Meet the Residence Life Staff


Michele Whitmore

Michele Whitmore

Assistant Dean of Students
Dewey 162

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Passions: Husband and kids, music and a good book.
Quote: Keep things in perspective and live with gratitude.


Jeff Bickford

Jeff Bickford

Assistant Director of Residence Life
Dewey 161, Senators Hall Apartment

Hometown: Epsom, NH
Passions: Family, music, cooking and photography.
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." -Robert Louis Stevenson


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Aleda Boomhower

Hall Advisor, Martinetti Hall
Co-Supervisor, Arthur Hall

Undergrad Major: Psychology, University of Vermont
Past Experience: Behavioral Interventionist, Laraway Youth and Family Services; Student Mentor, UVM
Grad School Focus: Counseling
Passions: Hiking, music, cooking & swimming holes.
Quote: "If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done." - Thomas Jefferson


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Allison O'Hara

Hall Advisor, Arthur Hall
Co-Supervisor, Martinetti Hall

Undergrad Major: Theater, University of New Hampshire
Past Experience:
R.A. for two years, UNH
Grad School Focus:
Passions: Family, theater, baking
Quote: "Life is like a camera. Just focus on what's important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, just take another shot." -Unknown


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Jen Beams

Resident Assistant, Arthur Hall, Floors 1 and 2

Hometown: Georgia, VT
Class Year: Sophomore
Chidhood Education and Mathematics
Passions: music (flute, alto sax, guitar) and Harry Potter.
Quote: "The world is full of mostly invisible things." -Howard Nemerov


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Pamela Bows

Resident Assistant, Arthur Hall, 3rd floor

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Class Year: Senior
Passions/Interests: Art, eating, and sleeping
Quote: "I love cats." -Pamela Bows


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Jonathan Howard

Resident Assistant, Arthur Hall, 4th Floor

Hometown: Attleboro, MA
Class Year: Junior
Musical Theater & English
Passions/Interests: Roller blading, baking, cooking, Zumba, singing, dancing, theater.
Quote: "All our dreams can come true- if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney


Melissa Rixon

Melissa Rixon

Resident Assistant, Martinetti Hall, 2nd Floor

Hometown: Rutland, VT
Class Year: Sophomore
Passions: Viola, being outside, and cephalopods (octopi, squid, cuttlefish, and nautilus)


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Lyndsay Sargeant

Resident Assistant, Martinetti Hall, 3rd Floor

Hometown: Granville, VT
Class Year: Senior
Major:Political Science w/ Secondary Education Licensure in Social Studies
Passions: Becoming a trained and licensed EMT/firefighter, using holistic medicines when possible. Every outdoor pursuit imaginable, traveling, seeing new places and new cultures.
Quote: "Hear what others may say of you, but not for one moment should you let them define you. You are your strongest judge." -Unknown


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Erika McCormick

Resident Advisor, Martinetti Hall

Hometown: Strafford, VT
Class Year: Sophomore
Major/Minor: Art
Passions: Painting, dancing, bluegrass music.

Quote: "I'm pretty sure there's more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is." Zoolander


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Thomas Brace

Hall Advisor, Governors Hall

Hometown: Johnson, VT

Undergraduate Major: Psychology
Passions: Basketball, mountain biking, cooking, reading and frolf.

Quotes: "So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable." -Christopher Reeve



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Muzzy Wronski

Resident Assistant, Governors North, 2nd Floor

Hometown: Barre, MA
Class Year: Junior
Major: Health Science and WAM
Passions/interests: rugby, baking cupakes, sewing


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Shelby DavisLane

Resident Assistant, Governors North, 3rd Floor

Hometown: Dummerston, VT
Class Year: Sophomore

hanging out with friends, playing volleyball, the outdoors, cross-country skiing, eating and traveling. I love my family, friends, and adventures/ meeting new people.
Quote:"Every new beginning is an old beginnings end"


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Kemper Gottshall

Resident Assistant, Governors South, 1st Floor

Hometown: San Angelo, TX
Class Year: Senior
Passions/Interests:  Video games, hiking, swimming and getting to know people.

Quote: "Everything in moderation, including moderation." -Oscar Wilde


Bonnie Cleverley

Bonnie Cleverley

Resident Assistant, Governors North, 2nd Floor

Hometown: St. Johnsbury, VT
Class Year: Senior
Technical Theater/Theater Arts
Passions/Interests: Reading, crocheting, HIV/AIDS education and awareness
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi


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Andrew Mercy

Resident Assistant, Governors South, 3rd Floor

Hometown: Colchester, VT
Class Year: Sophomore
Pre-med with integrated Wellness and Alternative Medicine
Passions/interests: collecting coins, tae kwon do, history and philosophy
Quote: "Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt." - Lao Tzu


Jeff Bickford

Jeff Bickford

Assistant Director of Residence Life /
Advisor to Senators Hall
Senators Hall

Read Jeff's profile above


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Maxwell McKenzie

Resident Assistant, Senators North, Subfloor

Hometown: South Burlington, VT
Class Year: Sophomore
Passions: Music, photgraphy, luthier (making and repairing guitars)
Quote: "One good thing about music: when it hits you, you feel no pain." - Bob Marley


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Bryan Hickey

Resident Assistant, Senators North, 1st Floor

Hometown: Barre, VT
Class Year: Junior


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Tory Barbagallo

Resident Assistant, Senators North, 2nd Floor

Hometown: Milford, NH
Class Year: Sophomore
Major: Studio Art
Passions: pottery, the great outdoors, Lord of the Rings


Belinda LaFountain

Resident Assistant, Senators North, 3rd Floor

Hometown: Cornwall, VT
Class Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology Field Naturalist
Passions/Interests: Frogs, salamanders, making jewelry, the woods, and Rugby!


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Steve Stinson

Resident Assistant, Senators South, 1st Floor

Hometown: Waterbury, CT
Class Year: Sophomore
Major: Outdoor Education
Passions/Interests: hiking, camping, sailing, swimming and snowboarding; studying, working out, seeing friends.

Quote: "It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." Eleanor Roosevelt


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Kateri Bisceglio

Resident Assistant, Senators South, 2nd Floor

Hometown: Waterbury Center, VT
Major: Wellness & Alternative Medicine
Class Year: Sophomore
Passions:I think everyone has the right to be happy and shoudl strive for personal happiness! I sincerely believe in working hard and remembering to take time to play and relax.


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Shelby Maurice

Resident Assistant, Senators South, 3rd Floor

Hometown: Cabot, VT
Class Year: Sophomore
Major: Psychology
Passions/Interests: Dirt biking, painting and drawing, art of all kinds.
Quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." The Lorax, Dr. Seuss