H.D. Long Hall is Bryan’s oldest residence facility, opening in January of 1964. Two months later, Huston Hall, Long’s sister building opened its doors. This hall is named for Dr. H. D. Long, member of the board of trustees from 1946 to 1968 and its hard-working chairman from 1955-68.
Long contains 49 residence rooms which are individually climate-controlled. Each student room has a sink and is furnished with beds, wardrobes and study desks. Some student rooms are fitted with movable, modular furniture. The building also has a lounge, a kitchen, bathrooms on each floor, two laundry rooms, storage facilities and a resident director apartment.
Currently, Long houses female and male students (women live on the first floor; men live on the third and fourth floors). Long’s second floor serves as the building’s community hub, where students have access to a lounge, a study lab and a kitchen.
Quick Facts about Long
Residence rooms: 49
Students per room: 47 rooms accommodating two people and two rooms housing one person
Current Capacity: 96
Room Description: 14′ x 16′, Cinderblock walls and tiled floors
Furniture/Amenities: Bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and sink with medicine cabinet
Community Areas: Lounge (cable tv), kitchen (stove, oven and microwave), and computer lab (computer access, printers) all housed on the second floor; laundry rooms (washers, dryers and ironing board) housed on the second and first floors; study lounge (women only) on the first floor.
Showers per student: About one shower for every three residents
H.D. Long is well-known for: Being Bryan’s oldest residence hall, housing a wide range of underclassmen and upperclassmen, the legendary wide hallways where something is always going on, sand volleyball, “study break” parties, and bonfires.
Matt Williams, RD
Matt was born and raised east of Atlanta in Decatur, Ga., but has proudly called the Chattanooga/Dayton area his home for 16 years. Matt earned a B.A. in English Literature from Bryan College and an M.A. in Higher Education from Geneva College (Pa.). Matt worked in journalism for several years following his undergraduate education, but made his way back to higher education student affairs following his experience as a resident assistant during college.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys spending time with wife Kati and sons Caleb and Andrew, cheering on the Atlanta Braves and Falcons, watching movies with friends, reading for pleasure, playing Settlers of Catan, hiking the Cumberland Trail and frequenting America’s best independently-owned donut shops.
Matt also serves as the Coordinator of Men’s Housing and the Coordinator of Intramural Sports at Bryan College.
Caleb Zimmerman, RA
Caleb Zimmerman, Resident Assistant, Long 3rd
Hometown: Grandview, TN
Major: Economics, Mathematics
Hobbies/Sports: Rugby, Fun in General
Favorite Food: My Mom’s fried chicken
Favorite Music: Pop, Classic Rock
Favorite Movie: Bourne Identity
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 18:33-34
Favorite Quote: If there is no enemy within, then the enemy without can do us no harm
Why I wanted to be an RA: I believe that being an RA will give me the opportunity to become involved in the lives of others in a meaningful way.
Joe Snyder, Lead RA
Joe Snyder, Lead Resident Assistant, Long 4th
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Class (academic): Senior
Major: Business Admin: Economics and Finance/Management
Hobbies/Sports: Baseball, Netflix, and hanging out with friends
Favorite Food: Anything that comes from my momma’s kitchen
Favorite Music: Indie
Favorite TV Show, movie, or book: Seinfield
Favorite Bible Verse: Micah 6:8
Favorite Quote: “Go throughout the world and preach, and if necessary use words.”
Why you want to be an RA: I love getting to know people who come from different backgrounds and serving them in many capacities. My heart as an RA is to meet people where they are, trying to love them just as Christ has loved us. Doing these things creates a community people feel a part of, where they can truly be themselves and grow into who the Lord wants them to be.
Heather Knight, RA
Heather Knight, Resident Assistant, Long 1st
Hometown: Madison, Alabama
Class (academic): Junior
Major: Exercise Health Science
Hobbies/sports: I’ve played softball for the past 15 years, ending my last season at Bryan in Spring 2015. I also enjoy theatre, LARPing, penguins, flying kites in storms, eating, baking, and all things sports.
Favorite food: Chocolate, things covered in chocolate, melted chocolate, chocolate bars, and chocolate sandwiches.
Favorite music: Good music. Like One Direction.
Favorite TV show, movie, or book: Harry Potter
Favorite Bible verses: “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” Proverbs 17:22
Favorite quote: “Don’t let the Muggles get you down.”
Why you want to be an RA: I’m (mostly) a people person! I love helping people and being someone they can rely on.