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Resident Directors

Melony Texidor

Resident Director for New Women's East Tower

Melony graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN with a B.A. in Social Work and a B.A. in Addictions Counseling. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Higher Education Administration through Mississippi College. She was a Resident Assistant for one year and also an Assistant Resident Director for one year. During college Melony worked at Diakonia, a homeless shelter in Ocean City, Maryland for four years. Since graduating she has been working at Mississippi College as a Resident Director. This is now Melony’s third year. She enjoys living life with her residents and pouring into them daily with words of support and encouragement. Melony hopes her future in Higher Education will continue as she aspires to work at a Christian institution, hopefully as a Dean of Students. 

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Brooke Crenshaw

Graduate Hall Director for College Plaza Apartments

Brooke graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Psychology. Brooke lived in community while earning her undergraduate degree and brings these experiences to her position with MC. For two years Brooke worked at the Academic Outreach & Continuing Education office on MSU’s campus. Then, she transferred from AOCE office to the financial aid department. There she was a post graduate worker assisting in day to day affairs. Since August of 2011, she has been a Graduate Hall Director for Mississippi College. She spends her mornings working as a lead teacher for the Two-Year old room at Funtime Preschool and also mentors, trains employees, and is a team leader. Brooke loves building relationships with her RAs, mentoring them, and the bonds she has made with the Resident Director staff. She sees her RAs and fellow RDs as a group of friends and family. The GHD position provides Brooke with a deeper connection with MC. She enjoys being able to invest in other people and them in her, she cherishes the group times, and she appreciates the overall experience of working as a Resident Director. She feels that God has always placed her in positions and places that reflect future her future journeys. Brooke hopes to continue working in higher education in the future. She wants to shift her focus to teaching, preferably Psychology or Marriage and Family therapy, at a community college. Ultimately, Brooke loves working with college students through teaching, counseling, and mentoring. 

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Kasia Crider

Resident Director for Latimer-Webb Hall

Kasia graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelors of Social Work. She is currently earning a her M.A. in Christian Education with a concentration in Women's Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. While in undergrad, Kasia was highly involved in the social tribe system and campus ministries at MC and is excited to bring that experience to Residence Life. During graduate school Kasia worked as a nanny and was also spent a year as a social work case manager in Convington, Louisiana. Kasia enjoys working as a Resident Director and Student Life Assistant. She reaches her fourth year milestone with MC this January. Kasia loves meeting one on one with her RAs, playing a mentor role in their lives, and seeing God transform them. Kasia’s dream job is to own, or be the baker, for a bakery in Olde Towne Clinton. She would love to be able to bake daily for others while investing in college students.  Kasia collects owls, aprons and cookie cutters, has climbed an active volcano, and hopes someday to write a book.  

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Billy Stone

Resident Director for New Men's and Whittington Halls

Billy is a 2011 graduate from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. He graduated with B.A in English and a B.A. in Social Studies with a concentration in Secondary Education. He spent two years as a Resident Assistant and one semester as an Assistant Resident Director. After graduating, Billy lived in West Michigan working as an Adult Education Teacher for Fruitport Community Schools, teaching English, life skills and computers. Billy also spent six months as an AmeriCorps volunteer working for a non-profit education organization called Junior Achievement. He enjoys the community of New Men’s and Whittington Halls. Billy enjoys his position as a Resident Director, because it allows him to intentionally invest in young men who find themselves in a transitionary stage of life. He spends some of his free time sitting down to read and write, while drinking a hot cup of tea. 

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Carrie Kirk

Graduate Hall Director for Mary Nelson Hall

Carrie graduated from Mississippi College graduate in 2010 with a B.A. in Foreign Language and International Trade. She is now working on her certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) while auditing Chinese. Carrie worked full time for Pine Cove Christian Camps in Tyler, TX as their Guest Relations Coordinator from May 2010 to January 2011. She also taught preschool at Madison United Methodist Church from February 2011-May 2011. After teaching, she began working for SON Valley, an Intermediate Care Facility for intellectually disabled adults as the Recreational Therapist and Activities Director from June 2011-June 2013. Carrie enjoys having meaningful interactions and relationships with her Resident Assistants and her residents. She is excited to have the opportunity to walk alongside so many students as they are growing in so many different aspects of their life. She also enjoys working as a team with the other Resident Directors. In the future, Carrie hopes to use her TESOL certification to teach English to those who want to learn it as a second language, either here in Mississippi or abroad.

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Jarad Russell

Resident Director for Chrestman Hall

Jarad obtained his undergraduate degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in History with a minor in English. He then earned a Master's degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro in Liberal Studies and is currently working on a Master's of Teaching here at MC. In college, Jarad was a Resident Assistant his junior and senior years. He then became an Assistant Resident Director at Union University for two years. Currently, he is in his second year at MC as a full-time Resident Director. Jarad enjoys getting to know his own RAs. He knows they are a great group of guys, and he finds it encouraging to be a part of their growth throughout each year. He loves coming together as a team with his RAs in order to better build community with all of the students in his residence hall. They are all a blessing to him and he loves walking through life with them. In the future, Jarad plans on working in higher education or teaching and coaching basketball at the high school level. This year, Jarad is excited to be the new head coach for the Clinton Christian Academy Men’s Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball teams! 

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Julie Kerr

Resident Director for New Women's West Tower

Julie finished her undergraduate degree in 2010 at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. After completing her degree she spent the following three years serving as a Resident Director with Greenville College in Illinois. During those three years, she mentored and worked with college students while pursuing her Masters in Higher Education through Geneva College in Pennsylvania. She will complete her degree in May 2014. Julie is excited to get to know the ladies of New Women's West this year. One of her goals for her first year in Mississippi is to pet an alligator. 

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Brittany Perrotta

Resident Director for Hederman & Gunter Halls

Brittany graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations where she also worked as a Resident Assistant for two years. She then went on to earn a Masters in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago. While at Moody, Brittany worked as a Graduate Resident Assistant for two years. In addition to her experience with Residence Life, Brittany spent a year interning with Campus Crusade for Christ, more than one year handling customer relations with a photography company, and two and a half years working with the Moody Distance Learning Center. For the past two years, she has worked as a Resident Director with Mississippi College. Brittany loves being able to invest in the lives of women while helping to create a family for many students who are in need of one. Brittany is looking forward to another successful year for herself and her students at Mississippi College.

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Travis Duke

Graduate Hall Director for Ratliff Hall

Travis graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in Exercise Science. He was a Resident Assistant for three years at MC. He thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities being a Resident Assistant allowed for him. He is currently in his third year as a GHD. Travis also has experience working in ministry and physical rehabilitation. He enjoys the opportunity to build community among his RAs so that they can be better prepared to do the same for the rest of the residence hall.  Upon graduating with his Masters in Exercise Science, Travis plans to enter into the field of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. In his free time, Travis enjoys mountainbiking the beautiful wilderness.  

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