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Shirley Hall Staff

We look forward to having you as a member of our Shirley Hall community. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!

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Our Residential Living Team

Taylor Ritcherson

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor Ritcherson
Assistant Area Coordinator

Hometown: Andrews, Texas

Education: Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science, in progress from West Texas A&M University (anticipated Dec. 2012)

What I Love About WT: I love that WT has such wonderful community. The campus is filled with wonderful people and it is small enough that you are able to get to know them all. :)

Why I'm Excited to be a Coordinator: I absolutely love working along side my resident assistants to provide a fun and positive atmosphere for all those who live in Shirley Hall. The amount of contact that I have with the residents and the amount of influence is exciting to me! Living on campus is such a great experience and I love being able to play a part in that.

 

Katy Basinger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katy Basinger
Resident Assistant

Unit/Hall: Shirley Units A/G

Hometown: Lubbock, Texas

Major: Bio-Chemistry

What I Love About WT: The people (students and faculty), the campus (I love trees), the size (big enough to still feel like 'college,' but not so big that it's impossible to contact someone when I have a question), the opportunities (it was so easy for me to start my undergraduate research; not as much pressure/competition as there is at D-1 schools), and the activities (there are all kinds of fun and safe events put on by the Residence Halls, campus organizations, and the university itself).

Why I Love Living On Campus: Easy access to everything on campus...just a 5-10 minute walk to everything I need, be it classes, the HELC, the Caf, or the gym. Plus, I love the community in Shirley Hall; it's something I miss most in the summer, when I can't simply walk down the hall to see if anyone wants to hang out.

Why I'm Excited to be an RA: Ever since my awesome experience with my RA, I've always wanted to carry on her legacy. I love helping people, and this puts me in the perfect position to do that. I also like that I can be a major instrument in shaping the attitude of the hall.

 

Taylor Cutbirth

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor Cutbirth
Resident Assistant

Unit/Hall: Shirley Unit F/L

Hometown: Killeen, Texas

Major: Communication Disorders

What I Love About WT: The size, people, and unique opportunities that are provided.

Why I Love Living On Campus: Being in the middle of campus and being close enough to be involved with so many campus activities.

Why I'm Excited to be an RA: To be able to be a part of so many people's lives and be a positive and fun influence for their college transition.

 

Sarah Gilfillen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Gilfillen
Resident Assistant

Unit/Hall: Shirley Units B/C

Hometown: Carthage, New York

Major: Biology

What I Love About WT: I love that WT is not JUST a pretty campus (although it is beautiful)! We have faculty here who really want to help us and encourage us in whatever we want to pursue!

Why I Love Living On Campus: Because you always have a buddy to do laundry with or to eat with! You also get to meet some really smart people who are passionate about what they are learning!

Why I'm Excited to be an RA: I'm so excited to meet my residents and get them pumped about college all over again! Getting the chance to transform the residence halls into a more positive environment is the opportunity of a lifetime!

 

Amy Harleson

 

 

 

 

Amy Harleson
Resident Assistant

Unit/Hall: Shirley Units H/I

Hometown: Lubbock, Texas

Major: Nursing

What I Love About WT: I love that you see many familiar faces a day, but also always someone new.

Why I Love Living On Campus: Because you can meet people easily and there is a true sense of community and family within the Residence Halls.

Why I'm Excited to be an RA: Because I want to make everyone's residential living experience memorable and exciting.

 

Bethany Jones

 

 

 

 

Bethany Jones
Resident Assistant

Unit/Hall: Shirley Units D/E

Hometown: Fritch, Texas

Major: English (Creative Writing minor)

What I Love About WT: I love how at-home the campus makes me feel.

Why I Love Living On Campus: Because you get to meet so many different people and you get to learn so much about the people around you.

Why I'm Excited to be an RA: Because I'm getting to make an impact on someone's college experience. I'm also able to be there to help residents in whatever they need.

 

Jayla Lackey

 

 

 

Jayla Lackey
Resident Assistant

Unit/Hall: Shirley Units J/K

Hometown: Canyon, Texas (I really enjoy traveling)

Major: Public Service and Administration

What I Love About WT: Anyone can get involved in something they love, and the faculty and staff is willing to help you achieve your goals.

Why I Love Living On Campus: Always in on the "411" around campus. Cool kids live on campus!

Why I'm Excited to be an RA: I get to meet new people and get them adjusted to college life, as well as students who have already lived here and are continuing to show their Buff Pride!

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