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.

Deanna Kobet, RA

Deanna Kobet, Resident Assistant, Arnold 3rd

Hometown: Soddy-Daisy, TN
Class (academic): Senior
Major: Communication Studies
Hobbies: Handlettering, watercolor, crafting, writing notes, hammocking, working on my Chaco tan
Favorite food: baked potatoes + guacamole (but not together… I think…)
Favorite music: Fleet Foxes, Lord Huron, + Brooke Fraser
Favorite TV show: Parks and Recreation
Favorite Bible verses: Psalm 103, 1 Cor. 10:13, Titus 2:11-14
Favorite quote: “I don’t wanna get paid to lose! I wanna WIN!” – Ignacio in Nacho Libre (I have many… I quote Finding Nemo and The Incredibles and Nacho Libre on a daily basis)
Why you want to be an RA: I love making people feel comfortable by being a goofball. I don’t take myself too seriously, and hope to get other people to do that, too. I haven’t always been a “people person,” but through the supernatural love given to me by God, I’m equipped to pour out his love on others and I really enjoy it!

Lynn Heiser, RA

Lynn Heiser, Resident Assistant, Arnold 2nd

Hometown: The Beach (Sarasota, Florida)
Class (academic): Senior
Major: English and Music
Hobbies/sports: reading, playing beach volleyball, painting my nails, teasing my brothers, beating people in the card game Kemps
Favorite food: lasagna and peanut butter pie
Favorite music: Classical and Country
Favorite TV show, movie, or book: Once Upon a Time
Favorite Bible verses:  Matthew 23:37-39 and James 1:5-8
Favorite quote: “Real gold fears no fire” — Randy Alcorn; “It is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken” — Shakespeare
Why you want to be an RA: When I look back on my three years of Bryan, I realize how blessed I am to have Godly friends and mentors who poured their time and love into my life. I am overflowing and overwhelmed by their support and encouragement that my natural reaction is to pour into the lives of others . As an RA, I hope to be able to love, support, and encourage the people God places in my life the way so many people have done to me.

Kaite Beasley, Lead RA

Kaite Beasley, Lead Resident Assistant, Arnold 1st

Hometown: Athens, TN
Class (academic): Senior
Major: Corporate Communications
Hobbies/sports: Hiking, fishing, camping, basketball, ultimate frisbee
Favorite food: Southern Comfort food
Favorite music: Country
Favorite TV show, movie, or book: LOST, Remember the Titans, and Blue Like Jazz
Favorite Bible verses: Psalm 34:5
Favorite quote: “I don’t want to be like everyone else, I want to be like myself” – a Bryan College freshman
Why you want to be an RA: I want to be an RA to form relationships with the girls on Bryan College campus in a dynamic way – hoping they are able to see the love that God has for them and receive the grace we are shown every day!

Grace Loe, RA

Grace Loe, Resident Assistant Arnold 3rd

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!

Heather Newberry, RA

Heather Newberry, Resident Assistant, Arnold 2nd

Hometown: Loganville, GA
Class (academic): Senior
Major: Psychology
Hobbies/sports: Drinking coffee, hanging out, and volleyball
Favorite food: Black beans & couscous. (YUM)
Favorite music: Pretty much anything, and you’ll probably hear it through my sub.
Favorite TV show, movie, or book: The Dark Heart of Italy by Tobias Jones
Favorite Bible verses: I’m always down for Romans 7, but to pick one is impossible.
Favorite quote: Shoot, this is the same story. How do you pick one? “A comfort zone is a beautiful thing, but there is never any growth.”
Why you want to be an RA: I love to walk with and learn with people as we do this journey of life, so I take every opportunity I can to do so.