Maclellan and Rymer RAs

Maclellan/Rymer Hall Residence Life Staff

Jackie Robel
Jackie Robel
Resident Director

 

E-mail

jacqueline.robel@covenant.edu

 

Years worked at Covenant

I'm in my third year.

 

Hometown

New Kensington, PA (close to Pittsburgh)

 

Local Church I attend

Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church

 

College(s) attended and degrees earned

M.A. in Higher Education, Geneva College, 2013
B.A. in Intercultural Communication, Geneva College, 2010

 

Best residence life memory from my college days

I don't have one big memory. Instead, I think of a zillion wonderful moments in the residence halls! I loved living alongside people, getting them involved in events like ice skating parties, Big Bad Big Wheel Rallies (hilarious!), Bible studies, campus retreats, or early morning pancake breakfasts.
I loved studying and processing our classes together (New Testament Greek and political science study fests are the best!), and getting together to talk, study God's Word, and really think about how our faith should be lived out as college students and how we can live intentionally with one another as a community of believers.
I also LOVE to laugh and will always treasure the many nights of laughing until I cried...so many wonderful moments of hilarity and just delighting in being surrounded by people you love! Basically, I love residence life!

 

Favorite way to spend a Saturday

Sleeping in a bit, eating a good homemade breakfast, having a more relaxed devotional time, going to Zumba with friends, working really hard on something for 3-4 hours so I can cross things off my list, and then spending the evening with people talking, exploring, eating, reading together, or watching something (I've been on a Downton Abbey, White Collar, and Smallville kick most recently).

 

Three words to describe life in Maclellan/Rymer

Ethusiastic, friendly, thoughtful.

 

Best thing about my job

Living alongside others as they go through the college experience! I love learning, but especially learning as a community, whether it’s inside or outside the classroom. I love lectures from professors, engaging conversations, intramurals, serving the community, writing papers, Bible studies, campus events, connecting with a local church community, movies, learning about new people and cultures—really all the things that go into a good college experience!
It is a delight to serve students by helping them to connect what they are learning in the classroom to their faith as they try to figure out how to faithfully serve Christ in all spheres of life. This is a hugely formative time of life and it is a joy to walk alongside students and my fellow staff members as we seek to be faithful members of the kingdom of God in the ways that we grow together spiritually, socially, and academically, seeking to create a community of service to one another as we use this time well to learn and engage in God's world!

 

 


 

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Brittany Stout
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“Covenant’s hall life allows you to be involved in something that is bigger than yourself. You will never have an opportunity to live with 30 guys your age and share your life, struggles, and joys together. It’s a beautiful thing that reflects God’s work in our lives.”
 - Ben Hooper '17

“I love, love, love my hall! I met these girls my first week of school and each of them have had a continuing impact on my life in various ways throughout this year. My particular hall this year had a really cool range of ages and majors... This group of girls (most of them returners to the hall) have welcomed me in since day one and have made me feel so loved and included.”
 - Brittany Stout '18
Student Growth through Residence Life | Jonathan Ingraham '07
Jonathan remembers his experience as a student in Maclellan Hall and reflects on the importance of residence life for Covenant