The Gibbs Hall Director
Undergraduate degree: B.S. in History and Secondary Education from Iowa State University
Graduate degree: M.S. in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University
Why did you become a hall director?
I became a Hall Director because I am an educator and because I consider the residence hall experience to be educational. Living in the residence halls is not just about having a place to stay or living close to friends. I view a residence hall as a classroom, of sorts, where residents may be exposed to new people and ideas, question what they don’t understand, and find their fit within a community. Residence halls help students learn in ways that the academic classroom never could, and I feel blessed to be a part of that educational process.
Why did you choose UNH?
Unlike most of the other schools I interviewed with, I felt at home with UNH. That feeling alone is what sealed the deal for me, honestly. On top of that, though, I appreciate the students-first focus of the Department of Residential Life and how seriously they take student development and growth. On the other hand, the people here have fun with their work and know how to strike the balance between work and play. I feel like I can bring my whole self into the work that I do at herein the residence halls. I feel valued and appreciated, both personally and professionally, here at UNH.
Advice for students...
Get to know your neighbors, talk to the people sitting next to you in class, and eat meals with people you don’t know. Chances are you’ll get answers you need, insight you didn’t know that you needed, and support for the things that are causing you stress. Don’t be a bystander in your own life! Don’t wait for someone to shape your college experience for you. Don’t be afraid to try new things!
If you have any questions about living in Gibbs Hall, contact Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-862-1156.