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.
Long houses male students on each of its four floors. The building’s second floor serves as the 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, Long 4th Resident Assistant, Lead Resident Assistant
Hometown: Grandview, TN
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.
Jesse Cooper, RA
Jesse Cooper, Long 1st Resident Assistant
Hometown: Shelbyville, TN
Class (academic): Senior
Hobbies/Sports:I love watching and playing football and soccer, and playing FIFA
Favorite food and/or beverage:I love a nice medium rare steak with some sweet tea!
Favorite music genre: Love me some country music
Favorite TV show:The Dukes of Hazzard since I was a little kid
Favorite Bible verse: Psalms 28:7 “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”
Favorite quote:“Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.”
Why you want to be an RA: I think I have the skills to do a well enough job that I can make a difference in someone’s life and help to mentor the younger student body just like Dean Franklin did for me my freshman year.
Jonathan Montoya, RA
Jonathan Montoya, Long 3rd Resident Assistant
Hometown: Siguatepeque, Honduras
Class (academic): Sophomore
Major: Worship Arts
Favorite food and/or beverage: Sushi/Coffee
Favorite music genre: Alternative Rock
Favorite TV show, movie, or book: Friends/The Secret Life of Walter Mitty/The Pursuit of God
Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 9:23-24
Favorite quote:Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell. – C. T. Studd
Why you want to be an RA: My hope is to help students feel welcome and comfortable in the Bryan community and serve them effectively throughout the year. My prayer is to influence other men to know God as Lord as Savior and cherish Him forever.