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Eric BennEric Benn is the Assistant Director of Residence Life and also the Residence Hall Director for Strout Hall.  He has been working at NHTI since the fall of 2013 and has slowly integrated himself into the campus community, getting involved in many aspects of the institution.  Eric hails from Rhode Island, and graduated from Plymouth State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, focusing on Film & Media Studies.  Eric is now in pursuit of his Master’s Degree through Southern New Hampshire University, studying Organizational Leadership.

Eric currently works on the NHTI Annual Wiffle Ball committee as co-chair, and is the co-advisor to the Campus Activities Board student organization, which focuses on programming and entertainment for the campus community.  In his spare time, Eric is an avid movie and television show watcher, specifically a Marvel Cinematic Universe enthusiast.  He also enjoys spending quality time with his partner Joe and their two pets, Rumple the cat and Sadie, a border collie-husky mix.

Colby ChaputAloha Everyone!  My name is Colby Chaput and this is going to be my second year as a Resident Assistant, and first year as a Head Resident Assistant.  I was born and raised in Swanzey, NH.  I am an outgoing, fun guy and I am looking forward to meeting new residents and seeing all the returners.  I currently am doing transfer credits to go to SNHU to get my bachelors degree in Criminology, but I dream of being a juvenile probation officer one day.  Fall is my favorite season.  I love to play any sort of sport especially basketball, soccer, golf, and ultimate Frisbee.  Hiking, being generally adventurous, mountain biking, spelunking, and finding a great swimming-hole are my true passions though as well as eating great food.  In my free time I play video games occasionally and love to just hang out.  Anytime you want to stop in and hang out or just talk you can always find me around in the rec lounge or in my room, located in 101!

Kayla Barnes

Hi everyone, my name is Kayla Barnes and I am a Radiologic Technology Student here at NHTI.  This is my third year here and my fourth semester as a resident assistant.  Last year I was co-president of the Campus Activities Board on campus and highly recommend that you guys check it out.  I love spending free time outside hiking and exploring nature as well as playing volleyball.  I'll be hitting the books hard this year but please feel free to stop by my room (323) anytime you need me.  I look forward to having another great year here in Strout Hall.


Chris ComeauMy name is Chris Comeau and I grew up in the center of the universe, Epping NH, which is also the high school I graduated from.  This will be my fourth semester living on campus at NHTI and my first semester as an RA.  I am a Criminal Justice major; also in past years I have been on NHTIs soccer and bowling teams.  I like to get outside rain or shine to play basketball, soccer, Frisbee, football and street hockey.  I also love getting out on the ice once it freezes over to play some pond hockey.  I am one of six children, and love the big family.  I was the baby growing up, youngest of three, until I was fourteen when my family adopted three siblings through DCYF.  This was the best decision my family has ever made.  Because I grew up in a large family I'm not a stranger to long, late night talks about any issues that come up so feel free to stop by at any time.  Even if there isn't an issue and you just want to talk to someone, I am always open to make new friends.  My room is 207.

Kate Andritz

Hi everyone!  My name is Kate Andritz and this will be my third year at NHTI and third semester as an RA.  I live in Stark, NH and graduated from Groveton High School in 2014.  I'm currently majoring in Criminal Justice in hopes of being a Border Patrol officer or to work in Customs.  I'm part of the Women's Softball team, the Alternative Spring Break club and am on the Student Leadership Team.  My hobbies include playing softball or any sports, going to the beach and just hanging out with friends.  I love meeting new people and having fun so don't be afraid to stop by Room 307!
Shane ChandlerHey! My name is Shane Chandler and I’m currently enrolled in the Human Services program here at NHTI!  This is my second year here and my first semester as a Resident Assistant.  I grew up in Saugus, Massachusetts where I graduated from Saugus High School in 2014.  Three years ago I moved to the greatest city in the world, Boston, Massachusetts.  My goal in life is to transfer to Boston College and become a social worker.  I grew up playing a variety of sports, my favorite being lacrosse.  To this day I still have a passion for sports, whether playing them or watching them.  I like to be involved on campus and served as South Hall’s Hall Council President during my third semester.  I’ve always been the friend that everyone comes to when they have a problem or need to talk, so don’t hesitate to stop by my room 207!

Residence Life
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Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4044
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