RD Eric Benn comes to NHTI from the small state that is Rhode Island, where he worked in the hospitality industry with Marriott Hotels. He graduated from Plymouth State University in Communications with a focus on Film and Media.
While studying at Plymouth, Eric was actively involved in student activities, from the campus programming board to the school’s Student Senate. Also included was his involvement in the school’s Residential Life department. Student affairs is something that Eric has always had a passion for. “I feel that half of what students learn while at college is what we in the student affairs field offer: community, civility, and prosperity.”
Eric is an avid movie fan, especially in the horror genre, and enjoys writing television screenplays in his spare time.
RA Mandy Basnar is from a small town in northern NH. She is getting ready to graduate in the spring of 2014 with a degree in Criminal Justice. She is looking to pursue a career in law enforcement and work as a police officer. She is very active on and around campus, being a part of a variety of different things. She is an orientation leader, a student leader, a member of Campus Activities Board, and a member of the NHTI Co-Ed Bowling Team. You can generally find her in her room singing, studying, just relaxing. If she is not there, she's generally around campus hanging out with friends, at the student center, or helping out with events for Campus Activities Board. Her hobbies are horseback riding and singing. She is very friendly and loves to meet new people so feel free to stop in Strout, room 101, and say hi!
Jordan Shepherd is a first year RA from Union NH. He started NHTI as a general studies student and began this year as a biology major. He wanted to become an environmental engineer but realized it wasn’t quite for him. He realized that what he truly loves and wishes to do is sing. He is currently trying to get into Berklee College for singing and music business. He became an RA because he was interested in helping with the residential hall and becoming a leader to help in his future. His main motivation is his grandfather because he was a soldier in the US army at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed. His main goal is to make his grandfather proud and be the best leader he can be. The experience as an RA is amazing, he says; there is nothing else like it that he has ever experienced. He plans on continuing to be an RA at NHTI and hopefully in the next school he gets into.
RA Benjamin King is in his fourth semester here at NHTI. He is currently in the Liberal Arts program, but is transferring into the Nursing program. Ben has been an active member on campus, participating in cheerleading and helping out Student Senate when he is available. Ben is from a small town in northern New Hampshire, but doesn’t plan on living there for the rest of his life. Ben is located in room 207 in Strout; Hall feel free to come and say hello. He is very friendly and always looks forward to meeting new people.
RA Patrick Narbonne will be on his second semester at NHTI and his first as an RA. He is a General Studies major. He enjoys movies, of any form or genre. He likes to keep tabs on new forms of social media to stay up-to-date on pop culture and current events. He also has fun making people laugh and will have a better time when everyone has a much more open mind and sense of humor. He looks forward to meeting all of the newer hall mates as well as reconnecting with the returners. He is currently located at room 207 in Strout Hall.
RA Joseph Pelligrino is one in a family of fourteen siblings. He is a first year RA from Ossipee, NH in his second semester here at NHTI and currently studying Electrical Engineering. He intends to be the first in his family to get a college degree. He is looking forward to being an RA to meet new people and have experience with a leadership role. Once he gets his degree here he hopes to go to a four year college and get his bachelor’s degree. After that he wishes to become an officer in the Marines to serve his country. Joe is a very kind and understanding person, he is a great tutor and is always willing to help. Some of his hobbies are playing sports, playing video games, tutoring, participating with the math team, hanging out with friends and solving the Rubik’s cube. If you ever need any help or just someone to talk to he is always willing to help and his door is always open on the 3rd floor in 307.