ArnoldArnold Residence Hall is one of Bryan’s two suite-style housing facilities. The hall is named for founders, donors, and long-time trustees Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Arnold.

With a capacity for about 100 students, Arnold was built in 1972. The rooms have a connecting bathroom for every two rooms. The building is carpeted throughout with lounge, kitchen, laundry rooms, and storage facilities. All rooms are individually climate controlled.

Quick Facts

Floors: 3

Residence rooms: 51

Students per room: Two women per room. Arnold is a suite-style residence hall, so two rooms, housing four women, are joined by a shared bathroom.

Current Capacity: 102

Room Description: 14′ x 16′, Cinderblock walls and carpeted floors. Large desk console divides bedroom into sleep and study sections. Large storage capacity in rooms. Lots of shelving units and space.

Furniture/Amenities: Two Beds, two desks with tall built-in bookshelves, two chairs, two wardrobes, huge bay window, wireless internet throughout dorm and phone jack.

Community Areas: Kitchen (refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and cooking/serving supplies), computer lab and laundry room (washers, dryers, folding tables, and ironing board) all housed on the first floor. Study rooms are available on the second and third floors. Arnold’s large lounge (with cable), housed on the first floor, makes being anti-social difficult!

Showers per student: About one shower for every four women. Bathroom layout: Tile floors, toilet stall, shower, two sinks, storage under sinks, large countertop, large mirror, shelving and towel racks (6).

Residents’ activity of choice: Disney Karaoke, puzzles, MadGab and cards.

Arnold is well-known for: Being the “Heart of Campus”, located centrally among Bryan’s five residence halls and between Summers Gymnasium and Mercer Hall. It houses most of the upper class Bryan women. There is also a money-back-guarantee that at least one Arnold woman will get engaged each school year.

Rachel Dee, RD

Rachel Dee, RD

Rachel earned a BA in History from Bryan in 2010 and her MA in Christian Leadership from Liberty University in 2015. After graduating from Bryan, she worked as a program coordinator at Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought in La Mirada, California. However, her love for students and previous experience as a resident assistant at Bryan drew her back to Residence Life. Before returning to work at Bryan, she worked as a resident director at Clearwater Christian College (Clearwater, Fla.).

In her spare time Rachel enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband Matt (2010 Bryan alum), traveling, flipping through an interior design magazine, camping, cooking, and photography. Now that she has returned to Bryan, she is also looking forward to finally finishing Dr. Ricketts History of China class, which she dropped during her undergrad because China had too many dynasties to remember.

Catie Beth Poole, Lead RA

Catie Beth Poole, Arnold 1st floor Resident Assistant, Lead Resident Assistant

Hometown: Ringgold, GA
Class (academic): Junior
Major: Psychology
Hobbies/sports: Music, spending time with friends, camping/outdoor activities
Favorite food: Chocolate
Favorite music: Switchfoot
Favorite TV show, movie, or book: Anything starring Judy Garland or Fred Astaire or anything written by Jane Austen!
Favorite Bible verses: 1 John 4
Favorite quote: “Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it” -L.M. Montgomery
Why you want to be an RA: I am so glad to be an RA because I love walking with and supporting my sisters in Christ. I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve my hall.

Kelly Coblentz, RA

Kelly Coblentz, Arnold 2nd Resident Assistant

Hometown:  Nashua, New Hampshire  (well… Soddy Daisy, TN since moving to Bryan College)
Class (academic): Junior
Major: Biblical Studies
Hobbies/Sports: Art and music and ultimate frisbee!
Favorite food and/or beverage: Sushi – coffee – tea
Favorite music genre: Singer/songwriter – Folk
Favorite TV show, movie, or book:  (This is the hardest question ever. I have too many.)  TV show: Sherlock – Movie: V For Vendetta, The Patriot, or The Book of Eli – Book: The Hobbit, Til We Have Faces, or The Book Thief
Favorite Bible verse:  Psalm 73:25-26
Favorite quote: “I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C. S. Lewis
Why you want to be an RA:  I’ve seen how much my RA has impacted my life in a good way during my freshman and sophomore year, and I want to be able to do the same for new students!  I love sharing what God has done in my life and I have seen how much our stories can help other people.  I really want to be able to serve my fellow students.

Emily Tefft, RA

Emily Tefft, Arnold 2nd Resident Assistant

Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Class (academic): Junior
Major: Liberal Arts: Nursing
Hobbies/Sports: traveling and running
Favorite food and/or beverage: my Mom’s spaghetti, Coke
Favorite music genre: classic rock, alternative music
Favorite TV show, movie, or book: Parks and Rec, Hot Rod, Jane Austen
Favorite Bible verse: Job 19:25-27, Romans 10:9
Favorite quote: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis
Why you want to be an RA: I want to be an RA because I love making people feel comfortable and welcome and helping to show them that they are valued. I think that’s why it sounds fun to me! I thought originally that this was not a good enough reason to be an RA, just because I wanted to be, because I wasn’t sure if God wanted me to be. But then this opportunity came up and I’ve prayed about it and I think God wants me to be an RA this year and that’s why I’m doing it.

Jessica Reynolds, RA

Jessica Reynolds, Arnold 3rd Resident Assistant

Hometown: Columbia TN, MuleTown USA
Class (academic): Senior
Major: Biblical studies
Hobbies/Sports: hiking (no not the intense kind, I just like wandering around in the woods), painting, photography, traveling
Favorite food and/or beverage: two words, Five Guys. Or a cherry limeade from sonic Favorite music genre: pop-classical-jazz-rap-worship-acoustic-rock
Favorite TV show, movie, or book: Top Shot
Favorite Bible verse: Psalms 23:2-4
Favorite quote: “Reach for the sky!” -Woody
Why you want to be an RA: Throughout the relationships I’ve had with my RAs, I’ve experienced the grace and love of Christ that has forever changed my life. I want to be an RA so that I can show Christ’s grace and love as well.

Grace Loe, RA

Grace Loe, Arnold 3rd Resident Assistant

Hometown: Budapest, Hungary/ Denton, Texas
Class (academic): Junior
Major: Musical Theatre
Favorite music: Country
Favorite TV show, movie, or book: BBC Pride and Prejudice
Favorite Bible verses: Isaiah 41:13 “For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.'”
Why you want to be an RA: I want to have an intentional way to engage with the ladies on my hall and encourage them in Christ!