RD Eric Benn came to NHTI from the small state of 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. He was also involved with 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. In his spare time he keeps up with an online blog, reviewing television shows and movies. He is co-advisor of the NHTI Gay Straight Alliance, and is looking forward to bringing some new traditions to the campus incorporating the LGBTQ community.
RA Nicholas Garland is in his third semester at NHTI and his first semester as an RA. He is from Ossipee, NH and is currently studying Business Administration. He intends to be the first male in his family to earn a college degree. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a community college honor society. He plans on transferring after NHTI, but is keeping his options open as to where he goes. Nicholas loves to play pool and can often be found in the recreation lounge. He is looking forward to meeting new residents as well as seeing returners. He is very approachable and is looking forward to helping residents this upcoming semester. He is currently located at room 207 in Strout Hall.
Hi everyone! My name is Emily Chick. Yes my last name is Chick! I am from Rochester, NH, and a recent graduate from Spaulding High School. This is my first semester as an RA at NHTI. I am currently studying General Studies. I am a member of Hall Council and Campus Activities Board. When I have free time I like to stay busy by going on hikes, running, skiing, and enjoying everything that beautiful New Hampshire has to offer! Most of the time you can find me dancing or singing (both I am horrible at but love to do). I love helping others and I am a great listener, so if you need help or just want to talk, swing by room 307!
Hello world! My name is Kieran Michael O'Brien and I was born and raised in Sunapee, NH This is my first year at NHTI as well as my first semester as a Resident Assistant. I am currently in the IT field, focusing in computer networking and a little programming on the side. I am an outgoing guy who loves to be active. I play all sorts of sports for fun, but mainly basketball. Summer is my favorite season. I love being active and outside, hiking mountains, fishing, long boarding, biking, and other activities that put a little adrenaline in me. On my free time, when I'm not in class, doing homework, or working, I enjoy going to the gym on campus to work out and play basketball. I also play music, guitar and drums. If you ever want to jam there is always a set of bongos and a ukulele in my room! I'm always here to help others. I love motivating people to better themselves. I have an open heart and encourage people to come to me if there is ever a problem. If you ever need anything come find me in 207!