop him in the halls or visit his office on the ground floor of Hewitt 8.