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Blake Adkins

Blake Adkins

Ondrak Hall
Preferred Name: Blake
Major: Marketing

Hey everyone, my name is Blake and I am from Orlando, Florida. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be a sophomore here at Benedictine majoring in Marketing. I am a Resident Assistant in Ondrak Hall and I’m looking forward to welcoming new students onto our campus as well as reuniting with returning students. I’m a student-athlete on Benedictine’s men’s football and lacrosse teams, returning member of Student Senate, and an Eagle Scout. In my free time, I really enjoy playing the piano, spending time with friends, calling my family, and surfing when I am home over the break. There are so many great opportunities that Benedictine has to offer students and I hope to make some awesome memories with our residents while making them feel safe and at home on our campus.

 
Tom Arriaga

Thomas Joseph Arriaga

Ondrak Hall
Preferred Name: Tom
Major: Exercise and Sports Studies

Howdy, I’m Tom and I grew up in Imperial, Missouri. For the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, I will be a Senior at Benedictine majoring in Exercise and Sports Studies. I am the Head Resident in Ondrak Hall and am excited to meet all of the new and old residents joining me in Ondrak! In my free time, I really enjoy spending time with my friends, playing video games, playing catch in the quad, lifting, cooking, but mostly I love napping. I am an exec board member in the only Fraternity on campus Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE). I am a former Boy Scout and actual I am an Eagle Scout. I am always looking for more to do on campus. I know it may be nerve raking and scary but, myself and my RA’s hope to make you feel at home in your home away from home.

 
Alanna Davis

Alanna Davis

Jaeger Hall
Preferred Name: Allanna/Lanna
Major: Psychology & Sociology

Hello, my name is Alanna and I’m from Carol Stream, Illinois. For the 2020-2021 school year I will be a senior majoring in psychology and sociology. This year I will be the third floor RA in Jaeger Hall. I am also one of the Greek Council representatives for Theta Phi Alpha, BenU’s first sorority on campus, and a member of BenU’s Programming Board and Black Student Union. In my free time I enjoy listening to music, playing video games, and spending time reading, relaxing, and coloring.

 
Adia Dixon

Adia Dixon

Jaeger Hall
Preferred Name: Adia Dixon
Major: Health Science

Hey, I’m Adia and I will be a Senior here at Benedictine for the 2020-2021 school year. I am majoring in Health Science with a minor in Music. I grew up in Oswego, IL, which is about a half an hour from Lisle. Currently on campus, I play the Tenor saxophone with the BenU Eagles Athletic Band. In my free time, I like to watch cool science videos, play my saxophone, and spend time with my friends and family. This will be my second year as the Head RA of Jaeger Hall. I am super excited and looking forward to seeing lots of new faces and returning faces this school year. I am also looking forward to creating a safe, comfortable, and fun filled community at your home away from home.

 
Zeffrey Duffield

Zeffrey Duffield

Ondrak Hall
Preferred Name: Zeffrey
Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology

Hey there everyone, I’m Zeffrey. I am from Kankakee, Illinois. I will be a Junior at Benedictine for the 2020-2021 school year. I will be one of the second floor RAs of Ondrak for the first semester. I will then be HR of Ondrak for the second semester. I am double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. In my free time I love to be outdoors. I also really enjoy being inside with family and friends. I am super excited to see brand new residents. I am also excited to see what this school year will bring. Please never ever feel afraid to approach me about anything at all.

 
Benjamin Ehigie

Benjamin I. Ehigie

Ondrak Hall
Preferred Name: Benji
Major: Organizational Behavior

Hey, I’m Benji and I grew up on in the Scottsdale neighborhood of Chicago. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be a Junior at Benedictine majoring in Business Management and Organizational Behavior. I am the 3rd floor RA for Ondrak Hall and am so excited to meet all the new residents! In my free time I like to spend time traveling, eating and spending time with my friends. I am an Executive member of the fraternity on campus, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and participate in the mission trips run by campus ministry. I love helping people and I can’t wait to meet all the incoming residents.

 
Jacob Grygo

Jacob Grygo

Founders Woods
Preferred Name: Jacob
Major: Finance and Analytics

Hi, I’m Jacob and I was born and raised in Addison, Illinois. For the 2020-2021 school year I will be a junior here at Benedictine University double majoring in Finance and Analytics. I will be the Resident Assistant of Kucera and I can't wait to meet all my fellow residents. I am part of the volleyball team at Benedictine. In my free time I love to play video games (especially Fifa) and play any kind of sports. I really enjoy socializing and meeting new people so I hope I can get to know all of you!

 
Anjali Maliekkal

Anjali Maliekkal

Founders Woods
Preferred Name: Anjali
Major: Health Science

Hello, my name is Anjali I grew up in Bloomingdale, IL. For the 2020-2021 school year I will be a Junior, majoring in Health Science. I am also involved in Student Senate and American Red Cross on campus. I will be a RA of Valentine in Founders Woods. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends, and watch movies. I am looking forward in meeting and having a fun year with all the new and returning students on campus! I hope you are ready to come back to school!

 
Dayam Meraz

Dayam Meraz

Jaeger Hall
Preferred Name: Dayam
Major: Health Science

Hello, my name is Dayam I am from Cicero, Illinois. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be a junior at Benedictine majoring in Health Science. I am the 2nd floor RA of Jaeger Hall. In my free time I like listening to music, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. I am the sisterhood chairmen for Theta Phi Alpha. I am also a part of programming board and work with student activities. I am super eager to get to know all the new residents, make some cute door decoration, and do fun programs together.

 
Matt Orozco

Matthew Orozco

Ondrak Hall
Preferred Name: Matt
Major: Accounting with a concentration in Human Resource Management

Hello, I’m Matt and I’m from Cicero Illinois. I will be a Senior for the 2020-2021 school year and am studying Accounting with a concentration in Human Resource Management. I am the first floor RA for Ondrak Hall and am excited to meet all my residents. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, watching the Chicago Cubs and attending music festivals. I am the treasurer for Tau Kappa Epsilon (Benedictine Universities first Fraternity on campus), a Business Statistics tutor, and on the board of Benedictine Universities Accounting Club. I hope my fellow RA’s and myself help to make Ondrak your home for the 2020-2021 school year.

 
Jason Peart

Jason Peart

Founders Woods
Preferred Name: Jason
Major: Health Science with a minor in Chemistry

Hey, I’m Jason and I grew up in Barrington, Illinois. This year I will be a Senior majoring in Health Science. I am the Head Resident of Founder's Woods and am excited to get to know everyone! In my free time, I really enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love the outdoors; some of my hobbies include camping, hiking, snowboarding, archery and playing golf. I am a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, a Learning Assistant for General Chemistry, and the Vice President of the Veteran Club. I love helping people so if there's anything I can do to help I'm always willing to lend a hand. Good luck this year and I hope to make your stay here a memorable experience!

 
Thomas Samaras

Thomas Samaras

Founders Woods
Preferred Name: Tom
Major: Management and Organizational Behavior with a Concentration in Business Analytics

Hello! My name is Tom Samaras and I grew up in Itasca, Illinois. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be a Senior majoring in Management and Organizational Behavior with a concentration in Business Analytics. In my second year as an RA, I will be in charge of Anderson Hall. I am beyond excited to work with returning and new students joining us on campus! I am very active on campus, so if you see me do not be afraid to say hello! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends, playing video games, working out, and playing chess (Open to all challenges). I am also a member of the Men's Volleyball team here at Benedictine. My goals this year will be to build a strong community and help people reach their full potential.

 
Tyler Stachniak

Tyler Stachniak

Founders Woods
Preferred Name: Tyler
Major: Communications

Hi! I'm Tyler, I am from Orland Park Illinois, I will be a Senior and my major is Communications. I am the Resident Assistant for Becker. I am very excited to have this opportunity to work and get to know all of the residence! I have been involved a lot on campus throughout my time here. I was involved with Student Senate for 3 years and I was an Orientation Leader for 2 years. I'm happy I can continue my leadership by being an RA. In my free time I enjoy listening to music and hanging out with friends. I hope I can make your experience living on campus feel like a second home for you!

 
Jonathan Tanner

Jonathan Tanner

Founders Woods
Preferred Name: JT
Major: Sport and Exercise Science

Hey, I’m Jonathan but I go by JT. I’m going to be a Junior on campus studying Sport and Exercise Science. I’ve lived in Elmhurst, Illinois all my life so I’m not too far from home. I am the Resident Assistant at Thomas Hall and I’m ready to make this semester great for everyone! I am also part of the Track team here at BenU, but spend my off time playing videogames and aggressively binging Arrested Development. I really enjoy working out and getting my friends and family active and outside. I can’t wait to start the semester and make sure everyone has enjoyable time here on campus.

 
Haley Warren

Haley Warren

Founders Woods
Preferred Name: Haley
Major: Health Education and Promotion

Hi, I'm Haley! I grew up in Lombard, Illinois. I will be a Senior at Benedictine this year. I am majoring in Health Education and Promotion. I am the resident assistant of Roman Hall for the 2020-2021 school year. In my free time, I really enjoy spending time reading and baking. I am the Historian for Theta Phi Alpha on campus and involved in Programming Board.

 

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