Strout Hall Staff

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Eric BennRD Eric Benn comes 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 and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Leadership through Norwich University. 

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.  He will be the new advisor to the NHTI Gay Straight Alliance starting in the fall and is looking forward to bringing some new traditions to the campus incorporating the LGBTQ community.

Patrick NarbonnePatrick Narbonne, who will be Strout Hall’s new Head RA in the fall, will be in his 4th semester at NHTI as 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 enjoys 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 in room 101 in Strout Hall.


Nick GarlandRA 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.

Emily DietrichHello everyone!  My name is Emily Dietrich and I am from Medford, MA. This is my third semester as a Resident Assistant, but my first semester working in Strout Hall.  I live on the third floor in room 323. However, if you cannot find me in my room, you will most likely find me wandering around Strout socializing with everyone.  I am currently pursuing my degree in General Studies, as well as a Management certificate.  I am a member of the national honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Treasurer for NHTI Alliance, and work study supervisor for the office of Student Life.  In my spare time I enjoy being around friends, joking around, throwing the ball around, jamming out and studying dance.  However, my true passion in life is dance.  I am a Beantown gal, so I try not to miss any Boston sports games.  If you need help, a shoulder to lean on, or just want to talk, feel free to find me.  I would love to help!

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!

Kieran O'BrienHello 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!

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